New York State
Storm Recovery Opportunities

Construction Technical Advisor

Construction Technical Advisor

Armand Corporation

Posted By:
Armand Corporation
Date Posted: April 05, 2018
Location:
Long Island
Program:
Housing Recovery
Project:
Position Title:
Technical Advisor
Job Type:
Construction
Job ID: #687

Description

Armand Corporation seeks Construction Technical Advisors to support, track, and expedite the construction and closeout of housing applications that are repairing, reconstructing, elevating and/or mitigating their storm-damaged single-family properties in a fast-paced, complex Disaster Recovery program anchored in Long Island, NY. The position will report to our Farmingdale, NY location but requires regular travel to various Long Island communities. Armand Corporation is an award-winning construction management firm that has managed public projects in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania for over 25 years. Armand provides a full benefit plan including medical, dental, 401K, life insurance, personal time off, paid holidays, and commuter benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Essential Functions

• Use knowledge of HUD CDBG-DR guidelines, general construction, and Long Island permitting requirements to resolve construction-related questions and impediments. The goal is to start or restart a case’s construction project, complete a case’s ongoing construction project, or finally close out the case’s entire file with the agency using a variety of methods and tools available to our team. • Conduct phone and in person conversations with Housing Applicants in order to gather and confirm knowledge about Applications’ construction-related impediments and blockages. • Coordinate directly subcontracted vendors mobilized by the Team to complete small construction and professional services work for program applicants. Support the vendors’ scheduling and coordination with applicants. Ensure the performance and timeliness of said vendors and review all deliverables received. • Search and navigate State and internal information management systems in order to review and confirm Application statuses, documentation, or other data. • Send updates and requests to internal team-members and external stakeholders (e.g. consultants, contractors, state employees, etc.) in order to push an Application to the next step required to complete construction and achieve closeout. • Travel to Applicant houses, local building departments, other authorities and other community centers in order to secure documentation or authorization needed to push an Applicant. • Mediate requests to internal team-members and external stakeholders (e.g. consultants, contractors, state employees, etc.) in order to push an Application to the next step in the construction and closeout process. • Prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously; and follow through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures. • Adhere to compliance with all applicable rules and regulations; maintain discretion and confidentiality. • Develop and sustain a level of professionalism among staff, clientele, and applicants. • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree required. • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience working in Residential Construction. • Experience in one or more areas of Municipal Permitting and Building Code, Real Estate, Case Management, and/or other complex customer service functions is a plus. • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel. • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail. • Ability to quickly and seamlessly pivot between different tasks and simultaneous projects. • Superior written and verbal communication skills. • Highly resourceful team-player with the ability to work independently as well. • Creative problem-solver with ability to come up with outside of the box. • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable means of transportation. • Able to travel to/from assisted properties and households up to 50% of the time, sometimes on short notice. • Able to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time. • Must be fluent in English (both written and spoken). • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Start Date:

Thursday, April 5, 2018


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