Assistant Commissioner

NYC Department of Design and Construction   Queens, NY   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on September 19, 2023
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City of New York


Citywide Job Posting Notice


Civil Service Title:   Assistant Commissioner of Information Technology (DDC)


Level:   M-III


Title Code No: 06877


Salary:  $72,038 / $77,688 - $163,598


Title Classification: Non-Competitive




Business Title: Assistant Commissioner


Work Location:   30-30 Thomson Avenue, LIC, NY 11101


Division/Work Unit: Technology & Innovation / Project Management    


Number of Positions:  1


Job ID:     597681


Hours/Shift:  35 Hours

Job Description

The NYC Department of Design and Construction, Division of Technology & Innovation, seeks an Assistant Commissioner of Application Development to manage Technology & Innovation teams and vendors in implementing and supporting grassroot developed and customized Commercial Over the Shelf (COTS) applications. The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of the strategic initiatives of the Technology & Innovation Division which supports the overall agency mission. The Assistant Commissioner responsibilities include advising executive staff in determining construction industry technology trends and products, directing and overseeing all aspects of product life cycle management that meet agency user requirements and facilitate rapid enhancements and implementation of new products. The selected candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day tactical execution of the agency’s IT strategic plan and division goals; implementation and administering process development for effective and ongoing communication with agency partners to improve customer experience; and forecasting of requirements to include preparation of annual budget and scheduling of expenditures as they relate to select products. The Assistant Commissioner will also serve as a liaison and participate in high-level project management meetings across divisions to ensure that IT goals and objectives are being delivered for our agency partners.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of experience of a nature to qualify for the duties of the position, at least 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, consultative, or executive capacity or supervising personnel performing activities related to the duties of the position; or

2. A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. However, all candidates must have the 18 months of administrative, managerial, executive, consultative or supervisory experience described in ʺ1ʺ above.

Preferred Skills

Candidate must have five years software development management experience responsible for implementing SDLC and other related governance, procedures, policies and supporting business systems (version control, bug tracking, product support, project management). Candidate must have previous software product development experience within a structured software development environment with knowledge of software build tools, test methodologies, techniques and processes. Must be familiar with a variety of programming languages, and up to date familiarity with the latest web and cloud-based technologies like AngularJS, ReactJS, and/or Angular7/10+; Microsoft SQL, NoSQL, DotNet Core, Mobile Development, Azure, and AWS. Candidate should have excellent written and verbal skills, ability to understand business requirements and previous experience with hiring and administrative functions. Strong knowledge and experience in managing multiple teams and vendors in complex initiatives both grassroot development and customized Commercial Over the Shelf (COTS) and Agile methodology, preferred.

    Public Svc Loan Forgiveness         

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

55-a Program

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.

To Apply

For City Employees, please go to Employee Self Service (ESS), click on Recruiting Activities/Careers and Search for Job ID# listed above. For all other applicants, please go to, go to Search for Open NYC Jobs and click on Non-Employee Login to search for Job ID# listed above. Do not e-mail, mail, or fax your resume to DDC directly. No phone calls will be accepted.

Posting Date:  8/12/2023

Post Until: Until filled

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.