Junior Code & Zoning Analyst

Full-Time On-Site

KM Associates of New York, Inc. provides expediting services and code & zoning consulting services to the architecture, design, and construction industries.

The Junior Code and Zoning Analyst plays a pivotal role in maintaining excellent communication with clients, ensuring compliance with building codes and zoning regulations, and facilitating the successful completion of projects. This position requires a high level of professionalism, in-depth knowledge of NYC codes and zoning resolutions. This role provides a valuable learning experience and serves as the foundation for building expertise in code and zoning analysis. The ideal candidate is self-reliant and a self-starter.

This is a full-time (M-F) position located onsite at the KM Associates office in Manhattan.

Essential Job Functions

Conduct Code Analysis:

  • Support senior specialists in analyzing the NYC building codes and zoning requirements for diverse projects.
  • Learn how to identify compliance issues and propose solutions to ensure adherence to regulations.

Documentation and Communication:

  • Prepare basic code and zoning communications and reports under supervision.
  • Learn to maintain accurate and organized records of code-related information and correspondence.

Client Interaction:

  • Effectively communicate with clients, addressing their inquiries and providing basic explanations of code and zoning matters.

Agency Interaction:

  • Communicate and coordinate with city agencies regarding applications, permits, and other code-related matters.

Application Filings:

  • Understand the city agency processes and forms required for various application filings related to building permits and zoning approvals.

Project Support:

  • Provide support to Project Managers and Coordinators in code and zoning matters for ongoing projects.
  • Assist in scoping new projects and gathering necessary information for initial assessments.

Research and Updates:

  • Stay informed about updates and changes in building codes, zoning resolutions, and related regulations.
  • Assist in summarizing and sharing updates within the team.

Billing Services:

  • Record and document the time spent on project-related research.
  • Ensure timely submission of service billing.

Miscellaneous Tasks:

  • Handle basic administrative tasks related to code and zoning, such as organizing files, scheduling meetings, and managing documentation.


Knowledge and Ability

  • Strong interest in building codes, zoning regulations, and land use.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized.
  • Self-reliant and a self-starter, able to take initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Eagerness to learn and adapt to changing regulations and processes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferably CLASS 2 – Code & Zoning Representative License; minimum CLASS1 – Filing Representative.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Education and Experience

  • Must have bachelor’s degree in urban planning, architecture, engineering, or a related field (or in progress) or 2 -3 years’ experience in the construction and expediting industry with a background in NYC Building Code.
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