Department of Administrative Services

Chief Architect (0477MP)

$54.71-$74.60 Hourly / $4,376.94-$5,968.08 BiWeekly /
$114,238.00-$155,767.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Construction Services this class is accountable for administering the programs and operations of the Building Design and Construction Division.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Construction Services or an administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs programs and operations staff of the Building Design and Construction Division.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Administers staff and operations of the Building Design and Construction Division; develops, implements and evaluates division policies, goals and objectives; designs and develops division programs and activities; implements new procedures and procedural revisions; determine appropriate staffing levels and directs management and coordination of staff; designs and implements performance review standards for division staff; prepares division budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on policy and program activities; serves as a member of the Architectural and Engineering Selection Committee; prepares standard specifications to be utilized as a reference for subordinates and architectural and engineering consultants; directs project design and preparation of plans and specifications; prepares and coordinates preliminary surveys and planning of building requirements for state agencies; reviews plans, specifications and reports prepared by architectural or engineering consultants and staff for conformance with agency requirements and determines completeness of submitted documents in accordance with contracts; coordinates architectural aspects of projects with other units as necessary; performs site inspections to determine compliance to specifications; reviews and makes recommendations on proposed change orders to plans and specifications; recommends solutions to civil, structural, electrical, mechanical and similar problems for all state agencies; makes formal presentations to industry professionals; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state, federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles, practices and methods of architecture, building design and design aspects of building modifications and construction; considerable knowledge of building materials; knowledge of and ability to prepare and review contractual documentation; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability in architectural design of large buildings including institutional facilities; ability to make effective presentations to industry professionals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Ten (10) years of experience as a project architect with full responsibility for the architectural design of major building projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Four (4) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity directing the work of architects involving several disciplines in architectural design of major building projects such as commercial and public buildings and institutional facilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training in architecture may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of five (5) years for a Bachelor’s degree in architecture (BArch).
  2. A Master’s degree in architecture (MArch) may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain appropriate current license, permits and/or certifications including a State of Connecticut Architect’s license.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from construction site environments and to a moderate degree of discomfort from year-round weather conditions.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(02)-Architecture

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 72

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Chief Architect in Salary Group MP 72 approved effective July 4, 2008. (Revised to modify content and re-title)

EFFECTIVE DATE

5/17/2013

CLASS: 0477MP; EST: 3/19/1982; REV: 5/17/2013;