In a state agency this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in the execution, design, analysis and coordination of work pertaining to all phases of design and planning for state buildings and institutions. This class may also assist in supervising such projects.
Works under the limited supervision of an employee of higher grade.
May lead/supervise Architectural Design Reviewers or other lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs specialized duties in development of project design and preparation of plans and specifications for state buildings and institutions;
Coordinates architectural and engineering functions of projects;
Develops plans and specifications for projects;
Prepares and coordinates preliminary surveys and planning requirements;
Assists in preparation of standard specifications for guidance of subordinates and outside architects;
Reviews plans and specifications prepared by subordinates and/or outside architects for conformance with specifications;
Analyzes design problems and recommends solutions;
Performs site inspections to confirm compliance with specifications;
Assists in developing capital improvement programs and continued maintenance plans;
Negotiates fees and prepares contracts for consulting architects and engineers;
Participates in meetings with consultants, agencies and project staff to establish and maintain work schedules and resolve questions;
Prepares reports and responds to inquiries as necessary;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply principles, practices, and methods of architecture, building design, and the design aspects of building modification and construction;
building materials and equipment;
building, fire safety and other applicable codes;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to conduct compliance reviews of construction specifications and drawings;
Ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience as a project architect with full responsibility for the architectural design of major building projects.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in architecture may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of five (5) years for a Bachelor's degree program in architecture.
A Master's degree in architecture may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class will be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including a State of Connecticut Architect’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from site environments and to some discomfort from year round weather conditions.
The classification of Architect is assigned to Salary Group FS 30a.
Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group FS 31.
The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan FE in CORE-CT.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Architect (40 Hour) in Salary Group FE 30 approved effective October 26, 2018. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement clause) Final No. 23-252