The Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Properties and Facilities Management is currently accepting applications for an Architect. This position is full time, 35 hours per week.
Interested candidates are required to upload a cover letter and resume with their submission (NOTE: in order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser’s ‘pop-up’ blocker is off. Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation into JobAps). Questions about these required documents should be directed to Theresa Judge, at Theresa.Judge@ct.gov or 860-713-5319.
Open to the public.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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.
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; considerable knowledge of building materials and equipment; considerable knowledge of building, fire safety and other applicable codes; interpersonal skills; 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
1. 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.
2. A Master's degree in architecture may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
The successful candidate will possess:
- Experience in space planning and agency or departmental relocations;
- Experience with AutoCad on small scale renovation projects;
- Project/Construction management experience;
- Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations for building code;
- Knowledge of State government rules and regulations.
1. 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.
2. 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.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.