The Department of Administrative Services – Division of Construction Services - Office of Technical Services provides comprehensive construction management services for state bond funded building projects to various executive state agencies and the Judicial Branch. The Office of Technical Services assists client agencies with project formulation, with consultant selections, with quality assurance of consultant prepared documents, with quality control during construction and with project close-out. In addition, Technical Services establishes quality standards for state buildings, develops and maintains technical procedure manuals, maintains drawing archives of state buildings, and assists with environmental reviews including Connecticut Environmental Policy Act, contaminated soils and hazardous materials. The Department of Administrative Services – Division of Construction Services – Office of Technical Services currently has one (1) professional (licensed) Architect vacancy.
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NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, attendance, supervisor references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Candidates must have a current State of Connecticut Architect's license.
Questions about these required documents or any other phase of this recruitment should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Elena Vazquez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-713-5166.
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
The successful candidate will assist the Chief Architect managing master planning studies for client agencies; will assist client agencies in project formulation; will participate in technical quality assurance reviews of contract documents prepared by outside consultants; will assist with management of the agency’s electronic plan archives; will assist the Chief Architect with project substantial completion reviews and other duties as may be 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.
Experience with architectural system design for small and large scale building projects; Experience in evaluating building envelope design; Experience with space planning and architectural programming; Experience and familiarity with sustainable design including LEED and Connecticut High Performance Building requirements; Experience interpreting and applying CT Building Code and CT Life Safety Code; Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and experience using industry standard software such as Automatic Computer Aided-Design (AutoCAD), Autodesk REVIT, MS Project, Bluebean, etc.; Interpersonal skills, oral and written communications skills.
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.