Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Architectural Design Reviewer 1 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190625-1280FE-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Housing, (DOH) has one (1) available opportunity for an Architectural Design Reviewer 1. The incumbent will independently review/evaluate the design, and be responsible for management and development of new construction and rehabilitation projects for housing development applications; housing projects; federal Community Development Block Grant - Small Cities applications; state and federal community development and infrastructure projects consistent with Department design requirements. The selected incumbent may be required to travel.

This is a permanent full-time position, 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8 hours per day. The position is located at 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT.

Interested Candidates should choose the 'resume tab' to attach a resume with their submission. 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, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Heidi Gray at or 860-713-5028.


In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the review, preparation, and analysis of designs and related contract documents for architectural design projects, including building rehabilitation and alterations, new construction and site work. This class also assists consultants in the development and finalization of project documents, including drawings, specifications and cost estimates.


Reviews construction plans, drawings, specifications, and change orders for completeness, accuracy, and consistency with contract documents, codes and agency or statutory requirements; prepares and reviews cost estimates; conducts review meetings and prepares summary reports; assists in studies for the determination of short- or long-range building projects; works closely with architectural and engineering consultants in the review of submitted specifications; performs life cycle cost analysis as required; operates computer aided design and drafting (CADD) equipment; may prepare or review designs of structural, mechanical and electrical systems as well as architectural designs; may provide technical design consultation as required; assists in and may perform inspections of site and facility conditions of design projects; prepares code violation reports; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply principles, practices and methods of architectural design and design aspects of building modification and construction; considerable knowledge of building materials and components; considerable knowledge of building and fire codes; knowledge of structural, mechanical and electrical systems; knowledge of computer aided design and drafting (CADD) equipment; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to review, interpret and apply contract provisions; ability to read blueprints; ability to accurately estimate project costs; ability to utilize computer software.


Six (6) years of experience in preparing architectural designs, project documents and cost estimates for various types of building design projects including some experience utilizing computer aided design and drafting (CADD) equipment.


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.


• 6 years' experience in utilizing computer aided design and drafting (CADD) equipment
• 6 years' experience in multifamily housing design, construction and building modification
• 4 years' experience in project cost estimating
• 4 years' experience in historic design, construction and building modifications
• Experience performing site inspections of design projects/activities


  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.


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 conditions.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.