Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Architectural Design Reviewer 1 (35 Hour)

Recruitment #220112-1280EE-001


Do you have experience independently performing a full range of tasks related to the analysis of designs and related contract documents for architectural design projects? If so, we invite you to check out this exciting opportunity with The State of Connecticut!

The Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this ever-changing environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers and other agencies that serve them. We ensure the supply of high-integrated services that serve the needs of our customers. 

DOL Facilities is currently recruiting for one (1) full-time Architectural Design Reviewer 1, who will be based out of our Wethersfield location. 

Shift Information:
  • First shift, 35 hours per week
  • Monday - Friday, within the core business hours of 7 am - 5 pm
  • However, work schedule flexibility is required in order to meet the demands of the job
This position is accountable for performing space planning in DOL occupied offices and reports directly to DOL’s Director of Facilities Operations. Primarily DOL deals with Herman Miller AO2 products and an assortment of free-standing equipment. Along with other duties as needed, you would be entrusted to:
  • Meet with requesting customers, assessing needs, and working to a solution
  • Design projects via CADD, field verify designs, coordinate service providers, recommend products, and lead projects through completion
  • Act as the DOL lead in making ergonomic recommendations based on the needs of requesting individuals
  • Review and provide recommendations related to teleconferencing and presentation equipment
As a state employee, you will be open to a terrific work life balance and competitive benefits package. This includes; excellent health care, generous leave policies, a retirement plan, a deferred compensation program, and more.

We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career with us and make an impact by serving your state!

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Selection Plan

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps systemInterviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the positionThe immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.   

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:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board  (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at


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.


Preference will be given to those who possess the following: 
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience reviewing and reconciling vendor payments to project/contract audit reports
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Experience in providing ergonomic evaluations
  • Experiences in providing review and direction to outside contractors and trade personnel
  • Experience interacting with diverse groups of individuals through phone, email, and face-to-face communication


  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.