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Graduate Architect (#GRDARCGENO) GENO
$19.60-$31.11 Hourly / $3,397.33-$5,392.40 Monthly / $40,768.00-$64,708.80 Yearly


Performs architectural duties related to planning, design, construction and management of facility projects under the supervision of a registered architect.


Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university with a major in Architecture.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of federal, state and local codes, laws, regulations and ordinances pertaining to building construction, environmental impact, and zoning.
  • Considerable knowledge of construction materials, means and methods.
  • Considerable knowledge of construction contract general conditions and bidding procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of County policies, rules, standards and practices as applicable to procurement and contracts.
  • Considerable knowledge of department policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of architectural theories, principles and practices.
  • Working knowledge of department policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of construction project management methods and principles.
  • Working knowledge of project programming, budgeting, and estimating.
  • Working knowledge of County bidding, purchasing, procurement, work order and permit procedures.
  • Some knowledge of civil, structural, electrical, and mechanical engineering disciplines as related to building facilities.
  • Some knowledge of Consultant's Competitive Negotiation Act, consultant rates, fees and cost structures.
  • Some knowledge of budgeting and fiscal policies.
  • Skill in visualizing spatial relationships and physical requirements.
  • Skill in construction contract negotiation.
  • Skill in architectural design.
  • Skill in the use of architectural instruments and equipment.
  • Ability to recognize and resolve potential construction problems and site development issues.
  • Ability to develop and utilize computer applications for architectural modeling, design and drafting.
  • Ability to originate plans and specifications.
  • Ability to prepare and interpret technical plans and specifications.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below
  • Performs inhouse design work for facility projects by conceptualizing, designing, and preparing plans and specifications.
  • Provides coordination and management of projects of average complexity awarded to consultant by researching and analyzing project scope and site; participating in design decisions; determining progress based on cost and schedule requirements; reviewing compliance with scope of service, program and user requirements; and reviewing consultant payment requests.
  • Assists in the management of all phases of moderately complex to complex projects.
  • Participates in the procurement of project construction contractors by soliciting contractor proposals, conducting pre-bid meetings, reviewing contractor bids and proposals, and recommending acceptance/rejection of proposals and bids.
  • Provides project representative functions and construction management support during construction by observing construction progress, inspections, receiving and recording project submittals and shop drawings, preparing construction correspondence, reviewing change orders, allowance authorizations, schedules and payments; ensures that project is on time, within budget and in conformance with quality standards, plans and specifications.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • CLASS: GRDARCGENO; EST: 12/30/1993; REV: 6/18/2012;