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AGENCY PROJECT ENGINEER/ARCHITECT SUPERVISOR

Recruitment #18-004589-0003

GRADE

20

LOCATION OF POSITION

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Agency Project Engineer/Architect Supervisor performs supervisory level of work as a project engineer/architect to ensure compliance with both State of Maryland and Federal regulations regarding design and construction of industrialized buildings and manufactured home. This position receives general supervision from the Director of Building Codes Administration, and has full supervisory responsibilities for lower-level agency project engineers/architects.

POSITION DUTIES

Review plans and specifications of proposed industrialized buildings submitted by the manufacturers to determine compliance with regulations of  State of Maryland.  Prepare written correspondence to manufacturers to request revisions, updates and comments.  Prepare plan approval letters after satisfactory plan reviews. Prepare & publish plan approval list for local governments.  Correspond with manufacturers and approved testing facilities, verbally or by emails, on matters related to plan reviews.

Provide assistance to the Director in areas including (i) Maryland Building Performance Standards Program, (ii) adoption of state building codes, (iii) Maryland Accessibility Code, (iv) maintenance of building code database, (v) technical assistance to citizens, design professionals & local governments regarding buildings and built environments, and (vi) other mandated responsibilities of Building Codes Administration. 

Respond to consumer complaints regarding industrialized buildings and manufactured homes.  Follow established protocols and direct code enforcement officers to investigate complaints, which may include building site visits, interviews of building owners, manufacturer’s staff, etc. For consumer complaints of manufactured homes, maintain consumer complaint files in accordance with the Department’s agreement with HUD's Manufactured Homes Office.  Follows up investigations with correspondence to manufacturers as required until a complaint is resolved and/or appropriate corrections made. Professional judgment is required to render a conclusion at end of investigation based on evidence obtained throughout the investigation.

Assign and supervise the activities of Code Enforcement staff. Responsibilities of staff include review & approval of (i) manufacturers’ quality control manuals, (ii) new/renewal applications of manufacturers and Approved Testing Facilities, (iii) applications of Maryland Insignias, (iv) location reports. Plan, schedule & monitor plant inspections conducted by Code Enforcement staff to determine compliance with regulations of the State.  After the inspections, supervise preparation of invoices and reports for forwarding to manufacturer and approved testing facilities for correction of non-compliance found during the plant inspection. When time permits, this position should personally conduct plant inspections to familiarize himself/herself with the general process of inspection and make adjustment to the process, if required.

Meet with local building officials, manufacturers and builders to discuss general building code requirements, code enforcement as well as Building Codes Administration’s other mandated programs.  Draft proposed changes to Program regulations to address deficiencies of existing regulations.  Draft written correspondences and documents related to the Program.  Draft procedural changes as required to meet new or redefined Program goals. Attend seminars and workshops for the purpose of receiving continue education. Draft information bulletin items to assist manufacturers, builders, local jurisdictions to stay abreast of changes in building codes, new legislations, etc., that impacts the Department’s programs.  

Perform other duties as assigned by Management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience as a design and project manager engineer or architect for agency capital and operating construction, maintenance and system services projects.

Notes:

1. Additional experience as an engineer or architect in the building construction field involving the design, construction or repair of building structures or system services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Professional Engineer or Professional Architect registration in the State of Maryland or in a state with comparable requirements may be substituted for the required education and experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Engineering and Architecture classifications or Engineering and Architecture specialty codes in the Architecture field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• At least 2 years of professional experience in the field of building design and construction, including architectural design , engineering design, code research/analysis, material & method, construction administration, etc.

• At least 2 years of supervisory experience running a staff of at least 2 people with duties such as scheduling, conflict resolution, leave and time sheet approval, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, etc.

• Professional Engineer or Professional Architect registration in the State of Maryland or in a state with comparable requirements.

• Working knowledge of the requirements of ADA and Maryland Accessibility Code Program

• Working knowledge of the I-Codes, published by International Code Council, more specifically the International building Codes, International Residential Code, International Existing Building Code & International Energy Conservation Code.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees may be required to carry an electronic paging device or provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AND NOT CONSIDERED IN THE SELECTION/EXAMINATION PROCESS.

All information concerning the qualification, including any required documentation (diploma, transcripts, certificate, etc) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered. 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, You may submit via email to chevelle.wise@maryland.gov or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

DLLR Office of Human Resources
Attn: 18-004589-0003 (Agency Project Engineer/Architect Supervisor) CW
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.



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