Parks Division - Oklahoma City, OK

Recruitment #191030-UNCF-177



Submit a Resume and Cover Letter* during the announcement period listed above to:
Human Resources
ATTN:  HR Recruiter
900 N Stiles Ave, Ste. 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104-3234
Phone: 405-522-9581

**Review of documents will begin immediately**



LOCATION: Parks Division, Oklahoma City, OK

SALARY: $65,000 - Annually plus benefits

* Cover Letter must include an accurate address and telephone number, as well as the title of the position for which you are applying.

• Any individual may apply for an unclassified posting.
• Employment Application must be postmarked by the closing date of announcement.
• OTRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.


This position is responsible for the planning, organizing, directing and monitoring of architecture, interior design and construction work for a state agency.  This includes the selection, directing and coordinating the activities of outside professional consultants and contractors.  This position will develop construction documents and/ or direct others in the preparation of construction documents which will be used for bidding or for in-house construction.  This position will provide his/her architectural seal for documents developed under his/her direction.

Conducts and/or directs complex architectural studies and surveys for the formulation of program policies, procedures and standards, prepares technical reports and recommendations.

Organizes, directs and reviews the work of architectural, interior design, construction inspection staff and others regarding conceptual designs, final designs, working drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and construction related documents including payment documents for the construction or modification of department facilities; ensuring adherence to applicable regulations, directives and standards.

Provides consultation and guidance to division director, the executive director and other officials to assist in establishing future design programs, budgets and project requirements.

Serves as a liaison between consulting architectural and engineering firms and the department; providing professional guidance and technical advice to consultants;   schedules and coordinates their work; approves reports, designs and/or construction documents to ensure that department standards, program guidelines, schedules and applicable laws are adhered to.

Serves as architect for both in-house projects and for projects constructed by outside contractors; seals construction documents as appropriate.   Determines when services of outside professional engineers and architects are needed and produces necessary forms and other documents to solicit and secure qualified consultants.

Coordinates and directs the inspection of work at both contractor and in-house project sites; makes personal investigations and/or plan-in-hand inspections to check work force levels, materials, methods and adherence to plans, specifications and contract documents.

Reviews requests for payment made by outside contractors and consultants for approval or disapproval by appropriate department personnel and conducts field inspections and plan and specification reviews.

Conducts meeting to convey organizational information, policies, procedures, goals and strategies, schedules, standards and priorities.

Conducts and/or arranges for training on design and construction industry practices and procedures for personnel development purposes for subordinates and maintains all levels of training necessary and appropriate to retain an architectural license in the State of Oklahoma.

Provided technical guidance on existence and proper handling of hazardous materials.

Supervised subordinates and interns and conducts performance reviews as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of architectural principles and practices, of building structural, mechanical and electrical design principles and practices; of architectural construction documents; of preparation of cost estimates; of on-site inspection practices; of construction management principles as well as administrative and personnel management practices; of building and accessibility codes; of hazardous materials, OSHA and BOCA regulations and current codes, laws and other regulations and policies related to the field of architecture.  Ability is required to review and develop architectural plans and specifications, or organize and direct staff for the production of construction documents; to conduct inspections on projects; to develop and administer contractual agreements; to collect and organize data; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to organize and conduct several projects simultaneously.

Education and Experience
Registration as a licensed architect with the Board of Governors of the Licensed Architects and Landscape Architects of Oklahoma and the completion of the appropriate degree in architecture from an appropriately accredited University. 

Other Requirements:
This position requires considerable travel as needed to attend meetings, site visits and view work progress or proposed construction sites.  A valid Oklahoma Drivers’ License is necessary.  Position requires a willingness and ability to perform all job related travel and other duties associated with this position and the supervision of others.




Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.