City of Tampa

Project Architect (#512100) N39

$42.62-$63.92 Hourly / $7,387.47-$11,079.47 Monthly / $88,649.60-$132,953.60 Yearly


This is responsible professional work involving a variety of architectural design functions.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for tasks of considerable difficulty involving a variety of architectural assignments, which may include project development, preparing and revising architectural design plans and specifications, and consultant and user department coordination. Under direction of the City Architect, the employee is required to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in the preparation and development of project descriptions, cost estimates, and preliminary and final designs, drawings, and specifications. Also required is the coordination and review of architectural designs, drawings, and specifications submitted by consultants. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Coordinates the development of project scopes, cost estimates, and preliminary drawings for the construction or renovation of municipally owned buildings and facilities.

Develops preliminary architectural designs from approved project descriptions for review by the City Architect and user agencies; finalizes architectural designs incorporating suggested changes and additions to meet functional requirements while staying within budget limitations.

Oversees and reviews architectural plans and specifications prepared by consultants.

Coordinates the activities of technical personnel involved in the preparation of architectural, mechanical, and electrical working drawings and technical specifications; reviews various sample submittals and shop drawings.

Provides architectural expertise by answering questions as to content of drawings and specifications during bidding and construction phases; prepares addenda and letters of clarification to modify contract documents.

Coordinates the work of technical personnel; participates in maintaining project records, conducts studies, researches records, and writes reports.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: principles and practices of designing building structures and facilities; municipal building codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations; architectural developments and information in the field of building design and construction.

Ability to: coordinate and review the work of technical personnel; plan and prepare completed architectural design plans and specifications; analyze and review architectural design submittals and drawings prepared by consultants; prepare and submit detailed, clear, and concise reports both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a professional five-year bachelor or master’s degree in architecture and three (3) years in architectural design experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Registration as a professional architect in the State of Florida; or currently in the active process of obtaining registration.

Possession of a valid drivers license required.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 512100; EST: 8/10/2013; REV: 2/22/2018;