This is highly responsible professional and
managerial work in the preparation and administration of municipal construction
contracts, and architectural design.
The employee in this class is responsible for performing
tasks of considerable technical difficulty and wide ranging design scope which
include preparing and revising architectural design plans and specifications
including application of professional seal. The employee supervises the review
and processing of required shop drawings, related contract documents, and
construction administration for the construction and renovation of municipally
owned building and facilities. Responsibilities include coordinating with a
variety of city user departments, outside agencies and project personnel in the
preparation and development of project description and scopes of work, cost
estimates, and preliminary and final design, drawings, and specifications. Also
required are analyzing and reviewing architectural designs, engineering
designs, drawings, and specifications submitted by consultants for accuracy and
completeness and to ensure that functional and code requirements of projects
are met. The employee negotiates scopes of services and fees with professional
consultants, reviews applications for payment to contractor, work directives
and change orders, and negotiates disputes between contractors and the city.
Under general direction, the employee exercises considerable initiative and
independent judgement in selecting work methods and formulating recommendations
to meet program needs as well as in supervising the activities of subordinate
drafting support personnel. Work is reviewed through conferences, oral and
written reports submitted, and observation of results obtained. Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.
Coordinates with city
user departments, outside agencies and project personnel in developing project
descriptions, cost estimates, and preliminary drawings for the construction
and/or renovation of municipally owned buildings, facilities and infrastructure
preliminary architectural designs from approved project descriptions for review
by user departments; finalizes architectural designs incorporating suggested
changes or additions to meet functional requirements, and construction
materials, building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and landscaping codes;
assists in guiding program development toward functional and economic
requirements while staying within estimated budget limitations; affixes
professional seal to drawings prepared by subordinates.
supervises, and coordinates the activities of subordinate technical personnel
involved in the preparation of architectural, mechanical, and electrical
working drawings and technical specifications; approves/disapproves various
sample submittals and shop drawings prepared in-house or by contractors
pertaining to materials, equipment, and fixtures.
construction documents and communicates results to appropriate design
professional (architect, engineer, etc.) in order to facilitate construction.
analyzing and evaluating architectural designs, drawings, and specifications
prepared by consultants to ensure that functional requirements have been met,
municipal codes have been complied with, regulatory compliance has been met and
that design has provided the most economical facility relative to both first cost
and long term operating cost.
monitoring of contracts to ensure compliance with city regulations and/or other
personnel actions such as discipline, reprimands, demotions, suspensions, and
dismissals in order to correct or terminate inappropriate or unacceptable work
behavior; approves/disapproves subordinate leave requests to ensure proper
staffing; completes performance evaluations on subordinates; supervises
subordinate personnel involved in preparing construction drawings for civil
engineering projects; conducts field investigation/surveys/inspections to
collect information/evidence when necessary.
architectural expertise, project management and forecast expertise by answering
questions as to content at project inception regarding program and budget
development, drawings and specifications during bidding and construction
phases; issues addenda and letters of clarification to modify contract
with the ADA Coordinator to ensure all required capital projects adhere with
current ADA regulations and requirements.
Involved in resolving ADA issues that may arise at facilities or
structures that are required to be accessible.
staff reviews for qualification based selection of consultants and contractors.
consultant selection and scope negotiations for general work orders supporting
all city user departments related to design or studies.
operational records, conducts studies, researches records, and writes reports;
acts as team leader on a project basis (include use of professional seal).
during the budget process in the development of Capital Improvement Projects.
work as required.
knowledge of: principles and practices of designing municipal
building structures and facilities, municipal building codes, ordinances,
rules, and regulations; architectural developments and information in the field
of building design and construction; effective supervisory techniques.
Ability to: plan, assign, supervise, 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,
and infrastructure related design submittals and drawings prepared by
consultants; communicate graphically; prepare and submit detailed, clear and
concise reports both orally and in writing; read and interpret construction
documents, technical drawings, diagrams, plans, and specifications; establish
and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the
Graduation from an accredited college or university with
a professional bachelor’s degree (a degree acknowledged by the State Board of
Professional Regulation) in architecture, experience or knowledge of
infrastructure or related projects and three (3) years of architectural design
experience, including one (1) year of supervisory experience.
Registration as a professional architect in the State of
Florida and associated possession of a professional seal.
Possession of a
valid drivers license may be required.
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.