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Special Projects Architect
 
Work Location:Department of Buildings & Grounds
 
Starting Salary:30.665 Hourly / $63,783 Annual
 
Pay Grade:2310
 
NOTE:
Applicants using education to qualify for any job MUST submit a copy of their degree or transcript at the time of application. Applicants applying for any position that requires an official certification MUST submit a copy of that certification at the time of application. Applicants MAY use experience as a substitution only if the minimum requirements indicates such.
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under general direction of the Chief Architect, performs responsible, administrative and professional architectural work as a licensed professional architect directing a major Department of Buildings & Grounds program. Work involves administering contracts for professional architectural and nonprofessional services for construction of capital improvements program. Work is performed with independent judgment in accordance with established policies, rules and regulations. Work is reviewed for results obtained. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Oversees multi-million dollar capital improvement programs, including budget control, federal and state compliance issues, and administration of contracts for professional architectural and nonprofessional services for construction. Oversees and prepares architectural plans, specifications, contracts and reports for capital construction projects; observes construction on selected projects. Consults with assigned design professionals and reviews each phase of the planning for capital construction projects Approves invoices and payment requests; reviews and responds to correspondence; compiles reports for the Mayor, Council Members, Buildings & Grounds Director, Chief Architect, and Finance Director. Establishes informational review and development meetings; attends resolution and litigation meetings; attends Metropolitan Council meetings. Investigates and resolves citizen complaints; inspects and investigates construction projects. Supervises employees and office procedures; hires and trains subordinate personnel; prepares reports regarding personnel records and time sheets.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of public works operations and maintenance methods, material and equipment. Knowledge of the principles and practices of architecture, particularly as applied to public works projects, including building design and development. Knowledge of the modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding professional architecture. Knowledge of policies and procedures of the department. Knowledge of the principles of supervision and training. Skill in the use of a variety of computers and computer aided design and drafting software. Ability to plan, schedule, and supervise a large group of professional, paraprofessional, skilled, and semiskilled employees in a variety of architectural and construction activities. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, subordinates, architects, engineers, and the public. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in architecture, and six years of post license experience in the practice of professional architecture, including two years of supervisory experience (may include project supervision).
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Possession of a license to practice professional architecture as issued by the Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners. Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
JOB CODE:101170
 
EXAMINATION
Score derived from application grading.
 
APPLICATION NOTE
In your employment application, please detail types of projects designed, cost estimating and contract preparation experience and specific software used. Also include the nature of customer service provided, supervision exercised, research conducted, reports produced, etc. Also be detailed about your education.