Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the planning, organizing and direction of a statewide architectural, interior design and construction program for a state agency; coordinates the activities of outside professional consultants and contractors.
- 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, electrical and construction inspection staff regarding conceptual designs, final designs, working drawings, specifications, addenda, cost estimates and change orders for the construction or modification of department facilities; ensures adherence to applicable regulations, directives and standards.
- Provides consultation and guidance to division directors, the executive director and other officials to assist in establishing future design programs, budgets and project requirements.
- Interviews and selects outside professional contractors, architects and/or engineers for selected projects.
- Serves as liaison between consulting engineers and architectural firms and the agency; provides professional guidance and technical advice to consultants; schedules and coordinates their work; approves reports, designs and/or construction documents to ensure that agency 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; determines when the services of a licensed professional engineer and licensed architect are required.
- 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; conducts field inspections and plan and specification reviews.
- Conducts meetings 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.
- Manages and directs outside consultants for all state agencies for minor construction projects.
- Recommends state code adoption and reviews plans and specifications of state agencies for code compliance.
- Provides technical guidance on existence of hazardous materials.
Level I Code: F69A Salary Band: N
The Architect job family consists of only one level and incumbent employees are responsible for performing all functions related to the position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include 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 handicap codes; of hazardous materials, OSHA and BOCA regulations and laws and other regulations and policies related to the field of architecture. Ability is required to review and develop architectural plans and specifications; to 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 requirements at this level consist of registration as a licensed architect with the Board of Governors of the Licensed Architects and Landscape Architects of Oklahoma.
NOTE: Registration is granted by the state through the Board of Governors of Licensed Architects and Landscape Architects of Oklahoma. The requirements for registration as a licensed architect are in accordance with the 59 O.S. Supp. 1988, Section 46.24.
Applicants must be willing and able to perform all job related travel normally associated with this position.