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STAFF ARCHITECT


GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:

Performs complex professional work enforcing standards for design, construction and alteration of school facilities; oversees and manages school construction projects; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision. Supervision is exercised over assigned personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
  • Monitoring the design of school construction projects; enforcing standards; providing technical information and advice; maintaining records and files; preparing reports;
  • Assists in planning of new school construction projects including additions, modernizations and major maintenance projects such as HVAC and roof replacements;
  • Provides guidance of long-range comprehensive planning, including the Capital Improvement Plan;
  • Prepares cost estimates as needed;
  • Prepares and assists with the preparation of RFP's; evaluates responses and helps select consultants and contractors;
  • Holds meetings with various stakeholders throughout the school division when designing a project;
  • Attends meetings, bid openings and conferences regarding construction projects;
  • Performs research as required to determine acceptability of proposed new architectural, structural, and engineering practices/techniques;
  • Inspects proposed sites and schools under construction or undergoing alteration to enforce applicable standards, ensuring conformance with structural and contractual requirements;
  • Reviews plans and specifications for construction and renovation projects;
  • Checks and reviews engineering design/structural drawings of proposed buildings for compliance with standards and structural stability;
  • Approves plans in accordance with standards and policies of school system;
  • Visits project sites to check progress, review and approve progress payments and resolve conflicts and problems;
  • Discusses methods of design and construction with architects, contractors, inspectors, code enforcement officials and school staff;
  • Evaluates architectural needs of existing facilities;
  • Ensures other agencies are notified as required;

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Thorough knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of architectural design and/or civil engineering as applied to the development and construction of educational facilities; ability to plan, lay out and direct the work of subordinates; ability to plan projects and prepare related designs, estimates and specifications; ability to perform difficult architectural/engineering computations and to make comprehensive recommendations on problems; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors and the general public; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to calculate complex cost estimates and prepare technical reports.

Salary Range: $63,299.60 to $75,238.80

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City of Chesapeake Schools.
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