Assistant Architect

at City of Sacramento
Location Sacramento, California
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent

Description

THE POSITION

The City of Sacramento requires all newly appointed employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Candidates seeking an accommodation from this requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

With supervisor approval, incumbents may be eligible for intermittent remote work; however, they must physically reside within the State of California with the ability to report to Sacramento-based physical worksites daily if required.

IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT

The City of Sacramento is seeking an Assistant Architect to support the Architectural and Engineering (A&E) section of Public Works. This position does not require an architectural license. The A&E section provides support for the maintenance and renovation of existing City facilities and the construction of new buildings. The position includes design and project management for a variety of building types, including police facilities, fire stations, community centers, libraries and commercial office buildings. Additional duties include collaboration with consultants and contractors, building code analysis and technical writing. The City offers a comprehensive incentive package including a very competitive salary base and excellent benefits.

ASSISTANT ARCHITECT / ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT

To perform professional architectural or interior design work in the creation of designs of City buildings and related projects and the review of public or private building designs.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Assistant Architect

This is the journey level in the professional architectural series not requiring registration. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower class of Junior Architect. Incumbents of this class perform moderately difficult professional architectural work. As Assistant Architects are assigned responsibilities and their breadth of knowledge increases with experience, and registration is received, they may reasonably expect their position to be reassigned to the next higher class of Associate Architect.

Associate Architect

This is the full journey level in the architectural series requiring registration. Positions in the class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower class of Assistant Architect or, when filled from the outside, require prior advanced technical or professional architectural work experience. An Associate Architect works under general supervision and is expected to complete complex architectural assignments requiring the use of judgment and initiative in developing solutions to problems, interpreting general policies, and determining work assignments. Work in this class is distinguished from that of the Assistant Architect class by the greater complexity of the assignments received, by the greater independence with which an incumbent is expected to operate, and by registration as a Professional Architect with the State of California.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Direction is provided by a higher level professional architect or engineer. Responsibilities of an Associate Architect may include the technical or functional supervision of lower level professional architects and technical personnel. Responsibilities of an Assistant Architect may include the technical or functional supervision of technical personnel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Receive and process requests for alterations, repairs and improvements to City buildings, structures, and new facilities including preliminary designs, cost estimates, and recommendations.
Perform architectural design, specification writing, and construction cost estimating for alterations and new building construction.

Architecturally review building projects for conformance to applicable standards and regulations, and prepare standard specifications and procedures.

Analyze field data, prepare technical reports and establish construction program requirements for City buildings.

Check private building plans for compliance with City building codes and ordinances.

Suggest design changes or improvements as necessary.

Inspect projects during construction and at final acceptance for conformance with design.

Maintain a variety of records, reports, plans, and files on assigned work and prepare special and technical status reports.

Prepare sketches, preliminary drawings, schematic designs, and construction documents.

Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.

QUALIFICATIONS

Assistant Architect

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of architecture and interior design as applied to municipal and private buildings.

Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of municipal and private buildings and structures.

Modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding architecture and interior design.

Ability to:

Prepare architectural and interior designs and specifications and review and check the preparation of architectural plans and studies.

Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:

One year of experience as a Junior Architect with the city of Sacramento.

OR-

One year of experience in professional architectural or interior design work under the direct supervision of a licensed architect.

Education:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in architecture or interior design or closely related field.

PROOF OF EDUCATION

Should education be used to qualify for this position, then proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degreesshould be submitted with your application andwill be required at the time of appointment.Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.

An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by acredentialsevaluation service.Evaluation of education records will be due at time of appointment.

Associate Architect

In addition to the qualifications for Assistant Architect:

Knowledge of:

City architectural policies and principles.

Principles of supervision and training.

Ability to:

Prepare complex architectural designs and construction specifications with a minimum of supervision.

Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Supervise and train subordinates. EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:

Three years of experience in professional or interior design architectural work under the direct supervision of a licensed architect.

Education:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major in architecture or interior design or closely related field.

OR-

Two years as an Assistant Architect with the City of Sacramento.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a professional Architect in the State of California.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD

Employees must successfully complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory performance level prior to gaining permanent.

THE SELECTION PROCEDURE

Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox.

1. Application:(Pass/Fail) - All applicants must complete and submitonlinea City of Sacramento employment applicationby the final filingdeadline;

Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.

Employment applicationswill be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:

If applicants do not list current and/or past job-related experience in theduties area of the"Work Experience" section.Note: Qualifying experience is based on full-time experience (40 hours per week). Qualifying experience is calculated to the full-time equivalent (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).

If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.

Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degreesshouldbe submittedonlinewith your application.Proof of educationwill be required at time of appointment.

Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position.

If you're requesting Veteran's credit, a copy of your DD214 must be submittedonlinewith your application, delivered in person, or sent to the Employment Office by email/fax or mailedby the final filing deadline..... click apply for full job details

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