Architect Job Description
Job series: Architect
FLSA status: Exempt
OCC Group: Physical Sciences and Engineering
Job code: R43540
Original signature of State Court Administrator approval available in the Human Resources Division, signed 08/15/05.
 
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Provides expert consultation for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of court facilities.
 
DISTINGUISHING FACTORS
The Architect is distinguished from other classifications as the single agency authority in the architectural field. In addition, the Architect position has formal supervisory responsibility for the Building Management Team, the Security Team and the Facility Development Team. Supervision is received from the Director of Financial Services.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Provide expert consultation to the Judicial Department for the planning, design and construction of court facilities within the codes, standards and specifications of the industry.
 
Work with management, contractors, and consultants to define, review, and specify the requirements for new construction and remodeling projects, building maintenance, industrial hygiene, building security, electrical and mechanical systems, landscaping, life safety, space utilization, furnishings, and long-range facilities planning.
 
Prepare recommendations for the Chief Justice regarding the approval of design plans and specifications for new and remodeled facilities.
 
Maintain the Colorado Judicial Department Court Facilities Guidelines and Space Standards.
 
Review and monitor the work of contracted architectural services. Ensure conformance to contract requirements and design principles and standards.
Prepare, evaluate, and award bids for construction, maintenance, and life safety projects.
 
Provide technical assistance to boards of county commissioners regarding economic analysis of facility alternatives, energy conservation, life cycle costs, courthouse security measures and equipment, and life safety concerns.
 
Supervise the Judicial Heritage Complex building maintenance, and coordinate with the Heritage Museum building staff. Take prompt corrective action concerning any potential safety hazards and enforces compliance with applicable local and state building codes. all safety rules and regulations. Update building blue prints and drawings to reflect "as built" plans.
 
Prepare and administer the Judicial Heritage Complex and Controlled Maintenance project budgets. Position may review and authorize architectural work as designated representative of the State Buildings Division/Unit.
 
Recruit, select, and terminate employees.
 
Establish expectations and provides employee performance feedback on an on-going and annual basis. Assist subordinates in establishing goals. Evaluate subordinates' goal achievement through conferences or informal meetings. Make decisions regarding subordinate's employment probationary/trial period.
 
Provide orientation and on-going training, mentoring and coaching to existing subordinates. Make provisions for subordinates to attend outside training. May provide cross-training and interdepartmental training.
 
Assign duties and responsibilities to staff; develop and establish procedures for operating and maintaining required administrative systems.
Attend meetings and training as required.
 
Perform other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Has supervisory accountability for other employees. Plans, directs and coordinates activities for a unit. Duties may include scheduling and assigning of work, training in all facets of work, quality control, and decisions impacting the pay, status and tenure of others. Conducts performance appraisals, and provides input into and participates in discipline, dismissal, and hiring processes.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
All candidates must possess and maintain a license as an Architect by the Colorado State Board of Examiners of Architects and a minimum of four years experience in directing and supervising work in building design, construction, and maintenance.  Employees in this class must maintain such certification throughout their employment with the Colorado Judicial Department. 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms and perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The noise level in the work environment in the office is usually quiet. Visits to construction sites may have a high level of noise and require wearing protective equipment such as hard hat, ear and eye protection as necessary.

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