Facilities Designer / Planner Job Description

Job Series:  Architect
FLSA status: Exempt
OCC Group: Physical Sciences and Engineering
Job code: R43550
Original signature of State Court Administrator approval available in the Human Services Division.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Assist the Architect with the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and security needs of court facilities throughout the State’s 22 judicial districts. 
 
DISTINGUISHING FACTORS
This position is distinguished from other classes due to its focus on the design of court facilities and monitoring of construction and remodeling projects. The position reports to the Judicial Department Architect.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
 
Provide support and assistance to the Architect 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. 
 
Serve as a liaison among Judicial Department management and staff, county officials, contractors, architects, engineers, and consultants to assist professionals in the design and construction of new or remodeled courthouse facilities. Monitor and review conformance to contractual requirements, design principles and standards.
 
Advise management and staff on architectural aspects of facilities including programming, design, code compliance, master planning, security, indoor air quality, and furnishings.
 
Prepare or review cost estimates, functional capabilities and/or limits of the facility, and the impact on other facilities.
 
Coordinate the development of long-range construction plans for the Judicial Department.
 
Participate in the advisory review of courthouse plans and specifications as outlined by Colorado Revised Statute.
 
Maintain, review, and update facilities and security standards and guidelines.
 
Participate in the preparation of the Department’s controlled maintenance, capital construction, and furnishings budget requests. 
 
Assist in the review and management of design and construction services within the Colorado Judicial Building and Judicial Department leased space.
 
Attend, lead, and/or coordinate meetings and trainings as required.
 
Frequent travel to court locations throughout the State is required.
 
Perform other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for one's own work product and may provide guidance, assistance, or mentorship to less knowledgeable or experienced coworkers. This may include scheduling of work, instructing in work methods, and reviewing work products. 
 
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, and ability required of the employee on the job, and describe the physical and environmental conditions and requirements of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in architecture or architectural engineering and two years of professional experience in architecture or architectural engineering is required. Advanced degrees and additional work experience demonstrating competencies equivalent to the competencies learned through completion of the required education may be substituted for the education. 
 
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 frequently required to stand and walk, and may be required to crouch and climb. 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
This position is subject to many interruptions and may be required to handle multiple calls and inquiries at once. Work within the office environment is usually quiet. The position may involve frequent visits to construction sites, which may present hazards, exposure to the outdoors, and a high level of noise. Protective equipment such as a hard hat and ear and eye protection shall be worn as required.

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