Definition Under general direction, organizes, supervises and administers various functions within the Architectural Services Bureau of the Department of General Services; performs a variety of the most difficult architectural and administrative tasks, including design and administration of County Capital Improvement, construction and remodeling projects; supervision and training of new employees; and does other related work as required.
Typical Tasks and Representative Duties Supervises various functions within the Architectural Services Bureau in the Department of General Services; responsible for the implementation, administration and timely completion of County Capital Improvement Projects, including the coordination of program work schedules and the management of individual projects; prepares and supervises the preparation of working drawings, specifications and contract documents; reviews building plans for conformance with program, budget and legal requirements; prepares complex cost estimates and assists in the development of the operating budget; analyzes space utilization and building uses, prepares and/or reviews design and construction proposals; administers grants; acts as coordinating liaison with County officials, consultants, contractors, architects, engineers, and the public in the matter of facility projects; trains and evaluates subordinate employees; participates in the negotiation of contacts and change orders as necessary, subject to approval; prepares correspondence, reports and special studies; develops operational procedures within the Architectural Services Bureau, subject to approval; makes presentations to the Board of Supervisors.
Knowledge of: Architectural planning and design practices; building materials and construction methods; mechanical, electrical and structural engineering; building cost estimates; codes applicable to alterations and construction of public buildings; program development and management; administrative procedures and methods; principles and techniques of supervision; contract negotiation and budget control.
Ability to: Review detailed plans and specifications; prepare contract documents for construction and remodeling projects; prepare cost estimates; collect, analyze and interpret data; develop, implement and administer construction and remodeling projects; supervise, train and evaluate the performance of others; analyze space requirements, draw logical conclusions and prepare concise and accurate reports; apply architectural techniques and methods to the solution of facility problems; communicate ideas effectively and make oral and written reports; negotiate and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, consultants, contractors as well as with other employees and the public.
Education and Experience Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture, Engineering, or a closely related field. (Job-related experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.) AND
Either A: Four years of experience in building design and construction management, one year of which must have been spent in the performance of supervisory responsibilities;
Or B: Two years of experience performing duties equivalent to an Associate Capital Projects Coordinator.
Licenses and Certificates
Certain positions within this classification may require driving. When driving is an essential function of the position, a valid CALIFORNIA driver's license will be required at the time of appointment.
This class specification generally describes the duties and responsibilities characteristic of the position(s) within this class. The duties of a particular position within a multi-position class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class. Accordingly, the essential functions of a particular position (whether it be a multi-position class or a single-position class) will be identified and used by medical examiners and hiring authorities in the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the duties or the working conditions of the position, please contact the Personnel Department at (805) 781-5959.