This position is open to Colorado state residents only.
This position will perform professional services to include project management, master planning, facility programming, regulatory agency approvals, design guidelines, construction standards, construction budgeting, contractor/consultant selection, code compliance reviews, design reviews, ensures compliance with legislative intent, as well as a leading role in coordination with private sector design consultants and coordination of engineering disciplines for "in-house" projects.
The primary job duties include, but are not limited to:
Conceives, develops, and has "on-point" responsibility in the detailing of new projects, including Capital Construction, Controlled Maintenance, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Life Safety.
Advises Project Representatives and Project Managers in resolution of project problems.
Leads private sector design teams by interpreting the program/space requirements of various projects and reviews Schematic Design, Design Development, and Contract Documents to ensure compliance with design program and budget.
Provides quality assurance for new project requests ensuring design parameters are consistent with existing Department guidelines and standards, and with legislative intent.
Establishes strategic planning and Facilities Master Plan. Leads responsibility for implementing and maintaining the physical plant record for the Department.
Develop site and Office of Primary Responsibility specific facility master plans.
Research and write facility program plans and collaborate with private sector design professionals to assure compliance with the design program and construction management.
Prepares and evaluates requests for qualifications/proposals for professional services.
Coordinates end users' wants and needs with overall Department strategic plan to assist the design teams in producing a project that can be justified and ultimately receive the appropriation necessary to implement.
Performs other job related duties as assigned or required.
**Please see job posting at www.cdoc.jobs for additional information**
Minimum Qualifications: You must be possess and maintain a license as an Architect by the Colorado State Board of Examiners of Architects. (You must attach a copy of your Architect license with your application).
Knowledge of materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings or other structures;
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technician plans, blueprints, drawings, and models;
Excellent interpersonal/customer service skills;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Highly effective critical thinking/decision making/complex problem solving skills;
Demonstrated ability to organize, plan and prioritize;
Keen ability to multi-task and demonstrate flexibility;
Strong self motivation;
Proficient in various software applications i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, and Auto Computer Aided Design (CAD);
Excellent attention to detail
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Certification
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and/or master's degree in Architecture or similar related field;
Direct experience assessing facility conditions and identifying maintenance and/or repair activities;
Experience that demonstrates prioritizing physical plant modifications;
Experience negotiating project specifications;
Experience developing operating strategies, plans, and procedures;
Experience preparing financial documents, report and budgets for projects.
The mission of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) is "To protect the citizens of Colorado by holding offenders accountable and engaging them in opportunities to make positive behavioral changes and become law abiding, productive citizens"
Our vision..."Building a safer Colorado for today and tomorrow"
If your goal is to build a rewarding, meaningful career, state employment offe...rs:
Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system;
Retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan, PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus 401K and 457 plans;
Medical and dental health plans;
Paid life insurance;
Short and long-term disability coverage;
10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick time;
Training opportunities and more.
Effective. Measure every aspect of government to be sure it's doing what it's supposed to do and to look at outcomes to judge whether our programs are successful.
Efficient. Deliver services in ways that are timely and effective including identifying waste and duplication and measure for efficiency.
Elegant. Deliver state services in a way that elevates both the state employee and the person receiving state services