Note: This classification is pending council approval effective July 1, 2021.
Under general direction of the Engineering Services Director, performs administrative and advanced professional architecture work for a variety of technical architectural tasks and project types which include office buildings, fire/police stations, libraries, historical preservation, community centers, and courts.
Follows personnel and department policies and operating procedures; demonstrates respect, tact, and courtesy to coworkers, contractors, consultants, and public.
Plans, organizes, and manages the activities of assigned staff within department.
Supports the City’s Capital Improvement Program for vertical construction/remodeling projects to include office buildings, fire/police stations, libraries, historical preservations, community centers and courts.
Determines the required architectural, engineering, and materials testing consultants for projects, develops scopes of work for consultants, negotiates fees, and manages the consultant contracts.
Reviews, evaluates, and approves Architectural studies, designs. or plans for area of assignment in compliance with City of Glendale design standards/requirements.
Prepares written and oral reports for City management, City Council, other departments, and the public. Presents to City Council at workshops and voting meetings; presents projects to the public at other meetings.
Coordinates communication of architectural issues within the department and organization.
Maintains technical or professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications, attending classes, or participating in developmental activities.
Represents the City on professional and technical committees.
Provides technical Architectural recommendations, advice, and guidance to management and other City departments.
Coordinates with Engineers and Project Managers to successfully implement projects.
Performs project management, oversight, and administration of contracts for architectural studies, design, and construction projects by preparing solicitation documents, evaluating and recommending contract awards, issuing Notices to Proceed, processing submittals, progress payments, change orders, directives and project close out documentation.
Works with City Attorney’s Office regarding contractual approvals or issues. Works with public information consultants in conveying project to stakeholders.
Makes technical reviews and provides recommendations regarding schedules, studies, designs, and reports prepared by consulting Architects.
Resolves field construction or office problems by analyzing issues and implications of resolution and convey solutions to partner departments.
Tracks project budgets including annual and multi-year forecasting. Determines quantity, types, and costs of equipment to be included within the project budget.
Develops smaller architectural projects “in-house”, creating construction documents and specifications.
Updates and maintains the City of Glendale Building Standards.
Responsible for supporting other departments in their short-and long-range planning, budgeting, and implementation of the Facilities Asset Management Program
Participates in the development planning process when requested.
Responds to and resolves citizen inquires and complaints.
Seeks regional funding for the City’s projects when a call for project is made.
Develops scope of work; reviews solicitations documents; and participates in consultant and contractor selection related to facilitate architectural issues.
Acts as an Architectural technical resource for Operations and Maintenance staff.
Bachelor’s Degree in an Architecture and five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience as a professional Architect to include experience managing building projects. One (1) year of lead or supervisory experience.
Registration as a Professional Architect at time of application.
Registration as a Professional Architect in the State of Arizona within 3 months of hire.
The theory, principles, and practices of architecture, universal design, space planning, and ergonomics
Professional literature and sources of information for the discipline in area of assignment
Research and statistical methods and procedures applied to discipline in area of assignment
Project contracts and project delivery methods to include, job order contracting, construction manager at risk, design bid build etc.
Project management and supervisory practices
City and state laws, ordinances, statutes, and regulations governing municipal architectural
Basic contract law, bond, and insurance requirements
Municipal capital planning and life cycle analysis
Effectively supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate personnel (Engineering Project Managers)
Prepare and monitor a division/section and/or project budget
Prepare or review plans, designs, and project specifications
Sign and seal architectural plans and documents
Make decisions regarding project priorities, costs, and alternatives
Perform research, analyze findings, prepare, and present reports to city management
Effectively communicate both orally and in writing with internal and external customers
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with city staff, contractors, counterparts in other agencies, and the public
Operate a computer with knowledge of MS Office and Bluebeam software
Draft plans in AutoCAD or similar software
Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.
Registration as a Professional Architect at time of application
Registration as a Professional Architect in the State of Arizona within 3 months of hire
Valid Arizona Driver’s License
Safety Sensitive Applicants will be required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment in accordance with City of Glendale Substance Abuse policy.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
Operate city vehicles
Climb stairways, ladders, and work on elevated structures
Traverse uneven surfaces
Traverse long distances during workday with or without an accommodation
Work in stationary position for considerable periods of time
Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and in complying with organizational rules, policies and procedures. Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism.
Promotes organizational mission and goals and encourages cooperation in support of organizational goals.
Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, Executive
Identifies fundamental values and beliefs to guide the organization into the future. Uses knowledge of the workings, structure and culture of the organization and political climate to solve problems and accomplish goals.
Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, Executive
Most work is performed in a City office setting with some work performed outdoors on site moving over rough and/or uneven terrain. Exposure to heat, cold, dampness, dust, pollen, odors, fumes, etc. Exposure to hazards of electrical shock, falls, noise, equipment operations, etc.
Internal Number: 2021 -02208
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