Minimum education and/or experience: Bachelor's degree in Architecture and four (4) years' building design experience in an architectural office and/or under the direct supervision of a licensed architect, which includes experience researching and interpreting the International Building Codes and ANSI standards for ADA requirements. Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements: Proficiency in AutoCAD (Release 12 or higher), Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint); Adobe Creative suite (i.e., Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design); and Sketchup software. Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license. Successful candidates must complete a background check required for special working environments including, but not limited to: adult and juvenile detention facilities; medical facilities, both detention and public health, forensics, courts and related justice facilities. Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of International Building Codes and ANSI standards for ADA requirements. Knowledge of the National CAD Standard, AIA CAD Layer Guidelines and/or architectural and construction industry trends. Knowledge of construction methodologies, materials and building systems. Skilled in both freehand-sketching and AutoCAD computer drafting. Skilled in organizational and time management. Skilled in communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing, as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Skilled in presentation and technical production drawings. Ability to function in all phases of architectural project development, especially programming, conceptual design, schematic design and preliminary construction documentation. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple project requests towards meeting internal and external deadlines. Ability to work both independently in a self-directed manner as well as collaboratively within a project team. Ability to professionally represent Planning Division and Facilities Management Department through product delivered and interactions with County stakeholders / end users, consultants, vendors and/or contractors. Ability to perform consistently and reliably with a willingness to increase professional responsibilities and skills. Preferred education and/or experience: Additional postsecondary education in Architecture. Additional years building design experience in an architectural office and/or under the direct supervision of a licensed architect. Experience working with modular furniture design and systems. Experience working on different scale projects from small tenant improvements to building expansions. Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements: Architectural internship towards eventual licensing via an established National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Intern Development Program record. Working conditions: Work occurs in a normal indoor office environment (generally 80% of time sitting, 20% walking/standing); involves interaction with end users and the public; and requires working as team member while in close proximity with others. Position requires: concentration, managing frequent interruptions, time pressures, high work volumes, multiple and complicated tasks, unscheduled tasks and giving attention to detail and precision in, and ownership of, documents being generated. Position requires travel to and from job related locations during the course of a scheduled workday, subject to County policies regarding use of County vehicles and/or private vehicles used on County business. Job functions require: lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling; moving objects; lifting floor to waist (up to 30 pounds); pushing/pulling (up to 30 pounds) short distances (25 feet or less); and speaking, hearing, seeing, reading and precise dexterity.
Works closely with Planning Division Manager/Senior Architect to prepare schematic architectural drawings for the budgeting and implementation of potential capital and/or tenant improvement projects for stakeholder/end user approval. Engages delegated stakeholders/end users from County departments to: program the requested scope of the project; assess the built context; and identify budgetary parameters to be then conveyed through schematic architectural design drawing(s) to stakeholders/end users. Reviews archived as-built and record drawings of existing facilities, in which proposed project scope(s) are requested, and supplement such information as required with self-performed field-surveys, dimensioning and photographic documentation to be used in developing proposed schematic design solutions and the corresponding drawings. Researches potential products and materials for proposed schematic design solutions. Identifies and analyzes applicable building code and ADA accessibility issues observed within the existing building context, where the proposed project scope(s) are intended; reviews such with Planning and Development Department for interpretations when necessary. Interfaces with Facilities Management Planners, Project Managers, Estimators and Operations and Maintenance personnel as required in the programming, design and preparation of architectural drawings for proposed projects. Assists the Drawing and Documents Manager with: preparation and archiving of project close-out documents; administration of department CAD standards; and drawing filing processes. Acts as a resource and mentor on CAD production processes and methods to the Drawing and Documents Manager and Planners.