Bachelor's degree in Architecture. A minimum of four years of architectural experience in the planning, design and management of commercial or public building projects is required. Must possess a State of Florida Registered Architect license.
Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department (PROS) seeks a creative, collaborative, high performing and motivated candidate with experience and commitment to Design Excellence with building a vibrant, healthier and more livable community through the implementation of the department’s Parks and Open Space Master Plan. The qualified candidate will be the Architect of Record for the Department, sign and seal architecture plans, and will be responsible for the Architecture Section as well as the contracted consultants. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to achieving planning, design and construction excellence in the development of a park project and demonstrate experience in innovative architecture that evidences an understanding of industry best practices and the capacity to effectively grow and sustain a high level of collaboration, innovation and productivity critical to the department’s success and sustainable future. The ideal candidate is innovative, dynamic, flexible, and has a team-oriented management style. Performs related work and other tasks as needed.
Proficiency in schematic design, design development and construction documents are essential. Knowledge of applicable codes, standards and ordinances, LEED and SITES sustainability principles, methods and practices, park planning and experience with project management is important; awareness of recent urban design, place making, park, architecture design, development trends and their health and sociological impacts as it relates to local and regional park recreation planning is desired. Knowledge of the Park and Recreation Department’s Open Space Masterplan (OSMP), Comprehensive Development Master Plan process, Smart Growth Principles, and working knowledge of AutoCAD and 3D modeling software is preferred. Supervision is exercised over direct reports and work is subject to evaluation on the basis of results achieved.
Miami-Dade County offers excellent benefits and pension.
Miami-Dade County is one of the largest County governments in the southeast United States with a $6.9 billion budget, 30,000 employees and 60 departments which serve a County population of more than 2.3 million residents and is governed by an Executive Mayor and 13 commissioners elected from single-member districts. The day-to-day operations of the government are overseen by the Executive Mayor.
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