NATURE OF WORK
This is highly responsible administrative, management, and advanced architectural and engineering work in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Construction Management Division.
Work involves responsibility for direction of architects, engineers, and construction management and administrative professionals involved in project planning, design development, and construction management of vertical construction projects for Broward County and those assigned projects undertaken through partnerships with other governmental, educational, non-profit and business entities. Work involves the application of professional knowledge and skills to the management of design, development, and construction of buildings and facilities. Position incumbent is required to use a wide range of architectural, engineering, construction and technical knowledge and management skills. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements. Work is performed independently with general supervision by an administrative superior. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.
Administers the County's vertical construction program; directs through subordinates the planning, scheduling and coordination of divisional activities; develops policies, procedures and priorities to meet established goals and objectives.
Develops, implements and maintains strategic, fiscal and capital improvement plans for the Construction Management Division and the County’s vertical construction program.
Prepares and monitors division budget and prepares special reports as required.
Provides architectural input regarding county plans for capital improvements and energy conservation programs.
Assists with the development of requests for architectural consulting services, and those of related sub-consulting disciplines, for all County agencies.
Directs and participates in research and special studies pertaining to buildings and facilities development and maintenance; prepares reports and recommendations for the review of a superior.
Serves as a member of selection and negotiating committees as may be required to obtain professional services of design professionals, construction contractors, design/build firms, construction managers, owner’s representatives, material vendors and other procurements as assigned.
Provides responsible supervising control of the preparation of architectural plans, drawings, and other project documents and affixes signatures and seals to those documents for which the incumbent is responsible.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of architecture, engineering and construction as applied to the design, construction, and maintenance of public buildings and facilities.
Thorough knowledge of the current literature, trends and developments in the field of architecture.
Thorough knowledge of management practices and administrative processes.
Thorough knowledge of the funding process in a municipal environment as related to budgeting, cost accounting, financial planning and management.
Thorough knowledge of the legal and procurement environment as related to the design, procurement, construction, and occupancy of public buildings or facilities.
Ability to plan, implement, and coordinate technical and administrative programs.
Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate the work of subordinates.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
A professional degree in architecture as granted upon graduation from an accredited college or university; six (6) years experience in project development and management, building and facilities design, construction administration, including four (4) years high level supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Registration as an Architect in the State of Florida.
In those instances in which a registered architect signs and/or affixes a professional seal to any document for the County in the performance of his/her regular work, that employee shall be accorded such protection and immunity from any lawsuit as a result of his/her conduct within the scope of his/her employment to the extent provided by law.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Financial Disclosure Required: Yes
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E 01/1991 R 03/2012