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Salary: $8,122.00 - $10,166.00
Posted: 06/26/2014

Job Description:
Under the general direction of the Supervising Architect, Design Services, this position takes lead architectural discipline responsibilities for planning the work and developing designs and preparations of plans, specifications, and technical work for complex projects involving construction, modifications, renovation, repair and maintenance of large complex multi-structure facilities on a statewide basis related to the existing institutions, juvenile institutions, conservation and maintenance camps.


41% Manages Architectural/Engineering firms retained by CDCR. Reviews construction documents prepared by retainer consultants of major/minor/special repair capital outlay projects prepared to ensure conformity with departmental construction standards. Participates in development, direction, management and review of project proposals involving all existing facilities statewide utilizing design consultants. Provides technical input to the central office planning staff in defining the project scope. Provides State’s Estimates.

39% As primary architectural discipline resource, develops designs and prepares preliminary and construction plans, specifications for in-house design of a wide variety of renovation and reconstruction related projects in conformance with the applicable codes and Department standards. Investigates reviews and identifies methods of construction for varying complex architectural installations and proposed projects within all the institutions. Serves as consultant and technical advisor to CDCR personnel on architectural standards, interpretation of handicapped accessibility codes and California State Fire Marshal requirements. Activities include, architectural programming, preliminary design recommendations, and ensuring that all security, custodial and code requirements are met. Provides value analysis and recommends solutions to various architectural problems. Reviews Section 6.00, Service Requests, and Branch Assignments of varying complexity. Responds to special and urgent requests to resolve various safety or security design issues using site investigations, laboratory testing, knowledge and codes.

20% Provides construction support, reviews/approves; submittals, change orders, request for information (RFIs), and inspections for various construction projects to ensure conformance with codes. This includes implementing the Testing and Inspection Program when required for Correctional Treatment Center Licensing (CTC). Prepares as-built drawings for all in-plant construction completed by Construction Services.

To apply for this position, a State Application (STD 678) must be submitted to the contact person listed. In the “Explanations” section of the STD 678, you must indicate your appointment eligibility (list, transfer, permissive reinstatement, training and development, non-testing appointment, etc.). All types of appointments will be considered. All applicants, regardless of the type of eligibility, must meet the Minimum Qualifications of the classification. To view the Minimum Qualifications, please visit CalHR Job Descriptions and type in either the class code or title of the classification you are applying for.


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Senior Architect 065 - 342 - 3961 - 003
Location County
9838 Old Placerville Rd., Ste B Sacramento, CA SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
9838 Old Placerville Rd. Ste B
Sacramento, CA 95827
Nancy Lavin
(916) 255-3122

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