Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine technical
tasks in the planning, design, and construction of new and renovated
1. Assists in developing initial design concepts for proposed
construction and renovation projects of limited scope and
complexity. Assists Project Manager in coordinating civil,
architectural, mechanical, structural and plumbing components.
2. Prepares outlines of design requirements for proposed projects
such as layout of space, enhanced sketches, and user requirements.
3. Prepares architectural drawings and construction specifications
following specific instructions.
4. Reviews shop drawings, plans, materials, specifications and makes
field visits during construction to ensure adherence to contract
documents and building codes.
5. Prepares and verifies cost estimates including time, labor, and
materials for currrent and future projects.
6. Confers with others to resolve design issues as directed by
7. Operates office equipment including personal computers, graphic
reproduction equipment and photocopiers.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in architecture.
EXPERIENCE: One year experience in architectural work.
Working knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of
architectural drafting and of architectural technical design; of
modern building construction methods and techniques; of materials used
in building construction; of the building construction code. Ability
to prepare preliminary architectural design from rough sketches and
oral or written descriptions; to make complex mathematical
computations involving algebra and geometry; to estimate construction
costs and determine appropriate building materials to be used; to work
effectively with professional architects, engineers, and others; to
wear personal protective equipment; to communicate effectively both
orally and in writing.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Valid Maryland Noncommerical Class C or equivalent driver's license
may be required.