CO Department Of Corrections- Architect I (Colorado Springs)
Colorado Department of Corrections
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Type: Full Time
Salary: $5,943.00 - $9,009.00 Monthly
Internal Number: CAA FMS 3385 I2A2XX 08.20
This position will perform professional services to include project management, master planning, facility programming, regulatory agency approvals, design guidelines, construction standards, construction budgeting, contractor/consultant selection, code compliance reviews, design reviews, ensures compliance with legislative intent, as well as a leading role in coordination with private sector design consultants and coordination of engineering disciplines for "in-house" projects.
The primary job duties include, but are not limited to:
Conceive, develop, and has "on-point" responsibility in the detailing of new projects, including Capital Construction, Controlled Maintenance, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Life Safety.
Advise Project Representatives and Project Managers in resolution of project problems.
Lead private sector design teams by interpreting the program/space requirements of various projects and reviews Schematic Design, Design Development, and Contract Documents to ensure compliance with design program and budget.
Provide quality assurance for new project requests ensuring design parameters are consistent with existing Department guidelines and standards, and with legislative intent.
Establish strategic planning and Facilities Master Plan. Leads responsibility for implementing and maintaining the physical plant record for the Department.
Develop site and Office of Primary Responsibility specific facility master plans.
Research and write facility program plans and collaborate with private sector design professionals to assure compliance with the design program and construction management.
Prepare and evaluate requests for qualifications/proposals for professional services.
Coordinate end users' wants and needs with overall Department strategic plan to assist the design teams in producing a project that can be justified and ultimately receive the appropriation necessary to implement.
Perform other job related duties as assigned or required.
Minimum Qualifications:You must possess a current, valid license as an Architect by the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.
Current, valid licensure as an Architect in a reciprocating state with Colorado. (You must attach a copy of your Architect license with your application.)
*SPECIAL CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT* Applicants who do not have a current, valid licensure as an Architect by the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors will be required to obtain this within 180 calendar days from start date.
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Ability to function independently;
Highly effective critical thinking/decision making/complex problem solving skills;
Knowledge of materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings or other structures;
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technician plans, blueprints, drawings, and models;
Excellent interpersonal/customer service skills;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Demonstrated ability to organize, plan and prioritize;
Keen ability to multi-task and demonstrate flexibility;
Strong self motivation;
Proficient in various software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Auto Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD);
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to read and comprehend the English language;
Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and/or master's degree in Architecture or similar related field;
Direct experience assessing facility conditions and identifying maintenance and/or repair activities;
Experience that demonstrates prioritizing physical plant modifications;
Experience negotiating project specifications;
Experience developing operating strategies, plans, and procedures;
Experience preparing financial documents, report and budgets for projects.
Conditions of Employment:All job offers are contingent upon a successful medical screening by a healthcare professional, certifying candidate's ability to perform the essential functions of the position, completed at the applicant’s own expense. Applicant must consent to hold harmless CDOC and its agents and staff from any liability arising in whole or in part from the testing and the use of this information in connection with CDOC’s consideration of application for employment.
Must be 21 years of age;
Possess a valid driver’s license;
Possess a high school diploma or GED;
Have NO felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The CDOC shall not hire nor promote anyone who may have contact with an offender who has engaged in sexual abuse which includes acts, activity, and sexual behavior, in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.
Successfully pass all modules of the Colorado Department of Corrections Basic Training, to include English reading comprehension, relevant competency assessments and written/practical exams in Defensive Tactics;
Possess the physical ability to successfully complete Defensive Tactics;
Lift arms above head and kick as high as own waist;
Stabilize another person to accomplish a controlled take down;
Use arms, palms of hands, shins, and feet to deliver blows;
Withstand impact (slow speed or with a safety bag) on own body from strikes/blows;
Swing a baton in a striking technique;
Rotate body 90 degrees with feet planted for striking with foot or using a defensive tactic;
Get down on one or both knees and up again with multiple repetitions;
Will be exposed to Oleoresin Capsicum during Basic Training and will be exposed while on assignment;
Must be able to see and hear in order to observe, address and respond to potential breaches in safety and security;
Seize, hold, control or subdue violent or assaultive persons and defend oneself or others to prevent injury;
Demonstrate body agility, strength of all four limbs and the ability to walk and climb stairs consistently;
Work in situations involving assaultive behavior, physical control of another person and/or restraint situations;
Deal with individuals with a range of moods and behaviors, utilizing tactfulness and a congenial, personable manner;
Work with people of the opposite sex, diverse racial ethnic groups, mentally ill and emotionally disturbed offenders;
Communicate by talking, listening and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information, assignments;
Work in an environment with fluctuating noise and temperature (hot and cold) which may include working outdoors in inclement weather and/or concrete floor/wall work settings;
Willing and able to travel;
Willing and able to work various shifts, days, afternoons, graveyards (nights) which includes a rotating shift schedule;
TB (tuberculosis) screening is required of all new employees upon hire.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required. Should applicant’s background reveal criminal charges, it shall be the responsibility of the applicant to provide the Department of Corrections with written/official disposition of any charges.
The CDOC is committed to a drug and alcohol free work environment. Our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A drug test will be administered to all new employees; employees must successfully pass. Random drug screening will occur throughout employment.
The mission of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) is "To protect the citizens of Colorado by holding offenders accountable and engaging them in opportunities to make positive behavioral changes and become law abiding, productive citizens."
Our vision..."Building a safer Colorado for today and tomorrow."
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and builds greater public confidence in good government, consider joining the dedicated people of the State of Colorado. Our professionals strive to support state government and the citizens of Colorado. Customer service is a key component for every position in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign the delivery of services in making state government more effective and efficient.
In addition to a great agency and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:
Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system;
Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans;
Medical and dental health plans;
Short and long term disability coverage;
Paid life insurance;
10 pai...d holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave;
Wellness program, tuition reimbursement, training opportunities and more