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City & County of Denver, Community Planning & Development - City and County of Denver, Development Services Architect - Community Planning and Development

  • 07/15/2022 4:01 PM
    Message # 12850426

    City & County of Denver, Community Planning & Development

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    City and County of Denver, Development Services Architect - Community Planning and Development

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    Job Description / Primary Objective
    About Our Job
    The City and County of Denver utilizes a hybrid model workplace that balances the responsibilities of public service with the benefits of a flexible work environment. Employees work where needed, at a city site and/or in the field at least two days a week and telecommute remotely at a designated workplace within the State of Colorado the remaining days.

    Please apply as soon, as this position will close without advance notice once we receive a sufficient number of qualified candidates.

    We are hiring for one unlimited full-time Architect.

    BUILDING COMMUNITY: Denver Community Planning and Development is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring safe, responsible, sustainable building. CPD regulates planning, zoning, development and maintenance of private property in Denver. We're working hard to make Denver a great place to live, work and play! and

    The City and County of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is seeking a highly motivated Architect to join our Development Services Division. The Architect performs intermediate level professional work by administering and monitoring less complex projects involving the renovation of buildings and facilities and reviews design and construction documents for adherence to regulatory compliance.

    Our Architect is a crucial role that will have an impact throughout Denver by reviewing and evaluating construction documents to ensure compliance to multiple Building codes and standards for various buildings and structures throughout the City and County of Denver.

    Key Responsibilities will include:

    • Review and evaluate architectural construction documents submitted for approval utilizing applicable codes, standards, guidelines, laws, appropriate municipal ordinances, and construction standards, determine review fees, and authorize the release of approved documents for city permits and construction
    • Check architectural plans and specifications and provide timely oral and/or written communication detailing design and/or construction deficiencies in plans and specification
    • Interact with the public, professional design consultants, project managers, contractors, and elected officials to communicate permit application procedures and regulatory and code requirements and interpretations
    • Participate in design coordination meetings regarding private development projects and city, state, and regional capital improvement projects in order to guide the development process, ensure timely approval and completion of projects, and resolve any problem areas
    • Assist inspectors with interpretation of difficult or unusual code compliance issues and answer questions from inspectors about plan review comments
    • Participate in recommending and establishing policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and specifications and evaluate the effectiveness of existing methods, policies, procedures, and propose local and national model code modifications
    Requirements (Education, Level of Experience, etc.)
    About You

    To be successful in this role, you will have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. The ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing. You can efficiently demonstrate excellent time/work management skills; and work well under pressure and triage deadlines. You’re a problem solver that can envision various outcomes and plan accordingly to mitigate risky outcomes, while having strong attention to detail and be highly organized.

    Our ideal candidate has:

    • Certification as a Building Plans Examiner by ICC
    • Familiarity with Accela Permit Tracking System, Microsoft Office Suite and Bluebeam Revu

    We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

    • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or related field
    • Experience: Three (3) years of professional architectural experience performing project, design, and/or construction management work
    • Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for experience requirements
    • License/Certifications: Registration as an Architect by the Colorado State Board of Registration at the time of application. Registration as an Architect by another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement provided that the applicant has Colorado registration by the end of the probationary period. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

    To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter about your architectural experience performing project, design, and/or construction management work
    Link to Job / Company Website
    Contact Information for Applicant

    Amy Chang, Senior Recruiter -

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