Architect ll

North Carolina Department of Public Safety North Carolina Department of Public Safety Employer:
Raleigh, NC, USLocation:
Mon, Jul 30 '18Posted on:

Salary: $60,530.00 - $102,901.00 Annually

Location:   Wake County, North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS), the largest state agency with 26,000 employees, is responsible for safeguarding and preserving the lives and property of its citizens through prevention, protection, and preparation.


If you are looking for a rewarding career in a progressive and team-oriented organization, please consider the Architect II opportunity with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. This is full time position (40 hours per week) with state benefits including retirement, health insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.  The work is diverse affording opportunity for involvement in all facets of architecture from programming through construction.   DPS designs and constructs many facilities through our in-house design and construction teams.


The NC Department of Public Safety is seeking a licensed, action-oriented, architect with a broad knowledge and expertise in various project types and clients. The successful candidate will develop and maintain strong professional relationships with clients while offering strategic architectural planning, design and technical construction expertise on various projects, partnering with multiple consultants and clients.  DPS clients include the State Bureau of Investigation, State Highway Patrol, Adult Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Enterprise Services, Emergency Management.  We also partner with the NC National Guard.


In addition to planning and project design, this Architect ll will conduct onsite field surveys and investigations that include identification of code deficiencies, building envelope evaluation and structure / systems analysis, that will be translated into reports and working documents.  Responsibilities further include administration of contracts for design, new construction and renovation of existing facilities, investigation of existing facilities and conditions, production of construction documents as well as preliminary studies and assessments for new and existing facilities.  This position works closely with in-house engineers and the State of North Carolina Office of State Construction, in what is essentially an AE office within DPS Central Engineering.  The position requires working with and directing in-house CAD Technicians in the production of construction documents.  The position is responsible for the accurate coordination and production all aspects of the construction document process.


Duties include building and space programming, estimates and evaluations of costs, space requirements, code research and documentation. This position is also responsible for master planning for Departmental Agencies within DPS.  A thorough knowledge of the NC Building Code, ANSI A117.1, NC Energy Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act is required.  The review and correction of in house document production regarding details, materials and quality assurance are duties of this position.  Responsibilities include document production, consultant coordination, SCO approvals and every phase through project close out.



Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in architecture or an engineering discipline related to the area of assignment from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of related experience as a registered architect; or an equivalent combination of training and directly related experience. Necessary Special Qualifications - Valid license to practice architecture granted by the North Carolina Board of Architecture.

  • A thorough knowledge of principles and practices of architectural design and building construction.
  • Knowledge of NC Building Codes and NC General Statutes relating to designing and construction/repair of buildings.
  • Documented architectural planning and design of institutional and/or commercial structures.
  • Effective communication both orally and written.

Management Prefers:

  • A minimum of 10 years experience in the field of Architecture.
  • An understanding and working knowledge of AutoCad and Revit.
  • Experience in contract administration, construction and renovation inspections and field supervision for the purpose of ensuring conformance to contract documents. 
  • Experience with detention facilities architecture and construction is highly desirable along with a variety of project construction and occupancy types.


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