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Annual Salary Range:
$46,392.00 – $73,896.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,933.00 – $3,079.00
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This is entry-level professional architectural work in the design for the construction or alteration of building facilities and in the review of plans submitted by consulting architectural/engineering firms.

An employee of this class assists in the development and review of plans and specifications for architectural features of construction projects, and may be assigned to coordinate construction projects from proposal to completion. Work may involve supervision of personnel performing drafting of design details. Until the more difficult phases of the work are learned, the employee works under close supervision, but thereafter detailed instructions are usually not necessary.

Job Duties

Attends conferences on construction projects with technical superiors, to confer with consulting architects and engineers and with administrative heads of departments or institutions.

Maintains effective liaison with other state agencies and private groups and enterprises.

Prepares architectural plans and specifications for new structures and for repairs and alterations of existing structures.

Assists in the preparation of cost estimates for construction, repairs, and alterations.

Prepares architectural renderings, perspectives and color studies.

Assists in the review and evaluation of plans and specifications prepared by architectural/engineering firms to determine compliance with sound professional practices and established standards, codes and regulations.

Prepares progress reports and keeps superiors informed as to the status of projects.

Visits sites to inspect construction or alteration in order to insure compliance with approved plans and specifications.

Supervises and participates in the drafting of design details.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Registration as an Architect by the Missouri Board of Registration for Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.


Graduation from a college or university accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, with a Bachelor's degree in architecture, architectural engineering, environmental design, building technology or a closely related field.


Four years of experience in architecture, drafting or engineering technology under the supervision of a professional architect, which included drawing of final plans for construction projects; and two years of post-secondary education in an accredited college or vocational technical school with specialization in architecture, architectural engineering, environmental drafting, building technology or another closely related field. (Additional education at a four-year college or university may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the required experience.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Working knowledge of the principles and practices of architecture.

Working knowledge of the strengths and uses of construction materials.

Skill in drawing architectural plans and making technical computations.

Ability to write specifications covering architectural and related features.

Ability to inspect existing buildings and structures and to draw plans for additions.

Ability to inspect construction sites to insure compliance with approved plans and specifications.

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