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Architect III

  • Architect III
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$52,332.00 – $83,436.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$2,180.50 – $3,476.50
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This is highly responsible 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 develops and reviews advanced plans and specifications for architectural features of construction projects, and coordinates complex construction projects from proposal to completion. The employee may coordinate the activities of members of a plan review team, and normally exercises supervision of personnel performing drafting of design details. Work affords considerable opportunity for use of initiative and independent judgment in making technical decisions. Supervision is received from a professional superior who provides assistance with difficult problems and reviews projects upon completion for adherence to established standards and conformance to policy.

Job Duties

Confers with architects and engineers for the purpose of explaining and interpreting architectural standards, codes, and regulations.

Confers with departmental and institutional personnel concerning program requirements for proposed construction and consults with officials in related departments concerning building design and construction.

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

Prepares or supervises the preparation of designs, plans, specifications and estimates for new buildings and other proposed construction, landscaping, and interior work including architectural renderings, perspectives and color studies.

Coordinates engineering and architectural design on assigned projects.

Reviews and evaluates 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 to insure compliance with approved plans and specifications.

Supervises professional architects and draftsmen in the preparation of designs.

Makes recommendations regarding the solution of maintenance problems at state agencies.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following entrance requirements are used to admit or reject applicants for merit system examinations, or may be used to evaluate applicants for employment in positions not requiring selection from merit system registers. When applicable, equivalent substitution will be allowed for deficiencies in experience or education.)

Four years of professional experience in the field of architecture, and registration as an architect by the Missouri Board of Registration for Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. (A Master's degree in architecture, architectural engineering, environmental design, building technology or a closely related field may be substituted for 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?

Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of architecture.

Thorough knowledge of the strength and uses of construction materials.

Considerable knowledge of the uses and functions of public buildings.

Considerable knowledge of building codes and standards.

Skill in drawing architectural plans and making presentations.

Ability to make cost and material estimates for projected construction.

Ability to write specifications covering architectural and related features.

Ability to organize and coordinate construction projects.

Ability to plan and participate in the work of subordinate professional and technical assistants in the development of plans and specifications.

Ability to inspect existing structures, to recommend necessary changes, and to draw plans for additions or changes.

Ability to inspect work under construction for compliance with specifications.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, engineers, architects, contractors, and officials of state agencies.

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