Class Title: ARCHITECT
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 076443

Education and Experience: Current registration in active status with the State of Tennessee as a professional architect and one year of experience as a registered professional architect is required. Note: Education and experience requirements for registration as an architect are determined by the Tennessee State Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: Possession of a current certificate of registration in active status as a professional architect from the State of Tennessee is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained during employment in the Architect classification.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Career Service positions. For Executive Service positions, Minimum Qualifications, Necessary Special Qualifications, and Examination Method are determined by the appointing authority.

Job Overview: Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for fully professional architectural work of considerable difficulty which includes leading others in work; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class leads and participates in reviewing plans, specifications, and requisitions for compliance with existing standards and may perform architectural design work as needed.
Work Activities: 1. Leads others in reviewing plans prepared by in-house staff and contract architects for compliance with scope of project, budget, and State and Federal construction rules and regulations.

2. Leads others in preparing specifications for complex construction projects which complement the drawings and explain the quality of materials and workmanship to be used during construction.

3. Coordinates the work of contract architects and engineers to ensure compliance with pertinent building rules and regulations; works toward the effective translation of intent and scope of approved projects into logical, workable physical facilities.

4. Reviews requisitions for various State departments and agencies that involve building related items to ensure compliance with current specifications.

5. Makes recommendations to various State departments and agencies on problems concerning the construction and maintenance of facilities.

6. May act as the Architect of Record for small projects that are not contracted to private architects; designs, signs, and seals projects which are required by law to be approved by a registered architect.

7. May participate in the maintenance of standards and records for all Building Commission projects to provide a complete record system to verify the performance of buildings and programs.

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