**The deadline to apply for this position is 11:59 pm on 07/06/2020. The application must be complete on Wisc.Jobs in order to be considered.
The Department of Health Services (DHS); Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) has an exciting opportunity for a licensed Architect or Professional Engineer. Emerging licensed design professionals and experienced practitioners are encouraged to consider and apply for this position.
The Office of Plan Review and Inspection (OPRI) is parallel to the design industry with a regulatory focus. Under OPRI, this opportunity brings together the skills set of design, regulation, and federal health care facility inspection. The OPRI team is responsible for determining if health care facilities regulated by DQA meet the physical environment standards of the State Building Code, State Licensure Code, and Federal Life Safety Code requirements. Evaluation is accomplished through construction document review, onsite review, and health care facility physical environment performance inspection.
This position reviews construction documents and performs on-site reviews for compliance with Wisconsin administrative rules as well as State licensure code and Federal life safety code requirements. This position is also responsible for health care facility physical environment performance inspections to ensure quality, appropriateness, and compliance of buildings with State and Federal regulations. As a member of the OPRI team, the professional staff also facilitates pre-design meetings focused on early management of all stakeholders in health care facility projects. The OPRI professional team provides education services to health care facilities, county agencies, and others in understanding program policies and procedures related to licensure and certification requirements.
Minimally qualified applicants will have:
Licensure as an Architect or Professional Engineer by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Experience with building and construction regulations, codes, and standards.
Experience in design related to commercial buildings, systems, or components OR experience with commercial construction in an inspection, project lead, or commission capacity.
Effective communication skills including experience writing detailed, accurate, and objective reports.
Well-qualified applicants will have:
Experience with health care building or facility design and construction.
Experience applying National Fire Protection Association codes and standards.
Experience building construction and systems from simple wood frame to complex high rise steel and concrete structures.
Experience reviewing contract documents, plans specifications, addendum, and change orders for compliance with adopted codes, rules, regulations, and standards.
About Department of Health Services
The Department of Health Services (DHS) is one of the largest and most diverse state agencies in Wisconsin, with an annual budget of roughly $11.5 billion and more than 6,100 employees. DHS is committed to protecting and promoting the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin, making sure everyone can live their best life.
DHS oversees Medicaid, the single largest program in the state budget, and other health and social service programs. DHS ensures that the care provided to Wisconsin residents is high quality and provided in accordance with state and federal law; ensures that Wisconsin taxpayer dollars are being used effectively and efficiently by preventing and detecting waste, fraud, and abuse; and works to continue Wisconsin's long tradition of strong health outcomes and innovation.
DHS works with local counties, health care providers, community partners, and others to provide alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, mental health, public health, implementation of long-term care, disability determination, regulation of state nursing homes, and numerous other programs that aid and protect the citizens of our state. DHS also oversees seven 24/7 institutions: three center...s for the developmentally disabled; a facility for mentally ill inmates; two psychiatric hospitals; and a facility for treating sexually violent persons.