Florida Department of Health/Design & Construction Section
Type: Full Time
Salary: $55,000 - $65,000
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 64081515
This position provides professional architectural/engineering services for the Department of Health (DOH), coordinating Fixed Capital Outlay (FCO) projects to include design and plan review, monitoring FCO project status, on-site inspections, observations, and if needed, determining corrective action required for compliance with any building code, or construction issues or deteriorating condition found out of compliance with proper installation in new or existing buildings. The incumbent must be a registered professional architect in accordance with Chapter 481, F.S.
This employee shall develop, coordinate and/or direct the development of architectural and/or engineering designs, planning studies, building maintenance reviews, building energy, and life cycle cost analysis, facility evaluations, cost estimates, building safety plans, specifications and other contract documents for the revision, renovation, or remodeling of existing buildings and facilities, and/or for the development of new facilities and for the prototype and standard design development for buildings, and for those action plans needed to assure safe operation and prevention of facility deterioration and/or public health safety, and welfare while functioning on the grounds of facilities.
Represent the department competently and professionally, both independently and in conferences to be assured that projects and FCO budgets are being developed realistically under existing construction requirements and prevailing costs guidelines.
Maintains project contract files in accordance with statutes and office standards for both electronic and paper documents. Maintains general office appearance to acceptable standards. Established order should allow records to be retrieved by appropriate staff in the absence of the incumbent.
Provide professional leadership by participating in and chairing meetings with design professionals, contractors, and agency representatives while reviewing designs to ensure the sound development of projects and compliance with department policy and Florida law.
Assist in the development of contracts and the negotiation of professional service contracts as required.
Provides technical assistance to field offices and programs for assigned workload to develop proper solutions and/or action plans to bring into compliance building technology deficiencies, building maintenance oversights, and/or building or employee safety issues related to facilities and facility use.
Responsible for overview/monitoring/coordination of building maintenance plans for assigned workloads to assist field offices/institutions/programs with information needed to properly maintain DOH owned facilities.
Responsible for assisting the Design and Construction Section Administrator (as directed) with maintaining departmental building related standards, buildings programs, manuals, contracts, forms, etc., to be assured of a current, retrievable information base designed to provide efficient service to clients statewide.
Assist the Design and Construction Section Administrator (as directed) with the preparation, review, and evaluation of budget issues; and final recommendation and preparation of the FCO Budget as required by Chapter 216, Florida Statutes.
Participate as a member of the selection committee in the selection of qualified professional firms and individuals for service in planning and/or design of assigned projects or as requested by the administrator of Office of Design and Construction.
Maintains a level of professional competency, courtesy and professionalism through self-improvement training, computer literacy, and proper attention to and use of department policies.
Assists the administrator of Design and Construction on special projects as required.