The Department of General Services, Division of Engineering and Buildings (DEB), is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code as it relates to buildings on state property, for developing state policies and procedures on the procurement of professional and construction services and for establishing accessibility standards for state owned buildings.
We are seeking a qualified licensed Architect to perform all tasks related to Architectural Review of building construction plans and specifications and inspection of construction.
Multiple positions may be filled from this vacancy.
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or equivalent combination of training and experience required. A Virginia Architect’s license (or capable of obtaining one within six months) is required. A valid Virginia driver’s license is required, or to be obtained within 60 days of hire. Successful candidate must have ability to meet occasional job-related travel requirements. Knowledge and experience in the design and construction of new and renovated buildings. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of the Virginia Uniform State Building Code (VUSBC), the ADA technical standards, and state regulations. Experience in professional practice involving project design and preparation of construction documents, coordination with engineering disciplines, controlling project costs, and inspecting construction in progress. Ability to: work independently under general supervision, to prioritize and schedule normal workload and special deadlines, to communicate effectively orally and in writing in preparation of oral and written reports to management and clients using word processing software. Communicate in a professional, fair and cooperative manner with work associates and clients, demonstrating good interpersonal skills and personal discipline.
A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Architecture is preferred. Current ICC certification as a Building Plans Examiner and Commercial Building Inspector is preferred; applicant must achieve these certifications within 6 months of hire. BlueBeam software experience preferred for review of documents.
The Department of General Services (DGS) provides a wide array of services for other state agencies, local governments, and citizens. DGS serves as the infrastructure for state government by serving in a support capacity with eight business units; Division of Purchases and Supplies (DPS), Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS), Division of Real Estate Services (DRES),
Division of Engineering & Buildings (DEB), Office of Fleet Management Services (OFMS), Office of Graphic Communications (OGC),
Office of Surplus Property Management (OSPM), and State Mail Services (SMS).