General Statement of Duties
Recreation Senior Engineers provide specialized architectural and/or urban design services; prepares programs, documents, correspondence and presentations related to architectural and/or urban design projects; serves as a liaison between the City, contractors and other related groups in order to help see a project through to completion; supervises the work of subordinate personnel.
Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)
(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)
Principles and practices of architecture and/or urban design theory.
Auto CAD programs and their use.
Facility management principles.
Construction materials and methods.
Cost estimation; budget management procedures.
Principles of management, supervision and training.
Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Create drafting/architectural drawings.
Estimate costs and time requirements of construction requirements.
Prepare contract documents, specifications, requests for proposals and other documents.
Manage construction projects.
Work with a wide range of people, from construction workers to community leaders.
Analyze and solve complex problems.
Make architectural presentations to the public.
Use computer office applications to prepare necessary documents and correspondence.
Manage, supervise and train subordinate personnel; assign work to subordinate personnel.
Examples of Work Performed:
(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)
Prepare design concepts, plans, etc. for assigned projects; use CAD and manual methods.
Write and prepare urban design or facility plans, including analyses, design, guidelines and recommendations.
Prepare specifications, estimates and contract documents for assigned projects.
Prepare verbal, written and graphic presentations as assigned; produce renderings and models as appropriate.
Attend a variety of meetings with clients, contractors, City administrators and other groups; negotiate with various groups as needed in order to see projects through to completion.
Assume project management duties and project team coordination duties as assigned; fill in for Architect Supervisor as assigned.
Provide instruction, training and assistance to technical staff as appropriate.
Write reports and prepare correspondence as assigned.
Prepare paperwork for contract bidding processes; review bid documents received.
Provide information and assistance with developing the departmental budget.
Assist those contacted in the course of duty in an effective, efficient and professional manner.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
To qualify as a Senior Architect:
PROMOTIONAL: Each applicant must have three years experience with the City of Cincinnati as an Architecture Intern plus a Bachelors degree (five- or six-year track) from an accredited college or university in architecture.
REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS: RESUME AND TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING THE DEGREE ATTAINED, STATE OF OHIO ARCHITECTURAL LICENSE, AND A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE.
OPEN: Each applicant must have a Bachelor's degree (five- or six-year track) from an accredited college or university in architecture. If not registered in Ohio when appointed, Ohio registration must be obtained during the probationary period.
REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS: RESUME AND TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING THE DEGREE ATTAINED, STATE OF OHIO ARCHITECTURAL LICENSE OR THE ABILITY TO OBTAINED DURING PROBATIONARY PERIOD, AND A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE.
To qualify as an ARCHITECT INTERN:
Each applicant must have a Bachelor's degree (five- or six-year track) from an accredited college or university in architecture. (No Architect license is required)
REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS: RESUME, TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING THE DEGREE ATTAINED, AND A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSED .
ARCHITECT INTERN SALARY (as of 8/8/2019):
$26.99 - $36.278 Hourly
$2,159.57 - $2,902.28 Biweekly
$56,148.78 - $75,459.27 Annually
Background Investigation: A criminal background investigation will be conducted for this position (according to Civil Service Commission Rule 15 – Sensitive Classifications/Positions and the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2001 and the Patriot Act). The purpose is to detect security risks and prevent security threats posed by potential employees.
U.S. Citizenship: All positions with the City of Cincinnati require that each applicant be a citizen of the United States or have a valid permanent resident card at the time of appointment (date of hire).
MILITARY EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE EVALUATION
Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.