Pima County

Tucson, Arizona, United States

5250 - Architect I (Renovations and Interiors)

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Position Description



Salary Grade: 15

Pay Range
Hiring Range: $66,536 - $73,189 Annually
Full Range: $66,536 - $93,150 Annually

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.

Join the innovative Architectural Team of Pima County and contribute to the advancement of design, cultural, social, and economic change. With over 260 buildings spanning across 9,200 square miles, Pima County offers a diverse range of projects including libraries, courts, offices, jail complexes, health and medical buildings, animal care facilities, historic preservation, and community centers. Immerse yourself in projects with budgets ranging from $300,000 to $3,000,000. This diversity will challenge your skills and enable you to grow both personally and professionally. Apply now and prepare for an exciting career with Pima County's Architectural Team.

Requires current registration as a professional Architect in the United States of America with registration as a professional Architect in the State of Arizona at the time of appointment.


As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, this classification may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class. Work assignments may vary depending on the departments need and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.

  • Manages the design and development of construction documents for large architectural projects including coordination of full building systems and site utilities;

  • Develops project budgets for assigned projects including multi-year budget forecasting and project cost tracking;

  • Assists in contract development for professional services;

  • Develops all phases of architectural systems, making final determinations as to structural requirements, type, capacity, location of equipment, and permissible substitutions in project plans and specifications;

  • Investigates and evaluates requests for large-scale departmental remodeling and reviews such requests with department personnel;

  • Makes technical and physical surveys and compiles data for use in developing new projects;

  • Coordinates with other departmental staff also involved in assigned projects;

  • Describes manner in which work is to be performed, processes to be followed, precautions to be taken, and any other special conditions peculiar to the project;

  • Estimates the total hours necessary for the completion of each phase of construction;

  • Determines quantity, types, and costs of materials and equipment;

  • Conducts periodic inspections of work in process;

  • Makes final inspection of completed projects and authorizes their acceptance;

  • Prepares reports;

  • Oversees/leads and reviews the work of drafting/designer staff;

  • Prepares construction documents in-house for small to medium-sized tenant improvements or small additions;

  • Manages the pre-construction phase contracts for Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) or Design/Build Contractor.
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with a major in architecture or other related discipline as defined by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications:

(Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. Current registration in any U.S. state as an architect.
  2. Experience with/knowledge of principles and practices of architecture and project management for building design and construction administration.
  3. Experience managing building projects with construction costs usually valued at less than $1 million.
  4. Experience with communication in a written format.
  5. Experience developing project budgets and schedules from preliminary scope and program information, as well as managing project budgets and schedules from inception through construction completion.
  6. Experience identifying and engaging with project stakeholder groups.
  7. Experience developing scopes of work for outsourced professional consulting and construction services.
  8. Experience with building types to include office, legal and law enforcement, judicial, medical, community centers, libraries, industrial use structures, and other government building types.
  9. Basic computer knowledge and skills, with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project 2010, Auto-CAD 2017 (or later version), Bluebeam, or other related software.
  10. Experience with/knowledge of current building and accessibility codes.
  11. Resume attached to supplement completed job application.
Selection Procedure:
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidates from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process. Supplemental Information

Licenses and Certificates: All positions require current registration as a professional Architect within one of the NCARB-recognized jurisdictions with registration as a professional Architect in the State of Arizona, or registration as a professional Architect in the State of Arizona within six (6) months of appointment. Current registration not within an NCARB-recognized jurisdiction will need to be reviewed for reciprocity thru NCARB to obtain registration as a professional Architect in the State of Arizona within the six (6) month period. Valid driver license is required at time of application. Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Services' review and approval of the candidate's driving record.

Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education, and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County.

Physical/Sensory Requirements: Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.

EEO Information: Pima County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce and will not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, kinship, political interest, or any other characteristic protected by law.