Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Architectural Supervisor

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Job Description


Registration as an Architect in the State of Arizona.

Under general supervision from the Division Manager (Design), performs administrative and advanced professional architectural work for the Engineering and Construction Services Department (ECS) Design Division. Administers and reviews designs for construction and remodeling for tribal building projects designed by assigned architectural design staff or architectural consultants. Researches and resolves architectural or construction related issues of a highly professional and technical nature. Supervises, mentors, and trains assigned division architectural staff. Provides expertise, training, and advice to other department staff involved in the architectural planning, management, construction and/or construction administration contract processes. This job class is treated as FLSA exempt and considered a DRIVING position.

Essential Functions: (Essential functions may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledges, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.)

Examples of Tasks

1. Supervises the administration of new building and remodeling projects normally designed by architectural design staff or outside consulting firms. Supervises the preparation of architectural plans, cost estimates, and specifications for the construction, modification, and repair of various Community architectural projects. Reviews and validates architectural design plans submitted by outside consultants to ensure all required tribal design specifications and cost requirements are included before submittal for approval. Assists with the development of scope of work for architectural design contracts for tribal building and remodeling projects.

2. Supervises, coaches, mentors, and trains assigned architectural staff on all design building requirements. Schedules staff work assignments and monitors workflow for timely completion of tasks. Reviews and validates work assignments and assists staff with resolving issues and concerns. Mentors and assists staff with obtaining registration and career progression goals. Conducts regular staff meetings to keep staff informed about upcoming and pending work assignments. Coaches and provides technical advice and expertise to other professional or paraprofessionals engaged in the design and construction of tribal facilities, as needed. Prepares timely performance evaluations and provides staff regular feedback on work performance.

3. Conducts technical and physical surveys and compiles data for defining scope of work for architectural projects and work tasks. Designs and prepares architectural plans and specifications for construction, modification, and repair of various Community building projects. Compiles, prepares, and maintains construction documents based on project requirements for all tribal projects. Maintains complete specification library of all plans for use by tribal staff for construction projects of all types and occupancies, based on current building codes.

4. Advises other departments (Housing, Community Development, and Public Works) and consultants in construction methodology, architectural design standards, and construction administration. Monitors and ensures the inclusion of all required building needs specified by law or required by departments into the design, construction, and/or remodeling of building projects. Prepares preliminary cost estimates and building cost standards based on specific department requirements. Maintains liaison between the Community and outside architects to ensure all department building requirements are addressed in the design plans. Supervises the preparation and maintenance of architectural activity reports for all projects.

5. Interprets plans and specifications related to tribal facilities for contractors, consultants, and tribal staff. Reviews architectural submissions regarding orientation of buildings, energy efficiency and other conservation measures, and the choice of cost effective materials. Monitors and ensures architectural design staff uses consistent specification language and plan layouts for all projects. Resolves architectural problems of a highly technical nature based on understanding of building codes and construction methods.

6. Conducts periodic on-site observation of construction activities performed by contractors, work crews, and/or tribal staff to ensure compliance with approved architectural plans and construction documents. Promptly notifies the Division Manager (Design) and other concerned parties, as applicable, of violations or failures to follow approved architectural plans.

7. Presents the Community's position and policies to other governmental jurisdictions, private firms, and the general public on various architectural matters. Prepares and presents presentations to Council on new and pending architectural projects. Participates on Community Design Reviews Committee in establishing and enforcing Tribal design standards, themes, and customs.

8. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.

9. Performs other job-related tasks and special assignments as assigned by the Division Manager (Design).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community ordinances to be enforced.
  • Knowledge of applicable tribal, federal, and state statues and policies related to the design and management of complex architectural projects.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of architecture and architectural engineering.
  • Knowledge of modern methods, materials, techniques, and architectural design concepts as applied to the design and construction of public buildings.
  • Knowledge of principles and application of sitting, mass, and composition for developing an attractive building and site.
  • Knowledge of building materials, equipment, and finishes including costs and specific applications to the various types of buildings plus construction techniques.
  • Knowledge of applicable building codes, standards and regulations, contract documents and construction methods and practices.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision, leadership, and training and evaluation techniques.
  • Knowledge of construction practices, techniques, and terminology.

  • Skill in principles and practices of supervision and management skills.
  • Skill in use of engineering and drafting instruments and related equipment.
  • Skill in planning, supervising, developing, and coordinating architectural projects including estimating the cost of materials and labor to complete projects.
  • Skill in applying architectural design concepts to a variety of building projects.
  • Skill in coordinating and observing field inspection activities.

  • Ability to program, plan, budget, and manage the annual operations for the architectural department.
  • Ability to perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over others.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with tribal employees, private firms, and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate in the English language by phone or in person in a one-to-one or group setting.
  • Ability to produce architectural construction documents and sketches.
  • Ability to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Ability to comprehend and make inferences from materials written in the English language.
  • Ability to perform field inspections of buildings in various stages of completion.
  • Ability to use graphic instructions, such as blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts, or other visual aids.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Education & Experience: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Architectural Engineering or a closely related field, and seven (7) years of progressively responsible full-time professional architecture experience to include relevant experience with private consulting, contracting, and/or government agency and two (2) years supervisory experience in a closely related field. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience. Preference will be given to applicants with additional training in personnel management and supervision.

  • Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience that would allow the candidate to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position, will be considered.

  • Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

Special Requirements
  • Posses and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License.
  • Registration as an Architect in the State of Arizona.

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified : Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.

The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.