County of Los AngelesAlhambra 91803
Full Time

Experience as a registered architect practicing architecture in a responsible position such as Project Architect, Job Captain or Project Manager***.

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Architect

County of Los Angeles
Full Time West, 1000 S Fremont Ave, Alhambra, CA 91803, United States
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Overview

DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATIONFILING BEGINS:

November 08, 2022 @ 8:00am (PT)

Applications will be accepted until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.


EXAM NUMBER: 

D4032A

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: 

Open Competitive (OC)

FILING TYPE:

Permanent



DEFINITION:

Functions as a project architect and is responsible for coordinating, preparing and reviewing the study and development of program requirements, schematic, preliminary, and complete working drawings for complex projects.
Essential Job Functions
  • Provides architectural guidance and professional expertise to the department as needed, including feasibility reports, field investigations for facilities-related work, facility/site condition assessment, code analysis, construction administration and inspection services, ADA compliance assessments, and narrative scoping programs for construction projects with program requirements and budget/cost estimates.
  • Performs technical review and analysis, including providing written and verbal comments on technical reports, design and construction documents, cost estimates and specifications prepared by other departments, agencies and Architect/Engineering firms for compliance with industry standards, program plan, applicable codes and ordinances, and the Department’s design guidelines and standards.
  • Prepares or coordinates the preparation of complex architectural design work utilizing Computer Aided Design (CAD), including developing program requirements, plan layouts, schematic, preliminary plans, complete working drawings, specifications and cost estimates. Processes construction documents through regulatory approvals.
  • Prepares, designs, produces and renders graphic presentations, including realistic 3D models and video animation using design software such as GIS, Sketchup, Lumion, Revit, Photoshop, etc., and 2D presentation graphics using various graphic design software.
  • Manages and updates the Department’s Park Design Guidelines and Standards using graphic software and creates new standards and guides to support the work of the agency. Remains current on public architecture and industry standards.
  • Supervises, coordinates and directs other architectural personnel and other allied professional disciplines in coordinating all work to completion on site and coordinating all work to completion on park development projects. 
  • Secures and manages as-needed consultants as required for departmental park projects.
  • Coordinates and manages community engagement sessions, public meetings and/or internal meetings for park projects working closely with department agencies, Board offices, community groups and other stakeholders. 
  • Responds orally or in writing to a variety of requests, suggestions, criticisms, and proposals involving design work at County park facilities.
Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
A California license to practice architecture*, issued by the California Architects Board

Required license(s) and/or certificate(s) must be valid, or your application will NOT be accepted.

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License** is required to perform job-related essential functions.

Successful applicants for positions that require driving must obtain and present a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before final appointment.  Applicants should not present a copy of their driving history until asked to do so by the hiring department. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether an applicant’s driving history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job. License must not be currently suspended, restricted, or revoked.

*In order to receive credit for the license/certificate, you must include a legible copy of the official license/certificate or official letter from the California Architects Board with your application at the time of filing or within ten (10) calendar days from application submission.  Applicants who are unable to attach required documents to their application may scan and email as an attachment to .  Please include exam title and number in the subject line, and include exam title, exam number and applicant name in the body of the email.

**In order to receive credit for the California Class C Driver License, you must include a legible copy of the valid license with your application at the time of filing or within ten (10) calendar days from application submission.  Applicants who are unable to attach required documents to their application may scan and email as an attachment to .  Please include exam title and number in the subject line, and include exam title, exam number and applicant name in the body of the email.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
2 - Light.  This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting.  Considerable ambulation may be involved.


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Additional points will be given to qualified applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications: 

  • Experience as a registered architect practicing architecture in a responsible position such as Project Architect, Job Captain or Project Manager***
  • Architectural experience using graphic software such as 2D graphic, 2D computer aided design (CAD) or 3D modeling software.
  • Experience applying codes and regulations such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), California Building Codes, California Green Building Standards Code or California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • Architectural experience on Public Works projects**** for a public agency or municipality 
***Job titles indicated are defined as positions that have project leadership duties and responsibilities providing design guidance and technical expertise to clients and project teams pertaining to the planning, design and construction of projects with a cost of $1 million or more.

****Project is defined as a new construction or alteration cost of $1 million or more of an existing facility.


Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT: 
This examination will consist of an Evaluation of Training and Experience based on application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire, weighted 100%. 

APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE REQUIREMENTS AND MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER. 

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Result letters will be sent electronically to your e-mail address.   Scores cannot be given over the telephone. 

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

COVID-19 Vaccination
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department. 

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment.  The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s).  If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.


VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies at the Department of Parks and Recreation. 

Available Shift: 

Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION

Information presented on employment applications, supplemental questionnaire, resumes and during the examination process is subject to verification. Applicants MUST provide relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. We may reject your application at any time during the exam and selection process.
UtilizingVERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements.  Doing so may result in an incomplete application and you may be DISQUALIFIED. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE:
Go to and search for "Architect",  Click on the name of the bulletin you are applying to, click the green "Apply" button.

APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE MUST BE FILED ON-LINE VIA GOVERNMENTJOBS.COM WEBSITEAPPLICATIONS AND RESUMES SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, E-MAIL, THIRD PARTY WEBSITES (IE: Indeed.com, etc.), FAX, OR IN-PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire

 completely.Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on , you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.
EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION:

County of Los Angeles employment information can be assessed in the link below:




CORRESPONDENCE AND UPDATES WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL.

Many important notifications including invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add sahn as well as noreply@governmentjobs.com, and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. 

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It is your responsibility to take the above steps to view correspondence. Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.


Computer and Internet Access at Public Libraries: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be complete on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.  

No Sharing of User ID, E-mail and Password: All applicants must file their application using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record. 

Social Security Number: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number. 

Department Contact Name:  Soo Jung Ahn
Department Contact Number:  (626) 588-5111
Department Contact Email:  sahn@parks.lacounty.gov
ADA Coordinator Phone:  (626) 588-5109
Teletype Phone:  (213) 427-6118
California Relay Services Phone:  (800)735-2922
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