State of North CarolinaRaleigh 27603
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State of North Carolina
Full Time, Permanent NC Department of Health and Human Services, 101 Blair Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603, United States Apply before 10/4/2023 5:00


This posting is for the following positions: 60089708, 65006873, 60053937, 65006878 and 60089709

Are you an architect looking for a unique opportunity that is a departure from traditional firm life? Are you looking to do meaningful work in a collegial office environment that recognizes the importance of work/life balance? If so, the Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Construction Section is looking for you.
We are currently looking for qualified candidates to fill immediate openings in our architectural review team. This is an opportunity to use and develop your knowledge of codes to regulate licensed facilities throughout the State of North Carolina. The work that you do will help to ensure the safety and well-being of citizens in all of our 100 counties.
DHSR Construction Section regulates the physical plant compliance of all licensed health care, residential care and jail facilities in North Carolina. Our Mission Statement is centered on making sure that all patients, residents and inmates are provided with a safe and suitable environment. Blending office time with travel time in the field, this position is for a motivated and energetic person who wants to be a part of a team that impacts positive changes for the citizens of North Carolina.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Perform plan reviews of licensed health care facilities, residential facilities, and jail facility construction and renovation projects for compliance with regulations that come under the Division's regulatory responsibilities including hospitals, nursing homes, mental health facilities, adult care homes, and local confinement facilities.
  • Provide regulatory consultation to owners and designers of regulated facilities.
  • Make on-site inspections throughout the state to determine that regulated facilities are constructed and functioning in accordance with established rules and standards. This position requires occasional travel within the State (2-3 days a month), including some overnight travel.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the licensure rules for each of the facility types licensed by the Division, NFPA codes/standards, and building codes.
  • Remain current on all changes to rules, codes, regulations, policies, guidelines, procedures, etc. related to the facilities.
  • Review and enforce licensure rules and codes as they relate to the construction documents and verify that the appropriate rules and codes are being met.
  • Develop knowledge and correct use of the Construction Sections work processes and procedures.
  • Communicate with owners, facility administration, design professionals, the public, etc. with questions, problems, etc. in person or by phone.
We are located on the beautiful Dorothea Dix Park just outside of downtown Raleigh. Hybrid or telework schedules will be considered for candidates residing outside of the Triangle area. Employees enjoy the benefit of a good work-life balance working a 40-hour work week.

Compensation & Benefits:
 The State of North Carolina offers excellent comprehensive benefits. Employees can participate in health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and the NCFlex program (numerous high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis).  Employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and community service leave, as well as 12 annual paid holidays. In addition, paid parental leave is available to eligible employees. Visit  for more information.

About the Division of Health Service Regulation and the Construction Section:
The Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) provides for the health, safety and well-being of individuals through effective regulatory and remedial activities including appropriate consultation and training opportunities and by improving access to health care delivery systems through the rational allocation of needed facilities and services.
The Construction Section reviews plans and specifications, makes on-site inspections and provides consultation to ensure a safe and proper environment for patients, residents and inmates.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified applicants must document on the application that they possess all of the following:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of architecture.
  • Ability to read and understand building blueprints and specifications.
  • Must possess and maintain an active and unrestricted driver’s license and have the ability to drive for statewide travel as assigned.
Physical Requirements:
Work in this position requires the ability to: inspect buildings in their entirety including, standing, walking, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, visual acuity, and exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Some state job postings say you can qualify by an “equivalent combination of education and experience.” If that language appears below, then you may qualify through EITHER years of education OR years of directly related experience, OR a combination of both. See for details.

Bachelor’s degree in architecture or an engineering discipline related to the area of assignment from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience as a registered architect;
equivalent combination of training and directly related experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications
Valid license to practice architecture granted by the North Carolina Board of Architecture.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone.   To check the status of your application, please log in to your account.  You will either receive a call to schedule an interview or an email notifying when the job has been filled.
For technical issues with your applications, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627. Applicants will be communicated with, via email only, for updates on the status of their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 919-855-3859.