City of Las VegasLas Vegas 89155
Full Time

Acts as a formal supervisor, exercising direct supervision, including selecting new employees, monitoring and formally evaluating employee performance, and participating in the discipline and termination of employees.

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Architectural Project Manager

City of Las Vegas
Full Time Clark County Public Works Department, 500 S Grand Central Pkwy # 2, Las Vegas, NV 89155, United States


The City of Las Vegas is accepting applications for This position coordinates and administers various city architectural programs and projects; prepares and administers the city's on-site five-year capital improvement program; coordinates programs and projects with other city departments and outside agencies; provides highly responsible staff assistance to the assigned division manager or section supervisor.

Supervision Received And Exercised

Receives general direction from a higher level management staff.

Acts as a formal supervisor, exercising direct supervision, including selecting new employees, monitoring and formally evaluating employee performance, and participating in the discipline and termination of employees.

Examination Process:
A civil service examination will be conducted in accordance with the Civil Service Rules of the city of Las Vegas. The supplemental questions are the examination. Falsification of information may result in disqualification from a recruitment or removal from a City position. Additional information will not be accepted after the closing date. The supplemental questions are weighted 100% for placement on an eligible list, and must be worked on individually by the applicant only. The supplemental questions of all qualified applicants will be reviewed for placement on an eligible list.

You must score 70% or higher on the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The eligible list will remain in effect for a period of 6 months from the date of certification and may be extended for a period of up to 2 years.  

Selection Process: 
Final candidate selection will include list placement and may include hiring interview (if applicable). Any individual offered employment will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test, complete background checkand may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform the physical requirements of the job. Some positions may require preliminary background checks.  


Essential Functions:

  1. Recommends and assists in the implementation of division goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Assists with the annual development and submission of business plan measures. Prepares and presents monthly performance statistics and reports. Recommends and implements approved policies and procedures.
  2. Coordinates and administers various city architectural programs and projects; meets with staff to identify needs and resolve problems; assigns work activities, projects and programs; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures.
  3. Participates in the development and maintenance of city design standards applied to all new and remodeled facilities.
  4. Supervises designated project staff, including training, overseeing work, and establishing and evaluating appropriate performance standards in accordance with department objectives. May participate in interviewing and assisting with the selecting of job applicants.
  5. Prepares, reviews, and approves project programs, site analysis, project budgets, conceptual designs, architectural plans, environmental documents and reports, specifications, and construction cost estimates; oversees and reviews the production drawings and documents prepared by architectural consultants and in-house designers; ensures that project specifications and deliverables meet applicable rules and regulations.
  6. Researches and recommends professional consultants; reviews proposal submissions and firm qualifications; facilitates, negotiates, and prepares contractual agreements; and ensures that contractual obligations are met throughout the project.
  7. Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; reviews with appropriate management staff; and implements improvements.
  8. Serves as liaison for assigned projects with other city departments, divisions, public and outside agencies. Represents the division in various committees and work groups. Receives and responds to complex and sensitive issues. Handles inquiries and complaints from start through resolution in an efficient and timely manner.
  9. Provides administrative and analytical support to an assigned division or section manager; prepares and present special reports and analyses as required.
  10. Oversees and approves assigned project budgets, including monitoring financial transactions, expenditures, and identifying and reporting potential financial overruns and variances at an early stage. Prepares reports on actual and estimated expenditures.
Marginal Functions:
  1. Produces architectural design drawings, using autocad software.
  2. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of architecture.
  3. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.


One year of increasingly responsible (post license) professional architectural experience.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in architecture or a closely related field.

License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid driver's license on the date of application, and maintenance thereafter. 

Possession of an appropriate, valid certificate of registration as a professional architect in any state on the date of application, and acquisition of certification as a professional architect in the state of Nevada within six months of the date of appointment, and maintenance thereafter.


Knowledge of:

Operational characteristics, services and activities of a comprehensive architectural program.
Modern and complex principles and practices of architecture.
Advanced terminology, methods, practices and techniques used in technical architectural report preparation.
Advanced principles of mathematics as applied to architectural work.
Recent developments, current literature and sources of information regarding architecture.
Materials, tools and equipment used in architecture.
Advanced techniques of developing, reviewing and modifying architectural plans, designs and specifications.
Principles of budget preparation and control.
Autocad software and techniques.
Principles and techniques of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment and software.

Skills in:

Interpreting and applying pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes, rules and regulations.
Managing and administering a comprehensive capital improvement program.
Managing large and complex architectural projects.
Ensuring project compliance with project specifications, deadlines and budget constraints.
Resolving complex architectural problems.
Resolving regulatory, public relations and systems design questions.
Exercising professional architectural judgment to achieve results consistent with objectives.
Operating computer-based architectural systems.
Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Analyzing complex problems, identifying alternative solutions, anticipating consequences of proposed actions, recommending best options, and implementing approved solution in support of goals.


In addition to Core Workforce Competencies:

Supervisor Competencies

Professionalism – Models core values by being honest, respectful and positive; continuously demonstrates the core values of the city; supervisory actions are collaborative whenever possible and intended to grow the city's capacity at an individual, unit, division and/or department level.

Managing Performance – Takes responsibility for own and assigned employees' performance, by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring regular feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly.

Decisiveness – Willingness to make difficult decisions in a timely manner.

Developing and Empowering Others – Willingness to delegate responsibility; coaching assigned employee to develop their capabilities.

Facilitating Partnerships – Builds community and partnerships both inside and outside the organization.

Forward Thinking – Anticipating the consequences of situations and decisions; taking appropriate action to be prepared for possible changes.

Providing Support – Provides the tools and creates a supportive environment that allows others to successfully complete their work.