Under general direction, in the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, to serve as the assistant departmental technical adviser on architectural standards and to supervise the staff engaged in the review and approval of the design and the construction of hospitals, nursing and convalescent homes, and related health facilities; and to do other related work.
Provides consultation and technical advice to interested persons relating to architectural and construction standards for hospital and community health facilities; assists in supervising and participates with staff engaged in the checking of plans and specifications and in the construction inspection of hospitals, nursing homes, facilities for mentally retarded, community health centers and related health facilities; consults with civic groups, hospital boards, architects, engineers, and other interested parties on State and Federal requirements for financial aid; confers with project architects and local government officials during the preliminary planning and final working drawing stages with reference to planning concepts and building requirements and recommends revisions as needed; checks plans and specifications for compliance with State and Federal requirements; conducts field inspections during construction to check on and resolve construction problems; coordinates the construction and equipment inspection responsibilities of the staff; reviews change orders and other contract modifications during construction and reviews the progress reports of projects under construction; prepares estimates of cost for building and equipping hospitals, health centers, and related facilities based on a continuing analysis of actual cost experience and on trends in building costs; maintains awareness of, and applies new developments in the architectural and construction field; develops recommendations regarding standards for hospital and health facility design and construction; trains staff members, evaluates their work, and recommends appropriate action; writes difficult technical reports and correspondence.
Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as an Architect issued by the California State Board of Architectural Examiners is required. (Applicants who are eligible to apply for registration will be admitted to the examination. However, candidates must be in possession of a valid Certificate of Registration in order to be eligible for appointment.) and Either I Two years of experience at a level of responsibility not less than that of an Architectural Associate, Health Facilities, in the California state service, including at least one year in the planning or review of architectural plans and specifications for hospitals, nursing and convalescent homes, or related health facilities.
Experience: Five years of experience in architectural planning and design of major buildings, including at least one year of hospital planning or design. and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in architecture or engineering. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Architecture and architectural practice of planning and design of public buildings, and architectural and building materials and construction methods; hospital planning and design and State and Federal requirements for hospitals, nursing homes, diagnostic and treatment centers, and other health facilities; structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering as related to buildings, and building costs and codes; Office's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Write clear and comprehensive reports; lay out, inspect, and check the work of others and establish and maintain effective cooperative relationships with those contact in the course of work; effectively contribute to the Office's affirmative action objectives.