|Middle Management/Professional/NM AD|
|Manages the staff and activities of the Architecture and Design Studio or section of the Planning Division ensuring quality architecture in urban planning and design; serves as the primary architectural advisor on design issues for the City of Orlando, providing guidance to higher level managers, city council, and others on large and complex public and private projects; and performs other duties as assigned.|
|Plans, organizes, and manages the Architecture and Design Studio and the Downtown Development Board (DDB) Maintenance staff; establishes goals and objectives; interprets policies and procedures; supervises, schedules, counsels, and evaluates performance of professional, technical, and clerical staff in the studio, and supervisor and maintenance crew of the DDB to assure meeting goals and standards.
Serves as technical advisor to the DDB, Development Review Committee (DRC), and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA); consults with members, prepares design recommendations, resolves complex design issues, coordinates and prioritizes projects; manages the review, approval and compliance of permitted work; serves as liaison; implements standards such as the Downtown Design Guidelines, Facade Grant Program, and Streetscape Program.
Negotiates and prepares certain bid requests for services for the DDB; evaluates bids; recommends award of contracts; determines consultant selection requirements and process; manages contracts to ensure adherence to scope and standards; reviews plans, specifications, cost estimates, and resolves design conflicts.
Oversees, coordinates, and participates in historic preservation functions and design projects for the City of Orlando; provides guidance on the Appearance Review process and related matters; may seal in-house design projects; may prepare City Council Agenda items as necessary.
Oversees the appearance review of major and new developments in the City of Orlando including master planned developments, subdivisions, conditional uses, and other related matters; reviews project designs to determine if standards have been met, provides alternatives and guidance on designs and related planning issues; makes presentations con design issues to the City Council, Municipal Planning Board, and other groups.
Performs various administrative functions, prepares various documents and reports regarding section activities; reviews proposed codes, legislation, or policies as they relate to architectural design; responds to complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary; resolves controversial and complex design problems.
|Knowledge of the principles and practices of architectural design including design principles, urban planning, landscape planning, and building materials; stays current with new developments in this field.
Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations and precedents concerning community development and design;
Working knowledge of Building Codes, ADA accessibility, and safety requirements.
Knowledge of administration and management involved in project planning, resources allocation, contract analysis, contract negotiation, budgeting, and related matters.
Knowledge of personnel management and supervisory methods and practices.
Strong oral and written communication skills including public speaking skills.
Ability to manage, coordinate and lead the work of professional and technical staff.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, managers, employees, commissioners, and the public
Ability to operate personal computer applications such as AutoCAD, GIS, graphics, drafting, Microsoft Office suite, project management and related software.
Ability to identify complex problems, review information, research, analyze, think creatively to develop solutions, and exercise sound judgment in decision making.
|Master's Degree in Architecture from an accredited architectural college or university and six (6) years professional architectural experience, including three years supervisory or project management experience involving large or complex architectural projects, or other equivalent experience.
Possession of a State of Florida Architectural license is required; however, possession of a valid license from another state may be acceptable on condition that the State of Florida license must be obtained within a year of appointment.