CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR 2
( Building/Site Design )
(Landscape Design )
This is architectural work at the full performance level performing specific project assignments in either general building design or landscape design. An employee in this class conducts design studies, determines site requirements, and performs assigned project work in a timely, efficient, and cost effective manner. Monitoring finished work for adherence to quality standards is a significant aspect of the work. Work is performed under the direction of a higher-level architect/engineer.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
- The employee must perform full performance architectural project coordination work in either general building or landscape design.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
LANDSCAPE DESIGN SPECIALTY
- Makes design studies of site improvements for the design program by formulating spatial and functional relationships of major spaces, by analyzing applicable systems, processes and site requirements, and by selecting appropriate materials based upon budget, maintenance, and aesthetic considerations.
- Prepares schematic designs, graphics, drawings and cost estimates.
- Prepares preliminary designs, graphics, drawings and cost estimates.
- Prepares final designs, graphics, drawings, contract specifications, and cost estimates.
- Conducts general administration and inspection of construction work.
- May prepare presentation graphics, drawings, build models, perform surveys, and secure permits.
BUILDING/SITE DESIGN SPECIALTY
- Performs field surveys of proposed new project construction sites or existing facilities and areas being considered for renovation; determines soil composition, drainage patterns, area shape and contour; determines type and location of trees and shrubs; selects type of materials to be used, such as fencing, sculpture, stone, brick, padding, and asphaltic compositions, to maximize user safety, facility durability, and budgetary limits.
Performs related work as required.
- Reviews and participates in design studies of site improvements and/or building construction or renovation work; represents the Capital Program Office at public meetings and conferences with other City departments and governmental agencies; monitors design, construction, and post-construction work for achieving design, budget, and scheduling objectives.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the principles of architectural theory in the designated specialty area.
- the principles of planning and land use in the designated specialty area
- materials and methods of construction and renovation in the designated specialty area.
- the principles, practices, techniques and instruments used in project documentation.
- the sources of information and current developments in the field of the designated specialty area.
- the fundamental theory of structural, mechanical and electrical design in the Building Design specialty.
- the principles and practices of horticulture and plant ecology, for the Landscape Design specialty.
- the preparation of presentation designs, graphics, and drawings.
- prepare cost estimates.
- administer and inspect construction and renovation work.
- coordinate architectural, structural, and design work.
- complete work within a designated time schedule and within established budgets.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 01/04.)
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university, with major course work in architecture or architectural engineering for the Building/Site Design Specialty or landscape architecture for the Landscape Design Specialty.
- One year of experience performing professional architectural work in the designated specialty area.
- Two years of experience performing professional architectural work with responsibility for completing assigned projects within time and budgetary requirements in the designated specialty area.
Any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department, which has included the completion of a bachelor's degree program in an acceptable area and the specific experience described above as a minimum.
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of
a position in this class.
PAY RANGE: EP20
Class Established: 3/53
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 9/03, Ad Board: 1/04
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3D05