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Architect - Department of Natural Resources

Date Posted:  Aug 8, 2019
Requisition ID:  512

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


Hire Salary: The salary range for this position is $49,998 - $88,426. 

About the job:

The Architect performs architectural design for new and existing facilities. Provides technical information, guidance and review of rehabilitation projects.

A day in the life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Prepares contract documents which comply with building codes, safety laws and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, directly affecting the public and private sectors;
  • Prepares and presents preliminary designs of building and programming documents;
  • Assists with the construction cost estimates to enable and provide agencies information necessary to establish construction budgets;
  • Researches and conducts field inspections of conditions of existing buildings for rehabilitation projects and preventative maintenance needs of design projects;
  •  Assists in preparations of applications which may include but not limited to historical preservation, archaeological review for the purposes of budget preparation, obtaining permits and adherence to building codes;
  • Reviews shop drawing submittals of design projects and plans of architectural consultant firms and prepares evaluation comments to determine conformance with contract requirements;
  • Performs environmental analysis of facility site prior to design of building;
  • Prepares architectural details to define construction quality and technology;
  • Designs size, arrangement and characteristics of spaces to be included in building program;
  • Develops materials list and specifications for requisition.

What we're looking for:

  • Baccalaureate degree in architecture plus related work experience. 
  • Preference for a candidate with registration in the state of Indiana as a professional architect.
  • Knowledge of the theory, design, and practice of architecture.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of building construction.
  • Knowledge of regulations, laws, statutes, codes, and standards governing building design and construction. Knowledge of  building energy conservation regulations and methods.
  • Knowledge of regulations for accessibility.
  • Ability to prepare, evaluate and present design programs, schematic design, design development, and construction documents.
  • Knowledge of the state bidding process and ability to administer the construction contract.
  • Computer related skills desirable (AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel).


•      Knowledge of the theory, design and practices of architecture;

•      Knowledge of the methods and techniques of building construction, repair and rehabilitation;

•      Thorough knowledge of regulations, laws, statutes, codes and standards governing building design and construction;

•      Working knowledge of building energy conservation regulations and methods;

•      Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical aspects of construction as they affect architectural planning;

•      Working knowledge of regulations and methods for providing access to all space within and about buildings for the physically handicapped;

•      Ability to prepare, evaluate and present design programs, preliminary sketches and final design documents;

•      Ability to review contractors’ billings for accuracy and content;

•     Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

•     Ability to become registered as a Professional Architect in the State of Indiana.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis