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DLL BD OF ARCHITECTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Board of Architects Executive Director is responsible for the regulation of the practice of architecture by ensuring that individuals and firms who practice

Class Code:

N116N

Job Grade:

GS12

Special Job Requirements:

0

Typical Functions:

Reviews all architectural licensing applications from candidates desiring to practice architecture within the state; and determines whether to either accept or reject the application. Oversees the Intern Development Program including the three primary tasks of coordinating the progress of each intern to the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, authorizing and preparing candidates to take the Architectural Registration Examination, and assisting candidates with testing process problems encountered. Represents as a guest lecturer at the University of Arkansas’s School of Architecture and a liaison between universities when writing their project proposal requests that require the services of an architect. Oversees the review of courses that architects complete to insure compliance with the required mandatory continuing education programs and the auditing of continuing education credits claimed by licensees. Receives, reviews, and investigates all complaints filed by the public, including the four significant responsibilities of investigating merits of the complaint by gathering pertinent information, communicating with individuals who are the subject of complaints, preparing and presenting summaries of investigation findings and legal documents to the board for determination of potential violations pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act, with all individuals and their attorneys appearing before the board to review consent agreements. Supervises staff members to insure efficient operation of the office administrative services. Develops responsible fiscal budget; maintains orderly financial files documenting asset use. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the methods and materials used for the construction of multiple structures. Knowledge of the design techniques involved in the production of technical plans. Knowledge in the practical application of architecture, including the theoretical principles and methodologies gathered for full product development. Knowledge of the business and management principles involved in strategic planning. Knowledge of human resource modeling and human leadership techniques. Knowledge of relevant equipment policies to promote mandatory state security operations. Knowledge of state laws and regulations involving architecture and construction science. Ability to identify a problem before actual occurrence of the problem. Ability to clearly communicate with numerous individuals through oral and written methods.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in architecture, architectural studies, business administration or a related field; plus five years of experience in the architectural field, including three years in a managerial capacity.

Required Certificates:

0

Exempt:

E
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