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at Louisiana Department of Civil Service

Posted: 9/4/2019
Job Reference #: 1669480

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

This job posting will be used to fill all vacant positions with the State Fire Marshal Architect title and may be filled anywhere in the State of Louisiana.  The domicile will not be known until there is a vacancy.  This position will require travel within the assigned district and occasionally to areas outside the domicile as requested by Administration.

Applications will be valid for only 180 days.  Applicants must re-apply to be eligible for future vacancies beyond that 180 period.

This position has a Special Entrance Rate (SER) of $2578.80 bi-weekly.

**A current Louisiana license to practice architecture must be attached to your application or faxed to 225-219-1041 at time of submission. Failure to submit the license to this job posting will result in your application not being considered.**

There is no Civil Service test score required to qualify for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.  Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account.  Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review.  Passing candidates will designate as "Pass".  Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager.  You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.  
(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the work experience sections of the application.

Department of Public Safety
ATTN: Human Resources/Macie Kinchen
P.O. BOX 66614
Baton Rouge, LA. 70896
Fax # 225-922-0528


Applications without the education and/or work experience sections completed will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you have a disability and need a special accommodation.

This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.

All prospective candidates will be required to submit to drug screening and additional background checks.

Agency Contact:
Macie Kinchen


Possession of a current Louisiana license to practice architecture followed by two years of experience as a professional architect.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To apply architectural principles, theories, concepts, methods, and techniques in the planning, design, construction, and/or inspection of either state owned buildings or other buildings which are required to meet the building safety, handicap accessibility, and energy codes as established by State and Federal Authorities.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from an Architect 4.

Supervision Exercised:
Regulatory control over contracted design professionals and building owners/tenants. May serve as a lead-worker over lower level Architects.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Architect 2 by the performance of advanced journeyman duties.

Differs from Architect 4 by the absence of supervisory responsibility.

Examples of Work

Serves as a design-administering architect over several state agencies for all construction that occurs at the agency.

Presides over all staff projects, from initial inception at capital outlay request through completion of contract construction documents.

Reviews capital outlay proposals submitted by user agencies, analyze budget and program, and makes recommendations regarding funding of program.

Reviews user agency programs and makes recommendations regarding the same.

Reviews all design submittals of contract construction documents, including new construction, additions, and renovation of public and private buildings. The review includes compliance with statutorily established building codes, rules and regulations, and energy code.

Recommends changes to comply with these considerations.

Confers with state agencies on existing problems and solutions.

Makes recommendations regarding procedure and construction problems in order to produce the best end product (building) for the use.

Acts as a consultant for the state as it relates to the protection of life and property from the hazards of fire, smoke, explosion, and panic.

Identifies, evaluates and determines the adequacy of the Life Safety systems in the buildings. Life Safety systems are comprised of the protection of structural systems, protection and integrity of egress systems, evaluation of mechanical, electrical, automatic fire suppression systems, fire protective signaling systems, design of smoke removal systems, and the identification of unique hazards within a building.

Evaluates handicapped accessibility requirements as promulgated by the state legislature.

Consults and provides recommendations on construction projects by directing and overseeing architects, owners, contractors, state agencies, the general public, etc. in the proper design of all new and renovated work to all public and privately owned buildings so that they will comply with life safety systems and handicapped accessibility standards.

Assists architects, engineers, builders and building owners in the development of alternatives to achieve an equivalent level of safety as that intended by the adopted laws, codes, rules, and regulations.

On projects where no architect or engineer is required by law, consults and recommends to building owners alternative solutions to code requirements.

Negotiates temporary safety measure and time tables for Plan of Correction.

Analyzes and calculates occupant loads of individual buildings.

Performs on-site inspections of commercial construction projects statewide.

Conducts inspections of general occupancy types, complicated occupancy types, large penal institutions, hospitals, high-rise buildings, malls, bulk fuel facilities, universities, etc.