Brief description

The position of city architect consists of planning, organizing, developing and analyzing various development or redevelopment projects, construction and urban design projects.




  • Oversee the review and selection of external contractors or consultants;
  • Plan, oversee, and monitor budget preparation and adherence;
  • Provide advice on the aesthetics of public and private buildings;
  • Provide project cost analysis and identify project resources;
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to City management, field personnel, contractors;
  • Provide technical review of alterations to City owned historic properties;
  • Recommend conditions to ensure projects respond to the emerging needs of the community;
  • Review proposed plans for compliance with historic preservation;
  • Serve as liaison on behalf of the City to community and neighborhood groups, professional organizations;
  • Serve as technical advisor on decisions which have architectural and design implications.



Qualifications and requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • Ability to use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions;
  • Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions;
  • Ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
    Competencies (in order of importance)
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.



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Working conditions

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