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State Review Architect - EE009

Architecture / Engineering


State Review Architect - EE009

  • 494316
  • 1100 BANK STREET MAIN AGENCY WORK LOCATION, Downtown, RICHMOND, Virginia, United States, 23219-3497
  • Department of General Services
  • Architecture / Engineering
  • Full-Time (Salaried)
  • Department of General Services

Title: State Review Architect - EE009

Hiring Range: $102,900 - $115,500

Agency: Department of General Services

Location: Washington Building

Agency Website: https://dgs.virginia.gov

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The Department of General Services, Division of Engineering and Buildings (DEB), is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code as it relates to buildings on state property, for developing state policies and procedures on the procurement of professional and construction services and for establishing accessibility standards for state owned buildings.

We are seeking a qualified licensed Architect to perform all tasks related to Architectural Review of building construction plans and specifications and inspection of construction.

Multiple positions may be filled from this vacancy.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or equivalent combination of training and experience required. A Virginia Architect’s license (or capable of obtaining one within six months) is required. A valid Virginia driver’s license is required, or to be obtained within 60 days of hire. Successful candidate must have ability to meet occasional job-related travel requirements. Knowledge and experience in the design and construction of new and renovated buildings. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of the Virginia Uniform State Building Code (VUSBC), the ADA technical standards, and state regulations. Experience in professional practice involving project design and preparation of construction documents, coordination with engineering disciplines, controlling project costs, and inspecting construction in progress. Ability to: work independently under general supervision, to prioritize and schedule normal workload and special deadlines, to communicate effectively orally and in writing in preparation of oral and written reports to management and clients using word processing software. Communicate in a professional, fair and cooperative manner with work associates and clients, demonstrating good interpersonal skills and personal discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Architecture is preferred.
Current ICC certification as a Building Plans Examiner and Commercial Building Inspector is preferred; applicant must achieve these certifications within 6 months of hire.
BlueBeam software experience preferred for review of documents.

Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

Occasional on-site visits to construction sites, which include walking over rough terrain outdoors in extreme heat and cold and in noisy environments. The employee is required to stand, climb, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Employee must use hands to hold, handle, grasp, pinch, or feel. Required to wear personal safety protective equipment, including safety helmet and safety glasses. Employee must lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a Statement of Economic Interests upon hire. This position is designated as sensitive and a fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the final candidate. This position requires driving and a DMV check will be required by the final candidate.

Applicants that indicate they have preferential hiring rights in the form of a yellow form or blue card must submit these to our office prior to the closing of the posting, in accordance with DHRM policy 1.30. Please note that only current and former employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia that will be or have been laid off are eligible for preferential hiring rights.

Sponsorship will not be provided for this position now or in the future. Confirmation of eligibility to work will be required at time of hire.

Contact Information:

Name: DGS Human Resources

Phone: 804-786-3910

Email: jobs@dgs.virginia.gov


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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