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Staff Architect

Job Description

Position Number:




Functional Title:

Staff Architect

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



VPA-FM-P&C-Design Services

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Performs administrative and professional architectural work by working with the Project Architect to assure that all Design Services projects are comprehensively documented for construction. The work includes all aspects of departmental functions related to assigned projects including design, field documentation, production of construction documents, and administrative tasks associated with completion of assigned projects. Assists the Project Architect in the development of design solutions based on program requirements and in the development of those designs into construction documents. Ensures that appropriate materials are selected for execution of designs and monitors cost and schedules related to the production of construction documents. Production of Construction Documents in a timely manner is of utmost importance and is the core responsibility of this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Architecture or a related field.

Five (5) years of experience in architectural planning, design, and production of construction documents.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of all applicable codes.
  • Thorough knowledge of construction methods and materials, and methods of field surveying and documentation of existing conditions.
  • Ability to review, analyze, and make recommendations regarding designs, plans, and specifications.
  • Ability to work independently as well as coordinate and cooperate with other members of the design team.
  • Ability to organize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously with conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  • Ability to interpret and carry out complex oral and written instructions including the reading and interpretation of construction documents and specifications.
  • Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office suite. Ability to produce freehand sketches of proposed construction details or design solutions


Some experience with REVIT

Additional Information:

For full and best consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three (3) professional references by January 2, 2023.

The hiring salary range is: $73,964 – $92,456

Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Maryland in its mission of achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. We are responsible for the physical campus – its academic, research and administrative spaces, the building infrastructure, and the surrounding landscape. Our workforce of about 800 employees brings a rich diversity of backgrounds, talents and skills to the management of this complex environment. We serve the campus community twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

This work will be performed primarily in an office environment. Incumbent will be expected to make site visits, visit confined spaces. The incumbent may, at times, be required to wear personal protective equipment while visiting sites. This position is telework eligible of up to 1-2 times per week.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled


Best Consideration Date


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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