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Date: Oct 4, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308

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Requisition No: 45749 

Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration

Working Title: ARCHITECT INTERN - 68064179

Position Number: 68064179 

Salary:  $1,915.71 - $2,145.59 / Bi-Weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 11/03/2018 

This is an architectural intern position under the direct supervision of the Architect Supervisor (position no. 26201). This position will serve in a support role for bureau's mission. The employee facilitates the operation of a work unit that requires knowledge of architectural design and construction principles, data based systems, filing systems and data retrieval. The incumbent in this position is to provide technical, administrative and clerical support to the review/survey teams in the Office of Plans and Construction (OPC).  The individual in this position is expected to demonstrate, model and reinforce the Agency’s fundamental values of fairness, cooperation, respect, commitment, excellence, honesty and teamwork.  


Responsible for assisting in the architectural review of plans and specifications submitted to the Office of Plans and Construction.  Reviews plan submissions in stages (CON, schematic, preliminary, and construction document), specifications and revised documents, including change orders, etc., for new construction, remodeling, renovations and additions of health care facilities for compliance with Florida statutes and state and federal codes and standards.  Prepares written comments of deficiencies and submits them to the Supervisor, CON unit manager, or Bureau Chief for final approval.  Makes recommendations to the facility owners, administrators, their consultants, (architects, engineers and vendors) and other interested persons concerning deficiencies or problems in complying with all applicable laws, standards, rules, codes, and regulations.


In accordance with a pre-approved schedule, reviews project files and conducts construction surveys of health care facilities, both during and upon completion of construction, to confirm that construction of the architectural systems are in compliance with the approved plans and specifications.  Coordinates findings with the other team surveyors and submits written reports to the team supervisor for review.  Conducts independent construction surveys that may include the survey for compliance of all technical disciplines as required.


Functioning as the facility coordinator for assigned facilities, conducts the entrance and exit meetings, coordinates the survey process of the other team members, tracks all active projects in those facilities and coordinates and schedules reviews and surveys of those facilities with the other team members.  Ensures that team reports, survey comments, and all required paperwork are forwarded to the team supervisor and the licensure section of the agency within specified time frames.  Responsible for keeping team supervisor routinely informed concerning the timely review of all projects in the assigned facility and for notifying the team supervisor if time limits as set by the office are in danger of being exceeded.  Routinely notifies the team supervisor concerning the workload status of assigned facilities.


As directed by the office, performs Fire/Life Safety surveys for hospitals, nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, birthing centers, prescribed pediatric extended care facilities, hospices, and other such facilities as directed by the agency.  Understands and enforces state and federal codes and standards as they pertain to these facilities. Prepares reports of findings/deficiencies of the provider, and assists with technical drafts or memorandum or other correspondence as necessary.   Reviews and approves the plan of correction of the facility and conducts follow-up visits to the facility within a specified time frame to survey the corrective action.


Under the supervision of a registered architect, conducts complaint investigations regarding physical plant and fire/life safety issues of the facility, prepares detailed reports/documentation, makes recommendations to the Architect Supervisor or Bureau Chief on resultant findings for corrective action. Investigates facility fires and other disasters as may be directed by the office to determine compliance with fire codes, regulations, and statutes and to ascertain extent of physical plant damage.


Attends training sessions as provided by the Agency. Answers all correspondence with supervisory review within established time frames.  Conducts research on technical aspects of the discipline.  Provides techincal research for the Architect Supervisor regarding particular architectural issues.  Participates in and presents at discipline staff meetings and seminars.  Completes other duties as assigned.


This position may require travel.



  • Knowledge of NFPA Codes
  • Knowledge of Florida Building Codes 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites
  • Skills in communicating effectively with others verbally and in writing on an as needed basis
  • Ability to use logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to design in compliance to State of Florida codes and regulations.
  • Ability to travel with or without accommodations.



  • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in architecture. 


    CONTACT: SCOTT WALTZ 850-412-4485


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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