To provide project design and coordination in the planning, directing, and construction of a variety of reconfiguration and remodeling projects principally related to furnishings and minor remodeling.
Description of Duties and Tasks
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Plans, designs, and implements reconfiguration and minor remodeling projects; researches and evaluates options for furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) for use throughout the district's facilities.
Oversees the selection, acquisition, and installation of FF&E in major construction projects.
Coordinates FF&E needs of department with department heads and/or other department personnel, outside contracting firms, consultants, and design professionals; coordinates staff moves.
Defines project scope, establishes schedules, negotiates contracts following Austin Community College (ACC) guidelines, prepares project budget, monitors purchases, and reviews distribution of funds on single projects as well as multiple concurrent projects.
Develops recommendations, maintains, and assists in enforcement of design and system FF&E standards for the district's facilities.
Assists with drafting tasks in the department.
Oversees the installation of goods and services.
Files and tracks warranty claims, repairs, and modifications of existing and surplus furniture.
Assists in the development of operating budgets for the department and capital budgets for capital improvement programs.
Serves or chairs various committees in the college.
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Architecture, interior design, and construction management.
Project planning and management principles.
Regulations regarding accessibility and hazardous materials found in buildings.
Budget preparation, bid and purchasing procedures, FF&E writing of specifications, and expense control.
Current government regulations related to safety requirements in this area, building and fire codes, accessibility standards related to this area, and any other relevant government rules, regulations, and specifications.
Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Maintaining an established work schedule.
Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
Managing multiple projects and maintaining focus on top priorities.
Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy; proactive and collaborative approach with project stakeholders.
Effectively using organizational, planning skills, and attention to detail.
Negotiating, evaluating, and administering contracts.
Strong conceptual and schematic design skills; ability to communicate design ideas and direction quickly, both verbally and graphically; problem-solving/analytical skills to move designs forward with minimal direction.
Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
Applicable project software such as Auto CAD.
Required Work Experience
Two years related work experience.
Preferred Work Experience
Six to eight years of Interior or Architectural design with at least four years focused on contract furnishings.
Bachelor's degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Architecture, Construction Management, or related design field from an accredited school.
Licensed as Interior Designer or Architect in the State of Texas (Preferred).
Valid Texas drivers license and reliable transportation for local travel.
Other Preferred Qualifications
Comprehensive knowledge of design process, systems furniture, educational furniture, and construction documentation.
Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.
Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.