Apply early! This recruitment will remain open continuous. Application review begins May 25, 2023 and will be ongoing thereafter. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision and/or to close the recruitment at any time.
Make a difference. The mission of the Department of health is to protect and improve the health of people in Washington. This Architect 2 supports that mission by providing highly specialized consultation, technical assistance, and plan review to health care facilities and their consultants, specifically related to compliance with state and federal standards and national best practices. This position also coordinates the planning, development, analysis and improvement of the regulatory process within the Community Health Systems Office for the regulation and improvement of health care facilities and services statewide.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Review and evaluate construction documents and functional programs for comprehensive health and residential care facilities to verify compliance with applicable state and federal codes and regulations.
Lead Pre-design, design, and plan review conferences with owners, architectural firms, professional engineers, and staff both on-site and off.
Participate in professional and stakeholder organizations to provide technical assistance and/or education at meetings and technical workshops.
Actively engage with colleagues to balance workload; achieve team review timelines; identify process improvements.
Participate in revising standards, rules, and regulations.
This is a full-time, permanent Architect 2 position within the Office of Community Health Systems, Division of Health Systems Quality Assurance.
The incumbent may be located anywhere within the State of Washington. Telework (mobile work) is currently expected. When approved, the incumbent will work with their supervisor to identify an appropriate work schedule and balance, including telework and reporting to the Tumwater duty station for work activities monthly, if needed. This position requires onsite work in healthcare facilities, conferences, construction sites, etc. within Washington state.
Required Qualifications Note: Experienceoutlined may have been gained through lived, volunteer, professional, or a combination of experiences. Please ensure the experience is outlined in your cover letter, resume, and/or applicant profile.
Three (3) years of plan review experience.
Registration as an architect in Washington State or in a state having reciprocity with Washington (Applicants qualifying through the reciprocity option must achieve registration in Washington State prior to appointment).
Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.
We help ensure a safer and healthier Washington by:
Working to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening
Providing health and safety information, education and training so people can make healthy choices
Promoting a health and wellness system where we live, learn, work, play and worship
Addressing environmental health hazards associated with drinking water, food, air quality and pesticide exposure
Protecting you and your family by licensing healthcare professionals, investigating disease outbreaks and preparing for emergencies