Title:  Architect


Requisition Id: 2674 

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education 

Salary Grade: S12 

Job Location:  Commission Headquarters (JEFFE1) 

Closing Date: Until Filled


Our Culture: The Missouri Department of Conservation supports a culture of trusted professionals that are dedicated to our mission, responsible stewards, and believe in One MDC. 


To learn more about the job, feel free to contact the hiring supervisor- Barbara Li at Barbara.Li@mdc.mo.gov or at 573-522-4115 Ext 3724.  


Utilize available technology and resources to collaborate on design and construction projects.

Essential Job Duties

  • Perform pre-design feasibility assessments, soil verification, utility availability, and project cost analysis.
  • Coordinate project team and designs, ensuring code and accessibility compliance, drawing creation, and proper documentation.
  • Oversee construction contract administration and consultant design delivery administration.
  • Evaluate building envelope maintenance issues.

Ancillary Job Duties

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or related field.
  • Four (4) years of professional experience in architecture design.
  • Current architect licensure in the state of Missouri.
  • A valid, current driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to prepare technical specifications.
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate between engineers, contractors and construction superintendents.
  • Working knowledge of standard business software, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to use office equipment, such as copier, multi-line phone system, fax machine, scanner, and computer.
  • Advanced knowledge of architectural design software, such as Revit, AutoCAD, or similar.
  • Knowledge of project management principles.
  • Time management and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build and sustain positive working relationships.

Work Environment

  • Significant portion of work is performed in varying field environments.

Physical Abilities

  • Remain in a stationary position 70% or more of the time.
  • Move about inside the office to access files and/or machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.
  • Frequently communicate and exchange accurate information.
  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.
  • Regularly lift up to 5 pounds, correctly lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Concentrated attention is required at all times.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  The Missouri Department of Conservation reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.  Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, functions, and requirements.

Exemption Status/Special Notes

This position has been determined to be Exempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Employees must agree to accept compensatory time in lieu of cash payments in accordance with the Department's Compensatory Time Off and Overtime Policy. 

Salaried and hourly employees are expected to use a mobile device-cellular phone for Department business, as needed. 

MDC promotes a Tobacco-Free (smoke and smokeless) working environment.

The Department of Conservation will only hire United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States.  All new employees will be required to complete an "Employment Eligibility Verification" (Form I-9) and produce requested documentation after employment.

Candidates seeking initial employment or re-employment must submit to a drug screen following offer of employment.

All persons employed with the state of Missouri shall file all state income tax forms and pay all state income taxes owed.

Nearest Major Market: Jefferson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Columbia Missouri