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Design and Construction Associate

Posted Monday, August 1


City of Saint Paul


St. Paul


For consideration, please apply by 8/16/2022 4:30 PM Central

General Duty Statement
The City of Saint Paul offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement contributions, and paid time off throughout the year. Information Specific to this Position: Performs intermediate-level professional work assisting City departments in defining facility needs and overseeing construction and service contracts. Prepares plans, designs, specifications, bids, and estimates for client approval. Establishes and monitors project schedules and budgets. Develops and administers construction, architectural and/or consulting service contracts. Inspects construction projects. Observes and checks the work quality, compliance specifications, and compliance with building codes. Advises and assists contractors who experience technical or management problems. May lead a project team. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Current Position Information: The Design Section of the City of Saint Paul offers a unique opportunity for a Design and Construction Associate with excellent people skills to work with city staff, elected officials, and private sector professionals and contractors to maintain and improve the quality and functionality of more than 180 city facilities in order to better meet the service needs of our residents. The Design Section provides facility project planning, pre-design, design, and project management services to city departments as an internal service group. Our staff work on a variety of publicly funded projects: renovations, major repairs, upgrades and additions to existing facilities, and construction of new facilities. The City encourages and will provide resources for professional development opportunities for this position.

Current and upcoming projects include: Management of a $5 million internal loan fund for projects to improve energy-efficiency in city facilities; Various facility maintenance projects; Strategic facility planning work with the Public Works and Fire Departments; Management of an architectural services RFP process for renovation and/or replacement of three public libraries, Oversight of final planning and project management for a new fire station The eligible list created from this assessment will also be used to fill Design Associate II positions as they become available in various departments within the City.

Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Design Associate II Job Description. The City of Saint Paul’s mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. Our vision is to be committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity to every person in Saint Paul.

Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for the position through one of the two options: OPTION 1 • Education: A Bachelor’s Degree with course work in architecture, urban planning, or a closely-related field, and • Experience: Three years of experience assisting in drafting, designing, and planning and administering construction projects. No substitution for a Vocational or Associate’s Degree. OPTION 2 • Education: A Vocational or an Associate’s Degree in Architecture or Architectural Drafting, or a closely related field, and • Experience: Six years of experience in assisting in drafting, designing, planning and administering construction projects. No substitution for a Vocational or Associate’s Degree. By Closing Date, you MUST Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire. Upload or submit the following document via the online application system, mail, in person, email, or fax. (Zip files and web links will not be accepted. Each uploaded attachment is limited to 10MB.) A resume First time applying online? Read our How to Apply Online Guide. Selection Process Information Qualifications Rating: The Qualifications Rating is an assessment of your completed application and answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire. Be as specific and detailed as possible in completing your application and questionnaire. You must submit your completed application and supplemental questionnaire by the application deadline.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Open Job Posting: This posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements. Eligible Lists: Eligible lists typically are created from a pass/fail assessment. Those who pass the assessment will be placed on an eligible list for approximately one year. Hiring Managers may interview/hire anyone from the list. Final Selection Process: You must receive a score of 75% or higher to pass the assessment and be considered for the position. Those who pass will be placed on an eligible list and all will be notified of their status. A Hiring Manager will consider those applicants eligible for hire. You will be notified if you are invited to participate in the final selection process which may include an interview, job simulation, work sample submission, or other evaluation method. Condition of Employment: This position will require proof of vaccination and an attestation of vaccination for COVID-19. This position will also require a background check which may include criminal history, and employment history as a condition of employment. Candidates will be required to submit proof of education to Human Resources upon conditional job offer.

The City of Saint Paul encourages individuals to apply for positions regardless of criminal history. Human Resources Contact Information: Nastassia Leigh at 651-266-6476 200 City Hall Annex 25 West Fourth Street Saint Paul, MN 55102 Fax: 651-266-6490 E-mail: To refer to this information, we recommend you print this job posting before you apply. For technical assistance regarding the online application, please call 1-855-524-5627 during regular business hours.

Veteran’s Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran’s preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information. The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Anita Vue