Pflaum Building Services - Architect - 1.0 FTE
Pflaum-Building Services
Administrator/Other Professional
Job Number 4100011950
Start Date 11/20/2017
Open Date 01/01/2018
Closing Date 04/20/2018

Would you like to join a thriving urban school district that is committed to elevating you in your profession? 

Do you want to be part of a district that is doing transformative work to ensure that every student graduates ready for college, career and community? 

If so, the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) has much to offer you: a clear vision, a collaboratively-designed strategic framework, collaboration time, district support and excellent professional development opportunities. 

BECOMING A MODEL URBAN DISTRICT: The Madison Metropolitan School District has a simple but bold vision ? that every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student to graduate from high school ready for college, career and community. We know that vision doesn't come to life without the very best leaders throughout our district. We are focused on becoming a model urban school district that serves our children and families better than ever before. Our strategy as a district is captured in our strategic framework (, which was developed with input from staff, students, parents and the community. We have made exciting progress as a district and to continue moving forward, we believe we must stay incredibly focused, keep schools at the center and strive for a culture of excellence and equity for all students and educators. 

ABOUT THE DISTRICT: MMSD is the second largest school system in Wisconsin and has a student population of approximately 27,000 students in 32 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 5 high schools, and several alternative programs. The district has a total staff of over 5,900 and an operating budget of $435 million. The District has a 52% minority student population. 
For additional information visit the following websites: Madison Metropolitan School District -; City of Madison -; County of Dane -; State of Wisconsin -; Department of Public Instruction -; University of Wisconsin -





Under general supervision this position assists in the general architectural and engineering work, including new construction, remodeling, maintenance and repair of all Madison Metropolitan School District facilities.




Work Location Pflaum-Building Services
Hours of work Flexible - may include weekends and nights
FTE/Hours Per Week
Full time (salaried)

Fllexible work schedule may include working some weekends


Annual Salary Range: 

$64, 708.80  - $81, 161.60

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  1. Assists in the coordination of construction, maintenance and repair activities involving consultants, suppliers, contractors, in house skilled trades, and building administrators.
  2. Assists in the development of policies and procedures relating to the management of district?s facilities.
  3. Assist in the development of construction documents including contracts, specifications, and construction drawings.
  4. Performs construction management activities including construction observations, shop drawing review, insures materials and procedures comply with the contract documents, reviews and approves requests for payments, and acts as the district?s representative.
  5. Assists with the planning and development of maintenance, repair and capital improvement budgets.
  6. Assists in the preparation of reports, studies and manuals relating to the operation, usage and management of the district?s facilities.
  7. Works directly with building administrators and staff to plan and develop budgets, prepare estimates for construction and repair projects, and propose recommendations for implementation.
  8. Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of files relating to the district?s facilities.
  9. Position requires the use of computer-aided design (AutoCAD) systems.
  10. Position requires occasional varied working hours and the ability to be available for emergency situations.
  11. Position requires the ability to climb ladders, survey roofs and enter utility tunnels and other confined spaces.
  12. Assist in coordinating necessary plan approvals and building permits.
  13. Oversee in-house trades as assigned.
  14. Other related duties as assigned.
  15. Knowledge of building construction, maintenance procedures, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems, and building materials.
  16. Knowledge and ability in the preparation of construction documents relating to the construction of buildings including construction drawings, specifications, contracts, and as-built drawings.
  17. Knowledge and ability in the preparation of estimates for construction of buildings, and remodeling projects including detailed estimates and budgetary estimates.
  18. Knowledge of building codes.
  19. Ability to plan, coordinate and communicate, both orally and written, including public speaking.
  20. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with co-workers, technical consultants, contractors, tradesmen, building officials, students and the public.
  21. Ability to perform building design activities including preliminary and detailed design, code compliance and structural review.
  22. Knowledge of and experience in the design of plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems is desirable.
  23. Knowledge and experience in construction observation and construction management procedures.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or registered as an Architect.
  • Three (3) years of professional experience as an architect that includes building planning and design, construction documents (i.e. working drawings and specifications) and construction observations.
  • Valid driver?s license and means of transportation
  • Experience working cross-culturally and/or commitment to work towards improving one?s own cultural competence, i.e., valuing difference/diversity, recognizing personal limitations in one?s skills and expertise and having the desire to learn in these areas.
Desired Qualifications
  •  Registered as an Architect in Wisconsin.
  • Experience in K-12 (Educational) building projects.
Other Information


  • Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects and materials of moderate weight, twenty to fifty pounds.
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment (personal computer, phone, fax, copier).
  • **Flexible work schedule may include weekends and evenings as assigned by supervisor and determined by program needs.


req: 6046

position: 544254040

class: P204

supervisor: 710319

Application Deadline 04/20/18
Equal Opportunity Employer