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Executive Director, A/E Selection

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Responsible for the Department of Architects/Engineers (A/E) Selection, Negotiations & Design Management; oversees and manages the selection andcontract negotiation process required for procurement of professional design and construction related services necessary for the execution of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Capital Construction Program.

1.Supervises and manages professional consultants (i.e., Architects, Engineers, Land Surveyors, Construction Professionals, and other design & construction related Consultants) selection and contract negotiation activities for the District's Office of School Facilities Capital Construction Program in accordance with Board policies, procedures, and Florida State Statutes.
2.Plans, assigns, directs, and oversees the activities of the A/E Selection, Negotiations & Design Management staff. Provides department leadership and develops operational and selection procedures.
3.Represents the Board in developing a positive relationship with the design and construction professional industry. Communicates the Board's position regarding the professional selection process and contract matters to the District's administrative staff, governmental agencies and outside entities.
4.Maintains School Board Rules associated with the selection and procurement of Architects and Engineers, Architectural/Engineering Projects Consultant, Construction Management (CM), CM At-Risk, Program Management Services, Design-Build Firms, and Design Criteria Professionals. 5.Prepares and manages the legal solicitations for professional services, adhering to School Board policy, procedures, and Florida State Statutes.
6.Develops Request for Qualifications (RFQs) and/or Request for Proposals (RFPs) for professional services to be presented to the Board for approval.
7.Manages and supervises the review and evaluation process of all proposals responding to the District's RFQs/RFPs.
8.Supervises and approves the short-list of qualified firms and the interview/presentation process of selected firms.
9.Reviews and finalizes commissioning recommendations to the School Board of professional firms and required services (including negotiated fees, terms and conditions).
10.Represents the Board in public forums (i.e., conferences, industry events and meetings) related to the Board's selection policy, procedures, and contract issues.
11.Provides administrative and technical support in the supervision and management of special projects for the Office of School Facilities which may include budget, scheduling, and programmatic functions.
12.Performs other duties related to general administrative responsibilities of the position.

This work requires the following physical activities: sitting, mobility,lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity. The work is performed primarily indoors.

  1. Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering or other related field from an accredited institution and ten (10) years experience as an Architect/Engineer and/or project management experience in design and construction management in educational facilities, including at least three (3) years negotiating design and construction contracts with a large public or private entity.
  2. Professional Registration as an Architect or Engineer or Certification as a General Contractor.
  3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively as evidenced by clarity and conciseness of oral presentations and submitted documents.

APPLICATION DEADLINE is Friday, October 22, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Please attach a RESUME, COVER LETTER and TWO PROFESSIONAL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (signed and dated within one year) to your online profile. 
If there are any questions, please contact Mr. Jorge Rubio at 305.995.7247.