Paralyzed Veterans of America(PVA), a mission-oriented organization dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and all people with disabilities, is currently seeking a licensed architect for their Project Manager position at our National Headquarters Office in Washington D.C. This individual is responsible for the operation of PVA’s National Headquarters Building, other PVA occupied office space nationally. Additionally, this individual will provide professional expertise in the field of barrier-free architecture, accessibility codes and statutes, in support of the PVA mission.
Maintenance/upgrades management of PVA Headquarters
Proposal preparation and contract administration related to PVA facilities management
Strategic plan development
Management of the emergency evacuation protocols and practice drills
PVA’s representative to various Washington, DC agencies and the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District
Maintenance of facility permits and code compliance requirements
Accessible Design Reviews
Reviews various external architectural projects for conformance with accessibility codes and best practices; prepares reports. Projects may include sites, commercial buildings, institutional projects, multi-family residential, sports venues, and monuments, among other project types
Responds to technical assistance inquiries
Serves on various committees and handles special projects as assigned
Licensed architect, currently registered by a state, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia
Thorough knowledge of federal accessibility standards and model building code accessibility guidelines a must
Working knowledge of OSHA or other regulations pertinent to the management of a DC office building a plus
Excellent written and oral communication skills required
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and regular work hours. Some travel may be required. To apply, please submit a cover letter with salary requirements along with your resume to:PVAARCHITECTURE@PVA.ORG.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members—veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
Paralyzed Veterans will use that expertise to be the leading advocate for:
-Quality health care... for our members,
-Research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction,
-Benefits available as a result of our members’ military service,
-Civil rights and opportunities which maximize the independence of our members.
-Promotes an accessible, barrier-free environment. We advocate for accessible design in architecture and construction industries.