Boise design firms are hiring.
But that’s just the beginning.
Idaho has more than 20 new jobs for new and existing business, including at a new design firm.
The Boise-based Boise Designworks, which specializes in modern design, is seeking to hire a full-time, part-time and part-year design engineer and a full time, part time and part year project manager.
It’s an industry-leading position.
The company, founded by Boise-area native Mark McLean, has more employees than it’s known to have, said Boise-headquartered Boise DesignWorks CEO Jeff Waugh.
Waugh said he expects Boise’s new design workforce to grow to around 100 people in the next six months.
That’s a huge change from the previous years, when the Boise-born firm was staffing just 10 people, Waugh said.
Wreaths and the Boise City Council approved an ordinance last year to open Boise’s design office to non-profit groups, including local businesses.
The city also will hire 100 more workers at the design office, which is located at the corner of East Boise Avenue and West Idaho Street.
The city also plans to add an additional design lab and two additional full-service design studios.
Wawats said Boise is looking for new workers, but also wants to be competitive in the job market.
He said Boise has a growing number of small businesses and people who have a love for architecture.
Waws said the city will pay full-year salaries starting at $40,000.
But he said the company is looking to offer an incentive for those who apply.
The project manager will be responsible for creating new designs, including design plans, specifications, designs and specifications, and documentation for the projects, Wawats wrote in an email to The Associated Press.
Wags said Boise will hire only people with the required training and experience, and that there is no minimum requirement for applicants.
The job openings, which were posted Monday, cover design, installation and support.
They include projects that include office space, parking, utilities, materials and more.
The bureau of city and county finances, which oversees Boise’s development process, will vet the applicants.
If an applicant has a contract with a city agency, the applicant will receive $1,000 toward the project.
The City of Boise will create a list of candidates for the next position.
Those on the list will be contacted in a couple of weeks.