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State of Washington Class Specification

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ASSISTANT FACILITIES DESIGNER
540L
Category: Science & Engineering

Definition

Assist professional architects with technical detailing and field liaison work.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class relieve a professional architect of detailing and field work on assigned architecture projects. Incumbents prepare designs, working drawings, and cost estimates.

Typical Work

Obtain field measurements and prepare sketches, preliminary and final working drawings; perform calculations and make detailed technical descriptions including material to be used; write specifications; 

Assist and coordinate with architectural, mechanical, and electrical designers in the preparation of drawings and specifications; 

Confer with representatives of college departments regarding architectural work; assess existing conditions and scope of requested work to alter or improve buildings; 

Advise clients on feasibility of projects in terms of architectural, technical, and aesthetic features, within a given cost; 

Occasionally inspect jobs in progress and direct the work of drafting technicians; 

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Degree in Architecture or Architectural Engineering. Registration as an Architect in the state of Washington may be substituted for educational requirements; 

OR 

Experience as an architect aide or equivalent may substitute for educational requirements on a year-for-year basis. 

Examination Requirements: 

  • A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability and other elements which are established through job analysis.

Class Specification History

New Class:  1-3-73
Revise Title:  1-15-76
Revised new class code:  (formerly  4658)  effective July 1, 2007

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