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Architectural Drafter 2, Lab Planner

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Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Architecture/Art/Design, Planning/Project Management

Department: Campus Planning & Facilities Management - Design & Construction
Classification: Architectural Drafter 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $15.53 - $23.16 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes January 3, 2018

Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position applicants must submit a complete application. Complete applications must include an online application, a cover letter and resume that specifically addresses how the candidate meets the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position, and answers to all three of the following supplemental questions:

1. Customer service and attention to detail are important elements of this position. Describe a situation where you provided exceptional customer service. In your answer, please detail how your experience demonstrates your ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

2. The purpose of this position is to provide space planning and project feasibility conclusions. This requires cooperation with researchers, architects, upper administration, and Research Project Team members on a variety of projects. Describe your experience working collaboratively in a dynamic, complex, team environment.

3. Please describe any experience you have that is relevant to this position.

For a complete list of job duties for this position, please email

Department Summary
The mission of Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is to be stewards of the legacy we inherit and will leave to others, we guide the planning, design, and construction of the campus to accommodate growth and change while preserving its heritage and enriching the environments that support the university’s mission of teaching, research and public process.

The Office of Design and Construction works closely with Facilities personnel, faculty, and staff across campus to deliver successful, budget-conscious projects. Project sizes range from under $50,000 to over $5M. Project types include feasibility & space planning, small departmental moves, interior renovations, lab remodels, new building construction, and many different types in between.

Position Summary
The primary purpose of this position is to assist with small to large scale space planning for the Science Complex under the guidance of the Science & Research Manager. This position will also design and create construction documents for small to medium research projects using Revit under the guidance of the Design Team Architect. The support provided includes: interior space planning, creation of lab casework plans using Revit, investigation of existing MEP systems as it affects lab design, feasibility budgets, and creation of project deliverables for review of the Space Advisory Group (SAG), Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation (OVPRI), College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and others. Plans are developed from information gathered by the employee through field observations; from notes and sketches provided by the Research Program Manager, Design Manager, Project Manager; and by those who will use the completed project. This position may also provide other academic-based design support as needed.

Though assignments will largely be provided by the Science and Research manager, this position will reside in the Special Projects and Design Team while reporting to the Design Team Architect. Work is reviewed regularly by the Science and Research Manager to ensure it is performed efficiently, and meets both expectations and applicable requirements. A performance appraisal is conducted annually.

Interactions/contacts occur daily with the Research Program Manager and campus community in the course of performing work and responding to immediate needs as directed by upper administration.

This position works as a member of the Design Team while frequently performing tasks independently as directed by the Research Manager. Decisions may be made about the best method and materials necessary to perform a particular task. They may also include setting priorities, assessing customer needs and responding to those needs.

Employees are expected to adhere to all State, Federal, University and Department policies, procedures and laws and the current SEIU contract. These guidelines are used to create a safe, productive, and respectful work environment and to support the education and research mission of the university.

Work Schedule
The work schedule is regular business hours, but may be required to carry a cell phone to address specific project concerns during regular business hours and during non-business hours.

Work Conditions
May work in high places, in tunnels, outside in extreme temperatures, and active construction sites with noisy conditions and requiring personal protective equipment.

Special Requirement
This position will require a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain UO Driver's Certification.

Minimum Requirements
Two years of architectural drafting experience which includes:
1) applying knowledge of structural, mechanical, electrical, and architectural drafting techniques;
2) working from plans and sketches provided by architects, engineers, and contractors;
3) preparing estimates of construction and design costs; and
4) preparing documents used as part of the bidding process.

Professional Competencies
• Basic knowledge of the practices and techniques of architectural drafting for construction purposes
• Basic knowledge of building construction methods and practices, including the integration of structural, electrical, and mechanical systems
• Skill in preparing neat and accurate architectural drawings
• Ability to communicate ideas and exchange information orally and in writing
• Ability to prepare complete material lists and specifications for construction projects
• Ability to learn Federal, State, and local building codes and regulations
• Ability to learn CAD software applications
• Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university
• Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem solving and positive interactions
• Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it
• Pay close attention to detail
• Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace
• Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude
• Model the highest ethical standards
• Provide superior customer service

Preferred Qualifications
• At least 1 year Autodesk Revit 2014 (or newer) and AutoCAD Architecture 2014 experience
• 3-5 years of drafting experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Architecture, Engineering or Drafting
• At least 1-year experience in an Institutional Research Facility and/or experience in architecture/design with a focus on Institution Research facilities
• At least 1 year of construction estimating experience
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in architecture and/or design with a focus on Institutional or Lab design
• Experience with MS Excel, Word, & Outlook
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or other presentation software
• Understanding of International Code Council (ICC)
• Understanding of ADA Code

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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