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Drafting Technician

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Department: Facilities Admin & Planning
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Part Time

    • Position Summary
    • (Classified as: Drafting Technician I)

      Part time (20 hours a week) position available on or after November 2, 2020 for Capital Planning & Finance.

      Under the general direction of the Project Architect, the Drafting Technician I is responsible for the preparation of architectural drawings and/or shop drawings and standard construction details, using the campus CAD system (AutoCAD) running under Windows. The Drafting Technician may be required to perform job site investigations, record measurements, prepare rough sketches for new construction, alteration improvements and code compliance, infrastructure as-builts and maintenance and repair projects. This position will develop concept sketches and prepare presentation and design drawings, details and sections; assist in drafting, plotting and maintaining site plans, floor plans and master plans; record as-built conditions by means of contractor’s notes or personal job site investigation; and maintain University blue prints corrected and up-to-date to reflect as-built conditions. The Drafting Technician may prepare accurate legible, detailed architectural renderings, perspectives or isometric drawings electronically or by hand drafting (in pencil, ink and/or acrylic paint); assist in the maintenance and updating of floor plans and directories for buildings; and assist in maintaining and troubleshooting the campus Windows based CAD and GIS systems.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Collect data on changes to campus infrastructure, floor plans, site plan and master plan as well as mapping information, and input into the campus Windows based Geographic Information System (GIS), and utilizing AutoCAD drafting software, and AutoCAD Map software.
      • Miscellaneous maintenance of campus Windows based CAD and GIS systems, including, directory maintenance, file copy and deletion, back-up, archiving, disk defragmentation, memory analysis and management, some creation and modification of files, and system troubleshooting.
      • Assist in performing routine surveying work on campus facilities.
      • Work from preliminary sketches, design notes and electronic as-built drawings to prepare design and construction drawings for minor construction projects or modification of existing structures. Typical projects include renovations, small buildings; parking lots; irrigation systems and other utility infrastructure systems. Construction detail examples include foundations; wall sections; structural connections; floor plans; elevations; plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. Provide miscellaneous sketches and drawings, including isometrics, perspectives, and architectural renderings of proposed facilities as required.

      Other duties as assigned.

    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Experience:  Equivalent to two years of progressively responsible drafting experience which demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above.

      Education:  Associate of Arts degree or equivalent with extensive coursework in drafting technology, engineering and related disciplines is required. One year of specialized drafting experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired the fundamental knowledge and abilities of a draftsperson may be substituted for the required education.

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Experience reading blueprints and drawings.
      • Experience utilizing AutoCAD and GIS software systems.
    • Required Qualifications

      • Thorough knowledge of the drafting methods, materials, techniques, instruments and symbols used in architectural, mechanical, civil and electrical drawings; general knowledge of engineering mathematics; general knowledge of the methods used in quantity estimating; working knowledge of the preparation of building plans, elevations and perspective drawings.

      • Ability to legibly and accurately draw and modify construction and section drawings from rough sketches, verbal instructions and old drawings; ability to plot minor construction projects or modifications; ability to analyze space requirements, make routine surveys. Ability to prepare moderately complex drafting work; ability to make engineering calculations; and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, coworkers and others.

    • Salary Range
    • $1,564 - $2,831 per month plus excellent paid benefits.  (Anticipated salary will be $1,564 – $1,799 per month, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)

    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to Benefits Summary: CSUEU (Unit 7) 
    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.


      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.  Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN October 13, 2020 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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