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Supplemental Questionnaire

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5266 Architectural Associate II
Supplemental Application

The purpose of this Supplemental Application is to determine your knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas that have been identified as critical for satisfactory performance in the 5266 Architectural Associate II position. This information should be consistent with the information on your application and is subject to verification. The hiring department may review this information as part of their selection process. Keep a copy of your application materials for your own records.

The supplemental application will be used to determine candidates' scores and ranks on the eligible list. It is suggested that you review the questions before starting, prepare your narrative-style responses in a word processing document, and then paste them into the application.

Notes for Supplemental Exam:
• Where appropriate, provide your best or highest examples of work (portfolio) in pdf format or hard copies.
• Please provide all information requested even if the information may appear redundant.
• Do not write, "See application or resume."  Your resume or application cannot be substituted for the responses to this questionnaire.
• Please be thorough but concise.  Your written communication skills will be evaluated based on your responses.
• All of your information must be supplied in the spaces provided.  Your name will not be shared in the rating process.


Describe your specific experience in architectural design, design development, bidding and construction.  List your experience in the preparation of design and construction documents. What experience do you have reviewing cost estimates, LEED documents, code compliance and permitting, and coordination with specification?


Describe your experience using design and drafting software in your career. List all electronic design and drafting software programs you have proficiency with and at what level.  List any and all Autodesk certifications you have with REVIT and/or AutoCAD and how many years of experience you have working with these programs?  What 3D programs are you most proficient with, how do you use them and at what stages in the design process?  What other technical software/programs have you used for project development?


Describe your Construction Administration (CA) experience. In your response, include CA projects that you have participated in, your role and the project size, budget and location.  Also list any CA tools and processes that you have used, including software, templates, etc.


Describe your experience organizing and coordinating a project A-E team to prepare both design and construction phase documents. In your response, include: considerations for team formation; assigning tasks; monitoring progress and quality assurance; managing stakeholders; overall project coordination; and appraisal of staff project performance. Give specific examples & details from projects you have done.


Describe a project and/or accomplishment that you consider to be the one of the most significant in your career and how you approached the project and/or accomplishment. How did your approach affect the project and/or accomplishment? Knowing what you know now, is there anything you would have done differently?


In the box below, list the following for each of your experiences described above:

• Your job title(s)
• Name(s) of employer/company/organization
• Dates of employment
• Your supervisor or employer representative who can verify the experience(s)
• Their working title, email and phone number

You may use the same person, if appropriate.


Important Reminder: please remember to submit the following with your application and this supplemental questionnaire:

1) a cover letter specifically indicating how you meet the Minimum Qualifications as stated in the announcement;
2) a separate copy of your resume;
3) a PDF Portfolio showing your best work, highlighting design and technical skills (10 pages maximum and under 8 megabytes); and
4) verification of qualifying education, experience and valid driver’s license.

If you are having trouble attaching these documents to the online application, you may email copies to

Failure to provide the required documentation may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. For more information, please see the job announcement under "HOW TO APPLY".


By checking this box, I hereby certify that I am the author of this questionnaire and that all information is true and correct based on my background and experience. I understand that any false or incorrect statement may result in my disqualification from this exam and/or dismissal from employment with the City and County of San Francisco.