5266 Architectural Associate II

SFUSD Design & Construction Department

Recruitment #TPV-5266-074850



5266 Architectural Associate II,
Design & Construction Department

Appointment Type:  A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service Examination process for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for a permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.


Who We Are
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

What It Means to Work Here
When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. In 2014 SFUSD created an inspiring statement, Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives. SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.

Who We Want
We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.

As the 5266 Architectural Associate II, you will be a part of the Design & Construction Department and a district leader in ensuring we provide high quality learning environments for our students and educators. You will help to lead Design & Construction Department’s transformational work to deliver on the promises outlined in both Transform Learning. Transform Lives. as well as our long-term, city-wide North Star, Vision 2025. We want someone who will provide architectural designs, construction plans and specifications on a wide range of District interior and exterior building and site projects.

• Prepares or participates in the design and production of final architectural contract documents for a wide variety of construction and maintenance projects including plans, specifications and product research
• Reviews, coordinates and checks drawings and specifications prepared by outside consulting Architects and Engineers including conformance to requirements of the California Building Code and the Division of the State Architect
• Reviews and checks contractors' shop drawings, submittals, pay applications, request for information. Performs site visits during construction as required
• Prepares specific documents related to the design and construction of K-12 public schools under the Education Code and the State Architect
• Participates in the preparation of project programming, quantity and cost estimates, preliminary and final construction cost estimates and summaries of the size and scope of projects and contracts as required
• Makes field inspection of work in progress to assure compliance with construction documents. Coordinates with the Division of the State Architect for project close out
• Examines, analyzes and makes recommendations on submitted bids; reviews and analyzes contract modifications and makes recommendations accordingly
• Updates District’s facility condition assessment database and participates in capital planning efforts
• Maintains and updates the District’s ADA Access Guide

The strongest candidates will have:

• considerable knowledge of architectural theory, practice and procedures; construction methods and materials and their application to architectural and designing phases of construction projects; the laws, ordinances and regulations applicable to construction projects
• considerable ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of subordinate personnel; prepare technical and professional reports; deal effectively with professional engineers, architects, contractors and other professional groups; requires a high degree of analytical ability and professional judgment
• skill in the application of architectural design and theory to practical architectural problems and the preparation of complex architectural contract documents; the use of electronic architectural drafting and/or 3D modeling software for building information modeling (BIM); advanced level of AutoCAD computer drafting

Minimum Qualifications
• Baccalaureate degree in Architecture or an architecture related field such as Environmental Design or Interior Architecture, or a professional degree in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture) from an accredited college or university.
• Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the architectural field, including architectural design, architectural detailing, structural analysis, cost analysis, specification preparation, coordination and review, construction administration, and field observation of architectural construction projects, all under the direction of a licensed architect. Two (2) years must have been served as a job captain, project lead, or in a role of increased responsibility on a project. (Experience in a lower-level class (i.e., 5260, 5261, or 5265) is considered qualifying.)
• Registration as a licensed architect in the state of California
• Requires verifiable experience with the requirements of the Division of the State Architect and the American with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) pertaining to Public School construction
• Possession of a valid California driver’s license

Desired Qualifications
• Progressively responsible experience in K-12 educational facilities including architectural design, programming, cost analysis, specification preparation, and inspection of construction projects including at least five (5) years performing those duties while under the direct employment of a California K-12 Public School District.
• Advanced level of AutoCAD computer drafting

What We Offer
SFUSD offers a competitive salary of $90,417 - $109,863 annually, commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.

How to Apply
• You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, letters of recommendation and any applicable credentials or licenses.
• Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the San Francisco Unified School District.

San Francisco Unified School District is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. SFUSD does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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