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Associate Architect

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University of California

Los Angeles, CA

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Associate Architect


$5325 - $10,533 monthly

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Job Summary Statement:

Under general supervision of the Director of Design & Project Management & Operations (DPMO), provide Computer Aided Design (CAD) services to Design & Project Management staff. Major functions include development of conceptual designs and construction documentation for minor capital renovations for Campus and CHS clients. Develop three-dimensional computer generated models for client presentations.

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Shift Start:

7:00 am

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4:00 pm


24 Records



Must have a working knowledge of a PC and skills using the following software: MicroSoft (MS) Windows, Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Auto CAD current release, 3-D Studio, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, etc., and any other software as necessary to ensure CAD services are as efficient and economical as possible.


Ability to retrieve, work on, and save an extensive existing library of CAD 2013 drawing files on the following formats: AutoCAD.


Ability to compose/author and present multimedia presentations, including moving computer equipment for interactive presentations and coordination with person(s)assisting in the presentations.


Working knowledge of CAD plotting to large format pen and ink-jet plotters, laser printers, and color printers, using various sizes of roll and cut sheet paper media, including different line weights, fill shades and scales. Change paper rolls in plotter.


Ability to interpret free-hand sketches of architectural designs and create CAD drawings in the form of three-dimensional models, two-dimensional floor plans, elevations, and details for construction working drawings.


For use in presentations, the ability to operate an electronic solid state camera that downloads photos directly to a computer serial port, and manipulate digital photographs to use as backgrounds to computer generated three-dimensional models, match perspective angels to achieve photo-realistic effects, enhance final images using photo re-touching software to further embellish the effects, and output to a high-end dye-sublimation color printer or color ink-jet plotter.


Demonstrated strong oral, written, and graphic communication skills.


Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices, or procedures to define objectives or issues; identifying relevant concerns and factors; identifying patterns, tendencies, and relationships; formulating logical and appropriate conclusions; and recognizing alternatives and their implications.


Skill in organizing material; information, and people in a systematic way to optimize efficiency and minimize duplication of effort.


Skill in speaking and understanding simple and complex English sentences to communicate and comprehend ideas and/or information.


Ability to make effective oral presentations and to assist groups in determining preferred design solutions, options, actions, etc.


Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.


Skill in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner when there are changes in workload, changes in assignment, competing requirements, and/or heavy workload to meet deadlines.


Skill in performing with frequent interruptions and/or distractions.


Skill in working as part of a team, collaborating with colleagues, and maintaining a positive attitude.


Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, campus clients, PMs, plan checkers, and contractors.


Working knowledge of interior and architectural theory and practice.


General knowledge of engineering theory and principles as related to construction (structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, AV, civil, acoustical).


Working knowledge of building codes, accessibility codes, construction, and building techniques and requirements.


Ability to read and comprehend architectural/engineering drawings and prepare specifications.


Skill in reading legal and technical documents, contracts, agreements, and blueprints, test reports, and product literature.


Must possess a valid California Driver License, and ability to operate a motor vehicle in the course of performing duties.


Graduation from college with major work in architecture and four years of experience in architectural work, including two years of responsible planning and designing of major buildings; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Must possess a valid Architectural license.



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This is a two year contract position.

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Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

Driving Record:

Position is subject to the California DMV's Pull Notice System and continued employment is contingent upon proof of a satisfactory driving record.

E-Verify Check:

Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UCLA to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.

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Is this position designated as a mandatory reporter under CANRA* No

Other Special Employment Requirements:

Drug Test: Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory drug test.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy

Please be advised that the final candidate recommended for hire into a critical (or otherwise designated) position will be required to successfully complete a background investigation. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

UCLA is a Tobacco-Free environment. For more information, please view the policy at Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

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The University of California opened its doors in 1869 with just 10 faculty members and 38 students. Today, the UC system includes more than 238,000 students and more than 190,000 faculty and staff, with more than 1.7 million alumni living and working around the world. For almost 150 years, UC has expanded the horizons of what we know about ourselves and our world. Our campuses are routinely ranked among the best in the world, but our reach extends beyond campus borders. Our students, faculty, staff and alumni exchange ideas, make advancements and unlock the secrets and mysteries of the universe every day. They engage with their local governments, serve California schools, protect the environment and push the boundaries of space.

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