5265 Architectural Associate 1

Job Captain - Technical - REVIT

Recruitment #PEX-5265-076013


APPOINTMENT TYPE:  Permanent - Exempt.   The San Francisco General Services Agency of Public Works has an opening for an exempt appointment in San Francisco.  This position is excluded by the Charter from competitive civil service examination process.  The successful candidate shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.  This position is funded by various Bond Programs, including the Earthquake Emergency Response Bond Program, PUC Sewer System Improvement Program and Healthcare Bond with an anticipated duration of up to three (3) years.  We are recruiting for a full-time 5265-Architectectural Associate I, Job Captain, with the ability to provide technical and/or design work as well as serve as a project Revit Coordinator on projects.  SF Public Works expects to convert this Permanent – Exempt position to a Permanent Civil Service Position for the successful candidate.

JOB DESCRIPTION:   San Francisco Public Works / Building Design & Construction (BDC) division is a full service Professional Architectural office that provides consulting services to various City agencies in San Francisco.  Public Works’ BDC is one of the few City Departments in the State of California that provide full Architectural design services.  Our work includes great projects such as Fire Houses, Libraries, Recreation Buildings, Parks, Public Safety buildings and Health Services buildings.  BDC currently have an opening for the position classified as 5265 Architectural Associate I – Job Captain with a specialized focused on REVIT coordination and production.

We are seeking motivated candidates for this position with a focus on strong construction document and technical experience and is highly qualified in REVIT.  The successful candidate should have expertise in projects of various sizes to assume project design responsibility for planning, development, and execution of planning & technical documentation, including consultant coordination.  Assignments will include work on Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Rec & Park and/or Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) projects.  Project types may include; design and construction of new facilities, comprehensive renovations of existing facilities and/or rehabilitation of historic buildings.   

Under the direction of an Architect and/or Senior Architect, the focus of the Architectural Associate I will be design and production of construction documents for building projects.  The Architectural Associate I will be responsible for performing a variety of tasks and architectural duties which include, but are not limited to:

1. Receives instruction on specific assignment objectives, complex features and possible solutions and independently performs assignments.
2. Prepares and may supervise junior staff in the preparation of preliminary plans and detailed drawings for a wide variety of construction, adaptive reuse of historic buildings and/or seismic upgrades projects.
3.  Develops finished designs of small to medium sized projects and portions of designs for highly complex projects.
4. REVIT model coordination for building projects.
5. Assists the project architect in the preparation of contract specifications for various projects; coordinates design activities with those responsible for the structural, mechanical, and electrical design phases of such projects
6. May participates in conference and discussions with representatives of City departments and outside organizations relative to design, specifications, and functional use problems.
7. Provides preliminary Code & ADA analysis summaries for a project, including exiting diagrams for design development and construction documents.
8.  May assist in field observations during construction and assist in the administration of construction contracts by periodically attending on-site OAC meetings, field reviews and project meetings; may prepare and coordinate the review of shop drawings, submittals, and requests for information.  Provide technical support and project communications to team as required.
9. Assists in the development and advancement of junior staff members through coaching, training, and effective supervision.


Amended: 12/1/1975; 6/4/2015

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.


Possession of a 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.


Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in the architectural field including architectural design, architectural detailing, construction documents, programming, preliminary cost budgeting, specification coordination and review, construction administration, and field observation of architectural construction projects, all under the direction of a licensed architect. One (1) year must have been served as a job captain, project lead, or in some role of increased responsibility and supervision on a project. (Experience in a lower-level class (i.e., 5260 or 5261) is considered qualifying.)

License and Certification:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license


Highly skilled in REVIT with an Autodesk REVIT training certificate with at least 6 years of verifiable experience coordinating and managing REVIT models in an architectural office.
Strong construction document and detailing experience
Construction administration experience, including a working knowledge of contract specifications.
A working knowledge of San Francisco & California Building Codes.

Highly skilled in AutoCAD demonstrated by at least 6 years of verifiable experience working with the software.

Supervisory experience over drafting and/or support staff

How To Apply

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit, in addition to the CCSF application online, the following: 

Cover letter
PDF Portfolio showing your best work (10 pages maximum) highly encouraged
Verification of Education (see Verification Section)
Verification of Experience (see Verification Section)

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement PEX-5265-076013
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Verification (proof) of Education
Applicants may be required to provide a copy of diploma or official transcript to verify qualifying education at any time in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process to show that the minimum qualifications have been met. For more information, please visit: http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

Verification (proof) of Experience
Applicants may be required to provide written verification (proof) of qualifying work experience at any time in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process to show that the minimum qualifications have been met. Verification of qualifying experience must be signed by the employer’s authorized representative on the employer's business letterhead, and specify the name of the applicant, dates of employment, job title(s), dates of service and duties performed. City and County of San Francisco employees do not need to submit verification of their City employment, but must submit verification of outside experience. City employment will be verified by the employee’s record. City and County of San Francisco employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1. For more information, please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#verification

Verification documentation may be submitted by:
1. Uploading the documents as .pdf files through JobAps; OR
2. Scanning the documents and send as .pdf attachments, with recruitment number in subject line;  OR
3. Hand delivering or sending the documents via U.S. Postal mail to:  General Services Agency, Human Resources 1155 Market Street, 4th Floor San Francisco, CA  94103 Attention:  5265 – Job Captain-Technical-REVIT

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Maria Chan, by telephone at (415) 554-6002, or by email at maria.chan@sfdpw.org.


Selection Procedures

Applications will be reviewed for relevant qualifying education and experience.  Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate in the interview process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed an invitation to interview.  Qualified applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified of the exact date, time, and place of the interview.

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.


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.


Issued:  April 7, 2017
General Services Agency Human Resources Administration
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-5265-076013
GSA-SFPW/mpc/ 415.554.6002


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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