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Design and Document Specialist

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Work type: Staff
Location: East Bay
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Salary and Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: The starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $5,500.00 per month to $6,500.00 per month.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 14 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

For more information on the benefits program, please visit our benefits website. The CSU Total Compensation Calculator demonstrates the significance of our benefits package.

This position may be eligible to participate in the Cal State East Bay hybrid telecommute program subject to management approval. 


Drafting Technician II

About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

Under the supervision of the Director of Planning, Design, and Construction (PDC), the Design and Document Specialist position is responsible for preparing design and construction drawings for capital improvement, infrastructure, deferred maintenance, and special event projects. This position performs a wide range of complex drafting assignments from minor design work to modification of construction documents. The Design and Document Specialist must have enough experience to understand and analyze architectural and construction documents and understand how buildings are generally designed and constructed. This position also manages the campus inventory of plans, specifications, and project archives in both hard copies and electronically based on the campus standard filing system.  


Prepare drafting work for projects and special events:

  • Create drawings and specifications for minor capital and campus user-requested projects. 
  • Field measure existing site and building conditions. 
  • Prepare drawings, renderings, and other presentation materials using AutoCAD, BIM modeling, and PowerPoint.
  • Create drawings for special campus events by working closely with the project manager and special events coordinator.
  • Assist in coordinating plan approvals with the Office of State Fire Marshal and appropriate permitting agencies. 

Coordinate and prepare project documents and archives:

  • Ensure project documents are filed both hard copies and electronically and in accordance with the campus standard filing system. 
  • Serve as the go-to person for hard copies and electronically archived files needed by project managers, facilities personnel, consultants, contractors, and related agencies. 
  • Assist in developing and updating campus standards.
  • Review plans, specifications, and submittals for consistency.

Coordinate minor projects and campus signage:

  • Coordinate minor projects with campus users, consultants, contractors, and facilities personnel.  
  • Perform an annual review and tracking of campus signage inventory and update as needed. 
  • Coordinate signage design, procurement, and installation.

Coordinate and update campus floor plans:

  • Review completed projects by external contractors and in-house staff and update campus floor plans annually or as needed. 
  • Field measure, verify, and document existing site, building, and space conditions.
  • Update and maintain campus floor plans, site plans, and other plans such as infrastructure, fire truck routing, ADA routes, and evacuation plans. 

Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications


  • Equivalent to four years (4) of progressively responsible drafting experience including two years at the journey level preparing complete design and construction drawings for minor construction projects of for modification of existing structures or systems.


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

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the drafting methods, materials, techniques, instruments and symbols used in architectural, mechanical, civil and electrical drawings.
  • General knowledge of engineering mathematics; thorough knowledge of the calculation of difficult dimensioning, and the methods used in quantity estimating.
  • Working knowledge of the various materials used in building construction.
  • Working knowledge of the laws, ordinances and other regulations applicable to building construction, maintenance and repair.
  • Ability to make engineering calculations; plot drawings from field notes.
  • Work independently and complete difficult drafting assignments; legibly and accurately draft detailed architectural renderings, drawings and design.
  • Analyze space requirements; use a transit and level and perform surveying related to simple land leveling.
  • Make clear and concise oral and written reports.
  • Plan and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to lead others.
  • Acquire rapidly a general knowledge of the building codes of the State of California.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, faculty, students and others.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in preparing complete design and construction drawings for minor construction projects.
  • Experience legibly and accurately drafting detailed architectural renderings, drawings, and designs.
  • Knowledge of drafting methods, materials, techniques, instruments, and symbols used in architectural, mechanical, civil, and electrical drawings; well-versed in the latest version of AutoCAD; BIM Modelling is a plus.
  • Knowledge of engineering calculations, plotting of drawings from field notes, and working independently, to complete complex drafting assignments.
  • Knowledge of complex dimensioning and calculation methods to estimate materials needed on projects.
  • Working knowledge of the laws, ordinances, and other regulations applicable to building construction, maintenance, and repair.
  • General knowledge of the building codes of the State of California.
  • Knowledge analyzing space requirements
  • Ability to use transit and level and perform surveying related to simple land leveling.
  • Ability to produce clear and concise oral and written reports and plan and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and provide updates on active project progress
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment and establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with staff, faculty, students, consultants, and contractors. 

Special Conditions

  • Some duties may require working after normal business, including weekends, to meet the project schedule requirements. 
  • Some off-site travels to attend meetings, conferences, and training programs.

 Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment.  Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free.  For more information, please visit our website here.

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available here. 


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions and we are not an E-Verify employer.

Mandated Reporter

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 July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


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