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Architectural Assistant

County of Fresno
Permanent Fresno City Public Works Department, 2600 Fresno St #4, Fresno, CA 93721, United States


APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY Fresno County's Department of Public Works and Planning currently has an excellent employment opportunity available for architectural enthusiasts interested in the position of Architectural Assistant.
Architectural Assistants are primarily responsible for conducting research and studies for County departments related to their needs and applying functional changes to plans and specifications. Incumbents may assist the Architect in performing cost estimates, construction and site design, contract review, and project inspection.

Note: The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill both extra-help and permanently allocated positions. Individuals selected for extra-help appointment may be transitioned to a permanently allocated position at a later date as authorized by the Fresno County Personnel Rules.

Positions in this classification are in Medical Group III - Heavy Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require heavy physical effort using arms, legs, back and trunk in frequent lifting, pushing, or pulling objects weighing (or offering resistance equivalent to) over 25 pounds. Generally, considerable bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, as well as standing and walking are involved. Physical stamina is usually required and explosive strength using bursts of energy may be required, depending upon specific position assignments.

Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Samples of Duties
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

EducationPossession of a bachelor's degree in architecture, construction management, engineering, or a closely related field that is acceptable within the United States' accredited college or university system.

ExperienceTwo (2) years of full-time, paid architectural or engineering drafting and/or project management experience.

SubstitutionAdditional full-time, paid architectural or engineering drafting and/or project management experience may substitute for up to sixty (60) units of the education on a fifteen (15) semester units to one (1) year of experience basis.

LicensePossession of a valid Class "C" driver's license, or equivalent.


  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and filing requirements for this position by the filing deadline.
  • A completed Fresno County employment application is required and must be current, complete and accurate. Amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline.
  • Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.
  • Please fully list your work experience, including current position. Failure to list current and complete work experience within the job application (including employment with the County of Fresno) will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • In the Education section of your application, please provide complete information for each school attended, including the school's name and location, the type and number of units earned (semester or quarter), and if applicable which major or program was completed (Architecture, Engineering, etc.). Failure to completely list education within the job application will disqualify the applicant from consideration.
    • College/university transcripts may be requested to verify completion of the required education.
    • If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted. Documentation must be provided by the closing date and time of this recruitment. You may attach a copy to your application; fax a copy to 559-455-4788, Attn: Tiffany Lee, or email it to
  • A valid driver's license number must be listed on your application. Failure to provide this number on your application will result in your application being rejected.