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Architectural Planner

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Architectural Planner
Role Title: Engineering Technician III
Posting Number: SW0170310
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Director, Architectural Planning within the Facilities Department Office of University Planning, the Architectural Planner performs work in support architectural programs and projects. These duties include drafting and sketching of plans using CAD (Computer Aided Design) software for use in concept, design, and construction phases; providing technical assistance for architectural projects; assisting with research, studies, and reports as required and providing occasional on-site photography. Additionally, this position will assist with fieldwork such as coordinating and monitoring projects related to transportation, architecture and landscaping at various stages of development; and assisting in project duties to include design, data collection/analysis, coordinating schedules, budgets, and project scope details. The duties also include assisting the Assistant Vice President for Planning & University Architect (AVP) in preparing a wide range of written and graphic presentation materials (PowerPoint) that the AVP uses in engagement to the university community, including the quarterly Board of Visitor meetings.

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in architecture or a related field, or equivalent training and/or experience in a related area (urban planning, graphic design, etc.).
- Must have experience preparing PowerPoint presentations and in AutoCAD design and production.
- Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe PhotoShop, and PowerPoint.
- Proficient in MS Office Suite and a Windows operating system environment.
- Must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, set priorities and manage several projects simultaneously, and work in a team environment.
- Must have effective communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to prepare and present clear and concise information.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience producing working drawings in a professional office setting.
- Proficiency working with information across various software platforms: AutoCAD Civil 3D, Bentley MicroStation V8i, and Adobe Creative Suite.
- Some photography experience will be helpful.
- Experience in design transportation projects and/or landscape architecture and site planning.
- Master’s degree in a related field.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check, Other (Describe Below), Must have an acceptable and safe driving record
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

- May be required to travel to non-Blacksburg sites and other Virginia Tech properties. Travel for training, public outreach, public education, and public participation may be required.
- Overnight stay may be required.
- As necessary, may be required to work after hours or on weekends to meet the needs of the department.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

To apply applicants must complete the online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #SW0170310, and submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references as an attachment to the application. Review of applications will begin on May 2, 2017.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: FS - Campus Architecture
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: Mon.-Fri. (8-5)
Posting Date: 04/19/2017
Review Begin Date: 05/02/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/75621

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  4. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc