The Architectural Technician will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of the County’s existing building, site and system drawing sets representing the County’s 144 facilities totaling over 3.2 Million Square feet on over 1600 acres. Drawing file management shall involve both 2D and 3D records in support of the Department’s Design and Construction, Operations and Real Property Sections.
The principal function of this position is to directly perform computer aided design and drafting in support of architectural and engineering projects or ensure that drawings generated by others conform to County and Industry Drawing Standards.
The Architectural Technician works under the supervision of the Design Manager and direction of the Design and Construction Manager.
The position is directly responsible for back-up and archive procedures.
The Architectural Technician must be able to work independently or on a team to complete field investigations, prepare measured drawings, create proposed plans from concept stage through biddable and constructible documents, design new tenant upfits and layout FFE all in code compliant way.
This position will directly oversee the maintenance of record drawings and their interface with the County’s Integrated Workplace Management System.
The Architectural Technician must be proficient in the use of full size scanners and plotters and be able to produce Public Presentation Quality displays and exhibits on demand to meet deadlines.
This position is expected to stay current with building construction industry trends and technology.
Candidate should be self-motivated, organized, analytical, pre-emptive, versatile and thrive in a fast-paced, mission driven environment.
Must possess interpersonal skills to work cooperatively with a broad variety of County departments and users. County employees may be called upon to perform other duties as assigned during emergency activations.
An Associate’s Degree or Post-Secondary Technical School Certification in Computer Aided Design and Drafting or a closely related field is required
* supplemented with ten (10) years of responsible work experience in building construction within a government or similar institutional environment or an equivalent combination of experience, training or advanced education.
* Requires proficiency in AutoCAD, REVIT and the use of Lidar mapping.
* Knowledge of Building Construction Industry Drawing Standards, BOMA Office Standards, and all applications found in the MS Office 365 suite is considered essential to the job duties.
* Prior experience as a CADD System Manager is highly desired. Experience with Integrated Workplace Management Systems (FM Systems) and GIS Systems (ESRI) is a plus.
* A Valid driver’s license is required.
About Charleston County Government
Charleston County is located along the southeastern coast of South Carolina and has its County Government seated in North Charleston. The County encompasses approximately 919 square miles with a coastline that stretches nearly 100 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. The County’s population is growing rapidly and is estimated to be more than 375,000 with a median age of 34. The County’s rich blend of culture, economic activity, environmental beauty and historic tapestry makes it one of the most distinguished counties in the nation. A recognized leader, Charleston County is a proud community that strives to protect both its historic treasures and its environment, while still keeping an eye toward future development and citizens’ needs. The County continues to draw national recognition, winning dozens of local, state and national awards for its innovative programs and services, and its world-class restaurants and arts festivals. Charleston County operates under a Council-Administrator form of government. Policy-making and legislative authority are vested in a 9-member governing council elected to single member districts on a partisan basis. The County Council responsibilities inclu...de passing ordinances and policies, approving the budget, appointing committee members, and hiring the County’s Clerk of Council, County Administrator, and appointing the Internal Auditor, and Attorney. The County Administrator is managing the day-to-day operations of the County Government. There are four Deputy County Administrators. The Facilities Management Department reports to the Deputy County Administrator for General Services and the Design and Construction Manager reports to the Director of Facilities Management.