Missouri State University Posting Details in Springfield, Missouri

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Project Support Specialist

Work Location Springfield Campus

Department Planning Design & Construction

HR Home Department 060115 PLANNING, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

Pay Grade 31

Proposed Salary $16.79 - $19.23/hourly

Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.

Appointment Type Full Time Regular

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt

General Function

The Project Support Specialist provides technical expertise in both hardware and software concerns for the office of Planning, Design & Construction. The Project Support Specialist assists with the development of construction documents through the use of AutoCAD and other computer-aided design programs, including drawings, specifications, graphics, and architectural renderings. The Project Support Specialist researches and compiles building data for use by the University, stays current with the software used in the department, and assists in the development of the campus master plan. The Project Support Specialist assists in the maintenance of standards by working with others in the department to develop standard details and specifications that may be incorporated into projects. The Project Support Specialist also provides management of electronic files following the procedures established by the office and University.

Description of Primary Duties

The Project Support Specialist provides technical expertise in both hardware and software concerns for the office of Planning, Design & Construction. The Project Support Specialist assists with the development of construction documents through the use of AutoCAD and other computer-aided design programs, including drawings, specifications, graphics, and architectural renderings. The Project Support Specialist researches and compiles building data for use by the University, stays current with the software used in the department, and assists in the development of the campus master plan. The Project Support Specialist assists in the maintenance of standards by working with others in the department to develop standard details and specifications that may be incorporated into projects. The Project Support Specialist also provides management of electronic files following the procedures established by the office and University.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education: An Associate’s degree or an equivalent amount of credit hours in a field related to drafting, design technology, interior design, construction technology, construction management, or a related field is required.

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience working in a similar position is preferred, which includes experience in construction-related work in which the primary focus is on the design and planning of commercial and institutional buildings. Experience in the preparation of graphic and architectural presentation materials in various media is required. Experience working with AutoCAD in construction-related work in which the primary focus is on the design and planning of commercial and institutional buildings is required. Experience in providing technical expertise in both hardware and software concerns is required.

Skills: The ability to prepare renderings and graphics in various forms of media in order to adequately convey the concepts of projects or prepare representations of expected final constructed results is required. The ability to prepare contract documents, including plans and specifications, and to read and interpret contract documents is required. The ability to proficiently manipulate graphics software such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop or similar programs to achieve desired results is required. The ability to effectively use spreadsheets, word processing, and similar computing systems is required. Excellent communication, decision-making, and interpersonal skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Knowledge of building codes, industry standards, and contract language applicable to the construction industry is preferred. Knowledge of materials and methods of construction, including proper detailing of architectural building systems is preferred.

Effort: Requires the ability to move throughout the campus including climbing ladders and/or stairs on construction sites or in University facilities.

Other: The scope of the job may require working in the evenings and on weekends, particularly during the progress of construction projects.

Additional Qualifications

Link to Job Description https://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/368480.htm

Open Date 07/13/2018

Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled) 08/03/2018

Special Instructions to Applicants

Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, TitleIX@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20180133FTS

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/40476

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


  • How did you hear about this vacancy?

  • Missouri State University Website

  • Web Postings

  • Print Publications

  • Diversity website posting

  • INSIGHT into Diversity

  • HigherEdJobs.com

  • (HERC) Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

  • Job Board (CareerBuilder.com, Monster, etc.)

  • Other Professional Conferences or Meetings

  • Personal Contacts / Networking

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  • Other


  • Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.

(Open Ended Question)


  • Are you a current full-time regular Missouri State University employee?

  • Yes, I am a current full-time faculty/staff University employee.

  • No, I am not currently employed by the University.

  • No, I am a current per course faculty member.

  • No, I am a current part-time staff University employee.

  • No, I am a current University graduate assistant or teaching assistant.

  • No, I am a current student University employee.


  • Do you have an Associate’s degree or an equivalent amount of credit hours in a field related to drafting, design technology, interior design, construction technology, construction management, or a related field?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have experience working with AutoCAD in construction-related work in which the primary focus is on the design and planning of commercial and institutional buildings?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Unofficial Transcripts - 1

Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)

  • Other Documents -1

  • Unofficial Transcripts -2

  • Unofficial Transcripts -3