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Student Assistant (Engineering and Architectural Sciences) (4871)

Student Assistant (Engineering and Architectural Sciences)

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: MF30
  • Class Code: 4871
  • Established: 05/03/1972
  • Revised: 03/19/1981
  • Title Changed: --


Under close supervision, in a temporary capacity, to assist in the performance of subprofessional and technical duties according to departmental assignment; and to do other related work.

Job Characteristics

Employment in this class is restricted to students who are admitted for enrollment in a curriculum the subject matter of which will prepare the student to assist in attaining the objectives of the departmental organization where he/she will be employed. Employment in the class is based on continued enrollment in a college program. The class provides a means of summer or part-time employment during the school year, whereby students perform work that will provide practical experience in work tasks relating to the programs of the department. The class may be used for persons who have completed academic requirements but are working toward professional certification or registration and for persons who have received a degree but are taking additional required course work. This class is not intended to be used for permanent employment and no full-time permanent appointments will be made in this class.

Typical Tasks

Participates in various phases of a planned training program; learns policies, procedures and techniques of the employing department; under close supervision, performs meaningful tasks which are valuable and necessary to the program of the department such as preparing scale drawings, tracing details, compiling reference data and making or checking computations.

Minimum Qualifications

Proof of application for, or enrollment in. a college curriculum preparing for upper division status in an engineering, architectural or landscape architectural curriculum leading to a bachelor's or advanced degree.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Arithmetic and elementary principles of algebra and geometry and their application to engineering, architecture, or landscape architecture; drafting procedure and equipment.


Ability to: Apply engineering, architecture or landscape architecture classroom instruction to work situations; follow oral and written instructions and learn operating procedures and methods; satisfactorily carry out increasingly difficult assignments; do neat and accurate work; establish and maintain friendly and cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of the work.

Special Personal Characteristics

Willingness, as a learner, to do routine or detail work in order to learn practical techniques; aptitude for engineering, architecture or landscape architectural work.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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