Colorado State University Interior Design Assistant in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Interior Design Assistant

Classification Title Engr/Phys Sci Tech I

Posting Number 201800109P

Position Type State Classified

Open Date 05/17/2018

Close Date 05/24/2018

Salary $3,970 monthly + FULL BENEFIT OFFERINGS

Full/Part Time Full-time

State Classified Hourly No

Overtime Eligible

Position Location Fort Collins, CO 80523

Description of Work Unit

Remodel and Construction Services Unit provides administrative, management & professional services to facilitate and accomplish new construction, renovation, and/or replacement of the physical facilities and infrastructure of the campus in support of the University’s mission and strategic plan.

Position Summary

The Interior Design Assistant exists primarily to develop interior design solutions for specific projects in coordination with and under the guidance of project manager and design supervisor. Collaborate with conceptual, schematic and design development. Coordinate with the in-house design team as well as specialty outside consultants, to achieve overall project objectives. This position provides preliminary and construction drawings and renderings for design development and budget opinions. Assist in developing code compliant construction drawings to be used by trades groups and contractors for various remodel and construction projects. Assist project manages with furniture specifications and space planning. Work with vendors to place and track furniture orders. Update and manage sample library.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED certificate AND four years of experience assisting in the design (determining layout, selection of furniture, paint, flooring, etc.) and development of interior spaces. Experience must have included the use of AutoCAD or Revit (2014 version or later).

Be sure to outline how you meet the minimum qualifications within the Work Experience section of your application, including the version/year of software used.

Note to Applicants: A professional portfolio is required for consideration of your application. You can upload your portfolio in the Applicant Documents section of the application. If your portfolio is available via web link, please share the link on a Word document and upload to the same location.


Coursework from an accredited, non-correspondence college or university in Interior Design will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

The highly desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics, and experience directly related and critical to this position:

  • AutoCAD, Revit, and SketchUp proficient.

  • Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

  • Rendering experience.

  • Must have excellent drafting, graphics, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrate experience in selecting interior details, materials, color selections, furniture and furnishings selections, space planning and detailing

  • Ability to maintain attention to detail.

  • Eagerness to train and mentor interior design student interns.

  • Strong customer service focus.

  • Flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing work demands, priorities and routines.

  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Schematic Design and Renderings


  • Work with project managers to provide schematic designs and rendering solutions for specific projects utilizing AutoCAD, Revit, and SketchUp.

Percentage Of Time 50%

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Construction Planning, Designing and Drafting


  • Work with Project Managers to provide architectural drawings utilizing AutoCAD, Revit, and SketchUp. Drawings will be used for construction documents and code review.

  • Gather information from project managers on project scope.

  • Provide schematic and construction drawings to be used by trades group and code review.

  • Provide renderings for customer review.

Percentage Of Time 20%

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Furniture Selection and Specifications


  • Work with Project Managers, clients, and vendors in providing furniture selection and specifications to develop budget opinions.

  • Work with furniture vendors to place and track orders.

  • Conduct customer interviews.

  • Recommends workflow solutions.

  • Designs workspace layouts.

  • Investigates and recommends product solutions.

  • Produces specialized graphics.

  • Compiles product cost and timeline estimates for installations.

Percentage Of Time 15%

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Client Meetings


  • Work with Project Managers to meet with clients to go over project scope and discuss interior design options such as furniture, paint, and flooring.

  • Conducts customer meetings.

  • Recommends design options.

  • Provides customer with product samples.

Percentage Of Time 10%

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Verify Existing Field Measurements to Build Base Drawings


  • Physically inspect potential project locations, takes pictures, measurements and applies this information to create new construction drawings.

  • Verify accuracy of physical location information on existing drawings.

  • Verify field measurements with current floor plans.

  • Verify mechanical, electrical and equipment location with current floor plans.

  • Modify current plans as needed to show actual field conditions.

Percentage Of Time 5%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.

  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.

  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.

  • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.

  • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.

  • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (e.g.: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.

  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.

**Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.

  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.

  • Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at


  • Please check the Help link online at for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-employment background check that may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history as a condition of hire?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you possess a current and valid driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No

  • A professional portfolio is required for consideration of your application. Have you uploaded your portfolio or provided a link so that the hiring committee may view your work?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • List of Professional References

  • Portfolio

Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcripts

  • Veteran DD214 Form (Member-4) (For State Classified searches ONLY)