STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: CLERK OF THE WORKS II
Class Code: 2066-24 Date Established: 05-26-78
Occupational Code: 7-5-7 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To insure contractor compliance with approved contract plans and specifications and to supervise technical procedures used in the building construction trades.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Inspects and approves contractual work performed by general and sub-contractors to ensure that projects and site work are completed according to prescribed plans, specifications and local codes.
· Prepares daily progress reports showing work completed by contractors and sub-contractors.
· Performs field tests of soil, concrete, asphalt and other materials as needed.
· Attends meetings between consultants, contractors, and city/town building officials to resolve difficulties, and recommends approval for deviations from existing plans and specifications.
· Inspects products delivered to job site against the approved shop drawings and performs tests on materials used in the building trades.
· Acts as a liaison between the owner agency and contractor to communicate changes in construction plans.
· Supervises and trains other Clerks of the Works, engineers and technicians assigned to specific projects.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with a major in civil, mechanical, structural or electrical engineering, or architecture. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Five years' experience in the field of architecture, building construction, Clerk of the Works or a related field. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Possession of a valid New Hampshire driver's license if necessary to perform field tests and on-site inspections.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of large building construction procedures and techniques. Working knowledge of the various trades involved in large building construction. Knowledge of codes and other state and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to building construction and site preparation. Skill in negotiating agreements between contractors and agency officials. Skill in utilizing testing equipment. Ability to accurately read gauges and meters. Ability to read and interpret blueprints and other plans and specifications. Ability to supervise and inspect the work of contractors and sub-contractors to ensure adherence to plans and specifications. Ability to make decisions on construction problems. Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel as well as other employees assigned to construction projects. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships between department and agency heads, contractors and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02