STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN
Class Code: 2140-17 Date Established: 07-01-50
Occupational Code: 5-3-5 Date of Last Revision: 03-29-02
BASIC PURPOSE: To supervise crews of maintenance or construction workers engaged in highway, dam, building, and/or general construction, repair or maintenance.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Supervises a crew of workers engaged in the construction, reconstruction and maintenance of highways, dams, building structures, forestry towers, or other construction projects.
· Orders, receives and distributes materials to specified sections for future work.
· Removes stumps, rock and ledge; places steel, pours concrete footings, abutments, walls, and other structures, sets stones, excavates soil and places fill materials; supervises and performs carpentry work, welding and cutting steel utilizing various types of power equipment.
· Operates heavy construction equipment.
· Recommends repairs, supervises the maintenance of tools and equipment and determines work procedures.
· Prepares reports on project time, equipment, materials and progress including project cost expenditures and balances.
· Reviews the work of skilled trades workers and equipment operators.
· Interprets plans, blueprints and sketches of proposed structures.
· Plans the hiring of contract equipment and operators in order to insure proper utilization.
· Interprets, implements and enforces regulatory requirements related to safety, environmental and industry standards.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require significant investment of time and resources to detect.
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 medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action. This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and in making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Associate’s degree from a recognized college or technical institute with a major study in civil technology or public works administration, or two years of college with a minimum of six semester hour in civil technology or public works administration.
Experience: Four years' experience in all phases of maintenance and general construction, two years of which involved supervision in directing groups in maintenance and construction procedures. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education up to a total of two (2) years.
License/Certification: Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have a telephone at residence.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Extensive knowledge of modern materials, equipment and methods used in highway, dam, building or general construction and maintenance. Knowledge of state laws and regulations pertaining to motor vehicle operation. Ability to place, layout and supervise workers engaged in highway, dam, building or general construction work. Ability to work out-of-doors for long periods under varying climatic conditions. Ability to read construction plans. Skill in the use of construction tools and equipment. Demonstrated agility, mechanical ability, resourcefulness, initiative and sound judgment. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with employees and the public, as well as landowners abutting the projects. Knowledge of winter maintenance operations and willingness to perform night weather patrol assignments. 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