CLASSIFICATION: CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT
Class Code: 2150-22 Date Established: 07-01-50
Occupational Code: 5-3-5 Date of Last Revision: 10-29-09
BASIC PURPOSE: To supervise and direct skilled and unskilled trades technicians in new construction, remodeling projects and general maintenance.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Trains subordinates in good construction practices and assures that crews, hired equipment, and contractors are performing assignments in a safe and efficient manner.
· Supervises a group of skilled construction workers on construction work of all types; form and concrete work, sewers and water mains, excavating, brick and masonry construction, steel erection and building construction work and repair and construction of dams.
· Supervises all sub-trades; plumbing, steam, carpentry, electrical, painting, masonry work, blasting and diving.
· Requisitions necessary materials and establishes local contacts for hiring construction equipment and operators under rental agreement.
· Inspects buildings, dams, fish ladders, small bridges, roads for defects and makes arrangements for immediate corrective action of emergency or dangerous conditions.
· Prepares cost estimates and progress reports.
· Keeps accurate records of job costs, times, material, equipment and work progress.
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 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 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 programs or of employees doing work which differs from the supervisor, including disciplining employees, solving personnel problems, recommending hiring and firing employees, and developing work methods. The supervisor in this position manages a working unit or section with responsibility for employee performance appraisal.
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 summarizing data, preparing reports, and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
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 a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Completion of high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent and completion of an apprenticeship in one of the skilled trades.
Experience: Six years as a supervisory mechanic, carpenter or any of the other trades.
License/Certification: Blasting certificate required based on agency need. Must possess a Commercial Driver’s License, Class A or B with air brake endorsement or obtain such a licensure prior to the completion of the probationary period. The applicant’s Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) must meet the minimum standards as established by the hiring agency.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of bridge, highway, or dam construction and maintenance and basic principles of engineering. Ability to document and maintain records and generate reports. Ability to interpret plans and specifications. Ability to understand and work with mechanical systems. Ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of subordinates. Ability to use resourcefulness, initiative, and appropriate judgment in performance of duties. Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with employees, the public, as well as landowners along the right-of-way. Ability to climb and work from scaffolds high above and well below the ground. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the 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.