CLASSIFICATION: DAM CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN
Class Code: 3008-18 Date Established: 07-23-09
Occupational Code: 5-3-5 Date of Last Revision:
BASIC PURPOSE: To supervise dam construction technicians and other construction workers engaged in dam construction and repair projects.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Supervises and assists a crew of workers engaged in the construction and maintenance of dams.
· Plans the receipt and distribution of materials to specified sections for future work or to meet requirements at the construction project.
· Supervises and participates in the following: construction of concrete forms for dams, placing reinforcing steel and concrete, excavating, dam and masonry construction, steel erection, cofferdams, pile driving, epoxy work, demolition of old structures, installation of pipe, culverts, conduits and other dam construction work, and safety and security inspections for heightened monitoring and surveillance.
· Prepares reports on time, equipment, materials and progress and prepares estimates of time frames for dam construction.
· Plans for the hiring of contracted equipment and operates equipment in order to insure proper utilization.
· Has full responsibility for small dam projects as directed by the Dam Construction Superintendent.
· Assumes the duties and responsibilities of Superintendent in the absence of same.
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 a significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing related or similar work, 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 adverse working environment containing a combination of disagreeable elements which impact significantly upon the employee's capacity for completing work assignments. This level includes work-related accidents or assault.
Physical Demands: Requires medium to heavy work, including continuous physical exertion such as frequent bending, lifting, or climbing.
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 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 hours in civil technology or public works administration.
Experience: Four years’ experience in all phases of general dam construction and/or dam maintenance, two years of which involved supervising groups in dam construction and maintenance procedures. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License, Class A or Class B with air brake and tanker endorsements (tanker over 1000 gallons for Class A). Candidates possessing the Class B license must obtain the Class A license prior to completion of the probationary period. The applicant’s Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) must meet the minimum standards as established by the hiring agency.
Special Requirements: Must be willing to work throughout the state and during emergencies for long hours, seven days a week.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of modern methods used in dam construction and dam maintenance. Skill in use of dam construction tools and equipment. Ability to place, layout and supervise workers engaged in dam work. Ability to work out-of-doors for long periods under varying climatic conditions. Ability to climb and work from scaffolds high above or well below ground. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with employees and the public, as well as landowners along the right-of-way. Demonstrated agility, mechanical ability, resourcefulness, initiative and sound judgment. 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.