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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 596G
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Directs state wide field operations on construction and maintenance projects.

Typical Work

Plans or directs procurement of equipment, materials, and personnel for construction and maintenance of buildings, ponds, fish ladders, dams, fish screens, water and sewage systems, roads, bridges, and other structures; 

Analyzes project specifications for sequence of work, materials and personnel requirements, and scheduling of materials delivery ; solicits and analyzes bids for supplies and equipment; negotiates purchase orders and plans delivery dates; 

Lays out advance work for new force account construction and maintenance; reviews work progress and conformance to specifications on current projects and makes recommendations for changes in design to effect workable installations; 

Assigns personnel to inspect contract construction projects to assure that contractors comply with plans and specifications; 

Cooperates with other division supervisors on planning new construction and maintaining existing facilities; 

Prepares or supervises preparation of necessary records, reports, and correspondence; 

Prepares cost estimates from plans and specifications and assists with cost estimating for preplanning; 

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: construction methods and cost of operation and limitations of construction equipment; building materials, their cost, uses, and sources of supply; contractual relations, including specifications and Department fiscal procedures; principles of engineering and their application to construction. 

Ability to: read blueprints and analyze construction plans and specifications; supervise others; coordinate work, supplies, equipment, and personnel; evaluate situations and arrive at sound decisions; maintain good public relations prepare accurate, concise reports; issue clear directions, orally and in writing.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Seven years of construction experience, including three years at a level equivalent to construction superintendent. 

College training involving major study in engineering or architecture may be substituted, year for year, for non‑supervisory experience.

Class Specification History

New class adopted December 15, 1978.
Revise class. Revises class code, title (formerly 9704 Parks Shops Manager); adopted March 13, 1981.
Revise class. Revises definition; adopted April 12, 1985.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 70640), general revision, adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.