In the Departments of Correction, Developmental Services, Education and Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for administering statewide construction and maintenance programs and operations.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is designed for state agencies having five or more large physical plants (residential and administrative) in various locations throughout the state. One position may be assigned to each of the above agencies.
Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Administers programs and operations of construction and maintenance; directs all staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers staff and operations of agency construction and maintenance division;
Develops, implements and evaluates division policies, goals and objectives;
Designs and develops division programs and activities;
Implements new procedures and procedural revisions;
Determines appropriate staffing levels and directs management and coordination of staff;
Designs and implements performance review standards for staff;
Prepares division budget;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of division who might impact on policy or program activities;
Coordinates statewide agency construction and maintenance projects including determination of type and quality of materials used, preparation of job specifications and estimation and analysis of costs;
Meets and consults with architects, engineers, contractors and appropriate state and local authorities involved in construction, alteration and maintenance programs for facilities;
Inspects work in progress or on completion for conformance to specifications and OSHA regulations;
Reviews requests for change orders and makes recommendations;
Develops and coordinates long range preventive maintenance programs and procedures;
Inspects physical plants on a regular basis;
Coordinates agency lease activities;
Ensures agency compliance with state and federal accrediting bodies;
Coordinates transfer, relocation and disposal of excess and surplus property;
Develops long range capital program for agency;
Determines space and/or facility needs for an agency;
Prepares purchase orders;
Maintains records and reports;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May design, layout and draft plans for projects and submits to contractors;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
building design and construction including aspects of architectural, structural and mechanical engineering and design;
methods, materials and equipment used in building design, construction and maintenance;
Knowledge of leasing agreements;
oral and written communication skills;
estimate costs of building construction, repair and maintenance;
prepare plans and specifications and solicit bids for construction and equipment;
analyze construction problems and recommend effective solutions;
develop preventive maintenance programs for various kinds of facilities;
determine space requirements.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in physical plant maintenance and construction in an administrative capacity.
NOTE: Administrative capacity is defined as project planning, project oversight and budgeting.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Chief of Engineering Services 2 in Salary Group MP 71 approved effective July 4, 2008. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007