In a state agency this class is accountable for independently conducting field inspections of building construction and building rehabilitation or renovation and/or improvement projects in order to assure completion of projects in conformance with contract requirements and all applicable building codes, standards and regulations.
Works under the general supervision of a Building Construction Specialist 2, Construction Services Building Official or other employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Inspects all phases of construction and building rehabilitation or improvements for compliance with building codes, departmental regulations and/or statutory requirements;
Reviews shop drawings and proposed changes to approved building plans;
Evaluates field work for adherence to contract documents and/or codes and national standards;
Determines necessity for specification and design changes and makes recommendations;
Evaluates site conditions for construction safety including observation of soil, rock, ledge, water and other local conditions;
Inspects methods and quality of workmanship including performance and observation of testing of construction materials;
Consults with in-house staff, other agencies, architects, engineers, construction personnel and local building code enforcement officials on problems encountered;
Prepares technical reports of field conditions;
Reviews and evaluates schedules of values and payments to contractors;
Provides technical advice to in-house staff and public or private organizations regarding building projects as required;
Prepares specifications and construction costs;
Serves as liaison with state and local housing officials;
Reviews plans and specifications for compliance with agency and industry requirements;
Reviews bids and quotes;
Conducts field visits of proposed projects with applicants;
Assists with technical feasibility determination;
Assists and coordinates with receipt of state permits and certifications related to construction projects;
Reviews payment applications for consistency with project budget and project progress;
Assists in preparation of proposals for professional services;
Assists in consultant and construction management duties for agency;
May testify at administrative hearings or in state and federal courts of law;
May assist in preparation and presentation of education programs mandated by statute to local code enforcement officials, state agencies and professional organizations;
May perform limited code compliance plan review;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles, methods, materials and equipment used in building design and construction;
and ability to interpret contracting, zoning and building codes and related regulations;
major trades areas relative to building construction and maintenance (e.g., plumbing, heating, electrical, structural);
fire protection practices and procedures;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to inspect and supervise construction work for compliance with plans and specifications;
read and interpret building plans and specifications;
utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience with construction projects involving all building trades (e.g., plumbing, heating, electrical) OR as a Municipal Building Official.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have included the review and inspection of large scale building projects for building code compliance.
NOTE: Large scale building projects are interpreted as buildings exceeding 12,000 square feet in size and more than one story in height not including apartment buildings and single family residences.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in architecture, civil, mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's Degree
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess or obtain a license as a construction inspector or a higher license category within six (6) months of appointment.
Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as be able to perform the duties.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from exposure to building construction sites, fire scene or structural failure environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
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 Building Construction Specialist 1 (40 Hour) in Salary Group FT 22 approved effective December 27, 2013. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-151