PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services, this class is accountable for directing School Construction, Legal, School Grants and Plan Review or Construction Process Management units, including administering state construction programs, managing the bond process and/or plan review.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This is a managerial level class directly responsible for managing project processes for capital construction administration. This includes responsibility for development of scope of work for construction projects managed by the Department of Administrative Services.
Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs the staff and operations of Construction Support Services (Construction Process Management) or Construction Support Services (Legal, School Grants & Plan Review) units.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Responsible for management of project processes for capital construction administration; interprets and administers pertinent laws; represents department at meetings; responds to inquiries relating to assigned programs; assists in developing scope of work for construction projects managed by the agency; assists in the development of policies and procedures for the Division of Construction Services; analyzes current policies and procedures for consistency with state statutes and agency practices; participates in management strategy activities to more effectively implement agency objectives; meets with outside agencies to advise on departmental policies and procedures; serves as liaison with other agencies, municipal, state and federal governments; evaluates operations and projects assigned to office; makes recommendations for improvements; provides technical direction to unit staff; assists in development of educational and training programs; compiles project related statistics and metrics; presents at industry events; analyzes industry trends and evaluates industry-wide best practices and lessons learned for applicability to agency; researches best practices pertaining to capital construction administration; directs staff and operations of office; determines priorities, and coordinates, plans and manages activities; formulates office goals and objectives and ensures implementation; reviews and evaluates effectiveness of established or proposed policies and/or programs; assesses alternatives and makes recommendations for improvement; conducts performance evaluations; prepares reports and correspondence; recommends policy; drafts policy statements and regulations; prepares or assists in development of office budget; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of administration of project management programs including scheduling and financing; considerable knowledge of construction terminology, practices and procedures; ability to coordinate technical and administrative work; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration including policy development and implementation; considerable knowledge of grant preparation and administration; considerable knowledge of program evaluation and monitoring functions; considerable knowledge of capital project management concepts, bond processing and contract documentation; knowledge of legislative process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of professional experience in planning and implementing public capital projects or responsibility for legislative and regulatory programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a management capacity with significant responsibility for administering grants or bond process management or legal tasks related to the legislative process and interfacing with key policy makers, state legislative and executive administrative officials.
NOTE: Management capacity is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies, and personnel management including training of employees.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in business or public administration may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. A law degree may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
1. Legal, School Grants & Plan Review Unit: Incumbents in this class must be a member of the Connecticut Bar Association.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Director of School and State Construction Support Services in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective February 10, 2012. (Revised to re-title, modify content and establish new parenthetical title)