Department of Administrative Services

Director of Construction Support Services (Legal, School Grants & Plan Review) (3204MP)

$46.77-$63.77 Hourly / $3,741.30-$5,101.65 BiWeekly /
$97,648.00-$133,153.00 Yearly


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 oversight of the grants and plan review process for school construction projects. This position will perform a variety of difficult, complex and sensitive legal work and will draft legislation pertaining to school construction.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

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

Manages school construction grant applications and bond fund project processes; directs the collection, review, analysis and accounts examination of grant and plan review data; researches developments and trends relative to the school construction industry to maintain financial data for future capital budget requests; reviews proposed school construction projects for required statutory compliance and reasonableness of costs; makes recommendations for grant commitments to the legislature, including submission of priority lists; attends district meetings for conflict resolution and compliance with approved plans; recommends approval of requests for grant payment; develops and presents testimony and supporting documentation to Legislative committees; drafts and recommends revisions to State legislation regarding school construction; reviews and analyzes new legislation to determine appropriate implementation and directs and/or prepares regulations as necessary; drafts and provides detailed guidance to school districts and municipalities concerning the school construction grant application and plan review process to ensure compliance with statutory and agency requirements; advises agency management on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administrative policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; prepares and reviews various legal documents; conducts informal conferences and makes determinations regarding third party compliance with division statutes and regulations; 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 administrative law; considerable knowledge of legal practices and procedures in federal courts and state venues; considerable skill in writing technical contract provisions; ability to comprehend and interpret complex laws and regulations; 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(11)-Engineering

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 68

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

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)

EFFECTIVE DATE

3/8/2016

CLASS: 3204MP; EST: 2/10/2012; REV: 3/8/2016;