Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Building Construction Specialist 1 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #191127-2116FT-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) has one (1) available opportunity for a Building Construction Specialist 1.  The position’s primary goal is to ensure compliance with state and federal programmatic requirements relative to projects / activities associated with investments in housing and community developments.

This is a permanent, full time position, 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8 hours per day.  The position is located at 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

Interested candidates should choose the 'resume tab' to attach a resume with their submission. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Heidi Gray at heidi.gray@ct.gov or 860-713-5028.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles, methods, materials and equipment used in building design and construction; knowledge of and ability to interpret contracting, zoning and building codes and related regulations; knowledge of major trades areas relative to building construction and maintenance (e.g. plumbing, heating, electrical, structural); some knowledge of fire protection practices and procedures; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to inspect and supervise construction work for compliance with plans and specifications; ability to read and interpret building plans and specifications; ability to 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 will be 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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working on multiple housing projects with competing deadlines;
  • Work experience in inspections of all phases of construction and building rehabilitation or improvements for compliance with building codes, departmental regulations and statutory requirements;
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, materials and equipment used in building design and construction;
  • Knowledge of and experience interpreting contracting, zoning and building codes and regulations;
  • Knowledge of major trades areas relative to building construction and maintenance (e.g. plumbing, heating, electrical, structural). 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. 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.
  2. Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.