The State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Office of the Commissioner, is currently seeking two (2) experienced and qualified individuals for the position of Building Construction Project Supervisor! These positions will lead all aspects of complex building projects including design work. See below for more information on this exciting opportunity!
- Division: Office of the Commissioner (OOC)
- Unit/Team: Engineering Services
- Location: Middletown, CT
- Work Schedule: Full-time (40 hours per week), First Shift (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday
- Position Numbers: 139068 and 139069
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
- The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
- Industry leading health benefits with medical and dental coverage;
- Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year;
- As a loan forgiveness organization, you may be able to qualify for one or more State or Federal loan forgiveness programs;
- Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
- Retirement healthcare offerings;
- Professional growth and development opportunities; and
- A healthy work/life balance!
IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:
- Meet with State staff, State building and fire inspectors, consultants, and contractors
- Lead construction projects
- Design small projects on AutoCad
- Bid projects
- Develop construction budges and schedules, recommending cost saving measures when appropriate
- Act as primary liaison between other agency divisions regarding technical and sustainable development planning, engineering, and construction issues relating to projects
- Ensure proper record management and report systems are in place
MORE ABOUT THE AGENCY AND DIVISION:
DMHAS is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:
This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
- This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
- Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
- This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
- Note: 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: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
Connect With Us:
- Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
- Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Alyssa Hovanec via email at Alyssa.Hovanec@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Economic and Community Development this class is accountable for the oversight of planning in accordance with responsible growth standards, coordination and construction of complex building projects belonging to the recipient of agency funding.
In the Military Department this class is accountable for planning and overseeing the construction of complex building projects belonging to the state and/or federal government.
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for overseeing complex building projects including design work.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Oversees and coordinates services of consultants and contractors on funding recipient or agency construction or planning projects to adhere to environmental, sustainable development and responsible growth principles and practices;
- Recommends and reviews construction management contract services and fees to ensure conformance to requirements of contract documents and sustainable requirements;
- Monitors, recommends and reviews construction management and/or administration firm's execution of contract including project design plans and construction cost estimates for large scale or complex projects;
- Ensures adherence to good engineering practices and compliance to latest engineering codes and standards;
- Reviews projects to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
- Reviews permit applications developed for projects funded by agency or federal government;
- Prepares conceptual roadway, building development, land division and site location plans for complex or large scale agency or federally funded proposals;
- Attends construction workshops and progress meetings to convey management impacts of construction to current contract schedule and budget;
- Reviews and develops construction accounting reports and monitoring programs for internal and external oversight of project;
- Conducts site visits to review compliance with state and federal guidelines and funding conditions;
- Provides assistance in reviewing contract bids and change orders for state or federally funded projects;
- Recommends cost saving measures and construction practices to ensure cost benefits realized on state or federally funded projects;
- Anticipates potential problems and directs resolution in areas of design, contracts scheduling, construction and inspection;
- Communicates with municipal agencies, state agencies, federal government, clients and professional staff to coordinate and facilitate projects;
- Acts as primary liaison between other agency divisions regarding technical and sustainable development planning, engineering and construction issues relating to projects;
- Ensures proper record management and report systems in place;
- Performs related duties as required.
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services:
- Designs and oversees renovations of buildings providing inpatient and/or outpatient healthcare services, including design of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems, and information technology and architecture.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- principles, practices and methods of large scale building construction and/or renovation;
- sustainable development practices and responsible growth principles;
- building construction and/or renovation management concepts;
- relevant state and federal laws;
- Knowledge of
- environmental policies and practices;
- building materials and design work including trade areas, information technology and architecture;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to
- plan, direct, coordinate, supervise, expedite and evaluate work of construction management and/or administration firms and other technical staff involved in design, review and construction of particularly large complex building projects;
- maintain records and prepare reports.
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services:
- Knowledge of
- mental health hospital design and codes, including ligature codes and issues;
- hospital accrediting body standards;
- Knowledge of and skill in computer aided drafting (AutoCAD).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in the engineering design and review of large construction projects including environmental planning and land preparation, utility services and sustainable development practices for housing development and/or specialty and commercial buildings.
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Eight (8) years of experience in design and construction of large projects including mental health facilities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have included responsibility for project administration of large complex construction projects.
NOTE: Large complex projects are not intended to include residential homes.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- College training in architecture or engineering 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.
- A Master's degree in architecture or engineering may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- Experience with AutoCad
- Experience with building codes
- Experience with construction methods
- Experience administering large construction projects
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
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.
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.