Construction Project Manager (#MFGA01)
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$50,841.00 Yearly Min / $63,551.00 Yearly Mid / $76,261.00 Yearly Max

Construction Project Administrator (#MFGA02)
$61,258.00 Yearly Min / $76,573.00 Yearly Mid / $91,888.00 Yearly Max

Description of Occupational Work

This class series uses two levels in the Engineering, Planning, Technical Services occupational group, Construction Management occupational series and describes construction project management work. Construction project management involves administering and coordinating the planning, design, and construction stages between architects, consulting engineers, construction managers, planners and other professionals involved in the construction and renovation of buildings, structures, facilities and facility systems such as electrical, plumbing and heating systems. Construction project management described in this series does not include transportation highways and bridges.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Coordinates and oversees construction projects to ensure compliance with state laws, department and division policies and procedures.
  • Provides technical assistance in defining and determining the feasibility of construction and renovation projects.
  • Develops construction project budgets and approves expenditures.
  • Provides technical input into the development of project specifications and drawings. 
  • Oversees contract bidding to ensure compliance with contractual requirements and state bidding laws.
  • Selects and recommends approval of professional services.
  • Reviews, approves and coordinates payment of services and change orders.
  • Conducts site inspections to determine contractual compliance and to ensure safety and conformance to project plans.

Levels of Work

Construction Project Manager

This is the first level of construction project management work.

  • Reports to a technical superior.
  • Performs the full range of essential functions.
  • Serves as a liaison between parties involved in construction, renovation, and maintenance during all phases of projects; resolves on-site problems.
  • Coordinates processing of construction documents and maintains project records.
  • Contacts include agency staff, architects, consulting engineers, planners, and other professionals to coordinate construction project activities.

Construction Project Administrator

This level administers construction and renovation projects for an entire Division/Department, such as centralized statewide construction project management found in the Division of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Administrative Services.

  • Supervision is exercised over at least two or more merit full time positions per Merit Rule, one of which must be at the Construction Project Manager level. The elements of supervision include planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating, coaching, training, recommending hire/fire and discipline.
  • Directs and administers the management of Department/Division construction and renovation projects of buildings, facilities and facility systems through construction project managers and subordinate staff.
  • Provides technical services involving construction and physical operations, space use, budgeting and problem analysis.
  • Makes recommendations and justifies all changes in the scope of work and budget requirements.
  • Drafts legislation and regulations to complement enforcement of federal and state regulations and statutes.
    Mediates between clients and contractors when damages are claimed.
  • Contacts include the public and industry officials, agency officials, staff members, architects, contractors, engineers, planners, and other professionals to respond to questions related to building construction and to provide or seek technical services.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA's listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, methods and techniques of buildings, facilities and structural construction and project planning and administration.
  • Knowledge of contract writing, negotiating and specification writing.
  • Knowledge of cost estimating practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, codes and standards.
  • Knowledge of state, department and division goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of state budgetary cycle and fiscal policies.
  • Skill in interpreting contracts, blueprints and schematics.
  • Skill in negotiating professional service contracts.
  • Skill in problem solving and decision making.
  • Skill in prioritizing multiple project responsibilities effectively.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, schedule and oversee construction projects.
  • Ability to recognize and mediate diverse and or conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply applicable laws, rules, regulations, codes and standards.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Construction Project Administrator requires:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of construction project administration.
  • Knowledge in the areas of geology and hydrology.
  • Knowledge of safety and health principles and practices related to industrial, construction and commercial concerns.
  • Skill in recognizing chemical, toxicological, psychological and other scientific and technological factors affecting safety and health.
  • Skill in applying the principles of management and supervision.
  • Skill in interpreting and implementing state and federal rules and regulation requirements.
  • Skill in public speaking, writing technical reports, interpreting and disseminating technical information.
  • Ability to develop and implement programs.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Construction Project Administrator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
  1. Three years experience in construction project management which includes planning, scheduling, staffing, coordinating, controlling, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the status of construction projects.
  2. Three years experience in contract administration which includes overseeing the development and negotiation of contracts and bid specifications; managing bid openings; awarding and executing contracts.
  3. Three years experience in interpreting blueprints, schematics or technical drawings.
  4. Three years experience in interpreting national and local building and fire codes.
  5. Six months experience in program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
  6. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
  7. Knowledge of developing policies or procedures.
  8. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).