The Division of Parks and Recreation oversees more than 26,000 acres in 17 state parks, the Brandywine Zoo. The Division protects cultural and historic resources, and provides a wide variety of recreational facilities for Delawareans and visitors.
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This position is responsible for managing the construction phase of capital and major maintenance projects within the Delaware State Parks. This position is responsible for the supervision of three full-time Construction Managers. The incumbent will also provide technical input related to construction means and methods during planning and design; estimate the construction costs of projects to assist with budget development; and review construction documents prior to bidding for constructability.
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.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Construction Project Administrator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Three years experience in construction project management which includes planning, scheduling, staffing, coordinating, controlling, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the status of construction projects.
- 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.
- Three years experience in interpreting blueprints, schematics or technical drawings.
- Three years experience in interpreting national and local building and fire codes.
- 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.
- Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
- Knowledge of developing policies or procedures.
- Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
Conditions of Hire
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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