Los Angeles Community College District

General Foreman (#3301)

$48.13-$59.62 hourly / $8,341.66-$10,333.86 monthly / $100,099.92-$124,006.32 annual


Definition

Plans, coordinates, and supervises the work of skilled journey-level workers of at least three building trades and other staff assigned to construction projects, maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment at a college, and has job site responsibility for various building trades projects.

Typical Duties

Plans, schedules, assigns, and supervises the work of journey-level workers of various building trades involving construction, maintenance, alteration, and repair of buildings and equipment.

Reviews staff's work in progress for adherence to job specifications, building and safety codes, and project time lines.

Confers with administrators and contractors, as the campus technical expert in various building trades, regarding planned construction and work projects in progress.

Inspects facilities for maintenance and safety problems and schedules and performs preventive and corrective maintenance work related to various building trades.

Estimates costs, manpower needed, and time necessary for completion of various building trades projects and prepares requisitions for supplies and materials.

Coordinates the work of assigned staff with other District building trades.

Prepares job specifications, sketches and progress reports on installation, maintenance, and repair work.

Interprets and explains specifications, blue prints, and work projects to assigned staff.

Ensures that staff is supplied with tools, materials, and equipment for completion of renovation and repair projects related to various building trades.

Instructs and advises staff on changes in policies, procedures, and work standards.

Directs and/or provides training to trade staff.

Oversees and inspects contract work of various building trades.

Interviews and selects new staff and evaluates the performance of assigned staff.

May perform the more complex journey-level work in one or more building trades in emergencies.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A General Foreman plans, coordinates, and supervises the work of skilled journey-level workers of at least three building trades and other staff assigned to work projects at a college and has job site responsibility for various building trades projects.

A Director of College Facilities plans, coordinates, and directs the maintenance and operations activities of a college which include responsibility for the physical condition of the buildings, grounds, and equipment and participates in the design, review, and integration of construction projects.

A Lead Journeyman acts as a lead over a small group of journey-level workers and other assigned staff and performs the more complex work of the unit at the skilled trade-level. Lead responsibilities include guidance and instruction on techniques, methods, and procedures for accomplishing assigned tasks and solving problems. A small group of employees typically consists of at least three people, two of whom must be at the journey-level.

Supervision

General supervision is received from a Director of College Facilities. General supervision is exercised over journey-level workers of various building trades and other employees assigned to projects.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Construction, maintenance, alteration, and repair of building components and structures

Current practices, materials, hand and power tools, and equipment used in various building trades

Methods and procedures used in planning and scheduling construction and facilities maintenance and repair projects

Testing and inspection methods used in various building trades

Properties, adaptability, and uses of various building materials

Preventive maintenance methods and procedures

Fundamentals of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing systems

Supplies and costs of building materials

State and local building codes, regulations, and administrative orders and ordinances

Safety and health regulations and practices pertinent to the construction industry

Industrial and commercial building construction

Record and reporting systems used in building trades

Principles of supervision and training

Recordkeeping procedures

Methods and procedures used in planning and estimating job projects

Harmful effects of hazardous or toxic materials and the protection and safeguards required when working with or controlling such materials

Capabilities of computer applications, systems, and hardware used in the building trades

Skill in:

Using tools and equipment of various building trades

Ability to:

Plan and schedule projects for the construction, installation, maintenance, alteration, and repair of building components and structures and systems and equipment

Supervise the work of assigned journey-level workers from various building trades

Prepare diagrams and sketches on installation, maintenance, and repair work

Read, interpret, and work from sketches, drawings, plans, and blueprints

Perform skilled journey-level work in one or more building trades

Effectively use test equipment

Plan ahead and meet schedules

Effectively utilize computer systems and software applicable to building trades

Make accurate cost estimates of materials and labor

Work effectively and cooperatively with District staff, students, outside contractors, and vendors

Write clear and concise instructions and reports

Safely lift and carry heavy tools and materials

Keep accurate records

Learn characteristics of new systems and equipment of various building trades and update skills to adapt to changing technology

Learn specialized software applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND completion of a recognized apprentice training program of at least four years' duration in a building trade AND three years of full-time, paid, journey-level experience in one or more building trades. One year of the required experience must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity.

OR

B. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND seven years of full-time, paid experience in one or more building trades. Three years of the required experience must have been at the journey-level including one year of experience in a lead or supervisory capacity.

Special:

A valid Class "C" California driver's license may be required for some positions.

Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

SPECIAL NOTE:

Some positions may involve working with asbestos and/or lead and will require an incumbent to participate in an asbestos and/or lead medical screening examination in compliance with the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Sections 1529 and 1532.1.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 3301; EST: ; REV: 6/27/2018;