Class Code: 04319
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES –
HUMAN RESOURCES ENTERPRISE
CONSTRUCTION TECHNICIAN, ASSISTANT
Assists higher level Construction Technicians by performing journey level engineering support and construction trades related work including assisting in construction project inspection, monitoring and construction survey; performs related work as required.
The Work Examples and Competencies listed are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be the primary basis for position classification decisions.
Serves as an assistant to an inspector for routine phases of construction projects by observing contractors and ensuring adherence to plans and specifications; checks grades and elevations; collects and records routine measurements and compares them with project plans and specifications; maintains related records.
Performs or assists in performing standard tests on concrete, asphalt, soil, rock and other construction materials for conformity to specifications during plant inspections; observes batching of Portland cement and asphaltic concrete; checks weighing of rock and asphalt; maintains related records.
Works on survey crew to perform location, topographic, and related engineering and land survey work for construction projects; runs rod and pounds survey hubs.
Follows contractor behind a trimming machine to check grade; checks the slope and depth of the paving and ditches.
Prepares elementary drawings to show tile line locations, direction of flow, elevation of tile lines, tile size and tile condition.
Checks and maintains equipment needed for survey and inspection duties to ensure required supplies and equipment are stocked, calibrated and operating correctly.
Maintains project cost records and diaries which includes reviewing vouchers with records to verify information and enter necessary corrections; researches information relating to projects and preparing periodic summaries and reports from records.
Knowledge of basic mathematics.
Knowledge of elementary physical and mechanical principles and earth science.
Knowledge of Departmental rules, regulations, policies and specifications as they relate to engineering projects.
Knowledge of engineering survey techniques.
Ability to read and write English.
Ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions/instructions given in English.
Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather.
Ability to take field notes and prepare written reports.
Ability to learn and properly utilize departmental specifications and policies.
Ability to deal tactfully with contractors and the public.
Ability to communicate ideas and observations both orally and in writing.
Skill in the use of various types of engineering survey equipment.
Displays high standards of ethical conduct. Exhibits honesty and integrity. Refrains from theft-related, dishonest or unethical behavior.
Works and communicates with internal and external clients and customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner. Committed to quality service.
Displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently. Works with minimal supervision. Demonstrates responsible behavior and attention to detail.
Responds appropriately to supervision. Makes an effort to follow policy and cooperate with supervisors.
Aligns behavior with the needs, priorities and goals of the organization.
Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity. Fosters commitment and team spirit.
Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information. Listens to others and responds appropriately.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Graduation from high school, or G.E.D.;
employment experience may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education.
Travel may be required for positions in this class. Employees must arrange transportation to and from assigned work areas.
Effective Date: 6/01 GR