Class Code: 04321
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES –
CONSTRUCTION TECHNICIAN, SENIOR
Performs work overseeing the inspection of large, complex highway construction projects as defined in the class guidelines and ensuring that work is done according to specification, proper inspection staff is in place and records are being kept, and a safe working environment is maintained; solves on-site problems and situations regarding construction of project and design modifications; serves as a leadworker to lower level Construction Technicians; performs related duties 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.
Assists supervisor by performing such duties as instructing employees, answering questions, distributing and balancing the workload and checking work; may make suggestions on selections, promotions, and reassignments; directs the operations of the crew in the absence of the supervisor.
Oversees the inspection of large, complex construction projects (i.e., highway corridor work) ensuring the work is completed according to specification which includes sampling and testing materials to be used, ensuring proper certification of materials, coordinating and reviewing the activities of inspectors, maintaining records, preparing authorization for vouchers and project progress reports, and informing supervisor of problems.
Oversees the surveying for large, complex construction projects including right-of-way, grade stakes, slope stakes, vertical and horizontal alignment for bridge culverts, etc.; ensures plans and specifications are adhered to; performs mathematical calculations in the field to compute horizontal and vertical curves and to calculate quantities, slope stakes, paving grades, etc.
Solves on-site problems and situations regarding construction of project and design modifications.
Maintains detailed records of all project activities including item progress, change orders, material certifications, and contractor pay vouchers.
Reads, understands, and interprets contracts, plans, specifications, and standards involved in the construction of projects.
Provides training to employees and reviews the work of lower level Construction Technicians for accuracy and adequacy and advises accordingly.
Performs technical duties in a resident construction office such as compiling and analyzing project reports and assisting the resident construction engineer.
Answers questions and provides explanation to property owners and the public regarding the duration of projects, progress on projects, etc.
Finalizes projects which includes ensuring quantities are correct, as-built plans are complete, and contractor evaluation reports are finalized.
Knowledge of all phases of construction inspection, plant inspection, engineering survey, and project monitoring related to civil engineering or architectural/facility repair or modification.
Knowledge of basic mathematic principles, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
Knowledge of standards, specifications, and special provisions of the employing agency.
Knowledge of elementary physical, mechanical and earth science principles.
Knowledge of various types of engineering survey equipment.
Knowledge of basic engineering drawing and drafting techniques.
Knowledge of methods and techniques used in the construction and building trades fields.
Ability to operate personal computers and use applicable programs related to highway construction.
Ability to read and write English.
Ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions/instructions given in English.
Ability to accurately perform mathematic calculations.
Ability to oversee projects and coordinate the work of others.
Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public and contractors.
Ability to work out of doors in all weather conditions.
Ability to record project notes accurately.
Ability to train other personnel.
Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, and blueprints.
Ability to communicate ideas and observations both orally and in writing.
Skill in the operation of specialized equipment related to civil engineering, engineering survey, or the building trades.
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. Follows policy and cooperates 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. and experience equal to five years of full-time work in engineering survey, construction inspection, materials inspection, materials testing, or the building construction trades;
qualifying experience may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education;
employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes the equivalent of experience equal to eighteen months of full-time work as a Construction Technician.
Certifications for testing materials and operating specialized equipment for designated positions as required by the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Technical Training and Certification Program for Highway Materials and Construction.
Travel may be required for positions in this class. Employees must arrange transportation to and from assigned work areas.
Effective Date: 04/06 DK