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WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR
61531
(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for performing engineering work in the supervision of on-site inspections of sewage and drainage facilities under construction and assuring quality control of construction projects for the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection. Under the general supervision of the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner of Water Environment Protection, the employee supervises all on-site inspections of sewage and drainage facilities under construction and insures that construction generally conforms to engineering plans and specifications and federal and state regulations. An employee in this class is expected to utilize engineering expertise to monitor in the field, status, progress and quality of work performed by contractors and consulting engineers in the construction of sewage facilities; to review and approve all modification and change orders; to coordinate with federal and state officials on funded projects; and to resolve problems faced by the public due to construction. Work is assigned by the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner and is left to employee's initiative and discretion in completing assignments. General supervision is exercised over a number of subordinates conducting on-site inspections of construction projects. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Conducts and supervises the inspection of all construction projects.
Coordinates and supervises emergency repairs made by contractors to existing facilities.
Reviews and approves all modifications and change orders pertaining to construction.
Develops technical and administrative procedures for utilization during design and construction of projects and insures that these procedures are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations regarding construction of such facilities.
Secures all rights of way and other necessary permits which facilitate project construction.
Utilizes engineering and construction expertise in solving problems that occur during construction.
Reviews and approves contractor and engineering claims for payment.
Coordinates and assists in construction claim negotiations.
Reviews construction plans and specifications before bids are taken on new projects.
Prepares project budgets and cash flow estimates, and bid and contract award documents.
Reviews and interprets contracts, agreements, bonds, insurances and other legal documents as they pertain to the projects and recommends approval in association with the county’s legal department.
Works with operations and maintenance personnel to insure that new facilities meet their needs.
Acts as liaison with general public on construction matters.
Supervises and assists personnel in minor in-house repairs to facilities.
Supervises and coordinates the daily activities of several subordinates conducting on-site inspections of construction projects.
Conducts and supervises final inspections.
Coordinates start up of new facilities.
Attends periodic construction job meetings throughout the construction phases with county officials, consulting and contracting personnel.
Provides general administrative oversight of the Construction Division; manages Construction Division staff including design engineers, construction inspectors, Right of Way Agent and clerical staff.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to inspection of sewage and drainage facility construction.
Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of construction of sewage and drainage facilities as well as materials used therein.
Thorough knowledge of standard design requirements.
Working knowledge of principles and practices of supervision.
Working knowledge of accepted design and methods relating to organization, effective management and work processing.
Ability to apply engineering principles in monitoring, supervising or participating in the determination of acceptable or correct procedures and methods to be used in the construction of sewage and drainage facilities, with specific application to project design, plans and specifications.
Ability to read, write and interpret technical reports.
Ability to supervise in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to relate well with technical personnel, governmental officials and the public to resolve problems regarding project construction.
Ability to work in construction sites.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Promotion:

Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction Inspector II or Sanitary Engineer III.

Open-Competitive:

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a baccalaureate degree in Civil Engineering and four (4) years of professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the application of civil engineering principles to field inspection of construction of sewage and drainage facilities, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or,
B. Eight (8) years of paraprofessional or professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in civil engineering, four (4) years of which must have been in a professional level capacity in the application of civil engineering principles to field inspection of construction of sewage and drainage facilities and two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or,
C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).


10/2011 Revised