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Construction Management Specialist
Sacramento County     Sacramento, CA 94278
     

Construction Management Specialist

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Construction Management Specialist

Salary

$87,904.80 - $112,209.12 Annually

Location

Sacramento, CA

Job Type

Permanent Full-Time

Job Number

29237-C

Department

County Wide

Opening Date

02/22/2024

Closing Date

4/25/2024 5:00 PM Pacific

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The Position

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This is a continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:

3/14/24, 4/4/24, 4/25/24 (final)

Under general supervision, Construction Management Specialists serve as assistants to the Resident Engineer on the construction phase of a single, complex public works project or multiple projects of less complexity. The Construction Management Specialist assists in ensuring that projects are constructed in accordance with plans and specifications, the Public Contract Code, and prudent construction management procedures.

Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

+ Principles and practices of construction inspection.

+ Principles and practices of contract administration.

+ Principles of construction law and the Public Contract Code.

+ Construction project scheduling, cost estimating, materials, and claims analysis.

+ Construction methods and techniques.

+ Construction Change Order review and preparation.

+ Various computer software programs used for construction management.

Ability to:

+ Prepare technical reports.

+ Read and interpret plans and specifications.

+ Understand, interpret and enforce compliance with plans, specifications, bid documents, and contract provisions.

+ Inspect materials and workmanship for safety hazards or construction problems.

+ Assist with the preparation of project budgets.

+ Maintain effective relationships with County employees, consultants and contractors.

+ Assist with training and giving directions to construction inspection personnel in order to ensure critical areas are being inspected and proper records and documents are attained.

+ Present solutions and options to less complex construction field problem.

+ Write and review basic change orders, board letters, claims, correspondence to contractors, specifications and contract documents.

+ Make written and verbal presentations to small civic groups and the general public in order to provide information on the status of construction projects.

+ Communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.

Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Either: 1. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Construction Management.

Or: 2. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in engineering.

And

One year of full-time experience acting as a project manager or owner's representative on public works construction projects.

Or: 3. Two years of full-time experience supervising staff engaged in the inspection of buildings, highways, streets, water/wastewater facilities, drainage construction, or other public works infrastructure projects.

Note: If the word "experience" is referenced in the minimum qualifications, it means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here (http://www.personnel.saccounty.net/Documents/EducationalDocumentsGuidelines.pdf) or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.

General Requirements

Driver's License: A valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher is required prior to appointment to this class. Failure to maintain the appropriate California Driver's License may constitute cause for termination from the class in accordance with Civil Service Rule 11.4. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Physical Abilities: Frequently walk, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, and reach above the shoulder. Lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions: Work in an office setting or field project trailer with limited amenities. Incumbents also are required to work out-of-doors and in all kinds of weather.

Probationary Period

The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.

Application and Testing Information

APPLICATION

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sacramento) to apply.

County of Sacramento

Department of Personnel Services

Employment Services Division

700 H Street, Room 4667

Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service

Email [email protected]

Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
www.SacCountyJobs.net

+ Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.

+ Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.

+ Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.

+ Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.

+ A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.

Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.

+ Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.

+ The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.

+ Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.

+ If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.

+ Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.

+ If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.

+ For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.

+ If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed, therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.

FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%)

All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.

This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.

All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their governmentjobs.com inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Click here (https://personnel.saccounty.net/Pages/EmploymentServicesFAQs.aspx) for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

For information regarding County jobs:

+ www.saccountyjobs.net

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

As an employee of the County of Sacramento, there will be a variety of benefits available to you. These benefits currently include: health, dental and life insurance; flexible spending account options for dependent care and unreimbursed dental and/or medical cost; and an employee assistance program (EAP).

GENERAL BENEFITS:

Most employee benefits are similar to the following for all County employees. However, some benefits differ, depending on the employee representation unit to which the employee's job classification is assigned. Information about the exact benefits applicable to a particular job classification may be obtained from the Sacramento County Department of Benefits or by visiting www.saccountyjobs.net.

TEMPORARY POSITIONS:

Most benefits do not apply to temporary positions. The explanations of benefits applies to employees in regular positions.

SALARY STEP INCREASES:

The beginning salary and the top of the salary range are usually shown on the job announcement. Upon satisfactory service, salary increases of approximately 5% are given annually until the top of the salary range has been attained.

PAY:

All employees are paid bi-weekly via direct deposit into the employee's bank account. The pay period covers fourteen (14) calendar days, starting on a Sunday and ending on the second Saturday thereafter. Salaries are generally paid on the Friday following the end of the pay period. Employees can set up their direct deposit and access their pay information via Employee Self Service in MySacCounty.

VACATION:

Generally, vacation with pay begins at 10 days annually. With increase over a period of years, the maximum annual vacation with pay is 25 days.

HOLIDAYS:

14.5 holidays per year as recognized.

SICK LEAVE:

Equivalent to 15 days annually, unlimited accumulation. Upon retirement, unused sick leave is converted to retirement service credit.

PARENTAL LEAVE:

Entitles a regular County employee, with at least one year of continuous employment, to schedule a paid parental leave of up to 160 hours upon the birth or during the process of an adoption of a minor child. Parental leave shall be approved by the employee's appointing authority, except where the granting of the parental leave request would unduly interfere with or cause severe hardship upon department operations.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT:

Dependent upon union agreements, regular County employees may be eligible to receive Tuition Reimbursement. The costs for course tuition/registration fees and required books/supplies are eligible for reimbursement. Tuition reimbursement amounts may vary depending upon union agreement.

RETIREMENT:

Social Security and Sacramento County Employees' Retirement System coverage.

HEALTH INSURANCE:

The County offers a variety of health plan design options to fit individual needs.

DENTAL INSURANCE:

The County provides a comprehensive dental benefit program for regular full-time and part-time employees and their eligible dependents. This plan pays on a set fee schedule that varies by procedure. Any amount over the fee schedule is the employee's responsibility. The yearly maximum is $2,000 per person, not including orthodontia. The orthodontic benefit is 50% of covered charges with a lifetime maximum of $1,000 per person.

LIFE INSURANCE:

The County of Sacramento provides a basic life insurance benefit of $15,000 to all eligible employees at no cost. Additional coverage may be purchased through payroll deduction.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION:

The County offers a Deferred Compensation Program which enables employees to save in a systematic way without paying income tax on either the payroll deduction or the earned interest, prior to withdrawal.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:

The County of Sacramento provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employees and their eligible dependents. The EAP offers confidential, professional counseling services in areas such as:

+ Legal Advice/Difficult Decisions

+ Marriage or Family Relationships

+ Financial or Credit Worries/Elder Care

+ Alcohol and Drug Abuse

WELLNESS INCENTIVE PROGRAM:

The County will recognize and award time off to eligible employees who maintain an excellent attendance record.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT:

The County offers regular employees two separate Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA's). These accounts allow employees to set money aside, on a pre-tax basis via payroll deduction, to pay for medical, dental or dependent care expenses.

+ DEPENDENT CARE REIMBURSEMENT ACCOUNT:

Employees may set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified childcare or dependent care expenses that are necessary for the employee and/or spouse to continue working.

+ MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT ACCOUNT:

The Medical Reimbursement Account allows pre-tax dollars to be set aside to pay for out-of-pocket expenses that are not paid by insurance or reimbursed by any other benefit plan.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION:

In case of injury while on the job, each employee is protected under the Workers' Compensation laws of California.

SACRAMENTO CREDIT UNION:

The credit union offers loan facilities and systematic saving plans through payroll deduction.

SELECTION AND PLACEMENT

Sacramento County encourages applications from all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, gender, disability, political affiliation, or age.

Certain age limits may be required by law, ordinance, or Civil Service direction for specific classifications such as those identified with hazardous occupations.

FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES ONLY:Every effort is made to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants such as in the selection of test sites, aides, or other equipment which permits the disabled applicants to compete in the examination process. Applicants with disabilities requesting an applicable ADA testing accommodation must complete a Reasonable Accommodation Request Form filled out and signed by the applicant and their doctor. This form must be submitted to the Disability Compliance Office, 700 H Street, Room 5720, Sacramento, CA 95814, by the cut-off date or final filing date as listed in this job announcement. Download the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form by clicking here (http://www.personnel.saccounty.net/Documents/Pre-Employment%20Exam%20Reasonable%20Accommodation%20Request%20-%20RA%20Exam%20Request%20Form.pdf) or contact by mail or in person the Sacramento County Employment Services Division or Disability Compliance Office.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Please read carefully the "Minimum Qualifications" section of your announcement. You must meet those qualifications by the application deadline date unless otherwise specified. Your application must clearly show you meet the minimum qualifications by the application deadline date, or it will not be accepted. All statements are subject to verification.

"Experience" means full-time paid experience unless the announcement states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS:

If the announcement indicates the examination is given on a promotional basis, candidates must hold permanent status in Sacramento County Civil Service by the application deadline date and must meet the minimum qualifications.

OPEN EXAMINATIONS:

Any person who meets the minimum qualifications may apply.

CONTINUOUS FILING EXAMINATIONS:

Applicants are eligible to reapply to and retake a continuous filing exam after 6 months from the date the previous exam results was received.

ELIGIBLE LISTS:

Names of qualified persons who made a passing score on an examination are entered, in order of their final grades, on an eligible list. To fill each vacancy, the hiring department will make a selection from among the top three ranks on the employment lists.

EXAMINATION RATINGS:

Unless otherwise stated on the announcement: To be successful, candidates must obtain a rating of at least 70% on each part of the examination. This may be an adjusted score or an arithmetic 70% of the total possible score as determined by the Director.

APPEAL PROCESS:

Persons who believe their applications have been improperly rejected may request the Employment Services Division to review its decision to reject the application. If the applicant desires to submit additional proof of qualifications, such proof must be received by Personnel Services not less than two (2) calendar days prior to the scheduled date for the examination.

Persons who are disqualified in any phase of the examination may appeal such adverse action, in writing, to the Civil Service Commission, 700 H Street, Room 2640, Sacramento, CA 95814, telephone: (916) 874-5586 . Such appeals must be filed within thirty (30) calendar days after notice of the adverse action was mailed to the candidate.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs): https://personnel.saccounty.net/Pages/EmploymentServicesFAQs.aspx

OTHER INFORMATION

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE:

Military veterans who have served during wartime shall be given preference in initial appointment to County service. Such preference shall apply, provided the veteran has first achieved a minimum passing score in the examination. The passing score of a veteran shall be annotated to indicate the veteran's score shall be regarded as 5 points or higher, OR 10 points higher for disabled veterans, only for the purpose of determining the three ranks along with which the veteran's name shall be certified. No score shall actually be changed and no new rank shall be created as a result of application of veteran's preference for certification purposes.

"Disabled Veteran" means any veteran who has served during wartime and, who, as of the final filing date for an examination is declared by the United States Veterans Administration or military service department to be 10% or more disabled as a result of his/her military service. Persons claiming eligibility for disabled veteran's preference must submit to the employment office, on or before the application deadline date, a certification from the United States Veterans Administration or a military service department, dated within 1 year, which certifies the present existence of a service related disability of 10% or more, or other acceptable proof of such disability as a result of his/her military service.

Persons claiming eligibility for veterans preference must submit a copy of Form DD 214 or other acceptable proof of veteran's status on or before the final filing date for the examination. For purpose of this rule "reserve" status does not constitute active duty.

CITIZENSHIP OR AUTHORIZED ALIEN REQUIREMENT:

As required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act, all County employees must be United States citizens or aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Proof of citizenship or authorized status will be required prior to appointment.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE:

Some County Civil Service positions are covered by financial disclosure requirements intended to identify potential conflicts of interest.

CONCURRENT EMPLOYMENT:

No employee may concurrently occupy more than one County position.

SPECIAL SKILL QUALIFICATIONS (WHEN SPECIFIED ON THE APPLICATION):

Persons who have special skills required by some (but not all) positions in a class may be certified ahead of others provided that:

Such special skills are based on the duties and requirements of the positions and are in conformance with merit system and equal opportunity principles, and

The certification of eligibles who possess special skills have been approved by the Civil Service Commission.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION & DRUG TESTING:

The County of Sacramento is committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free workplace. All persons selected for appointment to positions must pass a medical examination and a drug test, administered by the County at no cost to the applicant.

DRIVER LICENSE:

Possession of a valid California Driver License may be required for some positions.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD:

Regular positions are subject to a probationary period which is an extension of the selection process. Unless otherwise indicated on the announcement, the probationary period is six (6) months.

AGENCY SHOP/FAIR SHARE FEE:

Some positions require, as a condition of continued employment, that the person either:

1. Become a union member;

2. Pay a fair share fee to the union; or,

3. Meet specific requirements under which an equivalent amount must be paid to a charity.

FINGERPRINTING AND CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS:

Fingerprinting and criminal record checks are required for some positions.

01

The following Supplemental Questionnaire is the Civil Service Exam for this position and will be used to determine your exam score.

Note: The Supplemental Questionnaire and the Application are administered as two separate documents. The Application is used only to determine if the minimum qualifications are met; and the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used only to determine your exam score.

In order to receive every consideration in the selection process, you must complete all questions with concise but detailed answers and provide all requested information. Each answer will be scored separately. References such as 'See Resume' as a response will not be scored.

By continuing in the exam process, you are certifying that all information provided in the Supplemental Questionnaire is true to the best of your knowledge.

+ I have read and understood the above instructions.

02

Select the one box that best describes how your experience meets the minimum qualifications stated on the job announcement.

+ None.

+ A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Construction Management.

+ A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, AND one (1) year of full-time experience acting as a project manager or owner's representative on public works construction projects.

+ Two (2) years of full-time experience supervising staff engaged in the inspection of buildings, highways, streets, water/wastewater facilities, drainage construction, or other public works infrastructure projects.

03

Select the one box that best describes your education from an accredited college or university leading toward an Associate's, Bachelor's Degree or higher.

+ None.

+ College units leading to an Engineering degree.

+ College units leading to a Construction Management degree.

+ Associate's Degree in another field.

+ Bachelor's Degree or higher in another field.

+ Bachelor's Degree or higher in Engineering.

+ Bachelor's Degree or higher in Construction Management.

04

Select all the boxes that best describe the activities you perform on a regular basis working on public works construction projects.

+ Assisting Resident Engineer with contract management including ensuring contract compliance with plans, specifications, applicable codes and regulations.

+ Managing less complex contracts for public works facilities, buildings or infrastructure such as subdivision development.

+ Assisting Resident Engineer in ensuring projects are completed on schedule and within budget, while avoiding construction claims; and reviewing and monitoring construction schedules.

+ Reviewing and recommending approval of payments to the contractor.

+ Assisting Resident Engineer with resolving construction disputes.

+ Assisting in the procurement of construction contracts.

+ None of the above.

05

Select all the boxes that best describe the areas you have studied or have experience working with.

+ Principles and practices of construction contract administration, management, and inspection.

+ Construction project scheduling, cost estimating, materials, and claims analysis.

+ Construction methods and techniques.

+ Read and interpret plans and specifications.

+ Understand, interpret and enforce compliance with plans, specifications, bid documents, and contract provisions.

+ Maintain effective relationships with coworkers, consultants and contractors.

+ Write and review basic change orders, claims, correspondence to contractors, specifications and contract documents.

+ Communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.

+ None of the above.

06

For each of the areas identified in the Question 4 and 5, describe your experience performing those duties. Include in your response your employer(s), your title, dates of employment, and a description of your duties and your role. If the experience you selected in Question 5 was obtained during school, identify the course, work performed, and corresponding dates. If you have no experience, please write "None".

07

Select all the boxes that best describe the computer programs you are proficient in and use on a regular basis in the administration of your job. You may be required to demonstrate your proficiency during the interview process.

+ Microsoft Word or similar software.

+ Microsoft Excel or similar software.

+ Microsoft Outlook or similar software.

+ Microsoft Access or similar software.

+ Scheduling software (i.e. Microsoft Project, Primavera, etc.).

+ Construction management documentation software (i.e. Prologue, Constructware, Expedition, eDoc, CAFM, AutoCAD, eGordian, Bluebeam, etc.)

+ Other software.

+ None of the above.

08

Select all the boxes that best describe the types of projects that you have experience in the construction and/or plan review of.

+ Transportation (roads and bridges).

+ Airports.

+ Water Supply.

+ Drainage.

+ Wastewater.

+ Commercial or Industrial Buildings.

+ Solid Waste.

+ Flood Control.

+ None of the above.

09

For each of the items you selected in the Question 8, explain your experience. In your response include your employer(s), your title, dates of employment, and a description of your duties and your role. Also describe the size and scope of the project(s). If you have no relevant experience, please write "None".

10

Select the one box that describes your current valid California Driver License.

+ None.

+ California Class C or higher Driver License.

+ Driver License from another state.

11

If you have a current valid California Driver License please list the license class, license number, expiration date, and any endorsements you possess. If you have no license, please write "None".

12

This position requires the incumbent to:

+ Frequently walk, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, and crouch

+ Lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

+ Work in an office setting or field project trailer with limited amenities

+ Work out-of-doors and in all kinds of weather

+ I have read and understood the above information.

13

Background and Criminal History Check:

The County may access criminal history information on candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of appointment within this class consistent with the provisions of Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 82-602, Personnel Policies and applicable federal and state law. The County shall not consider for employment any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that relates to or impacts the candidate's ability to perform the job duties of this class unless it is determined that mitigating circumstances exist. A subsequent arrest notification may be obtained.

The County may also conduct a background check on the candidate prior to appointment to a position within this class. The background check may include personal and professional reference checks, credit history checks, Social Security Number verification, professional license/registration verification, military service information and driving history. Information obtained in the course of this background check will be considered by the appointing authority in the selection process. In obtaining such information, the County will comply with applicable consent and disclosure practices in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act.

+ I understand this may be required depending on the location of the position.

14

The County of Sacramento is committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free workplace. All persons selected for appointment must pass a drug test administered by the County and at no cost to the applicant.

I understand, if offered conditional employment, I will be subject to a drug test administered by the County as described in Sacramento County Personnel Ordinance Section 2.78.030.

+ Yes.

+ No.

15

I have read the General Requirements as stated on the job announcement.

+ Yes.

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700 H Street, Room 4667 Sacramento, California, 95814

Phone

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Website
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