Series established April 8, 1986
This series specification describes classes used in the Seismic Safety Program of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) to perform, supervise, and manage the construction compliance phase of projects to modify or construct health facilities.
The scope of activities includes the monitoring of field activities, testing, and certifying private sector construction inspectors; attesting that completed projects are in accordance with approved plans and specifications; and administering and managing a decentralized statewide program. The supervisory and manager classes supervise and manage programs to ensure that all new construction and alterations of health facilities comply with the requirements of the California Code of Regulations, and other related codes and regulations, including the fire and life safety requirements.
Typical tasks include preconstruction conferences; visiting construction sites to view construction progress and the quality of inspection; submitting periodic construction reports which acknowledge progress and problems of noncompliance to building standards; issuing stop work orders when the public health and safety is endangered; providing advice on building standards and interpreting plans and specifications for private sector construction inspectors and others involved in the construction process; coordinating site inspections by other governmental agencies; attending formal inspections of completed work; sponsoring and participating in the training of private sector construction inspectors; supervising field staff; preparing budgets, personnel, and other administrative documents; providing staff support to the Building Safety Board, participating in the development of office policy; testifying before legislative committees and administrative bodies; and performing other administrative and technical tasks as required.
Level, variety, complexity of work, independence of action and decision, supervision received, and in the higher classes degree of supervisory and managerial responsibilities.
Under general direction, incumbents within an assigned geographical area are responsible for enforcing construction standards as contained in Title 24 of the Health and Safety Code, monitoring the work of private sector certified resident inspectors; and advising project participants on construction methods, techniques and materials, and code-related matters.
Under general direction, incumbents are responsible for supervising the work of Compliance Officers, Health Facilities Construction, and Fire and Life Safety Officers, Health Facilities Construction, in an assigned geographical region in the development of building standards and policies related to enforcement.
Incumbents are responsible for managing the OSHPD Compliance and Fire and Life Safety Sections; planning, organizing, and coordinating multiple units of staff within the Health Facilities Construction Compliance Program including: budgeting, training, staffing, testing, certification; acting as a representative in court hearings, legislative committees and appeals; and serving as a program resource to the Southern California office management.
Two years of experience in the California state service performing difficult construction inspection/supervision duties for the construction or modification of a full range of health facilities or other complex, multistoried buildings at a level not less than that of Construction Supervisor I.
Four years of experience as the representative of an architect, engineer, or building owner performing full-time technical inspection or supervision of general building construction projects. (Experience working as a full-time technical inspector or supervisor for an architect, engineer, or owner of a building under construction may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.) (Experience as a plan checker or field inspector for a city or county building department may substitute for up to one-half of the required experience on a year-for-year basis.) and
The equivalence of graduation from college with major work in engineering or architecture. (Additional qualifying experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.)
Two years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Compliance Officer, Health Facilities Construction, or Fire and Life Safety Officer II (Health Facilities Construction).
Broad and extensive (more than five years) of responsible experience in the supervision of construction inspectors, fire and life safety inspectors, plan reviewers, and/or contractors on major construction projects. Two years of which shall have been on Health Facilities or projects. and
The equivalence of graduation from college with major work in engineering, architecture, fire service administration, fire protection administration and technology, chemistry, or physics. (Additional qualifying experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.)
Two years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Regional Compliance Officer, Health Facilities Construction.
Broad and extensive construction or fire and life safety inspection, or plan review experience (more than five years), involving the performance of increasingly complex duties, at least two years of which shall have been in a high level supervisory, administrative, or executive capacity in a headquarters unit of a large construction organization, or in charge of construction of major projects. At least two years of the qualifying experience must have involved the construction of health facilities projects. and
Knowledge of: Building construction practice, scheduling, and record keeping with special emphasis on health facility projects; materials and construction methods; familiarity with Title 24 Building Codes and Regulations; requirements for health facilities; principles and methods of estimating construction costs, including costs of labor, material, and overhead.
Ability to: Analyze situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain effective cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; write clear and comprehensive status reports and correspondence; give interpretation, clarification and guidance regarding codes, regulations, laws, industry practice, etc.; and make determinations on all inspection and test reports.
Knowledge of: All of the above, and familiarity with fire protection equipment and systems; exiting systems; Title 19, California Code of Regulations; Fire Protection and Prevention standards; principles of effective supervision; a supervisor's responsibility for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and for maintaining a work environment which is free from discrimination and harassment.
Ability to: All of the above, and supervise the work of a group of Compliance Officers, Health Facilities Construction and Fire and Life Safety Officers (Health Facilities Construction); make decisions to issue stop work orders; provide training and orientation to Compliance Officers; apply the principles of leadership relating to managing the human factor, communicating, motivating, leading; control the construction process to achieve the planned result; effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.
Knowledge of: All of the above.
Ability to: All of the above, and direct a professional, technical, and clerical staff operating a complex program of construction inspection and fire and life safety compliance using advanced principles of management and possessing expert knowledge of all building standards and fire and life safety building standards pertaining to the construction of health facilities in California.
Willingness to travel and work throughout the State; reliability; tact; and keenness of observation; good memory for details; physical stamina necessary to perform the duties of the position.