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ABOLISHED 03/05/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-11A - Chief, Planning and Construction (2541)

ABOLISHED 03/05/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-11A - Chief, Planning and Construction

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: KK22
  • Class Code: 2541
  • Established: 07/08/1987
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction in the Department of the Youth Authority, to plan, budget, organize and direct the departmental program for the development, design, repair, maintenance and construction of physical facilities statewide; to provide technical expertise and direct the Department's energy conservation program, accessibility of the handicapped, toxic wastes disposal, and the preservation of historically significant buildings; to represent the Department's interests in matters relating to real estate, water rights and water quality; to direct the Department's architectural/engineering and day labor/ward labor programs; to advise administrators on facilities planning; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Provides technical supervision and direction to the Department's maintenance specialists engaged in special repairs, maintenance and construction of existing facilities; evaluates existing facilities and new site locations and makes recommendations for the effective economic, building, fire, safety, health and environmental code allowable utilization; analyzes treatment program plans affecting future construction requirements, infrastructure, utility, conservation, and other similar needs of the Department's facilities and relates them to the construction program; develops alternative funding sources for the Department's construction program; directly supervises architects, engineers, maintenance and construction supervisors involved in the development, design and preparation of plans and specifications for construction of projects undertaken by the Department including modifications to existing physical plants to meet operational, security or treatment needs; prepares the major and minor capital outlay construction budget and the special repairs and recurring maintenance budgets for the Department; participates in and provides technical expertise in the justification for new facilities; works closely with administrative and program personnel and other State officials; consults with administrators of private and other public institutions on building design and construction; consults with institutional, departmental and other State officials to plan new and remodeled facilities to meet projected population needs; consults with designers, estimators and contractors on proposed major and minor construction items; develops and monitors project schedules; directs the preparation of and presents departmental program information for user by architects and planners; maintains liaison with the Department of Finance, Legislative Analyst's Office, Office of the State Architect, Office of Real Estate Services, Office of Energy Assessments, Department of Forestry, Office of Project Development and Management and Office of State Fire Marshal; represents the Department before the Public Works Board; participates in legislative and public hearings; represents the Department on water rights and water quality issues before appropriate boards; attends conferences and participates in training programs; dictates correspondence and prepares reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Architect issued by the California State Board of Architectural Examiners is required. (Applicants who are eligible to apply for registration will be admitted into the examination but must possess a valid certificate of registration to be eligible for appointment.) and Either I One year of experience in the California state service performing budgeting, planning, design or project management duties in the development, construction or repairs and maintenance of institutional facilities in a class at a level of responsibility equivalent to a Senior Architect or Departmental Construction and Maintenance Supervisor.



Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the architectural planning, design, and estimating of major or minor construction, repairs and maintenance programs, at least three years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. (Experience in the California state service applied toward this three-year supervisory requirement must include one year performing the duties of a class at a level of responsibility equivalent to a Senior Architect or Departmental Construction and Maintenance Supervisor.). and


Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with a major in architecture. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Planning, designing, repairing, and construction of correctional program facilities, including security and supportive facilities; architectural design concepts and building costs and materials; electrical, electronic, structural and mechanical engineering as related to building and safety and security; purposes and functions of State correctional institutions; State capital outlay procedures and budgeting; principles and techniques of program management and supervision; building, fire, safety, health and environmental codes and energy conservation principles; principles and techniques of personnel management and supervision; the Department's Affirmative Action Program goals and objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action goals and objectives; administration of collective bargaining agreements and grievance handling; the principles and practices of the Department's labor management relations policies; the principles and practices of organizational administration including program planning, monitoring, evaluating and budgeting.


Ability to: Evaluate existing facilities, analyze applicable building codes and construction programs, and make appropriate recommendations; develop and maintain the respect and cooperation of Federal, State, and local officials and departmental personnel; effectively contribute to the Department's Affirmative Action Goals; effectively represent the Department's position on collective bargaining agreements; interpret and apply collective bargaining agreements and effectively respond to employee grievances; communicate effectively.

  Updated: 9/13/2017
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