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ABOLISHED 06/04/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-17 - Supervising Construction Engineer, Water Resources (3445)

ABOLISHED 06/04/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-17 - Supervising Construction Engineer, Water Resources

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: HA20
  • Class Code: 3445
  • Established: 01/05/1962
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction, to plan, organize, and direct the work of a staff engaged in construction and supervision of a medium-sized hydraulic structure and related works, or to serve as the principal assistant to a Principal Construction Engineer in charge of a major hydraulic project, assuming responsibility for assigned phases of the activity, and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

As assigned, is responsible for supervising the construction of a medium-sized dam (such as Isabella or Don Pedro) including tunnels, spillway, afterbay, power plant, and other related structures, or for the construction of assigned reaches within a major division of the California Aqueduct; or as principal assistant to the Project Engineer of a major project, assumes responsibility for assigned phases of the activities of a staff engaged in inspecting construction work and materials, securing adherence by contractors to plans and specifications including safety regulations, reviewing and recommending as to change orders, approving and accepting finished work, and approving progress payments. Acts for the Principal Construction Engineer in his/her absence; represents the Department of Water Resources in conferences with contractors, consultants, private engineering firms, and governmental agencies, regarding assigned construction projects; plans, secures, trains, and evaluates the performance of personnel and takes or recommends appropriate action; prepares reports and dictates correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a civil engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. (Applicants who are not registered civil engineers will be admitted to the examination, but they must secure the certificate of registration before they will be considered eligible for appointment.) and Experience: Broad and extensive (more than five years) of construction engineering experience related to major hydraulic structures, two years of which shall have been as a field construction supervisor at a level comparable in responsibility to that of a Senior Engineer in the California state service or the GS12 level in the Federal service. and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in engineering. (Additional responsible experience in construction engineering may be substituted for the required college education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of hydraulic engineering as related to the construction of water development projects; theory and principles of construction and contract administration for major hydraulic structures, and appurtenant works; methods, materials, equipment and accepted safety practices used in constructing major hydraulic and related structures; laws and regulations pertaining to contracting procedures for water development projects in California; principles of effective supervision; structural geology and soil conditions affecting the adequacy of foundations; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct the work of a large construction staff; review plans and specifications of proposed major structures, and make recommendations as to necessary changes; speak effectively in public; prepare comprehensive reports and dictate correspondence; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of the work; analyze situations and take effective action; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.

  Updated: 10/4/2017
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