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Construction Supervisor II (4030)

Construction Supervisor II

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: IS50
  • Class Code: 4030
  • Established: 1931
  • Revised: 12/15/2000*
  • Title Changed: 04/04/1952


This is a nonsupervisory position under direction, (1) in one of the designated construction areas, to have charge of the supervision or continuous inspection of one or more major building construction projects; or (2) to perform difficult staff work in Construction Services Headquarters requiring extensive knowledge and experience in construction methods, materials, and processes; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Takes charge of the supervision or continuous inspection and coordination of work in connection with the alteration or construction of one or more major building projects; makes continuous inspections of construction in progress; interprets contract and code requirements; makes decisions relating to construction plans and specifications, and adequacy of construction methods and progress; coordinates the various contractors, designers, client and regulatory agencies, and other State support staff on the project; keeps a diary of important conditions and happenings; approves the suitability of construction equipment; approves and monitors schedules, including critical path schedules; directs or performs the taking of samples of building materials for testing and interprets the results on those tests; prepares progress reports and progress payment estimates; prepares and maintains extensive documentation on all contract activities including disputes and construction claim issues; initiates change orders when required; corresponds with contractors on matters relating to the satisfactory quality and progress of the work; approves the quality of materials and workmanship; assumes responsibility for checks of measurements, lines, and levels; makes construction quantity calculations; keeps abreast of current construction trends; must drive from one site to another site, and on large sites, drive from one area to another area within the site.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid driver license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.


(Applicants who do not possess the required license may be admitted to the examination, but must obtain the license before they will be considered eligible for appointment.) and

Either I

Experience: Two years of experience performing the duties of a Construction Supervisor I in the California state service.


Experience: Broad and extensive (more than five years) experience in either:


1. As an architect's, engineer's, owner's, or construction manager's representative in technical inspection or supervision of building construction work involving the performance of increasingly complex duties and including two years of experience in supervision of other inspectors or construction managers on construction of major buildings such as schools, hospitals, prisons, institutions, high-and mid-rise office buildings, or other comparable institutional or commercial buildings. or


2. As a construction superintendent on major buildings such as schools, hospitals, prisons, institutions, high-and mid-rise office buildings, or other comparable institutional or commercial buildings.


(Experience in the California state service applied toward these experience requirements must include at least two years performing the duties of a Construction Supervisor I.) and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in engineering or architecture.


(Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on the basis of two years of qualifying experience equaling one academic year of education.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Materials, methods, and processes used in the construction of wood, steel frame, masonry, and concrete buildings; work of various building trades; various codes and safety orders applicable to building construction; proper methods of mixing, placing, and curing plain and reinforced concrete; mortar and grout mixes; forms and shoring; methods of steel frame erection and reinforced concrete construction; soils and soil conditions and testing; plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and electrical work; structural engineering designs; pile driving; construction management; personal computers and related software programs; principles of various scheduling techniques including critical path scheduling.


Ability to: Detect poor quality building materials and workmanship utilizing visual inspection with knowledge of industry standards, code requirements, and test results; calculate material quantities; understand and detect deviations from plans, specifications, and other contract documents by inspection; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; lay out and direct the work of others; perform and interpret results from field tests; keep records of time and materials; prepare correspondence and write clear and comprehensive reports; gain and maintain the confidence of those contacted during the course of the work.

Special Personal Characteristics

Tact; keenness of observation; and physical stamina.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Possession of a certificate in general building construction, inspection, or code enforcement from the: American Construction Inspector's Association; International Conference of Building Officials; Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development; other similar association or regulatory governmental organization; or current registration as an architect or engineer (civil, structural, mechanical, or electrical).


* NOTE: This was approved as an SPB Staff Item on December 15, 2000.

  Updated: 1/31/2014
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