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ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Direct Construction Supervisor III (4045)

ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Direct Construction Supervisor III

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: IS35
  • Class Code: 4045
  • Established: 09/19/1989
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction of the Chief Construction Supervisor, the Direct Construction Supervisor III is responsible on a statewide basis for the coordination and administration of State Direct Construction and Restoration Programs; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

The Direct Construction Supervisor III coordinates, schedules and reviews all building construction work in relation to direct construction and restoration projects throughout the State; coordinates and directs the work through subordinate supervisors; secures, trains, and evaluates the performance of personnel, and takes or recommends appropriate action; makes determinations relative to the interpretation of drawings and specifications; issues change orders and assists in estimating project costs; confers with department heads, institution personnel, headquarters section managers and others regarding problems related to facility construction, retrofit or restoration; inspects projects as appropriate, and makes decisions as to the adequacy of construction methods or progress; supervises project supervisors to assure coordination of work of various crafts; approves construction materials; prepares correspondence and reports; confers with building trades' union representatives regarding employment of union members as casual personnel; confers with various government and historical groups regarding restoration of historical buildings.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Two years of experience as Direct Construction Supervisor II, Construction Supervisor II, or Construction Office Manager II, in California state service.



Five or more years' experience as a Project Superintendent, General Construction Superintendent, or Project Manager in actual charge of projects, including crafts involved in minor and major building remodeling or construction of facilities, such as schools, hospitals or other large buildings. At least two years shall have been in an administrative capacity in charge of large projects; and


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

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Building codes, construction methods and materials, construction safety orders, contract law, Public Works Code, State Administrative Manual, and the California Administrative Code; State purchasing methods, personnel management, modern office methods, accounting, business management, and personal and public relations; bid solicitation, record management and computerized information management; methods, processes and materials involved in the construction of wood, steel frame, masonry and concrete buildings; the work of various building trades; the Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives, including the supervisor's role in the Affirmative Action Program, and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Calculate material quantities; layout and direct the work of others; prepare correspondence and write clear and comprehensive reports; read and interpret construction plans and specifications.

Special Personal Characteristics

Tact and keenness of observation; demonstrated management ability; physical stamina; understanding of and effectiveness in carrying out State and departmental equal employment opportunity and affirmative action policies.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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