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ABOLISHED 02/05/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-09 - Specification Writer II (4087)

ABOLISHED 02/05/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-09 - Specification Writer II

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: I040
  • Class Code: 4087
  • Established: 10/08/1954
  • Revised: 05/05/1960
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction, to write complete specifications (except for those phases assigned to specialized classes) for building construction projects of the more difficult type; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Writes detailed specifications for major construction projects (except for those phases assigned to specialized classes) involving the more difficult problems of architectural and engineering construction; correlates the writing of specifications for minor construction, such as alteration and repairs, grading and paving, and landscaping; correlates and analyzes data needed for revising and writing sections of the standard specifications; reviews and correlates specifications prepared by others; confers with designers, drafting technicians engineers, and estimators regarding proper materials and methods of detailing to be used for a particular project; secures technical information from material salespeople; makes field surveys, reports, and recommendations; reviews factual data affecting interpretations of conflicts in specifications, as raised by correspondence or other means.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Two years of experience performing the duties of a Specification Writer I in the California state service.



Experience: Four years of architectural or engineering experience including experience in drafting, inspection, and at least two years in the preparation of complete specifications for major building construction. 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 a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Architectural planning and detailing; building construction details and materials; practices and methods of various construction and building trades; specifications of the American Society for Testing Materials which are applicable to building construction; various engineering, building, sanitary, and safety regulations and codes in effect in California; principles of effective supervision.


Ability to: Write clear and comprehensive specifications;direct the work of others; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; dictate correspondence and prepare complete and accurate reports and recommendations.

  Updated: 10/9/2017
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