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ABOLISHED 02/05/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-09 - Specification Writer I (4090)

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

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: I050
  • Class Code: 4090
  • Established: 10/08/1954
  • Revised: 10/05/1957
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction, to write complete specifications for construction projects of the more routine type; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Writes detailed specifications for various types of construction projects of the more routine type, such as alterations and repairs, grading and paving,and landscaping; coordinates specifications with working drawings and electrical and mechanical specifications, reviews and correlates special technical specifications into proper form for bidding; writes advertisements for bids; prepares list of labor classifications and wage scales; lists materials for requisition purchase orders; confers with the designers, drafting technicians,materials sales people and others; makes field surveys and reports as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Two years of experience performing the duties of a Junior Architectural Assistant in the California state service.



Experience: Three years of architectural or engineering experience, including experience in drafting, inspection, and the preparation of specifications for 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 the various construction and building trades; various engineering, building, sanitary and safety regulations and codes in effect in California; specifications of the American Society for Testing Materials which are applicable to building construction.


Ability to: Interpret drawings; write routine specifications and prepare bills of materials; make field surveys and prepare detailed reports; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; dictate correspondence.

  Updated: 10/9/2017
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