Series established September 22, 1977
The classes in this series are used in the Office of the State Architect, Department of General Services, to perform work in connection with the restoration of historic buildings and sites.
The Restoration Supervisor directs, supervises, and inspects the work of crews engaged in restoration, preservation, and stabilization of historic buildings, ruins, and sites; purchases (or rents) and requisitions needed materials, equipment, and supplies; employs personnel to accomplish the projects; keeps technical records on projects; maintains both written and photographic logs; collects and logs artifacts found; works out formulas and various applications of materials to preserve authenticity in refacing, and in making brick and adobe; directs stabilization work; inaugurates and maintains an accident prevention program for all restoration projects throughout the State; sees that proper safety procedures are maintained as the work is accomplished; conducts training sessions for new employees and holds safety meetings for all project workers; maintains records of all safety meetings and establishes controls to verify compliance with safety code requirements; performs public relations activities relating to the projects; works with agencies or individuals to coordinate restoration programs and research in and interpretation of data relating to authenticity; outlines and specifies work to be done by informal contract and initiates the bid proposals for such contracts; certifies to the completion of projects and approves invoices for payment on informal contracts; reviews and approves all restoration project packages assigned to the Direct Construction Section; conducts starting meetings, final inspections and other meetings necessary for the progress of the work; and ensures that all rules and regulations are enforced regarding casual employment.
Levels, variety, complexity of work; independence of action and decision; supervision received, and in the higher class, degree of supervisory responsibility.
Under general direction of a Restoration Supervisor II, supervises and works with a group of crafts workers engaged in a restoration project and performs the most difficult work in connection with the restoration of historic buildings and sites, and does other related work.
This is the program supervisor level. Under general direction of the Chief Construction Supervisor, takes administrative charge of, and has general powers of supervision and inspection over restoration affairs and construction projects assigned to the Director Construction Section of the Office of the State Architect on a statewide basis; and develops and enforces procedures to be followed for the proper control and effective operation of all the functions performed pertaining to restoration projects.
Two years of experience performing the duties of a Restoration Work Specialist in the California state service.
Four years of experience in technical inspection or supervisor on building construction, at least one year of which shall have been in connection with an important historical restoration project. (College education with major work in engineering may be substituted for the nonspecialized experience on the basis of one year of education being equivalent to six months of experience.)
Two years of experience in the California state service performing historical restoration work in a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that of Restoration Supervisor I.
Four years of experience in the California state service performing historical restoration work in a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that of Restoration Work Specialist.
Five years of experience in technical inspection on building construction, at least two years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity, and two years of which shall have been in connection with an important historical restoration project. (This experience may be gained concurrently.)
Knowledge of: Materials and processes entering into the construction of wood, steel, masonry, adobe and concrete buildings; existing methods and practices used in restoration work; various safety orders of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health and building codes applicable to restoration work; lumber types and grades; methods of mixing, placing, and curing plain and reinforced concrete and gunite and proper methods of applying paints and other surface finishes; techniques of effective supervision; fabrication and erection of steel structural members; 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: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; determine stresses in shoring and in the supports of form work; understand plans and specifications and detect deviations from them by inspection; detect faulty materials or workmanship; plan and direct the work of a crew; write clear and concise reports; do the required historical research in order to detect original workmanship and materials and establish authenticity; analyze situations accurately, adopt an effective course of action, and establish and maintain cooperative public relations; and effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: In addition to the above, direct the work of technical employees involved in restoration work, and administer a restoration work program.
Willingness to travel extensively throughout the State; understanding of and effectiveness in carrying out State and departmental equal employment opportunity and affirmative action policies.
Possession of a valid California driver's license. Applicants who do not possess this license will be admitted to the examination but must secure the license prior to appointment.