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Direct Construction Supervisor II (4038)

Direct Construction Supervisor II

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: IS30
  • Class Code: 4038
  • Established: 09/19/1989
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction of a Direct Construction Supervisor III, the Direct Construction Supervisor II is responsible for supervision and coordination of all direct construction projects statewide; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

The Direct Construction Supervisor II controls direct construction field activities statewide, including new construction, and major and minor alterations. Tasks include reviewing plans, specifications and estimates to determine feasibility for accomplishment by State employees or outside contractors; reviewing contractual and/or field design documents and determining methods or accomplishment; establishing priorities for projects; assuming personal control of urgent or emergency projects; conducting start- up meetings with agency representatives, project architects, contractors and supervisors on new projects; providing final inspection upon completion of work; assigning vehicles; authorizing travel; maintaining quality of materials; certifying completion of projects; keeping current with wage rates; recruiting and separating casual workers; purchasing supplies, materials, and equipment and/or renting tools and equipment; preparing correspondence and reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Two years of experience performing the duties of a Direct Construction Supervisor I, Construction Supervisor I, Restoration Supervisor II, or Construction Office Manager I in the California state service.



Five or more years' experience as a contractor or superintendent in full-time direction of craft supervisors involved with several major crafts engaged in construction or alteration of major buildings, such as schools, hospitals, or other large buildings; pre-bid planning methods, and estimating time and material cost; ordering equipment and materials. At least two years shall have been in charge of multiple projects in multiple locations for a contractor or a large construction firm; 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: Materials, methods, and processes involved in the construction of wood, steel frame, masonry and concrete buildings; work of the various building trades; various codes and safety orders applicable to building construction; construction contracting practices, including estimating division of work, scheduling and organizing construction work; plumbing, heating, and ventilating and electrical work; principles of effective supervision; the Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; the supervisor's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Read and understand construction plans and specifications; calculate material quantities; direct the work of others; prepare clear and comprehensive reports and correspondence.

Special Personal Characteristics

Tact, keenness of observation, and physical stamina.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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