DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL AND STATE CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT SERVICES
Feb 10, 2012
PURPOSE OF CLASS:
In the Department of Construction Services, this class is accountable for directing school and state construction support services, including administering the state school construction program, managing the bond process and directing the Office of Education and Data Management.
Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs the staff and operations of school and state construction support services.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Directs staff of assigned units; formulates program goals and objectives; evaluates staff; manages school construction grant applications and bond fund project processes; directs the collection, review, analysis and accounts examination of grant and plan review data; researches developments and trends relative to the school construction industry to maintain financial data for future capital budget requests; reviews proposed school construction projects for required statutory compliance and reasonableness of cost and makes recommendation for grant commitments to the legislature, including submission of priority list; recommends approval of requests for grant payment; acts as liaison with industry and professional organizations on matters related to school construction; develops and presents testimony and supporting documentation to Legislative committees; drafts and recommends revisions to State legislation regarding school construction; reviews and analyzes new legislation to determine appropriate implementation and directs and/or prepares regulations as necessary; drafts and provides detailed guidance to school districts and municipalities concerning the school construction grant application and plan review process to ensure compliance with statutory and agency requirements; advises agency management on matters pertaining to legislation, regulations and administration policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; manages educational and data management activities which include training and accrediting Building and Fire Code Officials; maintains contacts both within and outside of agency who might impact on program activities including federal and state agencies, municipal officials, individuals and professional organizations; performs other duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration including policy development and implementation; considerable knowledge of grant preparation and administration; considerable knowledge of program evaluation and monitoring functions; considerable knowledge of capital project management concepts, bond processing and contract documentation; knowledge of legislative process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Ten (10) years of professional experience in planning and implementing public capital projects.
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a management capacity with significant responsibility for administering grants or bond process management and interfacing with key policy makers, state legislative and executive administrative officials.
NOTE: Management capacity is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies, and personnel management including training of employees.
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in business or public administration may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.