General Statement of Duties
Direct and oversee construction projects from conception to completion while monitoring compliance with public procurement standards as well as all applicable city, state and federal codes. Does related work as required.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
This is a responsible staff position which involves evaluating and insuring contractor compliance with specifications and standards for work being performed in the Albany Housing Authority’s complexes for programs initiated under various program funding. This includes supervising the construction and inspection of building construction projects of moderate size and complexity, and managing larger and more complex projects. Coordinates the operations of contractors. Prepares and reviews contract Change Orders. Reports on construction progress. Responsible for certification of vouchers, including labor standards compliance. Interprets drawings and specifications to contractors and subordinate inspectors. Assigns work to and supervises construction staff. Performs other administrative work as required, including but not limited to the review of plans and specifications and supervising other construction staff. Computer literacy and knowledge of system management is required.
Related work includes preparing construction budgets and when needed grant applications including projection of budgetary expenditures, selection of necessary physical and personnel resources and supervision of projects funded under the various programs. The work also involves the preparation of bid specifications and construction documents, and preparation of all reports and related documents, needed for compliance with the agreements made concerning funding. The position works directly under the Executive Director or designee.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES (illustrative only)
· Develops and implements a system to monitor contract compliance and paperwork.
· Interprets and instructs staff on contract specifications.
· Supervises the work of contractors and Superintendents of Construction.
· Acts as liaison between the AHA staff, contractors, and consulting architects and engineers.
· Monitors compliance with labor standards.
· Investigates complaints from tenants relative to the work being performed under the various construction projects.
· Attends job meetings with contractors.
· Inspects, prepares and reports about materials, work in progress and work completed to ensure compliance with specifications and contracts, including budgetary analysis.
· Prepares reports as required by the Housing Authority.
· Maintains records and reports related construction activities and construction administration phase paperwork for projects in progress and completed and other reports as needed.
• Consults with tenant groups and Housing Authority personnel relative to construction aspects of projects and the needs of the projects as required.
· Manages the procedures for contract bidding by providing work specifications, technical drawings and researching labor and material costs and providing cost estimates.
· Prepares grant applications where applicable, for various project funding providing input on needs, priorities, cost and allocations.
· Coordinates the development of specifications and related construction documents for implementation of all projects.
· Works with tenants to enhance their knowledge of construction work to foster good relations between tenants, contractors and/or architects.
· Manage meetings with contractors, architects and Housing Authority Management to learn of impending construction or renovations enabling the employee to anticipate the nature of the work and its impact. Continuing contact with these parties to ensure effective communication and problem resolution.
· Other duties as required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
· Thorough knowledge of building design, construction and renovation practices and methods.
· Thorough knowledge of operation and maintenance of large-scale building projects.
· Thorough knowledge of heating, electrical and plumbing domestic water distribution systems of large-scale building complexes.
· Through knowledge and understanding of the general and subcontract documents, drawings and specifications and construction means, methods and materials, understanding of line and grade and survey methods
· Familiarity with the administration of grant programs for projects from Federal and State funding agencies including labor standards.
· Working knowledge of the Federal and State laws governing budgets, public bidding and construction contracts, plans and specifications.
· Proficient knowledge of Federal, State and local construction codes.
· Working knowledge of building materials, their function and physical properties.
· Working knowledge of building costs and budgeting of project funding.
· Working knowledge of field construction, inspection techniques and procedures.
· Ability to plan and supervise the work of others, including training and performance evaluations.
· Proficient knowledge of construction cost control and accounting procedures and ability to work within budget limitations.
· Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely in oral and written form.
· Ability to analyze needs and priorities.
· Ability to read and interpret complex written materials.
· Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with contractors, technical experts and others.
· Ability to develop work specifications and contract documents.
· Exercises tact,, courtesy and good judgement
· Proficient knowledge and use of scheduling software required
· Proficient computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite programs
· Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Building Construction, Architecture or a closely related field and a minimum of six (6) years of paid full-time building construction experience OR
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State college or university with an Associated degree in Civil Engineering, Building Construction, Architecture or a closely related field and a minimum of eight (8) years of paid full-time building construction experience. OR
(C) Graduation from high school or possession of a High School Equivalency Diploma and a minimum of ten (10) years of paid full-time building construction experience.
Salary commiserate with experience.
Special requirements: A valid NYS Driver’s License is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment.
The terms of employment require the use of an employee’s vehicle for transportation
Interested candidates should submit completed applications and resumes directly to:
AHA Career Center:
Or by mail or in person at
200 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12202
Attn: Personnel Department