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CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS CONSULTANT II - 42003733

Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 266301 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS CONSULTANT II - 42003733

Position Number: 42003733 

Salary:  $40,948.18 - $51,347.92 

Posting Closing Date: 12/02/2020 

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS CONSULTANT II

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

CONTACT:

Davis Dodson, (850) 681-5859

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in civil, construction, mechanical or architectural engineering or architecture and four (4) years of experience in the field of building construction, two (2) years of which must have been as a supervisor or administrator of construction projects; or

A master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the areas described above and three years of experience in the field of building construction, two (2) years of which must have been as a supervisor or administrator of construction projects.

Experience in the field of building construction can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Requires possession of a valid Driver License

***ATTENTION CANDIDATES***

To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed.
  • Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position.
  • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.

NOTES:

The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $40,948.18 annually.

JOB DUTIES:

This position is responsible for assisting the Florida Forest Service (FFS) Supervising Construction Projects Administrator (SCPA) in managing the division’s facility/structure and road/bridge program. This work consists of some program administration (inventory, budgeting, planning, recommending policy and procedure changes). Most of the work involves assisting the field units in identifying facility/structure maintenance and replacement needs and in providing cost estimates. When facility/structure projects are approved, funding has been received and a project has been established, works with the field unit to start the project to discuss scope, budget and timeline. Manages facility/structure maintenance and design/build projects based upon the needs of the agency, from inception through completion in the most efficient and optimum manner.

Discusses and provides project updates to the SPCA. Manages all projects with respect to time, scope and budget and reports to the SCPA if the constraints change.

Reviews, evaluates, and approves project programs for assigned projects, ensuring that the defined scope can be achieved within budget limitations and is in accordance with established design guidelines and management plans. Coordinates and assists in negotiation of professional contracts. Represents the division at project planning meetings to ensure the project has begun and developed realistically under existing construction methods and budget limitations. Participates in meetings with architects, engineers, etc., to ensure sound development of projects. Analyzes and reviews project plan design submittals with assistance as required. Reviews and maintains project budgets to ensure the project is developed within available funding.  Prepares the initial project schedule and follows the architect’s or engineer’s design development, coordinating schedules in conjunction with the design professional; ensures that deadlines are met on schedule. Confers with parties concerned, as problems occur, to recommend and pursue solutions; secures follow-up assistance as required to monitor project schedules. Conducts bid openings for Construction quotes on projects not to exceed $150,000, receiving bids from qualified contractors. Coordinates with the FFS Fiscal section and FDACS Purchasing section on purchases and bids as needed.  Analyzes and reviews the architect/engineer's recommendation for award of bid for construction contracts. Coordinates award of contract and issuance of notice to proceed to contractor. Reviews drawings and specifications of projects under construction for desirable changes or corrections for current and future projects. Chairs the initial construction conference with architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, client agency representatives and other interested parties. Reviews requisitions for payment to architects, engineers, contractors, testing laboratories, and others furnishing services during design and construction. Reviews change orders for completeness and recommends approval of change orders, substitutions of materials, equipment, and workmanship; initiates changes to improve projects if required. Makes periodic job site observations/inspections and discusses any discrepancies with the contractor. Participates in substantial completion inspections, final inspections, and acceptance of projects for the state. Reviews architect's, engineer's, and construction contractor's fulfillment of their contractual obligations to the state by observing and evaluating their performance.

Works with the field unit in preparation and development of the project program, which serves as the descriptive document for establishing project scope.

Assists with Facility/structure and road/bridge inventory, budgeting, planning.  Attends project manager meetings and submits project reporting documents as required.

Recommends and implements policies and procedures for the effective management of FFS construction projects. 

Performs other related duties as required.

SPECIAL NOTES:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee