CLERK OF THE WORKS 1051
An employee in this class acts as resident inspector of buildings being constructed, altered or repaired by contract forces. Work emphasis is on gaining compliance with legal requirements and prescribed specifications. The incumbent ordinarily works alone and is expected to make independent decisions requiring technical discretion and judgment. Work is subject to review by professional engineering personnel through oral and written reports and by inspection. Does related work as required.
Inspects buildings in the course of construction, alteration and repair;
Confers with contractors and insures that New York State and Suffolk County standards and specifications are being adhered to;
Checks materials and arranges for laboratory tests;
Makes written reports to supervisor as to progress on a percentage of completion basis;
Inspects heating, plumbing and ventilating installation for compliance with specifications;
Keeps an accurate daily log of the work done and the equipment used by each contractor;
Provides written and oral reports of inspection results.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, materials and equipment common to building construction; good knowledge of New York State and Suffolk County codes and regulations governing building construction; ability to read and interpret a variety of blueprints, plans and specifications applicable to building construction; ability to make skilled technical inspections and to enforce regulations firmly, technically and impartially; ability to keep records and prepare reports; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and six (6) years of experience in building construction work, two (2) of which must have been in the inspection or supervision of more than one (1) of the construction trades.
Additional education from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State in civil technology, construction technology, engineering or a related field will be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the experience in building construction. Education will not be substituted for experience in the inspection or supervision of construction trades.
Additional experience in building construction work will be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two (2) years.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as an Assistant Clerk of the Works.