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Classification Specifications


Classification Number: 4270


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Salary Range 26 $4072 $4265 $4479 $4690 $4914 $5149 $5403 $5670 $5949 $6233


The CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER 1 manages capitol improvement and minor capital construction projects, develops project plans and specifications, and supervises construction contracts.


This is the first level of a two-level series. This level is distinguished from the higher level by managing construction and improvement projects, typically of short duration, which require working with a single contractor, are simple to moderately complex to manage, and are less costly than those managed by the higher level.


  1. Facilities Planning. Typical tasks: meets with various agency administrative personnel to determine project program and compile scope of service; prepares consultant and construction contracts for minor projects; reviews construction contract documents and coordinates purchasing and bidding requirements.
  2. Design and Construction Documents. Typical tasks: prepares, revises, and reviews all minor construction contracts for projects that include floor plans, site plans, elevations, electrical and mechanical plans; determines and specifies materials to be used; prepares and reviews contract documents used as a basis for requesting bids on projects including estimates of labor and materials to be used; checks minor construction plans and specifications to be sure they meet building codes and State and local regulations.
  3. Construction Management. Typical tasks: researches and provides data to Section Manager to make decisions, and definitions of procedures to select consultants, prepare contracts, purchase orders, contract release orders, project status reports; reviews requests and payments to contractors as specified in the contract.
  4. Concepts and Practices. Typical tasks: reviews journals, trade publications, and manufacturers' literature to stay current on materials and practices of the construction industry and advises agency management of up-to-date construction management concepts and practices.


Employees in this class are in contact by phone, in writing, or in person with various levels of staff of the different agencies to collect data, schedule meetings, and track procedures. Employees in this class have daily or weekly contact with consultants and contractors to review scope of service, identify needs, and check accuracy of work. Employees in this class meet weekly with the purchasing staff to consult and review procurement of materials.


Employees in this class receive general supervision from a section manager who assigns work, clarifies and checks techniques, and identifies anticipated workloads. Work is reviewed several times weekly, by phone or in person.


  • One year of experience managing, overseeing, or assisting in the management of capital improvement and/or capital construction projects; AND
  • A Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, or closely-related field or three additional years of relevant experience.