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Building Construction Foreman
CI2391
12/22/2004
Exempt
S10
The fundamental reason that this position exists is to oversee construction, maintenance, and/or repair projects for City facilities that may include the supervision of carpentry crews working on those projects. Incumbents interpret all parts of design drawings and may estimate quantities or volume of components shown. They oversee, coordinate, and/or perform activities relative to all facets of project, such as site engineering, grading, building layout, plumbing, electrical, etc. They ensure that projects are completed according to plans, specifications, and within budget. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Building Construction Supervisor. Incumbents generally carry out assignments with considerable independence and have some latitude in developing procedures and methods. The distinguishing characteristics of this classification as compared to the Carpenter II classification include responsibility for supervising and participating in journey-level carpentry work as well as the additional experience required to oversee construction, maintenance and/or repair projects. In addition, Foreman are accountable for the work performance of their assigned workers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following list was developed through a job analysis; however, it is not exhaustive and other duties may be required and assigned. A person with a disability which is covered by the ADA must be able to perform the essential functions of the job unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions is to be used as a starting point to determine essential functions for a specific position at a specific location at a specific time. The ADA was intended to be applied on a case-by-case basis with the understanding that one position may differ from another similar position. The performance of "non-essential functions" is not optional for employees not covered under the ADA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Supervises employees such as carpenters and laborers using heavy equipment, saws, drills, hammers, screwdrivers, chain saws, and other hand tools in order to ensure the workmanship on a project meets standards of quality, budget, and timeliness.

Demonstrates the appropriate method of construction and maintenance to lesser skilled workers.
Plans, organizes, and assigns tasks to journey level, semi-skilled, and/or unskilled workers.
Monitors the work of journey level, semi-skilled, and/or unskilled workers.
Promptly advises or responds to questions from workers as required.
Inspects progress of journey level, semi-skilled, and/or unskilled workers on assigned tasks.
Informs supervisor of any problems or conflicts that cannot be immediately resolved.
Discusses performance problems with workers in order to bring the problem to the attention of the worker and provide suggestions for improving performance.
Resolves informal grievances with workers.
Explains work policies, procedures, and guidelines to workers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Oversees construction, maintenance, and/or repair projects using blueprints, work orders, inventory requests, work schedules, project reports, and calculators in order to ensure that the project flows smoothly and that the finished project meets standards of quality, budget, and timeliness.

Interprets project plans, drawings, specifications, procedures, etc.
Develops a plan of action to complete the project to include determining the most efficient way to complete the project and the most appropriate worker assignments.
Estimates project costs and needed materials and requisitions needed materials and tools.
Delegates specific assignments.
Monitors and tracks usage and storage of materials for purposes such as maintaining accountability, ensuring proper usage, and availability.
Communicates with technical consultants and sub-contractors the required standards of quality.
Inspects project methods, materials, and products for timeliness and for conformity to applicable specifications, plans, drawings, procedures, standards, and codes.
Notifies supervisor of any aspects of project that do not meet specified standards and oversees corrective measures.
Supervises and performs layout of building corners and floor elevations as well as the installation of all above and below-grade utilities, elevations, and layouts.
Oversees final grading and paving installation.
Supervises construction or renovation of wood, steel, masonry, and concrete buildings and related structures.
Coordinates installation of heating, ventilation, & air-conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing fixtures and systems.
Coordinates electrical installations.
Supervises installation and application of interior/exterior finish items.
Keeps appropriate records/documentation for all tasks related to project.
Enforces job site and shop safety regulations.
Supervises the maintenance and repair of City owned properties.
Inspects ceiling or floor tile, wall coverings, siding, glass or woodwork to detect broken or damaged structures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Performs journey-level carpentry tasks using heavy equipment, saws, drills, hammers, screwdrivers, chain saws, and other hand tools in order to provide quality facilities for City of Montgomery employees and citizens.

Constructs concrete forms and pouring chutes.
Pours or assists in pouring concrete for foundation.
Erects scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
Cuts or saws boards, timbers, or plywood to required size, using handsaw or power saw.
Erects building frames using hammers, drills, saws, glue, screws, pegs, nails, etc.
Builds roof structure using hammers, drills, saws, glue, screws, pegs, nails, etc.
Assists with installation and repair of asphalt, rubber, metal, tile, slate and shingle roofs.
Installs and repairs gutters, flashing, sheeting, fascia, roof vents, drains, and other roof-mounted appliances.
Installs drywall using sheet rock, plaster, nails, hammer, hammer gun, metal stud fasteners, etc.
Applies plaster and/or stucco to interior walls.
Installs insulation to the inside of walls and attic space.
Installs floor tiles using tile cutters, flooring adhesive, etc.
Installs carpet.
Installs ceiling grids and tiles using cutters, hammers, drills, screwdrivers, etc.
Installs doors, windows, moldings, and trim and door/window hardware.
Lays out and builds stairs, partitions, tables, bookcases, and wooden articles.
Applies shock absorbing, sound-deafening and decorative paneling to ceilings and walls.
Builds and installs window frames, doors, door frames, weather stripping, interior trim, and finish hardware such as locks, letter drops, and kickplates.
Provides assistance to the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC crews.
Removes damaged or defective parts or sections of structure and repairs or replaces using hand tools.
Mounts simple hardware and hangs curtains, blinds, and pictures.
Replaces doors, ceiling and floor tiles, windows, moldings, and trim and door/window hardware.
Replaces locks in doors, cabinets, desks, etc.
Cuts walls to open office space, install windows/doors, install window air conditioning units, etc.
Fills cracks and other defects in plaster or plasterboard and sands patch using patching plaster, trowel and sanding tool.
Cleans, sharpens, and repairs hand and bench tools.
Constructs privacy and/or chain link fences.
Knowledge of the tools used in the carpentry trade such as heavy equipment, saws, drills, hammers, screwdrivers, chain saws, lathes, planers, shapers, jointers, bandsaws, sprayers, cutting equipment and sewing machines as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Knowledge of the procedures and methods for building, altering, repairing, and maintaining various structures, equipment, fixtures, and/or furniture as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Knowledge of city codes, ordinances, and city and federal regulations regarding building construction and renovation as needed to construct and maintain City properties.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the carpentry trade as needed to ensure that accidents during construction and maintenance are avoided.

Knowledge of department and City rules and regulations or policies and procedures to include the procurement process and personnel rules as needed to oversee work crews and construction, maintenance, and/or repair projects.

Skill in operating hand, bench, and power tools as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Skill in performing rough and finished carpentry as needed to construct and maintain City properties.

Ability to evaluate work in progress and completed projects and to detect errors or problems resulting from existing building conditions as needed to avoid costly delays or mistakes.

Ability to apply standard formulas for computing construction materials in order to determine building materials needed based on square footage as provided by blueprints, drawings, and sketches and on knowledge of building construction methods as needed to ensure projects meet established standards.

Ability to oversee work crews, workers, or subcontractors by coordinating their work and by communicating with other supervisors as needed to ensure timely and efficient completion of projects.

Ability to assign, lay out, supervise, and review the work of journey level carpenters and helpers as needed to complete projects in a timely, efficient manner.

Ability to instruct workers by demonstrating proper methods, practices, or short cuts or by providing verbal instruction as needed to improve and enhance the skills and performance of workers.

Ability to determine which tools and equipment are needed to complete a project such as saws, hammers, screwdrivers, drills, shovels, and rakes as needed to ensure that the appropriate tools and equipment are available.

Ability to determine what construction materials are needed to complete a project such as lumber, concrete, nails, sheet rock, and trim molding as needed to ensure that the appropriate materials are available.

Ability to make accurate estimates of time and materials as needed to ensure that appropriate deadlines are set and met and to ensure the appropriate materials and amount of materials are on hand for a project.

Ability to communicate effectively as needed to gather and provide information to customers and co-workers.

Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing as needed to understand work orders and customer specifications.

Ability to read plans, specifications, and sketches as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to plan and organize construction, maintenance and/or repair projects to include breaking the project into appropriate tasks, assigning tasks, and establishing time lines and deadlines as needed to complete projects efficiently and in a timely manner.

Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to make simple arithmetic computations as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment according to specifications.

Ability to keep simple records and make reports as needed to document work activities and supplies needed and ordered.

Ability to quickly make coordinated movements of one hand, a hand together with its arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to keep the hand and arm steady while making an arm movement or while holding the arm and hand in one position as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to use one's abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing as needed to construct and maintain City properties and equipment.

Ability to work from heights as needed to work on rooftop and conduct carpentry work from scaffolding and ladders.
High school diploma or GED equivalent. Five years of experience as a journeyman carpenter in rough and/or finished carpentry work with two years of related supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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