Job Analysis



Date of Study: December 21, 2015 – December 22, 2015 

Collective Bargaining Identification: R09

Job Analysis Conducted By: Johanna Weber, Selection Analyst, Office of Workforce Planning, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Number of Incumbents: There is 1 incumbent in this classification per the State Controller’s Office Filled/Vacant Position Report dated December 1, 2015.


NOTE: Each position within this classification may perform some or all of these tasks.

Task Statements:

1.  Examine plans of important public buildings to determine their ability to withstand seismic, wind or gravity and other code required loads (e.g., earth, floods, etc.) to safely carry such loads as may be imposed utilizing the California Building Code (CBC), engineering software, manuals, as required.

2.  Mentor staff with the preparation and reviewing of design documents (e.g., specifications, drawings, calculations, etc.) to provide guidance and assistance utilizing interpersonal skills, professional knowledge, CBC, engineering software, manuals, as needed.

3.  Review specifications, shop drawings and submittals for major buildings and other structures to ensure compliance with construction documents utilizing the CBC, engineering software, manuals, etc., as required.

4.  Observe structures during construction to ensure conformance to plans and specifications utilizing various equipment (e.g., rebar finder, Schmidt hammer, etc.), professional knowledge, CBC, manuals, as necessary.

5.  Provide assistance to architects, engineers, contractors and other design professionals to ensure accurate interpretation of the Design Criteria Guidelines (DCG) set up by the Department, utilizing professional knowledge, as needed.

6.  Review conceptual designs and/or construction documents provided by institution and/or design consultants to ensure compliance with applicable codes and DCG, utilizing professional knowledge, as directed.

7.  Consult with construction personnel to provide information, alternative construction methods, review change orders, respond to request for information (RFI), etc., utilizing professional knowledge, interpersonal skills, CBC, DCG, as necessary.

8.  Consult with institution plant operations personnel to provide technical information, recommendations on structural concerns, etc., utilizing professional knowledge, experience, interpersonal skills, as needed.

9.  Prepare construction documents (e.g., drawings, specifications, calculations, etc.) for major buildings and other structures to provide direction to the unit responsible for construction utilizing engineering software, CBC, DCG, as directed.

10.  Prepare conceptual designs of structures to develop budget estimates utilizing professional knowledge, CBC, DCG, engineering software, manuals, etc., as directed.

11.  Communicate in a professional and effective manner with others in order to provide accurate information and establish and maintain effective working relationships in all situations utilizing tact and interpersonal skills, on a daily basis.

12.  Conduct value engineering (analysis) for various projects to provide possible cost saving alternatives utilizing various resources (e.g., professional knowledge, CBC, DCG, engineering software, manuals, etc.) as directed.

13.  Certify that structures have been built per the design documents utilizing observation, site visits, professional knowledge, etc., as required.

14.  Evaluate existing major buildings and other structures to ensure structural integrity and safety utilizing various resources and equipment (e.g., professional knowledge, CBC, DCG, engineering software, manuals, rebar finder, Schmidt hammer, etc.) as directed.

15.  Provide direction during site observation to construction personnel and/or inspectors to ensure structures are built per design documents utilizing professional knowledge, CBC, DCG, engineering software, manuals, etc., as needed.

16.  Develop written reports of structural assessments to provide recommendations and documentation utilizing departmental computers, professional knowledge, CBC, DCG, engineering software, manuals, etc., as needed.

17.  Manage in-house design projects that are structural in nature with engineering and architectural disciplines to ensure design conforms to the budget, institutional needs, CBC, and DCG utilizing professional knowledge, departmental computer, scheduling, etc., as directed.

18.  Prepare construction bulletins to update design projects as requested by the institution and/or to ensure latest codes are incorporated utilizing CBC, DCG, professional knowledge, departmental computer, as directed.

19.  Coordinate the work of other engineering disciplines, architects, environmentalists, security staff, institutional personnel, Capital Outlay Unit, etc., in order to produce complete and accurate documents and/or correspondence utilizing various resources (e.g., codes, manuals, professional knowledge, interpersonal skills, industry standard techniques) as necessary.

20.  Develop project fees, estimates and schedules for each phase of project development in order to produce or review designs, construction documents, perform construction administration and project close-out utilizing departmental standard forms and procedures, professional knowledge, project scheduling software, etc., as directed.

21.  Prepare project status reports in order to provide information to clients and team members on the progress of projects, utilizing departmental database software, departmental policies and procedures, as needed.

22.  Coordinate document reviews and approvals by applicable jurisdictional authorities (e.g., State Fire Marshal, State Historical Society, etc.) in order to produce approved designs and construction documents utilizing back-check meetings, departmental policies and procedures, as needed.

23.  Participate in training for professional development in order to improve project leadership/management skills, morale, design and technical knowledge utilizing State funded training, departmental training, etc., as mandated.

24.  Interact with manufacturing/industry representatives in order to obtain technical product information utilizing telephone/computer equipment and personal contact in accordance with departmental policies and procedures, as needed.

25.  Interact with Construction Services Branch (CSB), state construction supervisors, institution staff and capital outlay staff to provide information, resolve construction issues, ensure construction quality and maintain design standards utilizing CBC, DCG, manuals, professional knowledge, industry standard techniques, etc., within specified timeframes, on a daily basis.

26.  Train staff to improve their knowledge and skills utilizing various resources (e.g., on-the-job training, mentoring, etc.) as required.

27.  Participate in the development of policies, procedures and office standards of structural design to ensure consistency, compliance and conformity with departmental and branch policies utilizing Microsoft Word documents, Computer Aided Drafting and Design (AutoCAD), Adobe Pro as required.

28.  Assist Facilities Asset Management Branch (FAMB), Project Management Branch (PMB) and their design professionals in developing comprehensive submittal packages utilizing professional knowledge, CBC, DCG, etc., as needed.

29.  Assist clients with various project documents and reports used to establish scopes, budgets and schedules as required to support the client’s funding request with the Department of Finance (DOF) in accordance with applicable regulations, legislative mandates and client requirements, as needed.

30.  Provide support and update of project documentation by identifying information necessary to maintain an accurate and complete historical record in the project folder utilizing departmental policies and procedures, as needed.

Tasks highlighted in bold text are not currently on the SPB classification specification


NOTE: Each position within this classification may perform some or all of these KSAPCs.

Knowledge of:

K1.  Advanced knowledge of statics and stress analysis as it applies to structural related projects.

K2.  Advanced knowledge of strength, properties and uses of structural materials as it applies to a wide variety of structural related projects.

K3.  Advanced knowledge of specifications and building codes as they apply to buildings and other structures.

K4.  Comprehensive knowledge of project management in order to direct the work of others.

K5.  Advanced knowledge of structural design of buildings and other structures to accurately complete assigned projects.

K6.  Comprehensive knowledge of the use of 3-Dimensional structural analysis software for the design of structural projects.

K7.  Basic knowledge of architectural, electrical and mechanical engineering to properly coordinate all the elements required for a complete building design.

K8.  Comprehensive knowledge of computers and software (e.g., Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Revit, etc.) to effectively prepare various construction documents, reports, correspondence, spreadsheets, etc.

K9.  Comprehensive knowledge of Federal, State, and Local regulations and standards in order to perform functions essential to the practice of structural engineering at the professional level.

K10 . Advanced knowledge of methods and techniques used to identify existing structural conditions of the project site in order to develop a record of site information at the professional level.

K11.  Comprehensive knowledge of construction costs in order to design a project within the budget.

K12.  Comprehensive knowledge of the methods of organization for proper production and compilation of construction documents.

KSAPCs highlighted in bold text are not currently on the SPB classification specification

Ability to:

A1.  Coordinate the work of others to complete an assignment.

A2.  Observe and determine the quality of structural work in the field to ensure quality control.

A3.  Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

A4.  Prepare and maintain various engineering records, reports, specifications, notes, data, etc. to provide direction, information and recommendations on a wide variety of structural related projects.

A5.  Apply interpersonal and communication techniques to maintain professional relationships with others.

A6.  Interpret building codes and specifications as it applies to a wide variety of structural related projects.

A7.  Use computer assisted tools (e.g. Auto-Cad, Microsoft Office, etc.) in order to produce construction documents.

A8.  Act as a mentor to provide instruction and/or guidance in order to facilitate projects and/or assignments related to structural engineering.

A9.  Communicate effectively in order to exchange and/or provide information and/or direction to others.

KSAPCs highlighted in bold text are not currently on the SPB classification specification