Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
13750 07 ST B1 N 741-04 10/02/2018
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JOB CODE: 13750

DEFINITION: This is technical work in the Bureau of Capital Projects Construction, Department of General Services (DGS) in coordinating commonwealth agency construction projects, capital improvement construction and renovation projects, and publicly funded institutional and educational building projects.

An employee in this job is responsible for assisting a Construction Project Coordinator, DGS with the coordination of construction and renovation projects within an assigned geographical region. Work involves monitoring the progress of assigned construction projects to ensure adherence to the project schedule and addressing issues that would impact the start or completion of any critical construction activities; ensuring all construction materials are approved, ordered, and received; negotiating change order pricing; and determining if change orders are critical to the project schedule. Work also includes ensuring that inspections conducted by the Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) are completed timely and that any deficiencies identified by L&I are resolved promptly; representing DGS in depositions, court proceedings, and Board of Claim Hearings involving disputes with contractors; verifying that quality control and quality assurance tests have been completed; and reviewing and recommending the payment of invoices submitted by prime contractors. Assignments are received with general instructions and are carried out independently within broad administrative policies and guidelines. Work is reviewed by a Construction Project Coordinator, DGS for overall effectiveness, customer satisfaction, and achievement of goals and objectives.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.):

• Serves as an assistant project coordinator over commonwealth construction and renovation projects.

• Provides technical guidance and direction to outside professionals on matters related to construction projects.

• Monitors the progress of projects and resolves issues that would adversely impact the project schedule.

• Attends and conducts job conferences and project meetings to ensure that pending items are adequately addressed.

• Ensures the construction is in conformance with approved codes, plans, and specifications.

• Evaluates the necessity, accuracy, and impact of proposed change orders on construction projects.

• Negotiates change order pricing and ensures work proceeds upon verification of project scope, cost, and funding.

• Reviews and recommends approval or denial of extension of time requests submitted by contractors.

• Ensures on-site deficiencies identified by L&I inspectors during construction are resolved.

• Prepares written reports concerning projects schedules, change orders, extensions of time, project delays, and contractor disputes and claims.

• Reviews invoices submitted by contractors for accuracy and completeness and recommends payment.

• Monitors and ensures that quality control and quality assurance testing is completed.

• Serves as liaison to commonwealth agencies during construction projects to minimize impact on agency operations to include the coordination of a temporary interruption of electricity or other utilities.

• Operates a motor vehicle.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the principles and practices of building construction project planning and coordination and contract administration.

• Knowledge of federal and state laws, codes, regulations, policies, and practices related to building construction.

• Knowledge of critical path methods (CPM) construction project scheduling.

• Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of inspecting and testing the materials and workmanship in the various phases of a building construction project.

• Knowledge of construction cost estimating methods and sources.

• Knowledge of building systems, materials, and equipment including standards, inspection, testing, and quality assurance.

• Knowledge of the principles and applications of building construction.

• Knowledge of the methods, practices, materials, and equipment of the construction trades, such as plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning).

• Ability to interpret building construction plans, contracts, specifications, and reports.

• Ability to interpret laws, codes, regulations, policies, procedures, and legal guidelines.

• Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities):

• Four years of professional building construction administration, construction planning, or construction project engineering experience for renovations and new construction of commercial, institutional, or educational buildings;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training.


• Possession and maintenance of an active non-commercial Pennsylvania Class C driver’s license or equivalent.