Construction Foreman Duties
This is skilled supervisory work in the construction and
maintenance of university campus streets, driveways, parking
lots, and storm sewers. This individual may supervise the
installation of underground utilities and/or construction and
major repair of streets, driveways, parking lots, storm sewers,
and appurtenances, open ditch and tile land drainage systems and
land leveling. Supervision is exercised over a crew of skilled
and unskilled workers or two or more small crews assigned to
individual projects throughout the campus. Work is performed
under general direction of an administrative superior and is
subject to periodic review by superiors for results obtained,
changes in work methods, and adherence to departmental policies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans, assigns, schedules, and supervises the work of laborers,
truck drivers, and equipment operators engaged in the
construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of streets,
driveways, and parking lots; including grading, excavation,
basing, and patching.
Supervises one or more crews engaged in constructing and
repairing storm sewers, catch basins, and appurtenances, and
land drainage systems.
Supervises the installation of utility piping, the backfilling
and compacting of trench, the installation of trench shoring and
installation of street steel plating.
Supervises land leveling projects.
Instructs and trains employees in the safe operation of
construction equipment and tools and in job techniques and
Prepares time and other required reports; recommends purchase of
tools, equipment, and material.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED; 5 years of related experience
including supervisory or lead experience and considerable
experience in public work construction and maintenance projects
including some supervisory experience in the related area; or
any equivalent combination of training and experience. Excellent
communication skills. May be required to obtain an OSHA
trenching and shoring competency course
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of all utilities.
Thorough knowledge of practices, methods, equipment, materials
and tools used in public works construction and maintenance.
Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety
precautions of the work.
Ability to interpret and work from instructions, penciled plans
and sketches, and blue prints.
Ability to lay out, direct, and supervise construction and major
Ability to supervise the work of others.
Ability to understand and efficiently carry out instructions.
Ability to communicate and coordinate with superiors,
subordinates, vendors and university personnel.
Ability to keep records and to prepare work and time reports.