|STANDARDS & SPECIFICATION ENG|
|SEIU Professional Exempt|
|Performs professional, technical, and administrative work, responsible in the development and promulgation of standards and specifications for a wide variety of materials, products, services, and equipment as purchased by a government centralized purchasing and contracting activity for use by both City and quasi City agencies. Primary duties include preparing clear, accurate, and complete specifications in the form of written descriptions, performance requirements, drawings, prints, commercial designations, and industry standards, involving the technical requirements for materials, products, service and equipment ? with due regard to commercial availability and other related considerations ? and establishing the minimum needs in term of adequate quality and construction necessary in order for the City to purchase the right product at the best price. Work is performed under general supervision of the Director of Purchasing & Materials Management and performance is reviewed through results obtained, conferences, and reports submitted.|
|Reviews the initial definition of requirements received from user Departments and Bureaus and reduce these requirements to technically accurate bidding documents or proposals for subsequent competitive bidding. Specifications must be drawn as to secure fair competition upon equal terms to all bidders.
Insures compliance with Chapter 57 of the City Code providing minority and women owned business maximum feasible opportunity to participate in City contracts for materials, products, services, and equipment.
Insures compliance with Chapter 7 of the City's Purchasing Code and other applicable State, Federal and commercial statutes.
Implements commercial standards, or specifications developed by Federal, State, or other local government units, in lieu of developing City specifications.
Conducts periodic inspections to insure that materials, products, services, and equipment delivered meet specifications.
Initiate through use of City facilities or outside laboratories, random tests to determine compliance with specifications.
Initiates documentation and reports any practices which are inefficient or restrict competition. For example, if specifications provided Purchasing are restrictive, determine how many bidders would be excluded from the bid solicitation, and if such practices result in higher prices.
Insures that all products purchased meet the government requirements concerning employee health and safety under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Compiles library of standard specifications including among them those from American Standards Association, the American Society for Testing Materials, the American Society of Mechanical Engineer, the American Institute of Electrical Engineer, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Underwriters Laboratories, the General Services Administration, the National Bureau of Standards, and others.
Attends Board of Standardization and other related meetings.
Performs other duties or requests to facilitate the Bureau's efficiency and effectiveness.
|Considerable knowledge of the techniques and requirements of specification preparation.
Considerable knowledge of the various grades and qualities available to the types of commodities requested.
Knowledge of state and local laws, and City policy and procedures governing procurement activities.
Knowledge of state and local laws governing design, operation, and safety of materials and equipment.
Ability to utilize microcomputers and PC programs (LOTUS, WordPerfect, and CADD) in the analysis and preparation of bid documents.
Ability to prepare detailed/technical specifications for bid packages.
Ability to analyze and evaluate bids, and to inspect materials, services, and equipment, for compliance with approved specifications, industry standards, and state and local regulations.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to analyze and assess difficult technical problems.
Ability to read and interpret design drawings and blue prints.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees, consultants, engineers, and the general public.
|Bachelors Degree in Science Engineering plus four (4) or more years responsible experience in the preparation of standards and specifications and their packaging in bids and proposals; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Registration as Professional Engineer is required.
REVISED: 2/11/92 - AL
7/1/02 - VCJ - As a result of the pay plan, PE is required and esp. is 4 or more.