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DPW Construction Representative

Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/21
Posting End Date: 2024/06/17
Category: Construction Trades
Sub Category: Building & Safety
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Pocatello, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 20.75
Maximum Salary: 22.75
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho - Department of Administration Opportunity

Looking for a solid work/life balance, great benefits, and an opportunity to serve the great state of Idaho? The Division of Public Works (DPW), within the Department of Administration, is recruiting for a Construction Representative. Construction Representatives are the eyes and ears of assigned projects and are an invaluable part of the design and construction team. With projects valued up to $70,000,000, Construction Representatives use their expertise to provide critical project reports, ensure proper accountability and meet the expectations of our customers. 

This announcement will be used to fill a vacancy in Pocatello and will require travel to sites throughout the respective regions, using a state-owned vehicle. Overnight stays are rare. 

We serve Idaho by promoting responsible government through expert customer support. 


  • Reviews proposed project plans and specifications to verify code requirements; 
  • Identifies construction problems or design errors; 
  • Schedules and conducts pre-bid conferences to explain state contracting procedures, pre-construction conferences to discuss contract requirements, and coordinates meetings to discuss project progress; 
  • Coordinates construction activities among property owner, state offices, department, contractors and design team; 
  • Monitors state buildings and facilities during active construction to assure compliance with plans and specifications, and building and safety codes; 
  • Reviews all aspects of architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical equipment as construction work proceeds; 
  • Assesses building projects and specialized aspects such as roofing systems and asbestos removal to ensure code and contract compliance; 
  • Develops field reports; Notifies design professional of defective work; 
  • Reviews and approves construction change authorizations and cost estimates; 
  • Reviews project pay requests and recommends disbursement of funds; 
  • Compiles and prepares records and reports; 
  • Assists in preparing alteration and repair recommendations for departments; 
  • Assesses disaster-related damage to state buildings
  • Other duties as assigned

* Minimum Qualifications:  

Good knowledge of: 

  • State and local building codes including International Code Council (ICC) Commercial Building Code; electrical and plumbing codes, and ANSI.

Typically met by at least 4 years of experience in the related subject area OR at least 2 upper division college courses in the related subject area AND at least 2 years of experience OR a Bachelor's degree in the subject area.

Some knowledge of: 

  • Construction contract administration; 
  • Construction site development; 
  • New construction energy conservation requirements; 
  • Commercial roofing systems installation and maintenance; 
  • Commercial construction, demolition, and remodel procedures.

Typically met by at least 2 college courses in the subject area OR at least 6 months of experience in the subject area.


  • Utilizing commercial construction and repair practices, materials, and equipment; 
  • Coordinating and monitoring construction projects; 
  • Inspecting and insuring compliance with codes and contracts of commercial building contracts; 
  • Reading commercial blueprints and interpreting plans and specifications

Typically met by at least 6 months of experience in the subject area.

A valid driver's license is required. 

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to pass a fingerprint-based background check. 

This position will also interact with a diverse customer base and must be able to interact in a non-partisan manner when working in political environments. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Department of Administration! 

If you have questions about this position please contact us at: 

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 208.332.1819 


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.