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Job Standard for Construction Foreman

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Construction Foreman Overview

  • Work Type: Classified
  • Job Code: 06530
  • Pay Grade: K
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 3
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Skilled Trades


To supervise crews performing construction and repair activities of buildings, concrete bridges, roadways and/or related facilities; perform related work.

Level Scope

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range of specialized skills and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of:

  • Building construction and repair methods, materials and equipment
  • State and local building codes


  • Supervising crews involved in construction and repair of buildings
  • Using hand and power tools to construct and repair building structures
  • Performing minor maintenance on construction vehicles and equipment
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints and construction specifications

Valid driver’s license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction and repair of buildings or other structures
  • Communication skills to convey information to others effectively
  • Ability to successfully organize, plan and prioritize work

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Construction Foreman must:


  • Reviews construction project plans and blueprints and provides recommendations
  • Consults with project engineers, supervisors, and others to identify problems with proposed projects
  • Develops crew work schedules
  • Supervises crews involved in building construction, repair and remodeling
  • Arranges for crew, materials, and equipment mobilization as necessary
  • Performs on-site inspections of projects to evaluate progress, compliance with plans, and quality of construction
  • Prepares work progress reports and equipment maintenance records


  • Builds, repairs and remodels structures, walls, ceilings, floors, panels, doors, windows and siding
  • Places and finishes new concrete
  • Lays tile and repairs concrete floors, sidewalks and other structures
  • Uses and Repairs hand and power tools
  • Operates and performs minor maintenance and repairs on trucks, bulldozers, graders, cement mixers and welders

35% of Time the Construction Foreman

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Construction Foreman

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Construction Foreman

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.