City of Boston

Construction Specialist II

Posted Date 6 months ago(12/1/2022 1:33 PM)
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Office of Housing
Regular Full-Time
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This is a grant funded position, expected to last through December 31, 2026 or when funds are depleted.  The position may be extended based on operational need if alternative funding is identified.
Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
The mission of the Mayor's Office of Housing (formerly the Department of Neighborhood Development) is to make Boston a more equitable and inclusive city where all residents can thrive.  MOH oversees programs that create and preserve affordable housing, support homeowners and renters, provide housing and services to homeless individuals and families, and develop city-owned property.  MOH seeks to carry out its mission through a lens of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and addressing the effects of systemic racism in our city.

Under the direct supervision of the Construction and Design Services Manager, the Construction Specialist II is responsible for all construction management and oversight activities and assistance for development projects and programs, including but not limited to 1-3 family rehabs, adaptive re-use developments, renovations of existing rental developments and new construction, wood frame, masonry and steel mid-rise and high rise construction.


  • Manages construction activities for assigned small and large housing and mixed use developments.
  • Coordinates construction, design and budget issues in the field with assigned staff Architect and Housing Development Officers.
  • Reviews construction drawings, construction contracts, project specifications and cost estimates for assigned developments.
  • Monitors construction contractor selection and negotiations.
  • Monitors on-site construction activities and attend construction meetings for assigned developments, informing project management staff of any issues and concerns.
  • Monitors and approves construction progress payments and contingency usage.
  • Prepares construction specifications, scopes of work, review cost estimates, evaluation criteria, for development and rehab projects as needed.
  • Reviews and approves change order requests and monitor construction progress through completion, including construction close out and punch list completions.
  • Performs HQS compliance monitoring for multi-unit developments in the DND portfolio.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least three (3) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time residential construction management experience, including but not limited to mid-rise and high rise construction.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and a vehicle required (License must be maintained during employment).
  • Applicant must have a Unrestricted Construction Supervisor’s license or attain certification by the State within 12 months of hiring date.
  • Working knowledge of Mass. State Building Codes and Regulations.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of construction and lead abatement practices, building methods, HQS Standards, sustainability and energy conservation practices and methods.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Access, and Excel), and Outlook.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Appropriate educational substitutions may be made.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.





Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU 888/N-21
Hours Per Week: 35


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