Cost Estimator Specialist

City of New Orleans
$52,431 - $56,488 Per year LA Citywide Services, New Orleans, LA 70114, United States


Kind of Work

Highly responsible and complex technical and subprofessional engineering work, and related supervisory duties, in a large public agency; and related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.*
  2. Either: four (4) years of full-time experience in construction project management, planning, or estimating; OR four (4) years of full-time journeyman experience in building or construction work.

* Prior to appointment, the hiring agency is required to verify education claimed by the applicant to qualify for this classification. If selected for hire, applicants must provide original documents of their qualifying credentials to the hiring agency prior to their start date in this job classification.

NOTE: Pay above the minimum for superior qualifications may be granted under Civil Service Commission Rule IV Sec. 2.7 based on a review of the applicant pool, candidate's verified experience, education, and/or possession of related certifications.

Kind of Examination

A written test consisting of questions on construction knowledge, math, public relations, reading comprehension, written communication, and professionalism, weighted 100%. 
This is an original entrance examination.
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