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Public Works Inspector

Description and Essential Functions

To perform routine inspections of public works and civil engineering construction maintenance and repair of public works projects and related facilities and structures for compliance with plans specifications and department's regulations; and to perform related duties as assigned. 

Essential Functions
Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: perform routine inspections of public works and civil engineering construction projects by inspecting conditions prior to, during, and upon completion of construction of streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drains, sewers, water lines, alleys and related structures; assist in inspections of street paving for compliance with plans, specifications, and regulations; participate in or perform routine construction inspections of traffic signal equipment, sewers and sewer laterals, street light poles, block walls, fencing, irrigation systems, concrete guard rails, street striping and other projects constructed by contractors or City personnel; assist in identifying and reporting work not in accordance with specifications and participate in recommendations for work stoppage for non-compliance; ensure construction sites are implementing proper construction Best Management Practices (BMPs) through inspections; perform routine office engineering work involving drafting and computations; prepare and maintain records of site visits, and chronologies using a computer; maintain files and quantity data for Development Impact Fee (DIF) computations, assist in responding and resolving customer complaints; operate City vehicles skillfully and safely; observe safe work methods and use safety equipment; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service; perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by college courses in math, science, engineering, or construction technology AND two years of public works construction experience in a municipality or sub-professional engineering experience.