Construction Inspector, Engineering - 3319

Career Purpose

Performs routine semi-skilled and technical construction inspection work for environmental, water, sewer, street and other public works projects and programs. Inspects for compliance with Federal, State and local codes and standards and contractual provisions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION OF POSITION:

  • Regularly performs inspections on construction and/or repair of streets, storm sewers, potable water lines, sanitary sewer lines, traffic control devices, instrumentation, mechanical systems, buildings, treatment facilities, detention and retention facilities, park facilities and their appurtenances for compliance with approved construction documents.
  • Regularly prepares daily written reports, determines contract quantities, takes photographs and maintains records on inspection activity and status of work in progress.
  • Regularly advises and confers with the general public, staff and other interested parties and elected officials concerning problems resulting from construction or repair activity.
  • Frequently oversees the testing of construction materials for compliance with established requirements.
  • Regularly keeps the project engineer informed as to the status, quality and quantity of work being performed in the field.

OTHER DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Frequently assists project engineer in researching information.
  • Regularly provides information and responds to inquiries from contractors, property owners, staff and the general public regarding assigned projects.
  • Regularly maintains a variety of logs and records related to employees, work assignments and inspection activities; verifies pay estimates as required.
  • Regularly performs work in accordance with safety policies and procedures.
  • Occasionally compiles information and prepares construction reports as required.
  • Occasionally performs other assigned duties as directed by the Assistant Director of Engineering.

POSITION STANDARDS:

To perform this job satisfactorily, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Graduation from a high school or GED, supplemented by two years of related technical or college training in construction, engineering technology, civil engineering or a closely related field and a minimum of two years related experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Some knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; working knowledge of applicable laws, standards and regulations relating to construction, inspection, safety and traffic control; considerable knowledge of public works inspection methods.
  • Ability to prepare, organize and maintain inspection field and office data, reports and systems; ability to perform required mathematical computations; ability to effectively communicate complex technical information, orally and in writing, to contractors, developers, property owners, employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, city officials and the general public.
  • Ability to operate the following tools and equipment: pipe locator, pressure gauges, testing equipment, engineering calculator, digital camera, motor vehicle, phone and mobile or portable radio.
  • Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license at date of hire or valid drivers license from state of residency.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS ON THE POSITION:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly: Required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Frequently: Required to stand and talk or hear, walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 50 pounds

Occasionally: Applies 10 to 25 pounds of force.

Rarely: Lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 100 lbs

Work is performed mostly in field settings.  Considerable outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate testing instruments.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception  and the ability to adjust focus.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequently  Works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions.

Occasionally  Exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy which requires hearing protection.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

First Application Review:

The first application review date will commence on April 19, 2021.  All application submitted after that date will be placed in a separate folder awaiting the outcome of the initial review.  Should none of the original applicants be selected, the second set will be available for review.

 

Safety Sensitive:

This position is a “safety sensitive” position as defined by the US DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations, the Oklahoma Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act and/or Oklahoma Medical Marijuana laws. The “safety sensitive” positions in the following categories may be subject to periodic random drug testing pursuant to City of Lawton Administrative Policy 3-02: Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace. Marijuana is one of the substances included in the drug panel screening. Possession of a medical marijuana license will not excuse you from the testing process, or the consequences of testing positive for marijuana. The categories listed are inclusive of City of Lawton jobs only.

  1. Police Officers or Peace Officers;
  2. Employees authorized to carry firearms;
  3. Employees with drug interdiction responsibilities;
  4. Employees that work in direct contact with inmates;
  5. Employees engaged in activities which directly affect the safety of others.

 

Notice:

The duties listed in this description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or genetic information. Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver’s license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement.

Vacancy #
3319
Closing Date
Career Type
Full-time
Salary
$1,242.40 Bi-weekly
Hiring Organization
Engineering

How To Apply ?

Application Instructions

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