|Organization: Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners|
Performs technical work inspecting a variety of engineering construction and design projects generated by Charlotte County. Ensures compliance by private contractors with legal requirements and with required specifications. Inspects work and reviews plans and specifications to ensure State and local requirements. Work is generally performed alone and requires the exercise of independent decision-making, technical discretion, and judgment. Requires considerable knowledge of bridge, road, and drainage construction procedures and materials.
- Inspects construction in the public right-of way, checks grade plan for proposed construction; checks sub-grade base, prime coat and surface asphalt to ensure compliance with applicable standards; informs contractor of findings; makes required reports to superior.
- Assists contractors and engineers in matters dealing with County-contracted projects; checks layout and grades of structure, checks materials and required materials tests as job progresses; reports results to contractor and supervisor, and enters approved data into computer system; may assemble information for Board of County Commissioners agenda.
- Ensures accuracy and accountability for monthly pay requests.
- Inspects work pertaining to drainage for subdivision or roads; may design and stake out areas for grade work; inspects gradient and construction of sidewalks in subdivisions; inspects driveways for compliance with regulations; inspects utility installations to verify permit and compliance; inspects concrete, making slump tests; takes samples of construction materials for laboratory tests and bridge inspection.
- Reviews plans and specifications for permit approval, technical accuracy, discrepancies, and cost saving efficiencies.
- Investigates complaints and requests concerning improper road, bridge, drainage and excavation conditions; encroachments to the public right-of-way, illegal hours of operation, excessive noise and traffic conditions.
- Monitors traffic safety on job site.
MIN. EDUCATION, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Minimum Education and Experience: High school diploma and at least two (2) years of relevant experience in utility drainage and road construction; or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
Licenses and/or Certificates:Possession and maintenance of a valid State of Florida driver’s license.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and equipment common to drainage facility, street and sidewalk construction, excavation and erosion, and quality control of same.
- Knowledge of County codes, legal and administrative regulations relative to subdivision, utility, and general public works construction.
- Knowledge of the basic principles of civil engineering as they relate to public works and construction.
- Ability to read and interpret a variety of construction diagrams, plans, and blueprints pertaining to public works construction, and to recognize deviations from such plans in the construction and installation processes, and to recommend corrections.
- Ability to detect and locate defective workmanship and operations at any stage of installation, and of stages of construction when possible defects and violations may most easily be observed and corrected, with the knowledge of the materials and methods to make such corrections.
- Ability to recognize faulty construction or hazardous conditions.
- Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in interpreting and enforcing department codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Ability to ascertain priorities and meet deadlines and objectives.
- Good written and oral communication skills.
- Knowledge of standard office computer equipment and software applications; ability to maintain accurate records and reports.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
- Ability to work varying hours during which construction may occur.
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Working Conditions:Work typically requires moderate exposure to one or more disagreeable conditions (i.e., irate customers, outdoors weather conditions, excessive noise, extreme heat, odors or dust).
Risk/Safety Conditions:This position requires moderate exposure or risk to physical health and/or physical safety (e.g., exposure to environmentally hazardous material, heavy equipment, assault and battery, communicable disease, etc.).
Essential Physical Activities: Stooping, crouching, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, hearing, seeing up close, seeing far away, kneeling, reaching, pushing, talking, standing, climbing, finger movement, repetitive motions, depth perception. Frequent lifting of 10 to 25 pounds; occasional lifting over 50 lbs.
DISCLAIMER: The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, environmental conditions, or qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Public Works & Engineering|
Water / Wastewater Treatment
18500 Murdock Circle, Rm. 140|
City: Port Charlotte
Country: UNITED STATES
| Mid to Senior Level|
$42,432.00 to $63,668.80 Annually
|Apply By Date:|
|March 8, 2013|