Engineering Tech Analyst (Construction Inspector)

  • Port Orchard, Washington
  • Jun 14, 2017
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering GIS and Surveying Entry-Level
  • Salary: 52,811.20 Annually
  • Salary Top: 72,758.40
  • Apply By: Sep 12, 2017

Job Description

Kitsap County Public Works provides "must have" services to keep your every day running smoothly. We develop, support and maintain public services that enhance the quality of life for residents and economic vitality for businesses through responsible and sound management, innovation, teamwork, and vision. We provide dependable, high quality, and cost effective public works

Position Overview
Performs highly responsible, technical tasks involving contract compliance monitoring of County roadway infrastructure construction projects and inspection of County Right-of-Way Permits. Responsible for tracking and regulating the activities of contractors working on construction projects to ensure compliance with approved plans and specifications, the County Road Standards, Right-of-Way Permits, and applicable federal, state and local regulations. Standard policies and procedures cover most work situations.




Required Education and Experience

  • Associates Degree in related engineering field; and
  • Two years related inspection/engineering work experience for roadway infrastructure construction projects; and
  • Experience utilizing various computer applications, databases, word processing, spreadsheets and web based systems for entering, retrieving, managing and researching data and records; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the work.

Preferred Education, Experience or Other Qualifications

  • Experience with bridge safety inspections and evaluations.
  • Certified Erosion Control Lead.
  • Experience with contract compliance monitoring of Public Works projects, including Right of Way permits.
  • Certification to operate a Nuclear Densometer gauge. 
  • Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead
  • Traffic Control Certification

Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other RequirementsPlease note: The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all of the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.  Prior to employment, the successful candidate must:  

  • Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university or business school, if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Submit copy of official certification, if certifications are being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting.
  • Submit a copy of their State employment driving record abstract to verify their eligibility to drive for Kitsap County.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate must:

  • Be able to fulfill all traveling requirements of this position and meet the qualifications and guidelines of the Fleet Risk Control Policies in the operation of a motor vehicle on County business.

Within six months of employment, the successful candidate must receive:

  • Certification to operate a Nuclear Densometer gauge. 
  • Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead
  • Traffic Control Certification

Required Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of:

  • Basic civil engineering and construction management principles and practices as they relate to the construction and inspection of roadway infrastructure.  
  • Basic engineering mathematics and construction surveying.  
  • Standard roadway infrastructure construction methods and requirements.    
  • Procedures, methods and equipment used in the testing of soil compaction and composition, asphalt, and concrete.  
  • Principles of radiation safety relating to operation of Nuclear Densometer.  
  • Washington State Department of Transportation guidelines and publications, such as the Construction Manual, Standard Specifications for Road, Bridge, and Municipal Construction, Laboratory Manual and American Standards of Materials Testing.  

Skills and/or Ability to:

  • Appear for scheduled work with regular, reliable and punctual attendance.  
  • Establish and maintain cooperative, effective, and productive working relationships using tact, patience and courtesy with other employees, contractors and the general public.  
  • Effectively plan and organize work and complete tasks within prescribed timeframes.  
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.  
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Read and interpret complex construction plans and specifications.  
  • Perform basic engineering and surveying measurement.  
  • Perform, interpret, and understand material testing and prepare appropriate recommendations.  
  • Work independently and establish priorities.  
  • Safely operate, monitor and store a Nuclear densometer gauge.  
  • Lift and carry construction materials and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds.  

Working Conditions/Physical Activities(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) Positions in this class typically require:

  • Walking through, bend, stoop, and twist while traversing undeveloped terrain may be required to conduct field inspections.
  • Reaching above and/or below shoulder, handling/grasping documents or equipment.
  • Standing or sit for long periods of time.
  • Clear speaking and adequate hearing sufficient to communicate effectively and respond appropriately in-person and/or on the telephone.
  • Vision sufficient to read source materials, plans, inspect community sites and see computer screen data.
  • Exertion of force of 100 pounds occasionally and 50 pounds frequently to lift/carry/move objects, files/documents, and other materials.
  • Work performed primarily in an office environment with some field or community inspection work.
  • Environmental and physical hazards associated with construction sites



Essential Job Functions:

  • Completes daily legal records of contractor progress and site conditions, quantities of work completed, and various administration documents.
  • Completes various on-site material tests, and/or obtains various material samples for laboratory testing, and/or completes various laboratory material tests, relating to road and bridge construction.
  • Ensure that all materials incorporated into the project meet material specifications and have been appropriately documented.
  • Perform Right-of-Way Permit inspections to ensure compliance with approved plans, County Road Standards and Right of Way Permits
  • Maintain professional relationships with all project participants, including other departments and divisions, contractors, other agencies, and the general public.
  • Supports various pre-construction and or design activities such as coordination of utility meetings, coordination of utility potholes.
  • Assists in coordinating quality control and contractibility reviews of County projects and compiles project comments.

Other Job Duties:

  • Perform other related duties as requested.





  • Classified as non-exempt and eligible to earn overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Non-represented and covered under the Kitsap County Personnel Manual.

This position is open until filled first review is scheduled the week of July 10, 2017 and then weekly thereafter.

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