Seasonal Construction Inspector

  • City of Des Moines, Iowa
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $22.68 - $23.66 Hourly USD

Job Description

Distinguishing Features of the Class

Under direction to perform inspection services on a wide range of non-complex municipal construction projects; performs directly related work as required.

Approximate employment duration :This is a 6-9 month assignment. Employment period is betweenMarch and November; 40 plus hours per week; Monday-Saturday.

Deadline : Applications areaccepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from High School or possession of a GED; and
  • Some experience in public works andor building trades construction; OR
  • Any equivalent combination of related education and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
  • Prior experience in civil engineering technology and/or public improvement construction such as street paving, sewer construction or other related public improvement construction is preferred.


Required Special Qualifications

  • Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and driving record background checks.
  • Passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment.
  • Possession of valid driver's license or equivalent mobility.
    • If possess an out-of-state Driver's License, submittal of driving records is required. Please submitto the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department; electronically to humanresources@dmgov.org, by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317at the time of application.


Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Under direction to inspect a variety of non-complex public improvement projects.
  • Reviews plans, specifications, contract documents and special provisions for each assigned project with supervisor.
  • Performs a variety of field and laboratory tests to assure workmanship and materials meet required standards;
  • Prepares detailed written daily reports on progress and details of inspections;
  • Performs miscellaneous routine survey, drafting, clerical and engineering assignments as directed.
  • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems.
  • Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;
  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;
  • Assists Senior Construction Inspectors in administering tests, preparing daily reports, and inspections of larger scale, more complex public improvement projects;
  • Assigned to testing laboratory as needed;
  • Assigned to survey department as needed;
  • Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.
Closing Date/Time: 6/22/2020 5:00 PM Central

Job Address

Des Moines, Iowa United States View Map