ASSISTANT UTILITIES INSPECTOR

  • CITY OF PLANTATION, FLORIDA
  • 400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections Utilities
  • Salary: $43,982.00 - $72,570.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Description

This is a non-exempt position which is responsible work in assisting the Utilities Inspector and Capital Improvements Administrator in the daily oversight of Utilities water and wastewater improvement projects and private development projects throughout the City.

Employees in this class are responsible for the inspection of a variety of water and sewer construction projects. Responsibilities include providing technical assistance to contractors, maintaining daily progress reports, investigating complaints and requests, and ensuring compliance of contractors with contract/construction plans and specifications. Incumbents exercise some independent judgment in the application of construction inspection methods and techniques to the inspection of large and complex water and sewer construction projects. Supervision is received from a technical superior who reviews work for effective inspections of water and sewer construction projects through all phases of the construction process.

Work is performed under supervision of the Utilities Inspector and Capital Improvements Administrator.

Employees are hired as AT WILL employees that serve at the pleasure of the City and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Examples of Duties

Conduct Pre-construction meetings with Engineers and Contractors.

Performs night time inspection when required.

Attend Predevelopment and Development Review Committee meetings in the Utility Inspector's absence.

Observes the work performed by underground contractors for a variety of water and sewer construction projects.

Works closely with Engineer of record to ensure proper installation and compliance with code.

Daily liaison between contractor, public, City and other government agencies.

Assures City standards and safety requirements are maintained at all utility construction projects.

Researches technical information needed for capital improvement projects.

Prepares list of deficiencies, inspection reports and field book entries.

Compiles and maintains accurate records.

Resolves customer complaints related to construction projects.

Performs related work as required and directed.

This position does not have final procurement authority.

Typical Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials and design of a variety of water and sewer utility infrastructure.

Considerable knowledge of the records, reports, and forms required in utility construction projects.

Considerable knowledge of building, local, State and Federal regulations pertaining to construction of water and sewer facilities.

Ability to perform detailed technical inspections of water and sewer construction projects.

Ability to understand complex engineering drawings, specifications, and record drawings related to water and sewer pipeline construction projects.

Ability to communicate in clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.

Complete knowledge of the safety and occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work.

Ability to comply with all state and local regulations regarding water and wastewater systems.
Ability to review and provide comment on utility construction drawings.

Ability to review and verify contractor's payment applications quantities.

Ability to operate a city vehicle.

Ability to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions.

Ability to understand and follow instructions and to complete work assignments correctly.

Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with engineers, contractors, City employees and the general public.

Ability to enforce conformity with firmness, tact, and impartiality, ability to perform field inspectional work.

Ability to consult with contractors, building owners, the general public, departmental officials, and associates and to effect and maintain satisfactory working relationships on inspectional and regulatory matters.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Have graduated from a standard high school or possess GED.
At least three years' experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of sanitary sewer mains, lift stations, and force mains.
Ability to read and understand blue prints and record drawings.
Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel); computer literate with the ability to learn new applications.
Class B Water Distribution or Wastewater Collection License as issued by FW and PCOA.
Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida United States View Map