CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR I, II OR SENIOR - ELECTRIC

  • CITY OF RIVERSIDE, CA
  • Riverside, California
  • Sep 23, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering
  • Salary: See Position Description USD

Job Description

The Position

The City of Riverside, Public Utilities Department is accepting applications for the position of Construction Inspector I, II or Senior - Electric (depending on experience)to fill two (2) vacancies in the Electric Operations Division.The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.

The Construction Inspector I checks, evaluates, and inspects workmanship and materials on a variety of public works water, sewer, street, and storm drain or electric and water utility construction projects ensuring conformance with plans, specifications, and departmental regulations.

The Construction Inspector II checks, evaluates, and inspects workmanship and materials on a variety of public works or utility construction projects for conformance with plans, specifications and departmental regulations.

The Senior Construction Inspector leads, oversees, and performs construction inspections of the workmanship and materials in a variety of public works or utility construction projects. They ensure compliance with plans, specifications, and departmental regulations.

Pay Ranges (Tier 2/3):
Construction Inspector I: $34.69/hr - $42.17/hr
Construction Inspector II: $38.25/hr - $46.48/hr
Senior Construction Inspector: $42.17/hr -$51.25/hr

Work Performed

When working as a Construction Inspector I, typical duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Review, evaluate, and check plans and specifications for various types of public works and utility construction projects. Specific types of construction projects include; water, street, sewer, and storm drain. This includes the ability to communicate, engage, and work closely with upper level staff to ensure conformance of plans and standards
  • Identify, determine, and check the placement of all work in the public right of way throughout the City. Ensure installation of piping, fire hydrants, appurtenances, and other plumbing are in compliance with regulations, according to project plans, specifications, and City standards.
  • Inspect materials conform to project specifications and/or City standards; take, gather, and compile samples of materials for examination or analyses by laboratories; perform routine field tests.
  • Observe and properly report through documentation work from start to completion; record amounts of materials used; survey the work of hired contractors to ensure quality and workmanship; take photos of project progress and document any changes that occur on site.
  • Interact, engage, and communicate with various contractors; conduct and attend meetings during the project.
  • Inspect adjacent properties for damage from construction activity; help locate utility structures ahead of work sites; provide knowledge and expertise to ensure a safe and effective construction environment.
  • Maintain a safe work environment for construction workers and the public; ensure the installation of appropriate signage, traffic control methods, and apparatuses to keep the general public safe.
  • Coordinate with other City departments and utilities; submit project quantity reports, ensuring timely contractor payments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
In addition to above when working as a Construction Inspector II, the duties may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Observe and properly document work during progress and upon completion; record amounts of materials used and all work performed; document and take appropriate action regarding safety and/or National Pollution Discharge Elimination System violations.
  • Check line, grade, size, elevation and location of structures; identify, indicate, and clearly mark location of various appurtenances on plans. Ensure work adheres to construction surveys.
  • Inspect adjacent properties for damage from construction activity; help locate other utility structures ahead of work sites; provide knowledge and expertise to ensure a safe and effective construction environment for projects within the City.
  • Confer, communicate, and speak with property owners regarding project schedule, hazards and inconvenience; demonstrate strong project knowledge and excellent customer service.
  • Coordinate work with other City departments and utilities; process, submit, and deliver timely contractor payments.
  • Schedule service interruption with least interference and least inconvenience to properties.
  • Prepare as built plans for completed projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

When working as a Senior Construction Inspector, the duties may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Assign, schedule, and delegate construction inspection work to subordinate inspectors; provide direction, oversight, and leadership to ensure compliance with policies, standards and regulations, and to monitor inspection work.
  • Review plans and specifications of assigned projects with construction supervisors; interpret and apply construction knowledge to various plans, drawings, and blueprints; indicate location of various appurtenances on plans.
  • Inspect materials, equipment, and tools for identification to ensure compliance with specifications; monitor safety hazards and proper construction procedures.
  • Gather, compile, and submit samples of materials for examination or analysis by laboratories.
  • Perform routine field tests and inspections; identify defects and deficiencies and determine the stage of construction during which defects are most easily found and remedied.
  • Analyze issues encountered in the field and work with contractors to determine equitable solutions without compromising quality, intent, function, and budget of project.
  • Observe work during progress and upon completion; check line, grade, size, elevation and location of structures; record amounts of materials used, and work performed.
  • Inspect, check, and evaluate adjacent properties for damage from construction activity; confer, engage, and communicate with property owners regarding project schedule, hazards, and inconvenience.
  • Coordinate and collaborate work with other city departments and utilities to ensure cohesion, transparency, and efficiency; help locate other utility structures ahead of work sites.
  • Schedule service interruptions to ensure the least interferences and least inconvenience to properties and property owners.
  • Prepare, create, and draft as built plans for completed projects; monitors compliance with air and water quality regulations.
  • Lead and train subordinate inspectors; provide direction, delegation, and insight; resolve more challenging inspection related questions or concerns, and provide guidance for successful work operations
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Qualifications for Construction Inspector I:

Education: High School graduation or satisfactory equivalent (GED).
Experience: Two years of experience performing construction inspections.

Qualifications for Construction Inspector II:

Education: High School graduation or satisfactory equivalent (GED).
Experience: Three years of experience performing construction inspections for residential, commercial, or industrial properties.

Qualifications for Senior Construction Inspector:

Education: High School graduation or satisfactory equivalent (GED). An Associate's Degree in Construction Technology or a Public Works Inspection Certificate is highly desired.
Experience: Four (4) years of experience performing public works related construction inspections or related inspection work OR an Associate's Degree in Construction Technology or a closely related field AND two (2) years of experience performing public works related construction inspections or other related inspection work.

Highly Desired Qualifications for Construction inspector I, II or Senior:
  • Highly motivated self starter.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Effective communication skills.
Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class "C" California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Selection Process
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION:
1) Completed Employment Application
2) Completed Supplemental Questionnaire

FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ON COMPLETING YOUR ON-LINE APPLICATION, CLICK HERE: ( Application Guide).

The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SCHEDULING ASSESSMENTS:

If you are selected to move forward in the assessment process, you may be required to self-schedule your appointment. You will be notified via email of your status and provided with self-scheduling instructions. Please check your email regularly following the closing date of this recruitment.

Positions that require, or may require, a California Commercial Driver's License are considered Safety Sensitive and are monitored by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Any candidate being considered for a Safety Sensitive position must submit authorization forms to the City immediately upon request to begin the pre-employment process.

It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment.

Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation, drug screen, and/or medical/physical examination.

NOTE : The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Proof of education listed in your application will be requested at the time of conditional offer. Acceptable documentation consists of transcripts or degree, if applicable, by the accredited U.S. college or university.

Education obtained outside the United States (US) require one of the following options:
  1. An equivalency statement from an evaluation company certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at http://www.naces.org/members.html or the Association of International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE) at http://aice-eval.org/members/.
  2. An advanced-level degree from an accredited US college or university.

All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.

THE PROVISIONS OF THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT.

Job Address

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