Construction Inspector

  • City of McKinney, TX
  • McKinney, Texas
  • Dec 02, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $55,672.00 - $80,725.00 Annually USD

Job Description


Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named "The #1 Best Place to Live in America." Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist.

City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-inspired values - Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.

Under general supervision, the purpose of this position is to ensure compliance to plans and specifications for City construction projects and paving and drainage construction activities. Employees in this classification perform professional and technical level work and possess considerable knowledge of applicable municipal, regional, and state regulatory practices. Position is responsible for monitoring quality control, construction site safety, trench safety, and safe handling of traffic in construction and maintenance areas. Work involves technical examinations and the application of standard trade practices to inspection work. Inspections are conducted independently but in accordance with department regulations and established technical standards. Performs related work as required.

Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

In order for us to continue to achieve our primary function of making McKinney a better place to live, work, and raise a family, we hold these expectations for all employees.
  • Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how team, department, and City goals are interconnected.
  • Contribute to a positive work culture.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to assess his/her work performance or the work performance of the team.
  • Contribute to the development of others and/or the working unit or overall organization.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, to demonstrate team skills, and to perform a fair share of team responsibilities.
  • Ability to continuously learn and develop through a mix of internal and external training opportunities, and if applicable, encourage subordinates to do the same.

  • Comply with all written City policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.
  • Drives to and from work locations as assigned by Supervisor.
  • Conducts inspections on street subgrades, street installations and paving, alleys, and sidewalks for conformance with safety and other requirements of established regulatory practices.
  • Conducts inspections on storm drainage pipe installations, storm drainage inlet boxes, and drainage ditches and water flow for conformance with safety and other requirements of established regulatory practices.
  • Conducts inspections on junction boxes, head walls, and erosion control best management practices.
  • Conducts inspections on drive approaches, screening walls, retaining walls, piers and beams.
  • Conducts inspections on slopes, parking lots, trenches, and trench safety for OSHA compliance.
  • Works with developers to ensure street address marks are painted on curbs for all lots in subdivisions.
  • Coordinates with Public Works concerning street and regulatory sign placement and installation for subdivisions and reconstruction projects.
  • Coordinates with the Fire Marshal concerning tree and brush disposal through on site burn pits in subdivisions, and monitors ash and sludge removal, backfill, and completion of burn pits.
  • Conducts inspections of traffic control plans, devices, and the work zones of placement.
  • Conducts inspections of sanitary sewer installations, water main installations, and water and wastewater service installations.
  • Conducts inspections of right-of-ways, and public works structures, i.e., elevated tanks, lift stations, shooting ranges.
  • Conducts inspections of handicap ramps for access within public right-of-ways to ensure compliance with ADA specifications.
  • Responds to concerns and inquiries from residents in construction zones, and resolves complaints from citizens in and around the area.
  • Prepares final acceptance letters and collects construction inspection fees as well as overtime and subdivision sign reimbursements from developers.
  • Performs report and record maintenance duties, i.e., daily logs, subdivision job files, final project punch lists.
  • Works with developers and contractors to bring subdivisions to City compliance.
  • Works with public utilities and other service providers concerning utility installations in subdivisions and subsequent clean-up work.

  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

  • Ability to embrace and embody the City's core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and people to whom service is provided.
  • Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.
  • Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and if applicable, that of subordinates.
  • The ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect.
  • Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.
  • Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data and/or information. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.
  • Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence.
  • Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
  • Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information, such as construction plans, contract and specification documents, water, sewer, and drainage maps and the City Code of Ordinances.
  • Requires the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; ability to compute discount, interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion; ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
  • Requires ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
  • Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties which are often characterized by frequent change.
  • Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as surveying equipment, measuring tape, level, valve and water keys, slide and scale ruler, and operating a vehicle.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED and vocational/technical training and five (5) years of previous related experience. Requires certification or the ability to be certified by the American Public Works Association for public works and construction inspection. Must possess a valid Class C Driver's License. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.

  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.
  • Must have Class C Texas Driver's License

Physical Demands/Supplemental

Tasks involve the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds). Some tasks require visual and odor perception and discrimination.

There is limited exposure to environmental conditions. Task may require exposure to strong odors and/or smoke, traffic hazards, extreme heat/cold or extreme weather conditions.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The City of McKinney is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to an alcohol / drug free workplace and to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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