Inspector - Construction (Traffic Control Specialist)

Maricopa County, AZ - Phoenix, AZ3.6

Position Overview
The Inspector - Construction (Traffic Control Specialist) reviews and approves traffic control plans for construction related work within county right of way. Periodically will perform inspection services over construction and maintenance projects between private contractors and Maricopa County. Responsible for assuring project is completed safely and per approved plans and specifications or approved changes.

Position Qualifications

Minimum education and/or experience:
High school diploma or GED and three (3) years of performing inspection work in traffic control, heavy highway construction, maintenance, utility construction, bridge construction, plan review, or geotechnical work. Post-secondary education may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis.

Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license and ATSSA Traffic Control Supervisor Certification. Also able to obtain ATSSA Traffic Control Design Specialist within one (1) year from the hire date.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:Knowledge of:
Methods, materials and equipment used in public works construction, maintenance and temporary traffic control.
Federal, state and county laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations affecting public works inspections.
Manual on Uniformed Traffic Control Devices and other federal required guidelines for temporary traffic control.
Possible defects in construction materials and corrective applications.
Construction management practices.
Construction practices, specifications, symbols, terminology and codes.
OSHA and MSHA safety standards and regulations.
Industry standards inspecting temporary traffic control in work zones.
The principles of algebra, geometry and trigonometry and their application to engineering construction.
Field survey techniques, material specifications, and testing procedures.

Skill in:
Reviewing and approving temporary traffic control plans.
Inspecting temporary traffic control in work zones and Reading, understanding, interpreting and applying relevant statutes, rules, ordinances, codes and regulations.
Conducting detailed technical engineering inspections.
Reading and interpreting engineering plans, technical schematics and specifications and writing reports.
Establishing effective working relationships with consultants, contractors, and other public agencies.
Determining compliance with plans and specifications.
Compiling, analyzing and applying engineering data.
Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software.
Effective communication, both verbal and written including presentations.
Establishing and maintaining pedestrian traffic control through the work zone or by an appropriate detour route

Ability to:
Make quick independent decisions as needed.
Provide exceptional customer service with difficult situations.

Preferred education and/or experience:
A degree in Engineering or a closely related field and five (5) years of experience in construction inspection, reviewing and approving temporary traffic control plans and/or inspecting temporary traffic control setup.

Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements:
Certified with the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), International Municipal Signal Association (ISMA), American Concrete Institute (ACI), and/or Arizona Technical Testing Institute (ATTI) American Public Works Association (APWA) (Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector CPII).

Working conditions:
Must be able to work in a normal indoor office environment. Must be able to work outdoors in extreme heat, cold, wind or rain on a roadway projects. Some work duties will involve long periods of sitting, standing, walking, driving a vehicle, bending/kneeling, balancing, twisting, crawling, climbing, crouching, reaching and wearing protective gear indoors and outdoors. Exposure to dangerous machinery - all types of heavy highway equipment. Position may be required to walk long distance in extreme temperatures. Weight required to lift, push, pull, or carry is 50 pounds. Dexterity of hands for computer work, desk work and driving motor vehicles. Must be able to manage frequent interruptions, time pressures, high work volumes, multiple and complicated tasks, unscheduled tasks, team-oriented activities, prompt decision making and interaction with government officials and the public. Must constantly maintain concentration, accuracy, ethical behavior and a professional demeanor. On short notice must be able to work overtime, night time, and weekends. Ability to work alone with minimal supervision. Ability to document information well is essential to the position.
Essential Job Tasks
Monitors, coordinates and inspects temporary traffic control devices, setups and other work
Reviews and approves traffic control plans for compliance with MCDOT and MUTCD standards.
Inspects temporary traffic control in work zones to ensure that the appropriate traffic control is set-up for the safe travel of the public through the work zone.
Inspects temporary traffic control set-ups frequently and periodically at night and on weekends.
Serves as divisions' traffic control expert and trains staff on traffic control.
Monitors and inspects Capital Improvement and Maintenance Projects.
Plans, schedules, and coordinates inspection throughout the various construction phases.
Responsible for detailed project files, inspections, and contractor's pay estimates.
Answers public relations questions and complaints from contractors and the general public.
Facilitates and/or attends meetings.
Prepares, processes, and verifies quantities, and other contract related documentation.
Performs plan reviews and contract specification reviews.
Reviews and evaluates change order request and design changes.
construction activities with contractors, subcontractors, utility companies, survey crews, soils lab, consultants, geotechnical firms, developers and engineers as construction proceeds.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Selection Procedure
The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.

All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.

Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.