Construction Inspector I or II | Depending on Qualifications

City of Lakewood, CO - Lakewood, CO4.2

Full-time
This position is part of a career ladder (Construction Inspector I, II and III). Movement within this career ladder is contingent upon meeting specific criteria, as well as performance goals, as set by the supervisor.

City of Lakewood's Statement of Excellence

The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding City values to include: Performance Excellence, Leadership, Respect and Collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, citizens and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance, and importance.

JOB SUMMARY
Level I - Under high degree of supervision, oversees daily work progress on City Public Works construction projects and private development projects. Includes less complex and routine construction inspection duties, observing materials testing, surveying, and fiscal monitoring to ensure plans, specifications and City ordinances are followed.

Level II - Oversees daily work progress on City Public Works construction projects and private development projects. Includes various construction inspection duties, observing materials testing, surveying, and fiscal monitoring to ensure plans, specifications and City ordinances are followed.

MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS
Survey roads and construction sites utilizing surveying equipment.
Performs water quality testing.
Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Level I -Oversees routine construction projects under guidance of higher level Construction Inspectors and Construction Coordinator.
Inspects materials and quality of work in progress, enforcing applicable city ordinances and specifications by issuance of memos, verbal warnings, and stop work orders, as necessary.
Monitors daily status of field projects which includes the following: directing the City's and developer's contractors, coordinating projects with the affected utilities, City departments or other Governmental agencies.
Collecting field information, answering citizen inquiries, and responding to service requests.
Performs inspections on soils, asphalt, concrete, storm sewer, water lines, sanitary sewers, structures, etc.
Reviews, inspects, and enforces erosion control measures on construction sites.
Reviews construction plans and specifications for Capital Improvement Projects.
Reviews construction plans for public improvements in subdivisions and rights-of-way.
Inspects private property, streets, and rights-of-way to determine repair or construction needs.
Inspects public way work for conformance to City specifications.
Evaluates construction sites and rights of way to assess infrastructure needed.
Assists and trains other inspection staff in methods of construction inspection including testing, specifications, policies and procedures.
Inspects public sidewalks to ensure compliance with snow removal ordinance. Issues warnings
and summons for non-compliance.
Maintains records of labor, equipment and materials used on City projects utilizing required project forms, job diaries and the computer.
Performs detention pond inspections
Prepares reports and cost estimates.
Evaluates material test results and takes appropriate follow-up actions.
Occasionally directs the work efforts of one or more temporary, part-time, or seasonal employees assigned to perform inspection duties on projects for which the Construction Inspector has primary responsibility.
Must be able to interact with others in a positive manner.
Requires regular and prompt attendance.
Must maintain and utilize City-provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when conducting activities where the employee is exposed to risks above those encountered in a traditional office setting. If injured on-the-job due to failure to utilize PPE a safety violation can be taken.

Level II -
Oversees routine construction projects.
Inspects materials and quality of work in progress, enforcing applicable city ordinances and specifications by issuance of memos, verbal warnings, and stop work orders, as necessary.
Monitors daily status of field projects which includes the following: directing the City's and developers contractors, coordinating projects with the affected utilities, City departments or other Governmental agencies.
Collecting field information, answering citizen inquiries, and responding to service requests.
Performs inspections on soils, asphalt, concrete, storm sewer, water lines, sanitary sewers, structures, etc.
Reviews, inspects, and enforces erosion control measures on construction sites.
Reviews construction plans and specifications for Capital Improvement Projects.
Reviews construction plans for public improvements in subdivision and rights-of-way.
Inspects private property, streets, and rights-of-way to determine repair or construction needs. Inspects public way work for conformance to city specifications.
Evaluates construction sites and rights of way to assess infrastructure needed.
Assists and trains other inspection staff in methods of construction inspection including testing, specifications, policies and procedures.
Inspects public sidewalks to ensure compliance with snow removal ordinance. Issues warnings and summons for non-compliance.
Maintains records of labor, equipment and materials used on City projects utilizing required project forms, job diaries and the computer.
Performs detention pond inspections
Prepares reports and cost estimates.
Evaluates material test results and takes appropriate follow-up actions.
Directs the work efforts of one or more temporary, part-time, or seasonal employees assigned to perform inspection duties on projects for which the Construction Inspector has primary responsibility.
Must be able to interact with others in a positive manner.
Requires regular and prompt attendance.
Must maintain and utilize City-provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when conducting activities where the employee is exposed to risks above those encountered in a traditional office setting. If injured on-the-job due to failure to utilize PPE a safety violation can be taken.

IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS
Survey roads and construction sites utilizing surveying equipment.
Performs water quality testing.
Performs other duties as assigned.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Level I -
Supervision Received
Receives general supervision from the Public Works Construction Coordinator.
Supervision Given
May occasionally direct work efforts of variable, part-time or seasonal workers

Level II -
Supervision Received
Receives general supervision from the Public Works Construction Coordinator.
Supervision Given
Directs work efforts of variable, part-time or seasonal workers. May train and oversee work of Construction Inspector I.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Education
High School diploma or equivalent is required.

Experience
Level I -One or more years combined experience in project management, construction inspections, surveying, soils and materials testing or related education to include at least six months of construction inspection experience.
Level II - Minimum of three years experience performing construction inspection duties and interpreting, reviewing, and producing construction plans and specifications.
One year project management and survey experience required.
Level II Preferred - Experience in supervision of subordinate construction inspection personnel strongly preferred.
Minimum of three years combined experience in construction inspections, surveying, soils and materials testing or related education is preferred.
Licensure/Certification/Registration
Both - Valid driver's license and good driving record required.
Level II -
American Traffic Safety Services Association Certification as a Traffic Control Supervisor.
A.C.I. certification as a Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I.

Career ladder promotion requires
Proven progression as a Construction Inspector I, with a minimum overall rating of successful at the last review period, based on the City of Lakewood Performance Review and Development System.
Ability to train other employees.
Ability to work safely, and set up safe work zones.
Ability to give direction and guidance to other employees.
Ability to communicate effectively with other employees and supervisors.
Ability to work and be productive without constant supervision.
Ability to serve as positive role model to other employees.
Ability to maintain a businesslike attitude, placing priority on providing services to Lakewood citizens.
Ability and willingness to perform any and all tasks required to complete work projects.

KSA'S AND PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQS:
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to use proper safety procedures at work sites.
Ability to communicate effectively and establish constructive working relationships with City personnel, contractors, members of the public and a diversity of special interest groups.
Ability to learn and operate all equipment listed.
Experience performing math and trigonometric functions necessary to determine quantities and estimates.
Ability to work in enclosed spaces such as storm sewer pipes measuring 48 inches in diameter or greater.
Ability to work effectively with deadlines; disagreements with developers, contractors and citizens; public complaints about construction projects; and enforcing City ordinances.
Ability to use a personal computer and keyboard; ability to use spreadsheet software.
Post-offer physical may be required.
Background check.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Lifting and Carrying

Lifting and moving heavy objects such as manhole covers that could exceed 100 pounds a distance of up to 10 feet with assistance when needed.

Pushing and Pulling
Moving traffic control signs weighing up to 50 pounds a distance of up to 100 feet with assistance when needed.

Body Positions
Standing, kneeling, squatting, and climbing ladders. Includes driving a vehicle for extended periods of time, climbing into manholes and storm sewer pipes.

Hearing
Employee must hear the phone, radio and audible signals from equipment.

Vision
Must be able to read appropriate equipment, gauges and figures inherent to accurately survey, measure, and inspect construction projects.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics
Understanding of math and trigonometric functions necessary to determine quantities and estimates.

Remembering
Managing multiple tasks such as appointments; knowing which resource materials to utilize in order to make appropriate decisions.

Language Ability
Ability to communicate effectively with contractors; citizens; council members; state, county and utility employees; Lakewood City employees.

Reasoning
Must be able to effectively deal with contractors and citizens. Includes making proper decisions to help resolve disputes involving contractors, citizens, and neighbors.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Approximately 80% of work time is spent on field inspections. Work conditions vary according to season; exposure to all weather conditions.
Exposure to dirt, dust, gasoline and diesel fumes, vehicle exhaust, paint, asphalt, concrete, chemicals used for water quality testing and fumes from storm and sanitary sewers. Hazardous or unpleasant conditions may exist due to traffic, operating equipment, explosives, radiation exposure, construction noise, fumes, and chemicals.
Performance of duties on a variety of slopes.

EQUIPMENT USED
Pick-up truck
Telephone
Two-way radio
Hand tools (hammer, level, tape measure, measuring wheel, etc.)
Calculator
Cellular Phone
Copy machine
Personal computer/laptop
Survey equipment
Soil, asphalt, concrete, water and air testing equipment
Hard hat and other safety equipment