Construction Inspector I Job at Roseville, Placer County, California

Construction Inspector I

City of Roseville , California


Job Information 

Full-Time

Development Services

Entry Level

Salary/Wage 

$4,511.31 - $6,347.88 Monthly

Application Deadline 

Continuous

01/15/2021 05:00 PM PST

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive

Details 

FINAL FILING DATE: We are accepting applications until closing at 5 pm, January 15, 2020

IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.

THE POSITION

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the Regular and Full-time position of Construction Inspector I in the Development Services Department.  The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 6:30 am – 3:00 pm.

The City of Roseville promotes a no smoking atmosphere.

THE CITY

The City of Roseville (COR) incorporates the following Core Competencies as part of the City’s culture:

  • Focus on people: Develop and deliver service-oriented solutions that meet or exceed expectations.
  • Build trust: Ensure honesty and integrity to gain confidence and support of others.
  • Ensure accountability: Take responsibility for the outcomes of one’s own work and foster a sense of ownership in others.
  • Communicate effectively: Deliver clear, concise messages and actively listen to ideas and questions.
  • Collaborate inclusively:  Build effective working partnerships, alliances, and teams.
  • Make quality decisions: Make sound, timely decisions and recommendations.
  • Be adaptable/agile: Change approach or methods to best fit the situation and effectively balance competing priorities.

DEFINITION

To inspect work quality and materials used in a variety of public works and utility construction projects including public and private residential subdivisions, commercial and industrial projects, utility facilities, and storm water compliance inspections; and to ensure constructed improvements are in compliance with approved plans, specifications, conditions, and regulations.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry level class in the Construction Inspector series.  Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience and work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.  The Construction Inspector I class is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the II level.  Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives immediate supervision from the Construction Inspection Supervisor.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Inspect and evaluate City maintained improvements, new construction, modification, and “as-is” condition of various municipal and private structures such as utilities, streets, sidewalks, traffic signals, and gutters; check line, grade, size, elevation and location of structures for conformance with specifications and regulations.
  • Inspect roadway infrastructure improvements within city right-of-way of municipal buildings and facilities to ensure compliance with approved plans and specifications; observe construction work during progress and upon completion; notify project manager of any potential safety concerns, if needed.
  • Coordinate routine materials and field tests to assure quality of materials and work.
  • Review plans and specifications of assigned projects; attend and participate in pre-construction conferences as assigned; record and evaluate amount of materials used and work performed relative to progress payment requests; prepare recommendation for City acceptance of new municipal roadways, buildings and facilities.
  • Enforce Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan; survey lots, high water marks along creeks and drainage on golf courses during periods of heavy rain.
  • Prepare Certificate of Compliance packages for City Council acceptance which includes organizing required information, maps, compaction results, and other department approvals.
  • Respond to residential complaints and questions pertaining to city roadway improvements and drainage issues.
  • May perform sub-professional engineering duties such as plan checking of maps and construction plans, drafting, design and construction estimating, surveying and recording of related data, reviewing of contracts, creating existing infrastructure databases and compiling miscellaneous reports.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public, using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of construction methods and techniques, including basic principles of construction inspection.
  • Basic principles of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
  • Principles and practices of work safety and traffic control, especially as applied to public works field inspection activities.

Ability to:

  • Perform inspection of materials and work quality used in a variety of public works and utility construction projects and private subdivisions.
  • On a continuous basis, observe construction operations of construction projects in the field; identify underground service alert markings; interpret maps, plans, and reports; know how to perform underground work and other construction; and observe safety precautions.
  • Intermittently, walk around job sites; kneel and bend while reviewing infrastructure; climb in and out of trenches; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; and lift or carry weight of 50 pounds or less.
  • Learn to assess: the quality of materials and work related to construction/modification of a variety of public works facilities; analyze construction plans, specifications and maps relative to anticipated construction issues and propose possible solutions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing with contractors, developers and city staff.
  • Keep records and make reports; use a desktop computer to enter and retrieve data.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Experience:

No experience is required.  One year of experience in public works construction, engineering or a related field is desired.

Training:

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade, GED, or higher level degree, supplemented by additional course work in mathematics, drafting, construction technology or a related field.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license by date of appointment.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

  1. Your responses to questions 2-4, the applicant’s education, training and experience, will be scored using a pre-determined formula.  Your responses to these questions must be consistent with your employment application information.  This experience must also be described in the “Work Experience" section of this application.  Responses to the supplemental questionnaire that are inconsistent from your “Work Experience” section in the application will not be scored.  I understand and agree with the above instructions.
  • Yes
  • No
  1. Was any of the work experience listed on your application an unpaid internship, or volunteer work?  If so, please list below which ones.
  2. How many years of experience do you have in public works construction, inspection, or engineering services?
  • Less than 1 year
  • 2-3 Years
  • 3-4 Years
  • 4-5 Years
  • 5+ Years
  1. Explain two of the largest projects you’ve been involved with and explain what your role was. Please describe the challenges you faced and how did you manage them? In your opinion, what were some of the major difficulties you experienced on these projects?
  2. In terms of inspecting new sanitary sewer improvements, can you tell us what the purpose of vacuum testing a sewer manhole provides? Likewise for storm water improvements, do you believe vacuum testing manholes would be beneficial and why?
  3. Why is it important to consolidate backfill material around underground utility piping? Which type is more critical and why, pressure pipe or gravity pipe?
  4. Please describe your understanding of the responsibilities of a City Construction Inspector.

SELECTION PROCESS

All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will have their application scored in a Formula Rate Examination.  The applicant’s experience and education will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.  Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the Employment List.  Supplemental questions will be utilized by the department hiring authority to make interview and selection determinations.  Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.

THE CITY OF ROSEVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 5 WORKING DAYS BEFORE A SCHEDULED INTERVIEW/EXAMINATION PROCESS.  MEDICAL DISABILITY VERIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ACCOMMODATION.

Benefits

For more information regarding the City's benefits, visit our website at here.  This position is in Local 39.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone:
(916)774-5475
Contact email:
recruitment@roseville.ca.us

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Location 

311 Vernon Street

Roseville, CA 95678

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