Associate Construction Inspector and Senior Construction Inspector Job at San Jose, Santa Clara County, California

Associate Construction Inspector and Senior Construction Inspector

City of San Jose , California


Job Information 

Full-Time

Transportation

Mid Level

Salary/Wage 

$73,673.60 - $100,651.20 Annually

Application Deadline 

Continuous

12/17/2020 11:59 PM PST

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive

Details 

Associate Construction Inspector and Senior Construction Inspector - Department of Transportation - (2001114)

About the Department 

The Department of Transportation (DOT) plans, develops, operates, and maintains transportation facilities, services, and related systems which contribute to the livability and economic health of the City. We comprise a team of more than 500 people ready to serve the needs of our customers to improve the efficiency and safety of San José streets. For more information about DOT, visit www.sanjoseca.gov/transportation.
 
Positions & Duties
The actual salary of selected candidates shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience.  In addition to the starting salary, employees in these classifications shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay. 

This is a cascade recruitment which will be used to fill positions at the following two levels:

Senior Construction Inspector (SCI) - $82,763.20 – 100,651.20

This recruitment may fill two (2) vacancies at the level of Senior Construction Inspector- one in Special Districts/Landscape Inspection and one in Pavement Maintenance. All SCIs support the development and review of maintenance specifications, as well as other programs in the Department of Transportation. The SCI is a supervisory position and will oversee the activities of Associate Construction Inspectors. Responsibilities of SCIs may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •     Under the supervision of a Principal Construction Inspector (PCI), lead a small team of Associate Construction Inspectors (ACIs)
  •     Collaborate with engineers in the development and delivery of pavement maintenance and rehabilitation projects
  •     Supervise a team to oversee and direct high-level landscape maintenance or renovation contractors
  •     Enforce City standard plans and specifications
  •     Manage contracts, track work progress, group budget reconciliation and interact with contractors, engineering staff, and members of the public
  •     Assure documentation in daily logs, daily reports, and other forms that support accurate records of work performed

Associate Construction Inspector (ACI) - $73,673.60 - $89,544.00

This recruitment may fill six (6) vacancies at the level of Associate Construction Inspector- one in Trees and Sidewalks, one in Special Districts/Landscape Inspection, one in Street Sweeping Inspection, and three in Pavement Maintenance. Responsibilities of ACIs may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •     Ensuring quality product and workmanship for paving, concrete, Urban Forestry, Street Sweeping and landscape projects
  •     Visually inspecting projects, validating work of contractors in the field, maintaining daily inspection logs and photos
  •     Reviewing and verifying accuracy of invoices
  •     Cataloging right-of-way infrastructure and/or contracted areas
  •     Measuring and recording data related to pavement, concrete, trees or landscape
  •     Mitigating conflicts with residents, businesses and contractors

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in these classifications, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

Qualifications

Education: 

Both the SCI and ACI positions require completion of high school or equivalent (General Education Development [GED] Test or California Proficiency Certificate).

Experience:

ACI: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible sub-professional engineering work, including two (2) years of experience performing materials sampling and testing; drafting and reviewing plans and specifications; construction or infrastructure inspections; traffic engineering; or field surveying.

SCI: Six (6) years of increasingly responsible sub-professional engineering/construction inspection work, including two (2) years preparing engineering drawings, contract specifications, and cost estimates; drafting and structural detailing for plans; construction or infrastructure inspection; or field surveying.

3.  Licenses or Certificates: Both ACI and SCI positions require possession of a valid State of California’s driver’s license is required. Selected candidates will be required to submit a DMV Release of Driver Record Information form at the time of conditional offer and will be enrolled in the DMV Employer Pull Notice (EPN) Program. Refusal to do so will be considered withdrawing from the recruitment process.

4. Acceptable Substitutions: Both ACI and SCI positions have the following acceptable substitution: Completion of an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology or closely related field from an accredited junior college or two (2) years of college engineering courses (60 semester/90 quarter units) may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.

5. Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

Competencies  

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. 

Desirable competencies for all positions include:

JOB EXPERTISE: Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations. For Associate Construction Inspectors, this includes, but is not limited to:

  •  Knowledge of principles, techniques, and terminology related to pavement, concrete, landscape maintenance, tree maintenance and/or capital improvement construction. 
  •  Knowledge of principles, techniques, and terminology related to construction materials sampling and testing.
  •  Ability to administer maintenance contracts and programs, including experience in the pay letter and invoice processing; and knowledge of basic mathematics including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Experienced with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel; ability to learn new applications as changing technology and procedures require

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people, by presenting the facts, analysis, and conclusions or solutions that show command of content and perspectives and interests of the audience.

CONSTRUCTIVE ENERGIES: A demonstration of energy and drive that comes from within, and a willingness to approach all aspects of work with a generally positive attitude; possessing the inclination to take appropriate action rather than waiting to be told what to do; examples of Constructive Energies include but are not limited to: enthusiasm, honesty, integrity, empathy, dedication, reliable, proactive, respectful, confidence, ethical, and a willingness to help others

FLEXIBILITY: Exhibits resourceful behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility and challenges; pursues continuing education opportunities that promotes job performance.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem; collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome

PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Ensures support for projects and implements agency goals and strategic objectives.

Additionally, the following competencies are required for the position of Senior Construction Inspector.

SUPERVISION- Sets effective long and short-term goals based on a good understanding of management practices; establishes realistic priorities within available resources; provides motivational support; empowers others; assigns decision-making and work functions to others in an appropriate manner to maximize organizational and individual effectiveness.

LEADERSHIP - Leads by example; demonstrates high ethical standards; remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment, allowing others to learn from mistakes; provides motivational supports and direction.

Selection Process

The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process.  Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.

You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process.  BE SURE TO ANSWER EACH QUESTION IN DETAIL. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response. 

1. Please indicate which of the following you possess:

  1.     a valid California driver's license
  2.     a valid driver's license issued by another state
  3.     the ability to obtain a California driver's license by the time of hire
  4.     I do not possess any of the above.

2. Please select the option that best describes your educational background:

  1.     I have a high school diploma (or GED or California Proficiency Certificate).
  2.     I have a high school diploma and an associate degree in Engineering Technology or a closely related field from an accredited California Community College.
  3.     I have a high school diploma and 60 semester/90 quarter units in Engineering Technology or a closely related field from an accredited California Community College.
  4.     I have none of the above.

3. Please select the option that best describes your number of years of qualifying experience:

  1.  I have less than four (4) years of increasingly responsible sub-professional engineering work, including two (2) years of experience performing materials sampling and testing; drafting and reviewing plans and specifications; construction or infrastructure inspections; traffic engineering; or field surveying.
  2. I have four (4) years of increasingly responsible sub-professional engineering work, including two (2) years of experience performing materials sampling and testing; drafting and reviewing plans and specifications; construction or infrastructure inspections; traffic engineering; or field surveying.
  3. I have Six (6) years of increasingly responsible sub-professional engineering/construction inspection work, including two (2) years preparing engineering drawings, contract specifications, and cost estimates; drafting and structural detailing for plans; construction or infrastructure inspection; or field surveying.
  4. I have over Six (6) years of increasingly responsible sub-professional engineering/construction inspection work, including two (2) years preparing engineering drawings, contract specifications, and cost estimates; drafting and structural detailing for plans; construction or infrastructure inspection; or field surveying.
  5. I do not possess any of the above.

4. Please describe your applicable experience that substantiates your response to question #3. For each position, provide the name of the employer, dates of employment, full or part-time, and a listing of transferable job duties. Highlight any qualifying experience in the following areas: leading teams of inspectors, leading field inspections, monitoring and verifying contractor performance, testing/verifying construction materials, utilizing databases to track project statuses, conducting tree inventory or risk assessment work, participating in the development/review of plans and specifications, and/or responding to resident requests related to construction projects.

5. Provide an example of a complex, unanticipated problem you experienced in the course of your prior inspection work. Describe the situation, the options you considered, the steps you took, the resolution, and why you chose your course of action. 

6. Describe your experience assuring work is being performed to an acceptable standard, including any experience documenting progress of projects. 

7. Describe a specific experience dealing with a disgruntled colleague, contractor, or member of the public. What was the issue and how did you resolve it?

8. In which of the following Microsoft Office applications are you proficient? (Select all that apply.)

  1. Word                
  2. Excel                
  3. Outlook
  4. PowerPoint

You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. 

Submission of a resume is optional. However, submission of a resume in lieu of completing the education and work experience sections on the application or failing to answer all the questions will constitute an incomplete application and it will be withheld from further consideration.

If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Laura Nanez at Laura.Nanez@sanjoseca.gov.
 
Additional Information 

-Link to Benefits page

-Link to Department website

-California Equal Pay Act

To apply, please complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. The application deadline is on December 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM.  Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application.  If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application.  Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or Human.Resources@sanjoseca.gov if you have any questions.
 
 Job: Transportation
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Standard
Job Posting: Nov 19, 2020, 10:07:03 AM
Minimum Salary: 73,673.60
Maximum Salary: 100,651.20
Bargaining Unit 1: Municipal Employees' Federation

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