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Company: City of Plano
Location: Plano, TX
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education

Description

At the City of Plano, our values make us who we are and guide us as we SERVE our city.  As members of Team Plano, our organizational Values (what is most important to us) make up the acronym, SERVE (Stewardship Engaged Respectful Visionary Excellence). 

The successful candidate may be offered a position in either the Construction Inspector or Senior Construction Inspector classification, dependent upon the qualifications.  The salary range for the Construction Inspector is $50,841 - $73,685 annually; for the Senior Construction Inspector position is:  $56,035 – $81,249 annually.

Construction Inspector (The Senior Construction Inspector position is listed below. 

Summary of Duties:  Under basic supervision, the Construction Inspector is responsible for conducting on-site field inspections of construction projects.

Distinguishing Characteristics: This is the journey-level classification in the Construction Inspector series that follows diversified procedures and implements processes to accomplish end results, within guidelines. Immediate supervision is available upon request. This class is distinguished from Construction Inspector, Senior in that the latter is a higher-level class in the series that performs more complex technical, investigative, and supervisory duties requiring a higher level of knowledge and skill.

Examples of ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Conducts on-site inspections of construction projects, water mains, sanitary sewers, storm sewers. City maintained water mains, streets, alleys, and drainage channels.  
  • Maintains an accurate asset records and daily log of assigned projects.
  • Investigates and responds to complaints relating to easements, streets, alleys, right-of-ways, and construction activities; coordinates project activities with contractors and other departments as needed. 
  • Inspects privately maintained sites; meets with Home Owner's Associations and residents regarding easement issues; investigates complaints and identifies maintenance responsibilities.
  • Checks operation of fire hydrants, water valves, and tests water systems.
  • Reviews and interprets plat and construction plans to ensure compliance.
  • Evaluates street, alley, and sidewalk conditions to determine the amount of work needed in a given area; inspects sanitary sewers and the rehabilitation of sewer mains, manholes, and services laterals.
  • Collects data and maintains inventories of City infrastructure; prepares quantity reports on infrastructure rehabilitation; inputs data into City databases.
  • Participates in the training and guidance of new inspectors.
  • Responds to inquiries from administration staff, City staff, and citizens; provides general information and responds to questions as appropriate.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.

Marginal Duties:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Decisions: The incumbent interprets plans and specifications to ensure compliance and verifies that infrastructure is constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of: Public Works and Utilities construction or construction of water pump stations and elevated water storage tanks; geotechnical quality control instruments; civil construction methods and standards; construction health and safety standards and procedures.

Skill in: Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing; reading and interpreting engineering plans; working with little or no direct supervision.

Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Experience: Two (2) years of experience in the inspection of construction projects, including field surveying.

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

Licenses and Certifications: Texas Class C driver's license (must obtain within 30 days of hire per state law); certification as a Construction Inspector is desirable.

Conditions of Employment:   Must pass a drug test, driver license check, criminal history background check, periodic CJIS background check (for positions requiring access into Police buildings) and social security number verification check.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to work in the field inspecting housing units, including traversing uneven terrain, to operate a motor vehicle, and tools and equipment, and to visit various City sites; vision to inspect assigned facilities, to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking conducting inspections to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator, to operate standard office equipment, to turn faucets on and off, manipulate door knobs, conduct tests and to operate tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information, obtain samples, and set up equipment. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 35 pounds.

Employees partly work in the office and partly in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

 

Senior Construction Inspector

Summary of Duties:Under general supervision, the Senior Construction Inspector in Engineering is responsible for assisting in the coordination and conduction of on-site field inspections of construction projects and alley rights-of-way and easements for compliance with City ordinances and regulations; provides training and instruction for other inspectors.

Distinguishing Characteristics: This is the advanced journey-level classification in the Construction Inspection series. The incumbent plans detailed methods to attain desired objectives working within established policy. Methods require use of initiatives and resourcefulness in developing processes and procedures. Works under indirect supervision, conferring with supervisor on unusual matters.

Examples of ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Investigates and responds to complaints relating to drainage problems, easements, rights-of-way, streets, alleys and construction activities.
  • Coordinates the activities of contractor and other departments/divisions and outside organizations relating to the maintenance of drainage easements, street and alley rights-of-way and construction activities.
  • Maintains fixed asset records for Street, Traffic and Drainage divisions.
  • Collects data and maintains inventories of City infrastructure and prepares quantity reports on infrastructure rehabilitation; input inventory data into the City G.I.S. Program.
  • Assists in the coordination and conduct of on-site field inspections of construction/ public works projects to ensure compliance with contract requirements.
  • Reviews construction plans and job specifications to ensure compliance by contractors.
  • Maintains records and files on status of assigned projects.
  • Investigates complaints related to assigned projects and take appropriate action.
  • Directs inspectors in interpretation of plans and conduct field inspections of projects with assigned inspectors.
  • Trains and instructs new inspectors.
  • Coordinates projects with other departments and agencies.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.

Marginal Duties:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Decisions: The incumbent interprets blueprints, plans and specifications to ensure compliance. The incumbent identifies deviations in the design of and materials used in actual installation from requirements in written plans and specifications. The incumbent leads the activities of designated construction inspectors and must direct, instruct and schedule their work. Interprets City ordinances relating to streets, easements and rights-of-way. Provides guidance to contractors to assure compliance with plans and specifications.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of: Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances related to easements and rights-of-way; Civil Engineering construction principles and methods; geotechnical quality control instruments.

Skill in: Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing; using surveying level and other measuring and test equipment; working outside during adverse weather conditions; reading and interpreting Civil Engineering construction plans.

Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience inspecting construction/maintenance contracts, including some experience in supervising maintenance personnel.

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

Licenses and Certifications: Texas Class C driver's license (must obtain within 30 days of hire per state law).

Conditions of Employment:   Must pass a drug test, driver license check, criminal history background check, periodic CJIS background check (for positions requiring access into Police buildings) and social security number verification check.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to work in the field inspecting housing units, including traversing uneven terrain, to operate a motor vehicle, and tools and equipment, and to visit various City sites; vision to inspect assigned facilities, to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking conducting inspections to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator, to operate standard office equipment, to turn faucets on and off, manipulate door knobs, conduct tests and to operate tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information, obtain samples, and set up equipment. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 35 pounds.

Employees partly work in the office and partly in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 


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