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Construction Inspector

DeKalb County Government

Posted: Jan. 24, 2018

End Date: Mar. 31, 2018


Job Term: Full-Time
Department: Dept of Watershed Management
Annual Range: $39,747 - $61,607

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to conduct inspections and project oversight for construction projects to ensure adherence to applicable codes, regulations, contracts, design specifications, and quality standards. 

Please Note:  vacancies in Transportation Department require roadway paraprofessional experience.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Conducts inspections and project oversight for a broad range of construction and maintenance projects, which may include water and wastewater infrastructure, land development, roads, drainage, equipment installation, and other structures and installations.

Coordinates and oversees contractors engaged in construction projects on behalf of the County; conducts weekly contractor meetings; schedules and coordinates inspections and meetings with County departments and other state and federal agencies; anticipates, prioritizes, and times inspections to minimize interference with project progress; provides guidance in unique construction situations; and negotiates and resolves discrepancies with contractors.

Coordinates pre-construction activities and meetings; performs initial site assessments; ensures right-of-ways are secured; researches utility locations, staging, and other conditions using GIS, plats, courthouse property records, CCTV reports, and other sources; and anticipates constraints and technical challenges likely to impact projects.

Inspects construction materials and workmanship for quality and contract compliance; visits project sites; assesses site conditions; takes samples as needed for testing; verifies material quantities match contracts and invoicing; and uses various tools, gauges, and test equipment to measure and check for proper construction work.

Inspects construction projects for adherence to safety protocols; project schedules; documentation requirements; and federal, state, and County codes, standards, and regulations.

Reviews contracts, change orders, construction drawings, engineering reports, specifications, and project progress reports to evaluate project compliance.

Approves pay applications, material orders, and as-built drawings.

Maintains records and prepares reports and documentation, including inspection reports, job cost estimates, and project estimates for materials, equipment, parts, tools, and labor.

Investigates and responds to citizen complaints; explains projects, policies, and procedures; identifies and assesses problems; determines appropriate remedies; and issues work orders or schedules work as needed.

Performs emergency response work; implements preparation and restoration strategies in advance of and after inclement weather or other County emergencies; assesses hazards and damages; and prioritizes and initiates work orders.

Collaborates with superintendents, work crews, utility companies, EPA, GDOT, Corps of Engineers, and other agencies to coordinate work.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field required; three years of experience in construction inspection, construction project management, civil engineering, or public works construction; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required:  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Select positions require Water and Wastewater Systems Operator Licenses. Select positions require Class A CDL. Select positions require Georgia Soil and Erosion Level 1B certification.