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Construction Inspector, Sr. (OES)

City of Atlanta

Posted: Jun. 4, 2018

End Date: Jun. 15, 2018


Salary Range: $40,600 - $50,800

Posting Expiration Date: June 15, 2018

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General Description and Classification Standards

Oversees the delivery of and performs skilled inspections of City and contracted construction projects. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: inspecting projects; maintaining records and logs; preparing schedules; and investigating complaints and reports.

Supervision Received

Works under very general supervision. May work independently or with other skilled or semi-skilled workers with responsibility for completion of assigned tasks. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities   These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Performs grading construction and erosion control inspections of construction sites to ensure compliance with federal, state and city codes, ordinances and regulations. 
  • Records and maintains daily records of activities, including records of personnel, equipment and materials. 
  • Reviews construction plans and specifications, contract documents, plat cards and other documents as necessary to monitor projects and ensure conformance with rules, regulations and guidelines. 
  • Maintains accurate records of material usage, reviews and verifies requests for payment/invoices, and performs other duties as necessary to ensure accurate payment to contractors. 
  • Conducts on-site inspections to ensure construction work is performed in conformance with specifications and plans. 
  • Attends pre-construction, progress and other meetings as necessary to monitor construction projects.

Decision Making

Makes independent decisions concerning construction projects. Coordinates work activities between contractors, engineers, site operations and project managers.

Leadership Provided

Serves as a technical resource or mentor to other employees. May lead or instruct less experienced workers in high level or technical jobs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully.  It is not an exhaustive list.

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of engineering and inspections and all applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities.   
  • Skill in effectively communicating and interacting with contractors, management, employees, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the City as they relate to the department. 
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret construction and engineering reports, blue prints, plans, specifications and ability to make less difficult field and office engineering computations.

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Associate’s degree in engineering or building construction.
  • 3-5 years of surveying, engineering or construction required; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Associate’s degree in engineering or building construction.
  • 5-8 years of surveying, engineering or construction management experience preferred.
  • Water Distribution System Operator License or a Wastewater Collection System Operator License.

Licensures and Certifications

  • Water Distribution System Operator License Operator or a Wastewater Collection System Operator License must be obtained within 6 months of hire.
  • Must become a Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission - Level 1B Certified Inspector within 6 months of hire.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

City of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.