Construction Inspector - City of Salinas
CITY OF SALINAS
Open until filled – Apply immediately
SALARY: $3,902-$4,096-$4,301 -$4,517-$4,742-$4,979 Monthly
DEFINITION: To inspect work quality and materials used in a variety of public works construction projects and subdivisions; to insure conformance with plans, specifications and departmental regulations: and to maintain records and prepare reports pertaining to projects inspected.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSTION: Review plans and specifications of assigned project; attend pre-construction conferences. Accept change orders for review by City Engineer’s staff. Prepare change orders for review by Construction Inspection Supervisor. Inspect materials for identification and conformance to specifications. Take samples of materials for examination or analysis by laboratories. Perform routine to complex field inspections of public improvements such as: grading (rough and final), construction and installation of public utilities, sanitary sewer facilities, storm drain facilities, fire protection facilities, street lighting systems, traffic signals systems, curbs, gutters and sidewalks, and survey monumentation. Observe all work, during, and after completion’; checking for line and grade, number and size, elevation and location of various items detailed in the approved plans. Monitor staffing level reports and payroll for compliance with contracts and regulations. Inspect various structures such as utilities, streets, sidewalks, gutters, and other off-site construction; check line, grade, size, elevation and location of structures for conformance with specifications and regulations. Records amounts of materials used and work performed; prepare necessary reports for progress payments. Indicate location of various appurtenances on plans. Inspect adjacent properties for damage from construction activity. Confer with property owners regarding project schedule, hazards and inconvenience. Coordinate work with other City departments and utilities. Help locate other utility structures ahead of work sites. Prepare activity records and reports. Recommend in-field design additions, alterations, changes and revisions as may be appropriate. Perform related duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS: Physical, mental and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position; manual dexterity sufficient to write, use telephone, business machines and related equipment; vision sufficient to read printed materials; hearing sufficient to conduct in person and telephone conversations; speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in a normal conversational distance, on the telephone and in addressing groups; physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop and reach overhead; physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment, climb ladders, and to walk on uneven surfaces; physical strength to lift up to 50 lbs; physical stamina sufficient to sit for prolonged periods of time; mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions.
WORKING CONDITIONS: A combination of outdoor work inspecting construction sites, and a business office working environment. In the office, subject to sitting at a desk or standing at a counter for long periods of time, bending, crouching, or kneeling at files, pushing/pulling of file drawers and supplies, reaching in all directions and prolonged periods of time working at a computer terminal. Outdoor on the construction job site, work in all types of weather environments, carry and climb ladders, crawl beneath projects, and walk to perform inspections.
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: Principles, methods, materials, equipment and safety hazards of construction and surveying; defects and faults in construction; advanced mathematics including, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry as applied in construction inspection work; basic soil mechanics and geology; principles of engineering as applied to construction inspections; materials sampling, testing, and estimating procedures; engineering mechanics of structures; computer knowledge in database (MS Access), word processing (MS Word) and spreadsheet (MS Excel) in preparation of engineering and construction reports. Ability to: Learn applicable laws, regulations, codes and departmental policies governing the construction of assigned projects; understand and interpret engineering plans and specifications, and prepare accurate engineering records; deal firmly and tactfully with contractors, engineers and property owners; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; detect and locate faulty materials and poor work quality and determine the stage of construction during which defects are most easily found and remedied; analyze construction plans, specifications, and maps; prepare technical reports. Skills to: Test soils, concrete, and related material samples.
License or Certificate: Possession of valid California Class C Driver’s License is required; possession of valid state certificates of proficiency in the sampling and testing of construction materials may be required.
Education and Experience: An example of the education and experience which most likely demonstrates the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the duties would be any combination equivalent to college level math and construction courses; and two (2) years of paraprofessional level construction related work experience.
SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants’ qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided on the employment application. The exam process may consist of an application appraisal, oral interview and/or written exercise. The City reserves the right to use alternate testing procedures if deemed necessary. 07-041 03/27/07 kcs
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/A FFIRMATIVE ACTION
The City of Salinas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor. The City of Salinas makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled. Individuals requiring any accommodation in order to participate in the testing process must inform the Human Resources Officer in writing no later than the final filing date stated in this job announcement. Requests for accommodation should include an explanation of the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process and/or to perform the duties of the job for which they have applied.
APPLY: Salinas City Hall, Human Resources, 200 Lincoln Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone (831) 758-7254 Fax (831) 758-7941 www.ca.salinas.ca.us
24-Hour Job Information Line (831) 758-7246
TDD Users May Call the California Relay Service at 1(800) 735-2929
MISCELLANEOUS NON-MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES (SMEA)
SALARY STEPS: Appointments are normally made at the first step. Consideration is given for increase to the second step after successful completion of a six-month probationary period. (Employees appointed at a higher step will be eligible for consideration for the next step after one year, providing they successfully complete a six-month probationary period.)
PRE-PLACEMENT PHYSICAL EXAM & DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING POLICY: Candidates offered employment must pass a pre-placement medical exam, which includes a drug and alcohol screening test, prior to final appointment. Hiring decisions may be based upon results of pre-placement medical exam and drug and alcohol screening. Positive samples are retained for 90 days from date of notification. Applicants with a positive result must notify the City, in writing, prior to the expiration of the 90 days to request retention beyond the 90 day period. A copy of the City’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy is available upon request.
BIENNIAL PHYSICAL: City-paid Biennial Physical exam every 24 months. Employees 40 & over eligible every 18 months.
ANNUAL LEAVE: Accrued at a rate of 22 days through 5 years; 27 days through 10 years; with additional longevity increases.
HOLIDAYS: Thirteen days per year.
FLEXIBLE COMPENSATION BENEFIT: A Flexible Benefit equal to 5% of the employee’s annual base salary may be used toward employee health contribution, supplemental life insurance, deferred compensation leave time or cash.
HEALTH INSURANCE: The City pays 100% for CalPERS Choice Health plan, Delta Dental and medical Eye Services for employee and eligible dependents. Other PERS Health coverage may be available depending upon your residence. The City will only provide the premium amount equal to the CalPERS Choice.
RETIREMENT: Public Employees Retirement System 2% at 55. Employee pays 7% contribution in addition to Social Security/Medicare contributions.
LONG-TERM DISABILITY: Private long-term disability plan for job related and non-job related disability.
LIFE INSURANCE: City-paid life insurance policy of $50,000.
UNIFORM ALLOWANCE: Work clothing or clothing allowance or footwear allowance provided for employees required to wear a uniform; or in certain classifications.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Employee may elect to enroll in a plan.
BILINGUAL PAY: 5% of base salary for employees holding designated positions and who qualify through testing procedures.
DIFFERENTIAL PAY: Split shift differential for Library Employees - 5% for days on which the employee’s shift is split.
PREMIUM PAY: Classifications that require certification may be eligible for up to 5% additional pay for certifications held not required for the job.
PHYSICAL FITNESS/WELLNESS PROGRAM: City will provide 50% reimbursement to employees for actual costs of participation in health club memberships for employee only, not exceed $500 per calendar year, per employee or an annual fitness incentive of $500/$750/$1,000 for qualifying employees.
THE ABOVE-LISTED BENEFITS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE A CONTRACT
City of Salinas
Human Resources Division
200 Lincoln Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901