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Construction Inspector IICITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #12-01 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Construction Inspector II Department: Public Works Division: Engineering Supervisor: City Engineer Job Summary Under general direction, conducts on-site inspections of public works projects and subdivision improvements including materials testing, recordkeeping and preparation of pay estimates. Prescribes action for conformance to code and standards. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Conducts on-site inspections of construction projects including storm sewers, water mains, sanitary sewers, sidewalks, and soil erosion control measures and ensures project compliance with City codes and ordinances. Works with geotechnical consultants on field tests. Identifies non-compliance issues associated with specifications and the inspected construction areas and informs appropriate parties of lack of compliance with City standards. Identifies construction plan requirements needing adjustments to meet field conditions; coordinates these adjustments with contractor and project engineer. Compiles extensive field notes detailing inspection projects and reports progress including daily quantity of work completed; prepares necessary documents and paperwork for federal project compliance; tracks billings for inspection hours. Participates in plan review and cost estimating. Performs drafting work as needed, including record drawings of completed projects. Prepares pay estimates, conducts material tests and approves or disapproves alternate construction methods. Makes on-site decisions involving subgrade repair, PCC removal, pipe grade and alignment, etc. Meets and communicates daily with contractors and engineers regarding Engineering projects. Designs and prepares plans, specifications, and cost estimates for basic Public Works projects. Responds to questions and complaints from the public. Job Class #12-01 Engineering Page 2 Updated 9/1/2016 Assists survey crew on projects, as assigned. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, vibration, and confined spaces. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification High School diploma or equivalent required. Two years of experience in construction, construction inspection or in a related field required. Valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of ager per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Associate’s degree from an educational institution accredited by an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred. Five years of experience preferred. Iowa Department of Transportation certifications in Level 1 and 2 Aggregate, Level 1 PCC and Level 1 HMA preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of civil engineering principles. Knowledge of construction methods, materials, plans and specifications. Knowledge of asphalt, concrete, soils and erosion control. Knowledge of surveying methods. Skills in interpersonal and public relations. Skills in drafting, surveying, and design. Skill in the use of a variety of machines, including personal computers and nuclear density meter, aggregate testing equipment, air meter and slump cone. Ability to detect defective materials and workmanship. Ability to perform mathematical functions in order to review contractor compliance with standards. Job Class #12-01 Engineering Page 3 Updated 9/1/2016 Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications, blueprints, easement documents, design manuals, pay estimates, and textbooks. Ability to record concise field notes and report progress. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.