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Senior Construction InspectorCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #14-04 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Senior Construction Inspector Department: Public Works Division: Engineering Supervisor: City Engineer Job Summary Under general direction, directs and coordinates the work of the construction inspectors to ensure adequate inspection, documentation and record drawings of capital projects and development-related construction activities. Job Scope Prescribes action for conformance to code and standards. Establishes and directs the standards of practice for inspection. Conducts construction inspections of Public Works projects and subdivision and site plan improvements including materials testing, record keeping and preparation of pay estimates. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Establishes and directs the standards of practice for inspection. Trains and reviews the work of the Construction Inspectors to ensure the standards of practice for inspection are maintained. Directs and coordinates the work of the Construction Inspectors to ensure adequate inspection, documentation and record drawings of capital projects and development-related construction activities. Assigns, directs and monitors the work of the Construction Inspectors on a daily basis to ensure coverage of projects and proper distribution of work. Works with Construction Inspectors to resolve difficult situations. Conducts on-site inspections of construction projects including paving, bridges, culverts, storm sewers, water mains, sanitary sewers, trails, retaining walls and sidewalks; ensures project compliance with City codes and ordinances. 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. Job Class #14-04 Engineering Page 2 Updated 9/1/2016 Performs drafting work as needed, including drawings of completed projects. Prepares pay estimates, measures completed quantities of work for payment, and approves or disapproves alternate construction methods. Makes on-site decisions involving subgrade repair, PCC removal, pipe grade and alignment, etc. Meets with contractors and engineers regarding Engineering projects. Responds to complaints from the public. Designs and prepares plans, specifications and cost estimates for basic Public Works projects. Assists survey crew on projects, as assigned. Performs field material testing, and oversees testing of sanitary sewer and water main. Understands and oversees each plan’s project specifications. Prepares punch list items on subdivisions and capital improvement projects for contractors to complete per the specifications. 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 walk. The employee frequently is required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk and hear, and taste and smell. The employee must frequently 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 frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, explosives, confined space and excavation. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud. Job Class #14-04 Engineering Page 3 Updated 9/1/2016 Minimum Education, Experience and Certification High school diploma or equivalent required. Three years of experience in construction inspection required. Iowa Department of Transportation certifications in Level 1 and 2 Aggregate and Level 1 and 2 PCC Inspection required. Traffic Control Certification required. Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Associate’s degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred. Ten years of experience in construction inspection preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of all aspects of engineering related project design and engineering. Knowledge of construction methods, materials, plans and specifications. Knowledge of surveying methods. Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations regarding storm water pollution prevention plans pertaining to all Public Works related projects. Skills in interpersonal and public relations. Skills in drafting, surveying, and design. Skill in the use of a variety of machines including personal computers, aggregate testing equipment, air meter and slump cone. Knowledge of excavation and confined space safety. Ability to detect defective materials and workmanship. Ability to perform mathematical functions in order to review contractor compliance with standards. 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. Ability to perform and complete basic contract administration pertaining to Iowa Department of Transportation-funded projects. 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.