Public Works Inspector I/II
Company: Rohnert Park City
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: June 7, 2021
The City of Rohnert Park Development Services and Public Works
Departments are in need of an additional inspector with the
increased projected workflow for both capital improvement projects
and private developments. We are seeking a Public Works Inspector
I/II to assist with increased departmental workload.
To be considered for this opportunity, please visit "Job
Opportunities" at www.rpcity.org for an online application and the
required supplemental questionnaire. Work history must include all
employment for the last ten years. All applications will be
screened for completeness and possession of minimum qualifications.
Applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most
qualified candidates to interview.
You may submit a resume or other relevant documents to further
describe your qualifications; however, "See Resume" will not meet
the requirements to submit a complete application, including
employment history, or be accepted in lieu of responses to
supplemental questions. If you need assistance applying online,
please click on the Application Help/FAQ's link:
Under direct or general supervision, performs a variety of
duties involved in inspecting the workmanship and materials used in
a variety of public works construction and capital improvement
projects of City infrastructure, such as encroachment, grading,
landscaping, traffic control, water quality, and public safety;
ensures conformance with applicable Federal and State laws, codes,
ordinances, plans, specifications, and departmental regulations;
and performs related duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct or general supervision from the Deputy City
Engineer. Exercises no direct supervision over staff. May exercise
technical and functional direction over and provide training to
Public Works Inspector I: This isthe entry-level class in the
public works inspection series. Initially under close supervision,
incumbents with basic public works construction and/or inspection
experience perform work such as maintaining inspection records,
performing basic public works construction and capital improvement
project inspections, and conducting field observations and
inspections. As experience is gained, assignments become more
varied and are performed with greater independence. Positions at
this level usually perform most of the duties required of the II
level but are not expected to function at the same skill level and
usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in
matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually
supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or
pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in
detail as they arise. Since this class is often used as a training
class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work
Public Works InspectorII:This is the full journey-level class in
the Public Works inspection series. Incumbents perform the full
range of technical work in all of the following areas: inspecting
the workmanship and materials used in a variety of public works
projects, ensuring conformance with plans, specifications and
departmental regulations, and directing and guiding contractors to
achieve quality control and proper use of materials. Positions at
this level are distinguished from the I level by the performance of
the full range of duties, working independently, and exercising
judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only
occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations
arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies
of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the engineering
class series in that the latter is a professional level requiring
completion of a four-year degree.
Positions in the Public Works Inspector class series are
flexibly staffed and positions at the II level are normally filled
by advancement from the I level requiring two (2) additional years
of experience and after gaining the knowledge, skill, and
experience which meet the qualifications for and after
demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level
class. When filled from the outside, three (3) years of prior
related experience that meet the qualification standards for the II
level is required.
- EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind
the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable
accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the
essential functions of the job.
- Inspects all phases of a variety of public works,
infrastructure, and capital improvementconstruction projectsfor
conformance with plans, specifications, contract provisions, and
safe work practices in accordance with City, County, and State
codes; inspects materials for identification; performs routine
field tests as needed.
- Reviews plans and specifications of assigned construction
projects, including streets, storm drains, curbs, gutters and
sidewalks, street and alley pavement and grading, and water and
wastewater distribution, collection, and treatment systems
installation and repair projects.
- Records amounts of materials used and work performed; prepares
necessary reports for progress payments.
- Inspects adjacent properties for damage from construction
- Confers with contractors and developers regarding conformance
to standards, plans, specifications, and codes; explains
requirements and evaluates alternatives.
- Consults with engineering staff regarding problems and change
- Prepares and maintains daily inspection reports, progress
payments, change orders, claims, and other written
- Takes samples of materials used; performs basic tests or
submits to testing laboratories to ensure appropriate
- Conducts pre-construction meetings with contractors and
- Investigates resident complaints; confers with property owners
regarding project schedule, hazards, and inconvenience.
- Schedules service interruptions with least interference and
least inconvenience to properties.
- Inspects City sidewalks and asphalt roads for hazards in need
of repair; measures and records displacements; submits locations
- Acts as liaison between the City, contractors, other agencies,
and businesses and residents affected by projects; maintains
communication among the parties and responds to and resolves issues
and complaints or refers them to the proper office for resolution;
prepares work orders in response to complaints.
- Prepares general construction and site improvement
specification and plan review.
- Prepares a variety of correspondence, reports, correction
notices, procedures, and other written materials.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
In performing the duties described above, the incumbent is
- Provide outstanding and friendly customer service.
- Create and maintain a respectful and collaborative working
- Communicate honestly and behave in a manner that is ethical,
legal and fiscally responsible.
- Demonstrate care for the organization, customers, and
- Perform work of the highest quality possible.
- Practice and encourage initiative and innovation to improve the
Qualifications and Requirements
- Materials, methods, principles, and practices used in public
works construction, including streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks,
drainage, streetlights, and related facilities and
- Principles and practices of public works construction
- Basic practices of construction contract administration in a
public agency setting.
- Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and
regulations, including administrative and department policies and
- Technical principles and practices of engineering design,
specification, and cost estimate preparation.
- Defects and faults in construction.
- Materials sampling, testing, and estimating procedures.
- Mathematical principles and theories.
- Technical report writing and preparation of
- Principles and procedures of record keeping.
- Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and
applications related to the work.
- Safe driving rules and practices.
- English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and
- Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by
effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City
- Inspect standard capital improvement and public works projects
to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
- Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with
applicable Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws,
- Detect and locate faulty materials and workmanship and
determining the stage of construction during which defects are most
easily found and remedied.
- Review and analyze construction plans, specifications, maps,
and legal descriptions for conformance with City standards and
- Coordinate activities with multiple contractors, engineers, and
- Respond to complaints or inquiries from citizens, staff, and
- Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records; prepare
clear and concise technical reports.
- Make accurate mathematical, financial, and statistical
- Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment
- Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the
telephone, and in writing.
- Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within
general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
- Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working
relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide
the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A
typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Public Works Inspector I/II: Equivalent to an associate degree
from an accredited college in civil engineering, drafting,
surveying, mathematics, or related field.
Public Works Inspector I: One (1) year of increasingly
responsiblepublic agency engineering, public works infrastructure
construction, inspection, or related experience.
Public Works Inspector I/II: Three (3) years of increasingly
responsiblepublic agency engineering, public works infrastructure
construction, inspection, or related experience, or two (2) years
of experience equivalent to Public Works Inspector I at the City of
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California
Driver's License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and
use standard office equipment, including a computer, to inspect
City development sites, including traversing uneven terrain,
climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction
access points, to operate a motor vehicle, and to visit various
City and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a
computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person,
before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a
sedentary office classification although standing, walking and/or
driving a motor vehicle between work areas and to conduct
inspections may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access,
enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator
and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this
classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and
pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.
Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull
materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
Employees partly work in the office and partly in the field and
are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures,
inclement weather conditions, road hazards, mechanical and/or
electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.
Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private
representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing
departmental policies and procedures.
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