- High school diploma or GED
There are currently four Construction Inspector I vacancies. First review of applications will be on Monday, March 1st.
A Construction Inspector I performs quality assurance inspections on a variety of civil engineering and public works projects completed by the City, private developers, and utility companies, ensuring the projects meet appropriate City and industry standards. The Construction Inspector I will work with the Chief Construction Inspector and Project Manager to coordinate construction activities with contractors and the project team as well as attend various meetings to provide status updates, identify problem areas, and recommend resolutions. Other duties include: monitors testing lab activities for placed materials (examples: concrete, asphalt, embedment/backfill of underground utilities, etc.), updates record drawings as needed, investigates customer complaints, and maintains contract document files. If workload dictates, the Construction Inspector I could move to any of three assignment areas (horizontal, vertical, or right of way). The position performs related duties as required.
Horizontal Projects Assignment: A Construction Inspector I will inspect various types of horizontal construction including paving, water line, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and traffic signalization for compliance with contract documents (plans, technical specifications, special provisions, Maricopa Association of Governments details, etc.).
Right of Way - Non-City Utility (NCU) Inspection Assignment: A Construction Inspector I will be responsible for daily utility coordination activities with outside agencies and various City departments; meeting with private and public utilities on a regular basis to determine routes and location of new facilities based on factors such as preservation of City pavements, traffic impacts, and aesthetics of above-ground equipment; coordinating joint trench opportunities; and conducting site inspections of overhead communications facilities to ensure outside plant facilities meet National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and City requirements.
Vertical Projects Assignment: A Construction Inspector I will inspect various types of vertical construction projects including buildings, parks, plants, and appurtenances for compliance with contract documents (plans technical specifications, special provisions, etc.), codes books (including building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, fire), and/or zoning.
A Construction Inspector I is expected to exercise initiative and independent judgment to maximize quality assurance inspection services in the assigned geographical area. An employee in this class is required to use appropriate safety equipment and follow approved safety procedures in performing work assignments. This class is supervised by a Chief Construction Inspector or Right of Way Manager through regular, on-site spot checks to ensure conformance with engineering principles, and through meetings and reports concerning status of assigned projects, problems encountered, and overall results achieved. Incumbents in this position may be required to work evenings, weekends, and overtime. This class is FLSA nonexempt.
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Qualifications & Requirements
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications Required. Graduation from High School or GED. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to three years' full-time employment in paraprofessional engineering or the construction trades involving civil engineering inspections and/or building inspections, working with non-City owned utility companies, and direct interaction with the public in resolving problems.
Special Requirement. Must possess a valid Class D Arizona Driver's License by hire date.
Substance Abuse Testing. Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.
Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Experience involving inspection and final acceptance of contract work; contract administration; working with non-City utilities; and certification in a nationally recognized construction administration, construction quality assurance, or public works certification Construction Inspector I program.