Public Works Inspector

City of San Marcos

SALARY: $30.98 - $40.43 Hourly
                 $2,478.62 - $3,234.04 Biweekly
                 $5,370.34 - $7,007.08 Monthly
                 $64,444.11 - $84,084.93 Annually

The City of San Marcos' Construction Management Division of the Public Works Department is excited to offer a great full time Public Works Inspector position! This full time position will allow the successful candidate to be a part of a fast paced inspection team with great benefit offerings, including a 9/80 work schedule, competitive health benefits (currently at 90% City paid!), paid vacation time, 13 paid holidays, participation in the CalPERS retirement system! Don't delay - apply today!

Under general supervision, inspects grading, street and drainage improvements, concrete structures, general surface improvements, storm water pollution prevention practices, and other public works construction. Ensures conformance to plans, specifications and contract requirements.

Applications Period Closes: 5:30pm, Wednesday, October 30, 2019
First Interview: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Second Interview: To be determined
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Inspects the construction methods and materials used for private development and public works improvements such as streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, retaining walls, inlets, cleanouts, storm drain systems, outlets, basins, dissipaters, pipe, trench excavations, backfill, and conduits.

Inspects new construction and construction within existing improvements; inspects and ensures traffic control setups comply with approved traffic control plans; also inspects work related to right-of-way and encroachment permits.
Reviews and interprets construction plans and specifications; interacts with contractors on interpretation and requirements of plans and specifications; consults with supervisor and/or design engineer on interpretations, deviations, and changes.
Reports, records, and documents inspections, observations, and conditions found during the inspection process; measures items of work and prepares working documents such as daily reports, weekly statement of working days, quantity sheets, employee interview forms, etc.
Prepares daily reports, storm water management construction site inspections, progress payment applications, and maintains project files.
Obtains, reviews, and files documents related to construction such as soils reports, materials testing results, survey documents, delivery tickets, etc.
Coordinates the timing of work performed by City consultants, such as soils engineering and survey parties, to the progress of construction; examines conditions existing within rights-of-way.
Performs other related duties as required or as requested by the Public Works Inspection supervisor.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Knowledge of:
Approved street construction methods and materials; approved drainage system construction methods and materials; survey party techniques of setting line and grade; compressive strength values of earth and aggregates; methods and materials of underground construction and safety requirements; and basic formulas for converting material volumes to weight and other units of measure.
Ability to:
Read and interpret public works construction plans, SWPPPs, traffic control plans, grade sheets and specifications, apply proper inspection techniques to obtain specified construction defined by City requirements and contract award documents; gauge grades and mixes of asphaltic and cement concrete construction materials; estimate quantities; make accurate arithmetical calculations; utilize in the field wireless technology and desktop technologies for updates, reports and communications; proficiency with modern office technologies including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel; establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with City employees, contractors, utilities and members of the public; enforce requirements with firmness and tact; and demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education equivalent to graduation from high school. Additional education and certifications in areas related to Public Works construction methods, techniques, quality control and management are highly desirable.
A minimum of three (3) years of public works construction experience, which enables the employee to successfully perform the duties outlined above, or a minimum of two (2) years of continuous experience as a public works inspector.
License or Certificate
Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record.
Qualified Stormwater Practitioner (QSP) certificate must be obtained within 6 months after successful completion of probationary period.