SENIOR PUBLIC WORKS INSPECTOR JOB IN SANTA BARBARA
City of Santa Barbara
Job Category :
Engineering and Technology
Job Type :
Salary and Benefits :
$81,330.08 - $98,856.68 Annually
Perform complex and difficult public and private improvement construction inspection activities; enforce compliance with City codes, regulations, ordinances, and construction specifications; administer and assist in the administration of construction projects; attend preconstruction meetings; confer with architects, contractors, engineers, utility companies, and the public regarding construction activities; initiate written bulletins, change orders, and inspector daily reports; investigate and research claims; prepare reports on operations and activities within work order systems; examine construction project plans and specifications for accuracy and constructability; make recommendations to project managers for departures from plans and specifications where required by conditions; suggest solutions to problems encountered during construction; prepare drawings for changes required during construction including geographic information system (GIS) data collection; train lower-level staff in their areas of work in civil engineering inspection methods, techniques, and in the set up and use of equipment; maintain safe work practices and procedures in construction sites, city streets and property; respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner; perform related duties and responsibilities as required. The position is in the Public Works Department, Engineering Division and will likely be assigned to such Capital Improvement projects as water main replacements and various street improvement projects.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Public Works standard specifications and City / Caltrans standard plans. Basic administration, organization and processes of a municipal government; operations, services and activities of a comprehensive public works construction inspection program; complex principles and techniques of construction inspection and plans examining work; basic accounting procedures for log keeping, documentation, contract administration, and correspondence; principles of structural design and engineering mathematics; pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations; principles of lead supervision and training; occupational hazards and safety practices. Work order / asset management software and the Microsoft Professional Office Suite of software used in documenting and reporting progress on construction projects.
ABILITY TO: Independently perform complex and difficult construction inspection activities; interpret, explain, and enforce City policies, procedures and pertinent Federal, State, local laws, codes, and regulations. Prepare clear and concise reports; read and interpret complex construction plans, specifications, and codes; enforce necessary regulations with firmness and tact; communicate clearly and concisely; work independently in the absence of supervision; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
EXPERIENCE / TRAINING / CERTIFICATION: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible construction inspection and plans examining experience. Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by advanced, specialized training in the building and construction trades. Possession of a Grade I Water Distribution Operator Certification is desirable. Certification as a Public Infrastructure Inspector by the American Public Works Association (APWA) or other related certifications are a plus.
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Office/field environment, travel, from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, inclement weather conditions; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; work on uneven surfaces; inspect in confined spaces and work around heavy construction equipment.
PHYSICAL STANDARDS: Positions in this class may require maintaining physical condition necessary for light lifting, bending, stooping, and climbing; walking, standing, and sitting for prolonged periods of time.
It is important that your application and responses to the supplemental questionnaire show all relevant education, training and experience, knowledge, skills and abilities that you possess that qualifies you for this position. Applications and supplemental questionnaires may be rejected if incomplete. All applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed and the most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process. The selection process may consist of a written exam, oral exam, practical exam and/or application/questionnaire rating. Those candidates receiving a passing score will have their names placed on an eligibility list.
CITY APPLICATION AND RESPONSES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE MUST BE RECEIVED IN HUMAN RESOURCES BY 5:30 P.M. ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021.