Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Incumbents supervise, oversee, manage, and coordinate the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) inspections staff in the management of multiple large, complex construction projects as a part of the Town’s Capital Improvement Program Department.  Duties include:  Performing site/field inspections for capital improvement projects, record keeping, supervise inspections staff, review plans and specifications for CIP projects; assist project management teams in preparing reports, budgets, project close-outs and final reports.  

First review of applications will be on Monday, November 29, 2021.

Examples of Duties

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

  • Supervise a team of inspectors providing daily construction management and inspection for CIP projects delivered by the Town.  Projects include roadways, water and sewer system improvements, parks and other municipal facilities.
  • Coordinate daily work activities for assigned inspectors; organize, prioritize, and assign work based on staff abilities; monitor status of work in progress; confer with assigned staff, assist with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise; coordinate or conduct staff training activities.
  • Communicate with contractors, developers and private engineers to clarify requirements for construction projects.  Advises contractors on policies, procedures and acceptability of proposed methods.  Enforces contact provisions as required to ensure contractor performance.
  • Communicate with supervisor, employees, other departments, developers, contractors, engineers, surveyors, utility companies, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/ receive advice/ direction.
  • Review and create departmental policies and procedures in regards to project inspection activities from start of construction through turnover and closeout.
  • Meet regularly with Project Management staff to ensure clear communication of construction project status and to identify any project challenges or issues that arise.
  • Attend project meetings during construction of CIP projects; solve problems and conflicts relating to construction problems.
  • Review documents for acceptable construction standards prior to bidding/procurement. Seek to find value engineering improvements throughout project duration. Conduct pre-construction conferences. 
  • Ensure proper documentation of construction projects including daily reports, testing reports, as-built preparation and all required contract documentation and noticing.
  • Work with the assigned project manager and inspector to review pay applications, change orders, requests for information etc.
  • Supervise employees and coordinate personnel-related activities to include, but not limited to: training, approving work schedules, recommending/approving personnel actions, coaching and counseling, establishing performance goals and writing performance evaluations.
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.

Typical Qualifications

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
Bachelor’s Degree in construction management, civil engineering, or related field and a minimum of five years of inspection experience with a public agency with two years supervisory experience.

Licensing Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License.
  • Preferred - the American Public Works Association (APWA) CPII certification.
  • Preferred - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Grade IA certification.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles and practices;
  • Construction practices in concrete, asphalt, grading & drainage, and underground pipe;
  • Project management principles and practices;
  • Job site safety; OSHA guidelines;
  • Dispute resolution;
  • Basic engineering principles;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) specifications and details;
  • Inspection procedures;
  • Microsoft Office products and other relevant technologies.
Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
  • Supervision; leading a team of inspector(s)
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
  • Explaining and interpreting the inspection process in order to gain compliance.
  • Construction trades, engineering codes, and engineering construction methods and materials.
  • Applying engineering methods to actual designs and construction conditions.
  • Reading and interpreting plans correctly.

Application Instructions

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