Job Description

Overall Job Objective


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

Examples of Duties

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

1.  Performs inspections on Town CIP projects to ensure compliance with the approved plans and specifications.  Project types vary and may include roadways, bridges, culverts, storm drain, water/sewer mains, utility service connection, parks, public safety facilities and water treatment facilities.

2.  Inspects and observes construction material and methods to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications and construction details.

3.  Computes and reviews monthly pay applications and works with the contractors to finalize and agree to work completed and to be paid.

4.  Communicates with supervisors, 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 and/or receive advice and/or direction.

5.  Attends project meetings during construction of infrastructure; solve problems and conflicts relating to construction problems.

6.  Coordinates and monitors materials testing and maintains filing for project testing.  Reviews test results and if needed enforces corrective actions for failing materials.

7.  Prepares daily reports for each assigned project, documenting workforce on-site, work performed, communications with the contractor and any direction given or issues identified.

8.  Reviews any and all requests for change orders and prepares any documentation required to justify or deny each request.

Typical Qualifications

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
Requires an Associate’s Degree in construction management, civil engineering, or related field and five years’ experience performing a variety of construction and engineering inspection; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements (positions in this class typically require):

  • Arizona Driver’s License;
  • Preferred: The American Public Works Association (APWA) CPII certification.
  • Preferred: The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Grade IA certification.
  • Preferred: International Code Council (ICC) Certification (Commercial Combination).

Supplemental Information

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):

  • Construction practices in concrete, asphalt, and underground utilities, grading and drainage; 
  • Project management principles and practices
  • Job site safety; OSHA guidelines; 
  • Dispute resolution; 
  • Basic engineering principles; 
  • Customer service principles; 
  • Residential and commercial building codes, ordinances, and other applicable laws; 
  • Technical building codes, regulations and guidelines; and
  • Federal, State, County, and Town codes, ordinances, and laws. 

Skills (position requirements at entry):
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, 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 and building codes to actual designs and construction conditions; and
  • Reading and interpreting plans correctly.

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