Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description

JOB CLASSIFICATION SUMMARY 

Positions assigned to this class are responsible for inspecting utility construction work and projects, assisting contractors to understand and meet Town procedures and job specifications, and preparing inspection reports. 


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS


This is a fully qualified level utilities inspector classification in the utilities maintenance and operations job family where tasks and assignments are performed using a variety of procedures and techniques. This is the experienced/journey level that is fully competent in the technical/functional aspects of utility inspection. Work usually involves the application of sound technical principles and best practices associated with planning, diagnosis, troubleshooting and problem solving. Incumbents perform varied assignments requiring journey level knowledge in utility inspection.

Examples of Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The following are intended to describe core work functions of this classification.  While the level and broad nature of essential duties may not change, specific work tasks will vary over time depending on the Town’s needs.

 

  • Operates motor vehicles, general office equipment, measuring devices, cameras, ladders, levels, temperature guns, utility access hole crowbars, hydrant wrenches, shovels, hand tools or other equipment as necessary to perform duties.
  • Performs inspections to ensure compliance with plans and specifications in the areas of concrete inspection, underground utility construction, street light and traffic signal construction, temporary traffic control, asphalt construction, grading, and final approval of project; tests sewer mains and utility access holes; evaluates the current working conditions to make sure every person is working in a safe environment; performs on-site grading, paving and drainage inspection on commercial projects for compliance with plans.
  • Receives prepares/completes various forms and reviews, reports, files,  correspondence, overtime requests, invoices, logs, project status reports, letters of acceptance, warrantee notices, punch lists, work orders, civil engineering plans, construction drawings, as-built plans, permits, traffic control plans, laboratory reports, materials/soils reports, retention basin certificates, specifications, standards, codes, ordinances, regulations, policies, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
  • Consults with contractors on proper construction and maintenance of emergency access to vertical construction; controls amount of vertical construction of neighborhoods based on conformance to specifications.
  • Conducts field inspections; inspects installations of public water and sewer systems; inspects and test water lines and sewer lines to assure conformance to applicable standards and specifications; inspects and coordinates testing of utilities.
  • Performs required mathematical calculations for determining material quantities and testing field structures, including sewer flows, water pressure tests, air tests, hydrostatic tests, and grade slopes.
  • Redlines all plans based on established standards and details.
  • Performs chlorination, flushing, inspections using a mandrel, and Bac-T samples.
  • Keeps records of daily construction activities. 
  • Attends pre-app meetings for future projects.
  • Solve problems and conflicts dealing with construction problems.
  • Inspects GPS sewer and water system, including lines, meters, valves, etc. upon final of project.
  • Participates in monthly meter locks and unlocks.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

Education and Experience:  

 

Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university and 3 years of construction related experience; or an equivalent combination of directly related education and experience.

 

LICENSING/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Driver's License;
  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Grade II Water Distribution Systems Operator Certification;
  • Systems or obtain within 6 months of hire;
  • Maintain all certifications/licenses required at job entry.


KNOWLEDGE

  • Construction means and methods; 
  • Job site safety; 
  • Basic traffic control procedures and methods;
  • Dispute resolution techniques;
  • Testing procedures in all areas of off-sites;
  • Basic engineering principles;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Standard office equipment including the computer and programs relevant to the performance of applicable duties and responsibilities;
  • Principles of persuasion;
  • Sampling methods and testing procedures;
  • Function and purpose of water distribution and wastewater collection systems; 
  • Applicable Federal, state and local laws, codes, ordinances, standards, rules and regulations;
  • General understand of plan review and design elements;
  • Mathematical calculations.


SKILLS

  • Applying principles of persuasion and/or influence over others;
  • Sampling methods and testing procedures;
  • Performing mathematical calculations;
  • Performing utility inspections;
  • Using computers and related software applications;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, state and local laws, codes, ordinances, standards, rules and regulations;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and other interested parties sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Supplemental Information

OVERALL PHYSICAL STRENGTH DEMANDS:

Physical Strength for this classification is indicated below with an "X"

 

Sedentary: Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.

 

Light: Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly OR requires walking or standing to a significant degree.

 

Medium: Exerting 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.

X

Heavy: Exerting 50-100 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10-20 lbs. constantly.

 

Very Heavy: Exerting over 100 lbs. occasionally, 50-100 lbs. frequently, or up to 20-50 lbs. constantly.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

C

F

O

R

N

Continuously

Frequently

Occasionally

Rarely

Never

2/3 or more time

1/3 to 2/3 of time

Up to 1/3 time

< 1 hour per week

Never occurs

Note: This is intended as a description of the way the job is currently performed. It does not address the potential for accommodation.

Physical Demand

Brief Description

C

F

O

R

N

Standing

Communicating with co-workers, observing work site, observing work duties

 

X

 

 

 

Sitting

Desk work

 

 

X

 

 

Walking

To other departments/offices/office equipment

 

X

 

 

 

Lifting

Supplies, files

 

X

 

 

 

Carrying

Supplies, files

 

X

 

 

 

Pushing/Pulling

File draws, tables and chairs

 

X

 

 

 

Reaching

For supplies, for files

 

X

 

 

 

Handling

Paperwork

 

X

 

 

 

Fine Dexterity

Computer keyboard, telephone pad, calculator, calibrating equipment

 

X

 

 

 

Kneeling

Filing in lower drawers, retrieving items from lower shelves/ground

 

 

X

 

 

Crouching

Filing in lower drawers, retrieving items from lower shelves/ground

 

X

 

 

 

Crawling

Under equipment

 

 

 

X

 

Bending

Filing in lower drawers, retrieving items from lower shelves/ground

 

X

 

 

 

Twisting

From computer to telephone, getting inside vehicles

 

X

 

 

 

Climbing

Stairs, step stool

 

X

 

 

 

Balancing

On step stool

 

X

 

 

 

Vision

Reading, computer screen, driving

X

 

 

 

 

Hearing

Communicating with co-workers and public and on telephone, listening to equipment

X

 

 

 

 

Talking

Communicating with co-workers and public and on telephone

X

 

 

 

 

Foot Controls

Driving

 

X

 

 

 

Other (Specify)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

D

W

M

S

N

Daily

Several Times Per Week

Several Times Per Month

Seasonally

Never

Health & Safety Factors

D

W

M

S

N

Health & Safety Factors

D

W

M

S

N

Mechanical Hazards

 

X

 

 

 

Respiratory Hazards

 

X

 

 

 

Chemical Hazards

 

X

 

 

 

Extreme Temperatures

 

 

 

X

 

Electrical Hazards

 

X

 

 

 

Noise and Vibration

 

 

X

 

 

Fire Hazards

 

X

 

 

 

Wetness/Humidity

 

 

 

X

 

Explosives

 

 

 

 

X

Physical Hazards

X

 

 

 

 

Communicable Diseases

 

 

 

X

 

 

Physical Danger or Abuse

 

X

 

 

 

 

Other (Specify Below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

















 

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

None

 

 

NON-PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

C

F

O

R

N

Continuously

Frequently

Occasionally

Rarely

Never

2/3 or more time

1/3 to 2/3 of time

Up to 1/3 time

< 1 hour per week

Never occurs

Description of Non-Physical Demands

C

F

O

R

N

Time Pressure

 

 

X

 

 

Emergency Situation

 

 

X

 

 

Frequent Change of Tasks

 

 

X

 

 

Irregular Work Schedule/Overtime

 

 

X

 

 

Performing Multiple Tasks Simultaneously

 

 

X

 

 

Working Closely with Others as Part of a Team

 

X

 

 

 

Tedious or Exacting Work

 

X

 

 

 

Noisy/Distracting Environment

 

 

X

 

 

Other (Specify Below)

 

 

 

 

 














PRIMARY WORK LOCATION:

 

Office Environment

 

Warehouse

 

Shop

 

Recreation/Neighborhood Center

 

Vehicle

X

Outdoors

 

Combination of Office, Vehicle and Field

 

Other (Specify Below)

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