Inspect the work of contractors on a variety of construction relative to assigned area of responsibility including, but not limited to, traffic control, streets, sidewalks, curbs/gutters, driveway pads, water, wastewater, sewer and storm drainage projects; ensure compliance with plans, specifications, contracts and ordinances; and maintain records and prepare reports on projects inspected. This is the full journey level class within the Construction Inspector series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Construction Inspector I by the inspection of contract construction projects within a variety of areas including streets, concrete, buildings, wastewater, utilities, drainage and traffic control. Employees at this level receive instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the Construction Inspector III in that the latter exercises functional and technical lead over lower level inspection staff and perform the most difficult and complex duties.
Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements
Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.
Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in building and construction trades, engineering or a related field, plus three (3) years of construction and/or construction inspection experience.
Possession of a valid Driver's License or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.
Modern construction principles, practices and terminology
Soil compaction and density testing
Methods and techniques of traffic control
Operational characteristics of City storm drainage systems
Methods and techniques of storm drainage inspection
Basic mathematical principles
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
Fundamental engineering and physics principles
Principles and techniques of materials testing
Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations
Operational characteristics, services and activities of a construction inspection program
Soils and properties used in the support of pavements
Preferred Skills & Abilities
Learn to make appropriate corrections in construction zones
Learn to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications
Learn pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations
Inspect storm drainage systems for compliance with applicable drainage ordinances and regulations
Perform field surveys on commercial and residential sites
Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public
Maintain records and prepare basic reports
Understand and follow oral and written instructions
Work independently in the absence of supervision
Communicate clearly and concisely
Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Perform complex mathematical computations quickly and accurately
Read and interpret complex drawings and specifications
Apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques
Prepare construction files for audit and payment purposes
Work independently as well as with others in the development of assigned projects
City Of Albuquerque, NM