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Utilities Construction Inspector - City of Odessa, TX (ID: 328554)

Title Utilities Construction Inspector
Type Water and Wastewater
Date Posted 2019-04-24
City / Organization City of Odessa, TX
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Utilities Construction Inspector

Summary: Performs inspection of Utilities projects such as Taps, Water and Sewer lines, pump stations, water towers, tanks, filtration and reclamation plants, lift stations, drainage channels, box culverts, storm sewers, detention basins and right of way improvements to insure quality and compliance with plans and specifications.

Essential Functions:-- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Inspects the construction of Utilities projects and interprets plans and specifications and insures compliance by contractors with plans, specifications and safety standards during construction and prepares daily reports for  management of job progress.
  • Informs the public of impending construction; investigates and resolves complaints relating to Utilities construction.
  • Coordinates construction activities with franchise utilities, plumbers and other contractors performing construction in city right of way.
  • Performs necessary construction surveying to insure quality control.
  • Insures proper quality and function of all materials used in construction.
  • Performs preliminary investigation of field conditions and researches legal ownership of property before construction begins.
  • Provides final field measurements, schematic drawings and information for preparation of "as built" plans
  • Supports the departmental operations with regular and timely attendance.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: High School Diploma or GED required AND a minimum of 2 years progressively responsible experience in maintenance, construction or inspection of Utilities type construction projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of basic construction practices applied in Utilities construction, water and sewer line construction projects, including inspection requirements.
  • Knowledge of high school level mathematics and an understanding of methods applied to the design and construction of municipal Utilities projects.
  • Knowledge of basic survey equipment and their use as applied to inspection and quality control on Utilities construction projects.
  • Knowledge of construction equipment utilized and their function in constructing projects.
  • Knowledge of relevant parts of the latest, City's ROW Construction Ordinance, Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requirements, engineering materials and testing standards (ASTM and TxDOT), Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and other federal, state and local regulations.
  •  Ability to communicate tactfully and exercise authority, when required, with the contractors, in implementing the terms and conditions of the contracts.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with supervisors, inspectors, contractors, public.
  • Ability to deal with multiple issues, set priorities, and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Ability to read and understand wide spectrum of construction plans, construction materials, construction equipment, quantities, specifications, material testing results, including their application in construction.
  • Ability to prepare hand sketches for revisions and as-built conditions, cost estimates and construction reports.
  •  Experienced in using computer application skills in Microsoft Office programs such as Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project.
  • Experienced in the use of basic survey equipment such as survey level, box beam level, measuring wheel/ tape, plumb bob, GPS locators, as applied to inspecting construction work.
  • Knowledge in use of computer applications such as Internet Explorer, Lotus Notes, MS Outlook, GIS Arc Reader, and other construction tracking and scheduling programs.
  • Knowledge in operating computer equipment such as computers, fax machines, printers. Experienced in safe driving skills of City vehicles such as automobiles and pickup trucks.

License & certification requirements: Valid Texas Driver License is required, C Water Distribution License, Class III Wastewater collections license or must obtain within a reasonable time at the discretion of the Utilities Assistant Director, based on current licenses and courses taken.

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Job Post Expiration Date   June 23, 2019

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .