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City of Lakewood Construction Inspector I in City of Lakewood, Colorado

Construction Inspector I

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Construction Inspector I

Salary

$47,153.60 - $65,998.40 Annually

Location

City of Lakewood, CO

Job Type

Regular Full-Time

Department

Department of Public Works

Job Number

E0146 - April 2021

Closing

4/14/2021 5:00 PM Mountain

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Job Summary

Actual hiring range: $47,153.60 - $56,412.93

This position is part of a career ladder (Construction Inspector I, II and III). Movement within this career ladder is contingent upon meeting specific criteria, as well as performance goals, as set by the supervisor.

City of Lakewood's Statement of Excellence

The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding City values to include: Performance Excellence, Leadership, Respect and Collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, citizens and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance, and importance.

JOB SUMMARY

Under high degree of supervision, oversees daily work progress on City Public Works construction projects and private development projects. Includes less complex and routine construction inspection duties, observing materials testing, surveying, and fiscal monitoring to ensure plans, specifications and City ordinances are followed.

Major Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Oversees routine construction projects under guidance of higher level Construction Inspectors and Construction Coordinator.

Inspects materials and quality of work in progress, enforcing applicable city ordinances and specifications by issuance of memos, verbal warnings, and stop work orders, as necessary.

Monitors daily status of field projects which includes the following: oversight of the City’s and developer’s contractors, coordinating projects with the affected utilities, City departments or other Governmental agencies.

Collecting field information, answering citizen inquiries, and responding to service requests.

Performs inspections on soils, asphalt, concrete, storm sewer, water lines, sanitary sewers, structures, etc.

Reviews, inspects, and enforces erosion control measures on construction sites.

Reviews construction plans and specifications for Capital Improvement Projects.

Reviews construction plans for public improvements in subdivisions and rights-of-way.

Inspects private property, streets, and rights-of-way to determine repair or construction needs.

Inspects public way work for conformance to City specifications.

Evaluates construction sites and rights of way to assess infrastructure needed.

Assists and trains other inspection staff in methods of construction inspection including testing, specifications, policies and procedures.

Inspects public sidewalks to ensure compliance with snow removal ordinance. Issues warnings

and summons for non-compliance.

Maintains records of labor, equipment and materials used on City projects utilizing required project forms, job diaries and the computer.

Performs detention pond inspections

Prepares reports and cost estimates.

Evaluates material test results and takes appropriate follow-up actions.

Occasionally directs the work efforts of one or more temporary, part-time, or seasonal employees assigned to perform inspection duties on projects for which the Construction Inspector has primary responsibility.

Must be able to interact with others in a positive manner.

Requires regular and prompt attendance.

Must maintain and utilize City-provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when conducting activities where the employee is exposed to risks above those encountered in a traditional office setting. If injured on-the-job due to failure to utilize PPE, a safety violation may be issued

IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS

Survey roads and construction sites utilizing surveying equipment.

Performs water quality testing on occasion as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Supervision Received

Receives general supervision from the Public Works Construction Coordinator.

Supervision Given

May occasionally direct work efforts of variable, part-time or seasonal workers.

Essential Qualifications

Education

High School diploma or equivalent is required.

Experience

One or more years combined experience in project management, construction inspections, surveying, soils and materials testing or related education to include at least six months of construction inspection experience.

Licensure/Certification/Registration

Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

KSA's and Physical/Mental Reqs

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to use proper safety procedures at work sites.

Ability to communicate effectively and establish constructive working relationships with City personnel, contractors, members of the public and a diversity of special interest groups.

Ability to learn and operate all equipment listed.

Experience performing math and trigonometric functions necessary to determine quantities and estimates.

Ability to work in enclosed spaces such as storm sewer pipes measuring 48 inches in diameter or greater.

Ability to work effectively with deadlines; disagreements with developers, contractors and citizens; public complaints about construction projects; and enforcing City ordinances.

Ability to use a personal computer and keyboard; ability to use spreadsheet software.

Post-offer physical is required.

Background check.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Lifting and Carrying

Lifting and moving heavy objects such as manhole covers that could exceed 100 pounds a distance of up to 10 feet with assistance when needed.

Pushing and Pulling

Moving traffic control signs weighing up to 50 pounds a distance of up to 100 feet with assistance when needed.

Body Positions

Standing, kneeling, squatting, and climbing ladders. Includes driving a vehicle for extended periods of time, climbing into manholes and storm sewer pipes.

Hearing

Employee must hear the phone, radio and audible signals from equipment.

Vision

Must be able to read appropriate equipment, gauges and figures inherent to accurately survey, measure, and inspect construction projects.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Mathematics

Understanding of math and trigonometric functions necessary to determine quantities and estimates.

Remembering

Managing multiple tasks such as appointments; knowing which resource materials to utilize in order to make appropriate decisions.

Language Ability

Ability to communicate effectively with contractors; citizens; council members; state, county and utility employees; Lakewood City employees.

Reasoning

Must be able to effectively deal with contractors and citizens. Includes making proper decisions to help resolve disputes involving contractors, citizens, and neighbors.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Approximately 80% of work time is spent on field inspections. Work conditions vary according to season; exposure to all weather conditions.

Exposure to dirt, dust, gasoline and diesel fumes, vehicle exhaust, paint, asphalt, concrete, chemicals used for water quality testing and fumes from storm and sanitary sewers. Hazardous or unpleasant conditions may exist due to traffic, operating equipment, explosives, radiation exposure, construction noise, fumes, and chemicals.

Performance of duties on a variety of slopes.

EQUIPMENT USED

Pick-up truck

Telephone

Two-way radio

Hand tools (hammer, level, tape measure, measuring wheel, etc.)

Calculator

Cellular Phone

Copy machine

Personal computer/laptop

Survey equipment

Soil, asphalt, concrete, water and air testing equipment

Hard hat and other safety equipment

The City of Lakewood is committed to providing a competitive Benefits Package for our employees. Employees may elect to cover themselves and may also cover qualified dependents and civil union partners. Children may be covered through the end of the year in which they turn age 26, regardless of their dependent status, marriage status, or if they have access to insurance through their employer.

Employees and the City of Lakewood share in the cost of health care coverage. Please review the last page of this summary for a breakdown on the cost to employees for the 2021/22 plan year (April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022).

Following is a brief summary of the benefits the City of Lakewood offers:

MEDICAL

Cigna High-Deductible Health Plan with a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

Kaiser Permanente High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

DENTAL

Delta Dental Enhanced PPO

VISION

Vision Service Plan (VSP)

LIFE INSURANCE

Employees are covered for 1.5 times their annual base salary in life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment, up to a maximum of $500,000 (the minimum benefit is $50,000). The City pays the cost of this coverage.

PENSION

Our pension fund is a social security replacement, money purchase plan. Mandatory employee contribution is 9.8% of gross base salary; City contribution is 11.8% of gross base salary.

SICK LEAVE

Full-time employees earn 8 hours per month.

Part-time employees earn 6 hours per month.

VACATION

Full-time employees with less than five years of service earn 8 hours per month.

Part-time employees with less than five years of service earn 6 hours per month.

CITY HOLIDAYS

2021 Holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

THE FOLLOWING ARE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS THE CITY OFFERS

  • FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS (FSA)

  • DEFERRED COMPENSATION

  • VOLUNTARY LIFE INSURANCE

  • EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)

  • SHORT TERM DISABILITY

  • LONG TERM DISABILITY (LTD)

  • INJURY LEAVE

  • FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE (FMLA)

  • MILITARY LEAVE

  • JURY DUTY

  • TUITION ASSISTANCE

  • CREDIT UNION

  • RECREATION FACILITIES

  • Employees are eligible for free general admission into the City’s recreation centers, swimming pools and Bear Creek Lake Park.

  • WELLNESS PROGRAMS

  • VALUE ADDED BENEFITS

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Agency

City of Lakewood (CO)

Address

480 S. Allison Parkway

Lakewood, Colorado, 80226

Phone

303-987-7700

Website

http://www.lakewood.org

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