NATURE OF WORK
This is journey level construction inspection work.
Work involves performing journey level construction inspection tasks at a variety of public works construction sites. Work includes inspecting all road and bridge construction and utilities installations for conformance with plans and specifications. Work requires journey level knowledge of construction methods and materials requirements. Work is subject to review by technical or professional superiors through oral and written reports and by attainment of desired objectives.
Inspects all road construction in the public right-of-way within assigned district; checks grade plan for proposed construction; checks sub-base for bearing and soil types, sub-grade for density, rock base for quality, quantity and finish; checks surface for prime coat and asphaltic concrete; confers with builders and insures that county standards are being adhered to; makes written reports to superior as to progress on a percentage of completion basis.
Inspects and observes the performance of work relating to various utility projects including water/sewer treatment plant, lift stations, pump stations, force mains, sewer mains, water mains and appurtenances.
Coordinates utility shutdowns, tie-ins and documents daily work progress; maintains records of equipment, maintenance and quantities installed for payment in accordance with various contractual specifications.
Assists contractors and engineers in interpreting county plans and specifications on contract work; reviews plans and blueprints; checks layout and grades of structures; checks materials and makes standard field and laboratory tests; prepares weekly progress reports.
Inspects work pertaining to subdivisions for compliance with approved plans and specifications, and minimum requirements of subdivision regulations.
Inspects private utility installations to determine compliance with approved permits and accompanying plans; including telephone, electricity, water, gas lines, and sanitary sewerage and storm sewer piping.
Inspects bridge construction, checks approaches and right-of-way for adherence to construction plans.
Investigates complaints relating to the public right-of-way.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of principles, methods and materials used in all types of public works including road building, sanitary sewer, bridge and utilities construction as required by assignment.
Considerable knowledge of applicable legal and administrative regulations relative to subdivision, road, utility, and bridge construction.
Knowledge of the basic principles of civil engineering as they relate to public works and construction.
Ability to read and interpret a variety of blue prints, plans and specifications applicable to public works construction.
Ability to make detailed technical inspections and to enforce regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from high school, supplemented by college level course work in engineering technology; progressively responsible experience in sub-professional engineering inspection work appropriate to the area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: White Collar
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E 10/1976 R 09/2009