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POSITION TITLE:  SR INSPECTOR, CONSTRUCTION   (Full-Time Regular) (Classified)
REQUISITION #:  req1550
DEPARTMENT:  Streets
LOCATION:  STREETS DEPT MAIN FACILITY
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Full-Time Regular
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:   $50,472.00 - 75,708.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS:  Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 5/29/2018.
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check, motor vehicle report, and drug test required.

Located against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University (CSU), the City of Fort Collins offers a diverse culture, educated and engaged citizens, outdoor recreation, bicycles, breweries, historic charm, and a thriving economy. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.  

The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:  

  • No. 8 Top 25 Best-Performing Large Cities (Yahoo Finance 2016)
  • “Top Ten Websites” Best of The Web Awards (Center for Digital Government – September 2016)  
  • Top 10 Healthiest Cities" (Livability.com - April 2015)
  • No. 13 “Best Place to Live” (Livability.com - September 2015)
  • No. 9, and “One of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire” (CBS Money Watch - February 2012)

Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?

-   Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following 30 days employment

-   Paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick days 

-   Retirement + company matching – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting

-   Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both  

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Employee Assistance Program: counselling, legal, financial assistance 

-   Life insurance, short-term and long term disability 

-  
 Wellness program, workout facilities 

-   
Employee/family Onsite Health Clinic 

-   Personal & professional learning opportunities including supervisory and leadership development; plus career mobility

-   Collaborative work environment


SUMMARY

 

Inspects and manages construction on street maintenance projects to ensure that procedures and materials comply with plans and specifications.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

 

Inspects construction work for street maintenance projects and enforces city codes.

Participates in preparing, writing, and reviewing project specifications and bid documents.

Coordinates work items, scheduling, and communication among contractors, utility companies, governmental agencies, citizens, and others as needed.

Provides technical support to design staff; gathers, processes and uses design data to produce fabrication details for various phases of a project.

Measures distances to verify accuracy of dimensions of structural installations and layouts.

Verifies grades, alignment, and elevation of installations.

Performs and/or reviews testing of materials such as concrete, soil, and asphalt to verify the physical properties and ensure the structural integrity of the materials.

Observes work in progress to ensure that procedures followed and materials used conform to specifications.

Examines workmanship of finished installations for conformity to standard and approves installation.

Interprets blueprints and specifications for contractor and discusses deviations from specified construction procedures to ensure compliance with regulations governing construction.

Records quantities of materials received or used during specified periods to ensure compliance with City specifications and construction budget allocations.

Maintains daily log of construction and inspection activities and prepares and reviews progress reports.

Computes monthly estimates of work completed and approves payment for contractors.

Prepares drawings of construction installations that deviate from blueprints and reports such changes for incorporation on master blueprints. 

Compiles and analyzes reports, records and other data to plan, assist with design and/or evaluate projects or programs.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


QUALIFICATIONS The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of current construction and engineering principles and practices.

Knowledge of construction materials and ability to identify substandard materials.

Knowledge of construction management and the ability to recognize deviations from standards.

Ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations; ability to perform statistical analysis.

Ability to use computer-aided design, spreadsheet, graphics, presentation and word processing software.

Ability to monitor a budget.

Technical writing skills.

Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and related technical documents.

Ability to prepare bid specifications.

Ability to write inspection reports.

Ability to remain current with changing construction methods and practices and to attend lectures, seminars, conferences, etc.

Good customer service, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or related field from an accredited college or university, three to five years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid driver's license. May be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within six months of hire.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions including extreme heat/cold, and vibration.  The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places, confined spaces and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and explosives.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities.  Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use: Because the possession and use of marijuana,

whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical

use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body.  The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy. The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.

BACKGROUND CHECK/MOTOR VEHICLE REPORT AND DRUG TEST REQUIRED.

Note: Some information in your application may be public information under the Colorado Open Records Act.