Construction Inspector I

Oakland County
Job Description
Job Summary

Under direct supervision, utilizes blueprints, job specifications, and computer information to perform duties involving the observation, recording and inspection of outside and underground drain, water and sewer, and County building and facility construction.  Keeps detailed records of construction activities to assure compliance of materials and work with approved plans, and regularly reports progress to supervision.  Duties include direct contact with property owners, basic review of soil conditions, application of basic mathematics and field measurements, interpretation of plans and specifications, use of video equipment to record site appearance before and after construction, and responsibility to secure the work area before leaving the site. May also be assigned soil erosion inspection duties to ensure that specified controls are in place at County drains, wetlands, lakes and waterways. Duties require alertness for safety hazards, and a moderate amount of physical dexterity and effort. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.
Employees of this beginning level inspection class are expected to develop their skills as experience is obtained on the job, and generally work the same hours and days as the contractor.  Inspection duties are performed both outdoors in all types of weather and in confined underground locations.  Travel is necessary from site to site.
Employees of this classification are required to be available for operational problems, equipment emergencies, widespread storms, power outages and other operations and maintenance emergencies as deemed necessary by management after normal working hours, weekends and holidays. Also, employees in this classification are assigned On-Call duties and work as an On-Call Alternate as required by management.

Minimum Qualifications

If a degree is used to determine if the applicant is minimally qualified to fill the position, the applicant must email a copy of their transcript at the time of application to Indicate in the email subject line the job# and job title.  If a job offer is made, an official transcript will be required.

At the time of application, applicants must:

1.  Must be a high school graduate or have a certificate of successful completion of the GED; AND
2.  Must have one (1) year of full-time work experience in construction work, CAD (computer aided design) and/or surveying.
NOTE: One year of college coursework including at least two courses in drafting and/or engineering may be substituted for the experience indicated above.
3.  Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.  Out of Country driver's license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver's license before the hire date.
4.  Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical, established for this classification.
5.  Successfully complete the six month probationary period.

Special Requirements

  Must maintain a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.


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