Inspector II

Alexandria, VA
$49,101.00 - $80,707.64 Annually
Jun 12, 2019
Jun 26, 2019
Full Time
Inspector II

An Overview
The City of Alexandria's Department of Project Implementation is looking to hire an Inspector II. The Inspector II inspects construction projects within the City to ensure compliance with approved plans, budget, projected completion time, specifications, and related codes and regulations. The Inspector II performs technical and skilled inspection work involving the City's sanitary and storm sewers, streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and reinforced concrete.

What You Should Bring
The ideal candidate should have knowledge of concrete, asphalt, sewer pipe, and reinforced concrete construction and steel construction for bridges. The candidate must have good knowledge of modern principles and practices in civil engineering, principles and methods of surveying and methods of soil engineering. The ideal candidate should have the ability to maintain accurate records. The candidate should have knowledge in erosion and sediment control plans for determining the adequacy of plans and supporting documents and experience examining erosion and sediment control activities.

The Opportunity - Examples of Work
  • Reviews plans & specifications and makes recommendations for improvements;
  • Inspects erosion & sediment control every two weeks & 48 hours after significant rainfall;
  • Performs inspects of construction projects to determine if work is being done as shown in the plans and specifications, and the specified materials are used;
  • Assist the PM in coordination of construction work with various utility companies, consultants, other City Departments, and when it is applicable with outside agencies such as V-DOT;
  • Inspects excavation permits and other related permits in the right of way to ensure public safety;
  • Enforces compliance with City codes, approved plans, MOT plans, and contract specifications;
  • Works with construction contractors to make necessary field adjustments;
  • Represents City to assist the public, homeowner's associations, civic associations, and business owners to resolve problems associated with the City's infrastructure construction;
  • Performs inspection of projects to include documentation of work performed;
  • Maintains daily logs of accomplished work activities, documentation of pertinent issues and incidents;
  • Performs related work as assigned.

About the Department
The Department of Project Implementation is responsible for a variety of project types; including intersection improvements (transitway, bicycle/pedestrian improvements) storm water and water quality improvements, sanitary sewer improvements, flood mitigation and park improvements. DPI is focused on the City's portfolio of capital infrastructure projects utilizing best practice project management methods, DPI strives to deliver construction project consistently and efficiently. DPI is dedicated to professional development opportunities. Employees are encouraged to seek out training opportunities and certifications (like PMP and CCM) to help the department achieve success.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

High School diploma or GED; 10 years of construction site work; asphalt and Concrete experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities; a clear knowledge of civil and architectural drawings; ability to keep clear and legible reports; clean driving record; 880 hours as a plan reviewer, responsible for determining the adequacy of erosion and sediment control plans and supporting documents for approval by a program authority, or an inspector; responsibility for periodically examining the erosion and sediment control activities and premises of a land disturbing activity for consistency with the Erosion and Sediment Control Law and Regulations; or combined duties and obtaining a passing score on the certification examination administered by the Department of Conservation & Recreation; or by enrolling in and completing a Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board approved training program in the area of inspector or combined administrator within twelve months of the time of enrollment (starting with the first training course enrolled) and obtaining a passing score on the certification examination. Employees must possess a valid driver's license issued by the state of residence.

Preferred Qualifications

Erosion control certification; blue print reading classes; highway safety classes college credits; construction math college credits; VDOT flagging certification; basic computer knowledge, to include Acrobat and Microsoft Office; daily use of GIS mapping program; mobile laptop, tablet, and printer experience; customer service training; hazardous materials certifications.

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