Inspector I/II

Alexandria, VA
$46,758.92 - $80,707.64 Annually
Jan 06, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Full Time
Inspector I/II

An Overview
The Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) Public Works Services Division is seeking an Inspector I and II to perform skilled inspection work related to the City's sanitary and storm sewers, streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and reinforced concrete. The Inspector I and II will ensure compliance with approved plans, budget, projected completion time, specifications, and related codes and regulations. Employees will inspect contractors' and developers' construction projects prior to, during, and after construction and are responsible for recommending approval or denial of final acceptance by the City and bond release to private developers. Work is performed under general supervision of the Sewers Superintendent and/or Stormwater Engineer. The designation of Inspector I or II will be determined based on experience level through the interview process.

The Opportunity
  • May work on the Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) completing inspections of sanitary and storm infrastructure;
  • Performs more advanced engineering inspections;
  • Inspects work from customers and performs internal inspections;
  • Inspects BMP’s to make sure they are installed correctly;
  • Inspects Stormwater requests and reports from Citizens, Internal staff and Contractors
  • Enforce E&S, SWPPP and MOT plans for contractors that are contracted by PWS;
  • Attend community meetings as required;
  • Prepares, and keeps documentation on work done on a daily basis;
  • Assists in writing the scope of work for the contractors to complete;
  • Estimates cost and material requirements for each job, checks actual job costs against project costs, checks/bills received, and processes payments to contractors;
  • Reviews plans and specification to ensure compliance with City Standards, Department of Environmental Quality and Virginia Department of Transportation;
  • Provides construction management to include, but not limits to, construction agreements, change orders, addendums and amendments contributing to resolving construction conflicts, and possessing the knowledge and ability to resolve and implement resolutions;
  • Works with, attends meetings, provides reports for the PWS Stormwater team and the overall stormwater team on the inspection and construction of stormwater projects
  • Acts as a liaison for property owners and contractors;
  • Assists with inclement weather events (ie. snow removal operations, severe weather events);
  • Performs related work as assigned.
About the Department
T&ES is a community partner in shaping a livable, green, and prospering Alexandria. We plan, build, operate, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure that improve mobility and provide people and businesses with core public services. The work we do keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving. If you are curious for a broader view of our City, click City of Alexandria to learn more.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

To qualify for the role of Inspector I, sanitary/stormwater, the candidate must High School diploma or GED; knowledge in construction of concrete, asphalt, sidewalks, curb and gutter, storm drains; at least three years of construction field inspector experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Recognition of "Miss Utility" color-coded markings. Employees in this class must have a valid driver's license issued by their state of residence.

To qualify for the role of Inspector II, sanitary/stormwater, the candidate must possess a 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

To be considered the ideal candidate for the Inspector I position, applicants must have the ability to obtain NASSCO certification for PACP, MACP, LACP and their responsible land disturber certification from the Department of Environmental and Environmental Quality (DEQ) within eight (8) months of hire.

To be considered the ideal candidate for the Inspector II position, a candidate must possess a current NASSCO certification for PACP, MACP, LACP, and have a clean driving record. The preferred caudate shall also obtain their DEQ certification as an inspector for stormwater and for erosion and sediment control.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background check.
The salary will be commensurate with experience:

Inspector I: $46,758.92 - $76,858.11
Inspector II: $49,101.00 - $80,707.64

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