Construction Inspector
City of Danville, VA - Danville, VA

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Performs intermediate technical work in the inspection of municipal construction projects for compliance with plans and specifications and federal, state and local statutes and ordinances; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Construction Inspection Supervisor.

Essential Job Functions*:
Ability to work in varying weather conditions; Ability to work in confined spaces; Ability to climb ladders; Ability to walk on various terrain at construction sites; Ability to withstand dust, asphalt fumes, and other atmospheric conditions associated with highway and utility construction. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels. Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written computer data; use of measuring devices; determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities. Worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, and hazards.
Inspects City construction projects performed by contractors; Performs bridge safety inspections and submits reports; Performs driveway permit inspections; Inspects utility street cuts; Inspects erosion and sediment control on City and private projects; Mediates disputes between property owners and contractors; Files and monitors inspections and related records; Inspects the City’s annual paving program; Prepares reports and maintains records of work performed; Reports to work on assigned duty schedule; Performs other reasonable duties as assigned.
Issues erosion control and driveway permits; Prepares records of maps and other data; Receives record drawings for construction projects; Assists with snow and ice removal.
  • Note: The essential functions of the job are not limited to those listed in the position description. The City retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.
Typical Qualifications:
Thorough knowledge of the methods and practices involved in construction projects; Ability to detect, locate and recognize defective materials and constructions; Ability to communicate with contractors, consultants and the general public; Ability to prepare accounts and concise reports; Firmness and tact in enforcing construction ordinances and codes.
Education and experience equivalent to graduation from technical school and considerable experience in the inspection of construction projects including bridge inspections.

Special License and Certificates:
Possession of a valid drivers license; Possession of or ability to acquire within one (1) year Asphalt/Concrete Field Inspector, with five (5) years Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection and Bridge Inspection and/or other certifications required by the City.