City of Meridian

33 E. Broadway Ave
Meridian , ID
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Public Works Inspector II

City of Meridian
Meridian, ID Full time
Posted on January 10, 2018

Job Title:                    Public Works Inspector II                                  

Department:              Public Works

Reports To:               Inspection Services Manager

Open Date:                November 6, 2017     

Close Date:                Open Until Filled

Hiring Range:            $18.26 - $23.32 hourly, DOE

Salary Range:            $18.26 - $27.38 hourly, DOE


Job Summary:

Incumbent to perform construction contract administration, coordination, and on-site inspection of large multi-disciplinary public works construction projects for compliance with approved plans, specifications and department and citywide policy. The incumbent must perform work safely, efficiently, and accurately. Communicates and cooperates with City personnel, public, vendors, contractors and other governmental agencies.  Position is subject to overtime and weekend/holiday work. Perform other duties as assigned.    


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Inspect the construction of public utilities including potable, and reclaimed distribution systems, wastewater collections, and wastewater treatment facilities in accordance with contract documents and Department and citywide policy;

Review work of consultants and contractors to ensure completion within scope of contract and City of Meridian Standards;

Manage complex projects and assume responsibility for budget and cost control;

Provide extensive contact with the public, other governmental agencies, and the construction community;

Ensure project compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws as well as regulatory conformance applicable to the department;

Bring areas of non-compliance to attention of contractor and directs the contractor to remove, repair or replace unacceptable work;

Coordinate field changes and change orders with contractors, design engineers, and project managers;

Review and mitigate potential claims against the City by contractors;

Respond to citizen complaints related to construction;

Mentor and assist other Inspectors with the inspection of assigned projects. Coordinate with operations staff as needed for connections and isolations;

Conduct constructability reviews of proposed construction plans/specifications and provide comments and suggestions.  Provide technical guidance for review and development of City specifications.  Review as-built drawings and coordinate with design engineers to ensure field changes are accurately reflected;

Responsible to keep neat and accurate records and computer entries, understand and follow written and verbal instructions, regulations and policies;

Follow all safety procedures and utilize safety equipment to ensure a safe work environment;

Work independently and under the direction of immediate supervisor;

Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.  Effectively and courteously communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, public, outside agencies, or other individuals or groups;

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Specifications:

High school graduate or GED and at least 1-3 years of work related to the field of civil engineering or construction management, or the equivalent of 5-7 years’ work related experience in surveying, drafting and construction inspection of a civil engineering nature;


Associate or bachelor degree preferred.

Proficiency with the Microsoft Suite of programs;

Proficiency with GPS, surveying and other field data capture methods and appropriate data management techniques;


Knowledge and understanding of applicable local, state, and federal construction documents;


Idaho Standards for Public Works Construction (ISPWC) knowledge preferred;


Knowledge of practices and materials used in the construction of Public Works projects preferred;


Knowledge of a cross connection control program preferred.


Licensing and Certification:

Requires minimum of ID Water Distribution Operator II licensure or ID Wastewater Collections System Operator II licensure and;

The ability to obtain both within the second year (2) of employment;

Must hold and maintain a valid State of Idaho driver’s license and safe driving record;

Must be OSHA ten (10) hour certified within one year of hire;

Requires City of Boise Erosion and Sediment Control Responsible Person certification within six (6) months of employment.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Principles and practices of civil engineering (hydraulics, hydrology, soil mechanics and foundations, sanitary engineering and structures, engineering geology, etc.);

Design criteria as it applies to wastewater treatment, sanitary sewers and domestic water systems;

Construction management principles and practices in administration, planning, scheduling, budget management, and organization;

Materials and methods used in major construction projects;

Cross connection control program and water distribution system locates and service calls;

Water and sanitary sewer related pipe, fittings, and appurtenances;

Water sampling, system testing and sewer system pressure testing experience;

Requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Construction General Permit (CGP). 

Must know Best Management Practices (BMP’s) and how to implement and enforce the Erosion Sediment Control (ESC) and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for City projects.

Project management involving complex, multi-disciplinary teams;

Inspection skills inclusive of field and office documentation.  Prepare daily diaries, test records and paperwork associated with inspection;

Knowledge of safety standards and procedures. Ability to identify and perform safe working practices for self and team including confined space entry and excavation, to include traffic safety techniques;

Contract preparation and administration;

City and State procedures for review and approval of projects;

Ability to make fair and reasonable judgements, keep accurate and detailed records and be able to work effectively on numerous projects simultaneously and under time constraints;

Structural, mechanical and electrical construction and of the governing codes associated therewith, such as Uniform Building Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, and Uniform Electrical Code;

Ability to plan, set up, and attends meetings, functions, and events, sometimes after hours; must be willing to attend classes in related fields to enhance skills and knowledge;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Department and City personnel, City officials and the general public; display an attitude of cooperation and the ability to work well with others as a team;


Must be tactful, discrete, and diplomatic as well as be assertive, resilient, have problem solving ability, and take orders/direction;


Understanding and ability to effectively operate computers, software and related operating systems/platforms; 


Work Environment and Physical Demands:

Work is performed primarily in an outdoor environment with moderate noise level.  Frequently subject to outdoor conditions. Requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit the employee to accomplish tasks in a construction site environment;

Occasionally works in highly precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, vibration, insect and biological hazards;

Must be capable of walking, climbing, and bending without undo strain;

Constantly requires driving a motor vehicle or maintenance equipment;

Requires lifting and moving up to 60 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves more than 100 pounds;

Occasionally may require assisting with and/or attending Department/City sponsored special events or activities, sometimes after hours;


Travel Requirements

Local travel is frequently required via city vehicle;


Some in state and out of state travel may be required for training.