The City of Torrance is seeking an experienced Public Works Inspectors for Capital Projects!
The Public Works Inspector for Capital Projects performs inspections of permitted and City contracted construction capital projects; ensure conformance with plans, specifications, standards, laws and regulations, and perform a full range of complex tasks relative to this area of responsibility. This is a skilled journey-level class that requires independence of action, judgment, and discretion in interpreting plans and specifications and enforcing local, state, and federal construction regulations.
This position is unique from the Public Works Inspector in that it is primarily responsible for the inspection of Capital Projects, has a greater depth of knowledge and ability regarding construction materials and methods, and greater experience in managing complex capital construction projects.
HOURS Must be willing to travel and be available to respond during off duty hours to coincide with project construction hours.
Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
Equivalent to graduation from high school, preferably supplemented by vocation/college coursework related to this field;
Three years of responsible experience in engineering/ public works inspection;
Valid California class C driver's license; and
Certified Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Practitioner (QSP) must be obtained within 6-months of hire date.
IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to the minimum requirements, the IDEAL candidate will possess the following characteristics:
Strong organizational skills and self-motivation;
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with management, staff, the public, contractors, utility companies, and public agencies.;
Prior experience with performing inspection duties on public works projects that include specific duties related to the use of federal and/or state funds; and
Ability to work independently and display sound judgment at all times.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates must submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Jobs. Application submissions will be accepted on a continuous basis until the position is filled. First review of applications will be those received by August 8, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
The Human Resources and Civil Service staff welcome you to the City of Torrance, one of the best kept secrets of Southern California. We are a full-service city of 21 square miles, with 14 departments to serve a residential population of 147,000. During a typical day, the city more than doubles in population as workers pour into our many local businesses such as George P. Johnson, Robinson Helicop...ter Co. and shopping malls like Del Amo Fashion Center. We are the headquarters city for a number of major corporations including the world renown automotive companies of Honda and Toyota. Our balance of strong residential neighborhoods and vigorous commercial and industrial communities has historically provided the necessary financial support for City services.
The City offers excellent educational opportunities through the Torrance Unified School District, which is ranked above average as well as nearby El Camino Community College. Several campuses of the California State College system and great universities such as USC and UCLA are within commuting distance. Torrance has a variety of neighborhoods, each with its own unique character. The majority of our housing stock is owner occupied and the median home price of $340,000 reflects the care with which our neighborhoods are maintained.
Along with 1.5 miles of beach front, Torrance offers a myriad of recreational, cultural and dining experiences Strategically located seven miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport, Torrance has great freeway access to all of Los Angeles and Orange counties with such exciting Southern California recreational activities as Disneyland close at hand.