The Department: The Public Works Department is responsible for planning, providing and maintaining infrastructure that supports Carlsbad's excellent quality of life. The department includes a variety of divisions including Administration, Environmental Management, General Services, Transportation and Utilities. More than 165 full time staff support the department which has an annual budget of $90 million, along with a total Capital improvement Program (CIP) budget of over $240 million.
The Position: Under general supervision, the Inspector II will perform routine and complex inspections of maintenance and construction projects to ensure quality control and compliance with approved plans, specifications, standards, codes and contract requirements. Positions in this class require prior construction inspection or advanced maintenance and repair experience. Incumbents may act as resident inspector on major projects.
This position requires technical competencies in the field of construction as well as administrative competencies - including good organization, time management and basic computer skills - to manage and close out projects. This position will require frequent interaction with contractors, the public, and city staff. The selected candidate should present himself/herself in a professional manner at all times.
The selected candidate should be willing and able to work productively in a dynamic team setting - tasks and responsibilities are often balanced among members to maximize the benefit of the team organization.
The Recruiting Process: Written test tentatively scheduled for the week of March 5. Further coordinating details will be sent to those applicants deemed most qualified.
Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of March 12.
Perform routine and complex inspections of public works and civil engineering construction projects to ensure quality and compliance with approved plans, specifications, standards, codes and contract requirements. This position requires the inspection of the city's right-of-way, residential, private development and/or capital improvement projects.
Chair and facilitate meetings.
Inspect and document conditions prior to the start of construction or maintenance, during construction or maintenance, and upon completion.
Assist in the administration of the City's stormwater inspection and management programs.
Inspect construction sites to verify adherence with the City's stormwater program.
Attend regional and watershed meetings. Prepare stormwater inspection and management reports as necessary.
As assigned, act as lead project inspector and assist in the administration of contracts for construction and maintenance projects. Process change orders and amendments. Negotiate and submit recommended change orders. Review and prepare payment tracking records.
Read and interpret plans and specifications. Identify conflicts and provide recommendations for modification, as needed.
Note deficiencies and issue compliance deficiency notices to contractors.
Review, correct, and ensure completeness of construction and repair plan submittal and as-built plans.
Prepare and maintain accurate and thorough records of public works inspection work and chronologies (i.e. daily reports) using a computer/tablet.
Confer with property owners regarding project schedule, hazards and inconveniences.
Promptly respond to and resolve citizen complaints.
Enforce on-site safety requirements.
Assist in the development of public works maintenance agreements, public works projects, letters of agreement, and other contracts.
Recommend and process allowable extensions for contractor projects and maintenance agreements.
Authorize and amend contracted work items.
Coach and mentor staff involved in the process of contract administration and project management.
Knowledge of: Maintenance and construction principles, proper construction techniques, use of materials, building, streets, and landscape, trades, traffic control and safe work practices
Methods, materials, and techniques used in public works projects, including water and wastewater systems, stormwater, street and traffic systems design
Methods and techniques used for Lift and Pump station inspections
Methods and techniques used for inspection and management of pavement construction and maintenance
Stormwater practices and principles including the regional stormwater permit
Applicable state, federal and local codes and regulations
City procedures for conducting inspections, reporting of deficiencies and notice of corrections to be made
Contract administration and project management process and practices
Procedures for estimating construction cost
Computer equipment and software applications, such as: Windows operating system, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), PDF viewer/editor(s).
Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work, including the use of personal protective equipment
Proper use of the English language both orally and written
Basic mathematical computations including the use of geometry and trigonometry to calculate slopes, angles, and distance.
Ability to: Read and understand engineering, construction and landscape plans and specifications and assist in determining specifications and requirements for repair, maintenance, enhancement, and public works construction projects.
Enforce compliance with plans, specifications, ordinances, codes, pertinent rules, laws, city policies and procedures related to area of assignment
Enforce specifications on proper installation and maintenance of contracts
Analyze cost estimates for projects and keep work related records and prepare reports using a computer
Read, interpret and apply contract language as needed for projects
Assist in the development, management and inspection of projects
Determine the status of contract work and verify adherence to contract obligations
Prepare construction cost estimates
Make sound field decisions and interpretations
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Perform mathematical computations with precision
Establish and maintain professional relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Read and interpret contract language, determine the status of construction work and verify adherence to contractual obligations
Promptly respond to complaints
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of responsible experience in the inspection and/or supervision of public works constructions or maintenance projects, preferably in a municipality, city or county and/or sub-professional engineering experience or maintenance and repair contracting and inspection experience, in the areas of construction, facilities and/or related field.
Education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in public works engineering and construction. Completion of two (2) years of college-level engineering, maintenance, repair, or construction technology courses may substitute for two (2) years of experience in applicable area.
Possession of a valid Class 'C' California Driver's License Concrete Construction Inspection Certification desirable California Traffic Control Certification highly desirable Stormwater Pollution Certification highly desirable Public Works Inspector Certificate desirable
About City of Carlsbad
Carlsbad - The Community: This nearly 40 square mile city is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 110,000. It offers a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons and abundant natural open space. World class resorts, family attractions, well planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience.