Job Details

Public Works Inspector

City of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 08/19/2019

The City of Portland is currently seeking Public Works Inspectors!

Public Works Inspectors are responsible for on-site inspection to enforce the contract plans and specifications for public works construction projects. Types of inspection work include water and sewer pipelines, underground utility installations, water or sewer connections, water or wastewater treatment plants and pump station construction, trench and street paving, concrete curbs and driveways, sidewalk and ADA ramps, traffic/pedestrian signals and striping, reservoirs and water quality features. Work is performed within a project team.

Must be willing to work long hours in a noisy construction environment under potentially hazardous conditions and possess sufficient physical mobility, vision, hearing and speaking abilities related to the construction work requirements. The current vacancies are in the Bureau of Environmental Services-Construction Services, and Limited Term positions within the Portland Bureau of Transportation-Permit Construction. The eligible list for this recruitment will be used to fill future vacancies in the Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland Bureau of Transportation and the Portland Water Bureau.

This position is represented by District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) collective bargaining agreement, view the agreement at

External applicants start at the entry salary rate.

About the City of Portland
Lauded as one of the best places to live in America, Portland is a city with a vibrant downtown, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty, good schools and friendly people. Home to about 650,000 residents within 145 square miles, Portland maintains deep ties to the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty. Portland is listed among the top 25 arts destinations in the United States, named one of the best cycling cities in North America, and one of America's best walking towns. Mount Hood, the Cascade Mountain Range and the renowned Oregon Coast are all just over an hour away. There are 37,000 acres of parks and green spaces within the metropolitan area including the largest urban wilderness in the U.S.: the 5,000-acre Forest Park located within the city limits. Average temperatures range between 34° in winter to 80° in summer and Portland receives 37" of rain annually, less than Seattle, Houston, Baltimore, Boston and Atlanta.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce is culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
1.Knowledge & experience with the characteristics and capabilities of construction equipment and practices.
2.Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a diversity of others, interacting effectively, problem solving and partnering with citizens, community groups, designers, project/contract managers, and/or contractors.
3.Experience understanding and retaining oral and written construction related information such as progress, dimensions, quantities, and instructions.
4.Experience reading and comprehending technical documents such as survey notes, standard drawings, construction plans, specifications, codes, laws, contracts, procedure manuals, and inspection reports.
5.Knowledge and experience applying safety practices to be followed during construction.
6.Experience using math calculations associated with the computation or estimation of construction progress such as area, volume, and percentages

Applicants must also possess:
•A valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving record at the time of hire.


An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Job Posting: 7/29/19 - 8/19/19

Applications Reviewed: week of 8/19/19

Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 8/26/19

1st Round of Interviews: September 2019

2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): September 2019

Job Offer/Start: October 2019

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change


Applicant Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

Your resume and answers to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
Your answers to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
Your resume should support the details described in your answers to the supplemental questions.
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your answers any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.
Your resume is recommended to not exceed a total of two (2) pages combined.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration Letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.

Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.

It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

?PBOT Permit Construction – Public Works Inspector – Limited Term
The PBOT Permit Construction Public Works Inspector provides inspection support for construction work performed by the development and utility communities. This group provides inspection support to our permittees/contractors/developers, permitting staff, interagency permitting/construction/inspection groups, and franchised utilities. Experience in transportation inspection, knowledge of ADA ramps, public infrastructure terminology, applicable City Codes is desired.
John DiGrazia, Sr. Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


1120 SW 5th Ave, 404
Portland, OR 97204

Position #2019-00725

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