Job Details

Engineering Inspector - Limited Duration

City of Bend, Bend, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 08/05/2019

The City of Bend Community Development Department is actively recruiting for one(1) full-time, Limited Duration Engineering Inspector to work with the Private Development Engineering Division. This opportunity is represented by City of Bend Employees Association (COBEA), an FLSA non-exempt position, and has an expected duration of up to two years.

This recruitment will also be used to determine an eligibility list for upcoming vacancies at various levels for up to 6 months. The eligibility list may be canceled at anytime, at the discretion of the City.

Under general supervision performs complex technical work in the inspection of infrastructure, transportation and municipal maintenance and construction projects.

To be considered for this position, applicants must have a complete application that includes all of the following items:
•The online application via NeoGov (access also available on City of Bend website under Human Resources/Job Openings)
•Attached formal Cover Letter (required)
•Attached formal Resume (required)
•Attached valid Credentials, Certifications and Licensing (if applicable)

Applicants must provide certification that they are a veteran or disabled veteran to receive veteran's preference. For more information click here.

This position will be open until filled, first review will occur Friday, April 26, 2019.

The City of Bend is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. At the City of Bend, we don't just accept differences; we value them. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and support the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA).

Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Inspects the work quality and materials used in a variety of public works construction projects and capital improvement projects, primarily in relation to sewer and wastewater treatment, water delivery, transportation and other infrastructure; observes and measures materials used in construction, underground improvements and capital projects; takes samples and arranges for laboratory tests.

Conducts field sampling and testing of construction materials; directs lab testing operations; analyzes and interprets lab test results and writes test reports; approves materials for use on construction projects; makes field determinations of scope and method of work; authorizes field changes to plans when required.

Reviews project plans for accuracy and conformance with City specifications; observes construction progress and documents with field reports; drafts letters to contractors; and responds to complaints related to construction activities

Prepares technical reports, drawings, letters and change orders; maintains written records of work performed; and performs construction surveys.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

Knowledge of:
•City policies and procedures;
•Principles, practices, methods and materials used in public works construction;
•Construction methods and procedures including equipment, underground construction, shoring and forming;
•Construction materials such as concrete, asphalt and piping;
•Construction material testing procedures, soil mechanics and geology;
•Drafting and mapping.

Skill in:
•Reading, understanding and interpreting construction plans and specifications;
•Inspecting and analyzing construction procedures and code violations;
•Detecting faults in construction materials, plans, specifications and workmanship;
•Conducting field and laboratory testing;
•Preparing test results.

Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required:

High school diploma or GED certificate, and five (5) years experience in the construction, building or engineering field; and a valid driver's license, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skill.
•The ability to complete the Construction Inspector Certificate program within 12 months of employment is required.

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