Local recruitment: Construction Inspector I/II

Valley Water

San Jose, CA, USA 🇺🇸

Construction Inspector I/II

Valley Water

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 01528-E

Location: CA, CA

Department: Water Utility Capital

Closing: 9/25/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Description

Construction Inspection Services Unit (Position Codes 355)
Construction Inspector I: $7,626.67 – $9,760.40 monthly
Construction Inspector II: $8,417.07 – $10,776.13 monthly

COVID-19 vaccination requirement:
*To protect our most valuable assets, our employees, as well as the communities we serve, Valley Water requires all newly hired Valley Water personnel to be fully vaccinated for COVID -19 (as defined below) or to be formally excused from the requirement through the **reasonable accommodation process (for details, see bottom of job posting). New hires will be required to submit their state digital vaccination record.
Valley Water Telework Program: Eligibility for telework will depend on the type of work performed, operational needs, and the ability for the employee to perform the essential functions of their job duties while teleworking. Employment with Valley Water requires employees to live within 150 miles of their primary physical work location located in San Jose, California by their start date.

This position requires the individual to be onsite and is typically not a teleworking position.

Overview:To perform onsite construction inspection duties for capital projects in support of Valley Water’s flood control, water quality and production, water storage, recycled water projects, and treatment and distribution facilities; to prepare a variety of reports, correspondence and documentation; and to perform a variety of duties relative to the assigned areas of responsibility.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Review and interpret plans and specifications; note errors and deviations from standards, specifications, and drawings and confer with contractors’ representatives and project engineers regarding materials or methods; ensure that appropriate action is taken; may perform Davis-Bacon interviews for federally funded projects.
• Direct and guide the work of external contractors to ensure compliance with plans, specifications for construction materials, methods, equipment, workmanship, prevailing wage laws, and Valley Water policies and procedures.
• Monitor work site safety programs to ensure compliance with Valley Water requirements; attend various training classes for confined space, HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations), hazardous materials, and other occupational health and safety programs.
• Coordinate field or laboratory materials testing for fluids, sand, aggregate, soils, concrete, asphalt, coatings, welding’s, and other materials to ensure compliance with project standards; document and provide results to contractor; maintain testing reports.
• Use construction management software to prepare documentation on construction and inspection activities including description of work performed, average work force and hours work, equipment and materials used, inspections performed, supplemental work authorized, problems encountered, weather, site visitors, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) issues, and payments processed in daily and weekly inspection records and daily diaries and photographs.
• Evaluate and prepare documentation for change orders, progress pay estimates, and contract claims; accept or reject defective or non-compliance contract work; document daily extra work; review and track construction staking requests; ensure corrections are made and completion of final items; recommend acceptance of project-to-project engineer.
• Conduct monthly environmental compliance inspections to ensure contractor compliance with best management practices for Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and biological monitoring; complete and submit required documentation.
• Prepare a variety of reports and correspondence including field memos, notes, as-built drawings, punch lists, emails to contractors and other stakeholders; submit reports and correspondence to appropriate management personnel.

Ideal Candidate’s Background Includes:
Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria as listed below.

For Construction Inspector I:
Some Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of construction.
• Workplace safety requirements.
• Best practices for office procedures, methods, and equipment.
• Common desktop applications and software as well as specialized software related to the work.

Ideal Skills and Abilities:

• Learn storm water pollution prevention program rules and regulations including the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP).
• Read and interpret plans, specifications, maps, drawings, contracts, and work orders.
• Inspect flood control and water supply projects for conformance with plans and specifications and for progress payment authorization.
• Recognize confined space safety issues and ensure compliance with pertinent safety plans and regulations.
• Recognize hazardous materials safety issues and ensure compliance with pertinent safety plans and regulations.
• Prepare clear and concise reports.
• Maintain and update various files.
• Use sound independent judgment within established guidelines.
• Read, interpret, and apply local, state, and national construction codes such as the American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) standards.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Learn to use construction management software.
• Learn drafting, surveying, and engineering practices and terminology.

Ideal Training and Education:
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by vocational or college coursework in project management or construction trades.

For Construction Inspector II
In addition to the qualifications for Construction Inspector I:
Some Knowledge of:

• Methods and techniques of mechanical installation including process piping, pumps, valves, and other appurtenances.
• Methods and techniques of electrical installation including circuitry, lighting, and related controls.
• Construction contract administration principles and practices.
• Hazardous material regulations and procedures as they pertain to construction projects and Valley Water facilities.
• Operational characteristics of a variety of specialized construction inspection equipment, tools, and apparatus such as air monitors and noise monitors.
• Methods and techniques of construction code enforcement.
• Confined space regulations and procedures as they pertain to construction projects and Valley Water facilities.
• Methods, materials, equipment, and techniques used in the construction of flood control and water storage and distribution facilities.
• Construction contract administration principles and practices.
• Local, state, and national construction codes such as the American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) standards.
• Storm water pollution prevention program rules and regulations including the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).

Ideal Training and Education:
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by vocational or college coursework in project management or construction trades.

Ideal Experience:
Two (2) years of construction inspection experience.

Required License or Certificate
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license. Individuals who do not meet the driver’s license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

To review the Classification Specification, please click http://apps2.valleywater.org/About_Us/_Jobs/Salary_and_classification/_Spec_PDFs/Construction Inspector Series – 5-2019.pdf https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Selection Process

(1) The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview.(2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above. Resumes are highly recommended.NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary.Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification.
Fully vaccinated means a person has completed the entire recommended series of a COVID-19 vaccine plus their first booster.

**Limited Exemptions to Vaccination Requirement
An individual who has been provided a job offer may request a reasonable accommodation to the vaccination requirement if they:
1. Have a contraindication recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or by the vaccine’s manufacturer to every approved COVID-19 vaccine. A contraindication means a condition that makes vaccination inadvisable;
2. Have a disability and are requesting an exception as a reasonable accommodation based upon this disability; or,
3. Object to COVID-19 vaccination based on their sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.
Valley Water’s Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request.

Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 408-630-2260.

Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned. Human Resources staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.

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