CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Conducts inspections of residential sidewalk construction in subdivisions; public storm sewer construction; erosion control methods; residential lots for Engineering Services plot plan inspection requirements; and Right-of-Way Work Permit Program. Conducts/witnesses material testing for specification compliance related to public improvements construction. Assists other inspectors with inspection of street construction, grading operations, and public improvement structures. Investigates citizen's complaints regarding drainage, maintenance, erosion problems, etc. Assists in emergency operations, including snow removal, as required, and other duties as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Inspects residential sidewalk construction associated with subdivisions. Completes checks of horizontal and vertical placement of sidewalk forms and visually inspects subgrade prior to concrete construction.
Assists with inspection of public storm sewer construction including bedding material, pipe & RCB installation, precast and cast-in-place structure installation, ditch liners and subsidiary items associated with developer-funded projects. Assures contractors complete required concrete tests for cast-in-place structures, compaction and moisture tests for bedding and backfill.
Inspects installed erosion control measures for code compliance on all developer-funded projects within the city. Verifies that materials used comply with plans and that all erosion control is in place prior to grading operation commencement. Checks erosion control for maintenance needs and inadequacies throughout duration of project.
Lead inspector for residential lot site grade inspections related to verifying installation of overflow drainage swales, structure minimum low opening (MLO) elevations, right-of-way grading, minimum lot slope and overall site grading.
Conducts (or observes) testing for quality assurance for public improvement construction associated with developer-funded projects. Performs (or observes) random testing of subgrade compaction and moisture requirements, asphalt base and surface compaction, and required concrete tests. Must be familiar with testing requirements. Responsible for approving or rejecting material based on test results.
Inspects developer-associated work under the city Right-of-Way Work Permit Program. Inspections may include street cuts, street restoration, sod and grade restoration, city utility repair, sidewalk repair, etc.
Investigates citizen's complaints regarding drainage, maintenance, erosion problems, etc.
Inspects private portion of commercial development projects for cursory check that improvements and grading meet the plans and OPMC specifications.
Assists with inspection of street construction including subgrade preparation, pavement (asphalt and/or concrete) placement, and concrete curb & gutter associated with residential subdivision and commercial development.
Assists with inspection of grading operations including compaction, moisture content, stabilization construction and overall site grading.
Assists lead inspector in gathering information required for a material and testing documentation file for each project. Collects applicable material testing results and certifications associated with each construction project.
Assists lead inspector with documentation of all pertinent construction activities for each project. Documentation to include the routine entering of inspections into the City's electronic data base (Energov)).
Performs enforcement actions as necessary. Actions to include: rejection of noncompliant material and construction, issuance of notices of violation, and issuance of notices to appear in municipal court.
Participates in emergency operations for the City,, including snow removal, as required/requested. Carries out and/or performs other duties as assigned.
The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organizations with which interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.
The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma or equivalent. Associate's degree in civil engineering technology or related field preferred. Possession of an appropriate valid driver's license. Must maintain insurable driving record. Must have or obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL) within 12 months of employment with the City.
Must have the following certifications within 12 months of employment with the City:
Minimum of Eight (8) hours in specialized training in erosion and sediment control.
American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Inspector Certificate, completion of Midwest Concrete Industry Board (MCIB) course in Basic Course in Concrete Technology, or equivalent training.
One year of experience in construction inspection, surveying, material testing, or construction experience with projects including public improvements, or an equivalent level of experience.
Basic math skills
Reading and interpreting of construction plans and blueprints
Good oral and written communication skills
Alpha and numeric recognition
Ability to read, comprehend and apply City codes and regulations to ensure compliance
Ability to work under distracting conditions
Ability to assess situation and use judgement in responding
Abstract & logical reasoning
Ability to work independently
Hand and eye coordination adequate for computer data entry
Visual stamina and acuity adequate to accurately operate surveying equipment, calculator and concrete testing equipment
Ability to visually review engineering plans and reports
Ability to travel and tour work sites within the City in adverse environmental conditions to include but not limited to construction sites and interior and exterior building inspections
Ability to operate City vehicles
Visual acuity to examine construction materials and finished structures
Visual stamina and acuity adequate to ascertain measurements
Climbing down inlets and visually inspecting storm sewer pipes
Ability to adjust to temperature extremes
Ability to make and receive phone calls
Ability to withstand exposure to high noise levels, dust, and dirt with appropriate protective gear
SEE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.