CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Conducts inspection of street construction, grading operations, storm sewers, erosion control methods, vertical and horizontal control, public improvement structures associated with residential subdivision development. Assists Lead Inspector with inspection of commercial development projects. Investigates citizen's complaints regarding drainage, maintenance, erosion problems, etc. May be assigned responsibility for street lighting inspection. Assists in emergency operations, including snow removal, as required, and other duties as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Inspects street construction including asphalt base, surface and concrete curb and gutter associated with residential subdivision development.
Inspects grading operations including compaction, moisture content, stabilization construction and overall site grading. Studies soil and stabilization proctors and visually inspects all aspects of the grading operation.
Inspects public storm sewer construction including bedding material, pipe & RCB installation, precast and cast-in-place structure installation, ditch liner and subsidiary items associated with residential subdivision projects.
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.
Inspects and verifies horizontal and vertical placement of all improvements and all preliminary staking and stringline necessary to construct the improvements using survey equipment and visual observation.
Inspects traffic control associated with residential subdivision and commercial projects. Verifies that materials and signage used comply with the plans and city specifications. Verifies initial traffic control is installed prior to commencement of work in the right-of-way. Checks traffic control for maintenance needs.
Maintains a material and testing file for each project. Reviews soil proctors; proposed asphalt and concrete mix designs for permitted use on the project. Periodically gathers material testing results and certifications associated with each project. Reviews for compliance with approved plans and OPMC.
Maintains a construction progress file for each project. Keeps project diary describing the scope of work taking place and lists all project milestones.
Assists lead inspector with site inspection of storm sewer, pavement, grading, erosion control, vertical and horizontal control, structure construction, detention construction and public improvements associated with commercial development projects.
Investigates citizen's complaints regarding drainage, maintenance, erosion problems, etc.
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.
When assigned the responsibility of street lighting inspection:
Conducts site inspections of street lighting installations for all developer-funded projects. Inspections for public improvement projects are more rigorous than lighting installations that will be privately maintained. All phases of construction are visually inspected for compliance with specifications, safety and National Electric Code (NEC). Visually inspects entire construction area for final acceptance of the public improvement street lighting projects.
Conducts site visit to ensure compliance with specifications, safety and NEC. Inspects street light control centers for safety and NEC specifications. Creates â€œas builtâ€ plans by documentation of completed work or modifications of work made in the field.
Visits work site. Verifies and adjusts contractor's paint marking and staking for street light equipment locations on developer-funded public improvement projects. Meets with contractor and engineer to discuss project schedule and potential problems.
Using various hand tools, makes minor repairs to street light equipment as needed.
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 .
International Municipal Signal (IMSA) Work Zone Traffic Control/Safety Certification (or equivalent certification).
KDOT LPA Certification, APWA Certified Public Infrastructure Inspectors certification, or equivalent certification as determined by Departmental Requirements.
Three years 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
Diplomacy and judgment
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
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
Exposure to high voltage electrical currents (applicable to street lighting inspection only)
Ability to distinguish colors (applicable to street lighting inspection only)
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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.