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Right-of-Way Construction Inspector job in Boulder

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Organization:  City of Boulder
Job Category:  Transportation
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Colorado (CO)
City:  Boulder
Salary and Benefits:  $20.69 - $33.11 Hourly (DOQ)

Overall Job Objective

Under general supervision, to inspect construction projects located in or impacting public rights-of-way and public easements for compliance with the Design and Construction Standards and related municipal codes and standards; to ensure that development and/or subdivision agreement requirements are met; and to work with the public and other city staff to resolve complaints and requests for service related to public infrastructure and construction.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Inspects construction projects located in or impacting public rights-of-way and public easements including work related to transportation, utility, stormwater, and flood control. This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Interprets detailed construction plans and inspects materials and installation to meet plan specifications and city code requirements.
  • Witnesses materials and equipment testing. Verifies use of appropriate methodologies and documents results.
  • Identifies problems and makes field decisions as necessary to bring projects into compliance with city code.
  • Documents construction progress, field changes, and inspections. Reviews and approves "as-built" construction drawings. Issues acceptance reports for new infrastructure and authorizes releases of financial guarantees.
  • Ensures that project applicants are fully informed of city requirements, necessary permits, relevant processes and deadlines from time of initial contact to final acceptance of the project.
  • Monitors implementation of erosion control and traffic control plans to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Responds to inquiries about project applications, city plan requirements, policies, codes, processes, right-of-way construction permits, and related matters.
  • Reads and interprets surveys, plats, easements, and other legal documents.
  • Assists in ensuring that contractors meet all licensing and insurance requirements for working in the city of Boulder.

2. Reviews permit applications for work located in or impacting public rights-of-way and public easements. This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Performs field visits and provides input on proposed permit applications
  • Assists engineering staff with review of construction plans and reports
  • Issues permit approvals on applications not requiring engineering review

3. Provides assistance to the public and city staff on construction and infrastructure related issues. This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Works with the engineering review staff, the public, contractors, and other city departments as necessary to resolve complaints, requests for service, and right-of-way related code violations. May issue stop work orders and/or coordinate with enforcement staff as necessary to achieve compliance.
  • Interacts with professional engineers, architects, contractors, and homeowners to discuss and resolve design and construction issues.
  • Supports enforcement efforts by analyzing issues and providing documentation for necessary city departments, such as City Attorney's office and Code Enforcement, and testifies in court as necessary.
  • Researches and interprets codes, plans, reports, survey documents, and legal agreements.
  • May assist with emergency response and investigation of development related incidents.

4. Maintains knowledge of pertinent construction standards and practices including those related to transportation, domestic water, wastewater, stormwater, flood control, natural gas, electric, telecommunications, traffic control, and erosion control.

5. Maintains knowledge of pertinent city Master Plans, city policies, Municipal codes, and Design and Construction Standards.

6. Maintains professional certifications as required to meet the needs of the city.

7. Maintains personal and professional standards of continuous improvement; updates job knowledge as to changing products, technologies and building codes.

8. Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the city.

9. Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and act accordingly to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment. Reports all accidents and damage to city property.

Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.

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