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Public Works Inspection Supervisor job in City of Salem

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Organization:  City of Salem
Job Category:  Other
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Oregon (OR)
City:  City of Salem
Salary and Benefits:  $4,530.93 - $5,804.93/mo + benefits


The City of Salem is looking for a Public Works Inspection Supervisor. The position would supervise the work of the Public Works Development and Inspection Specialists (inspectors), and ensures that all public improvements are built to City Standards. The Inspection Supervisor manages the workload and assignments of the inspectors by scheduling assignments, approving vacation requests, rescheduling work to cover for employee absences, reviewing time cards for accuracy, and ensuring compliance with City Quality Assurance guidelines.


Receives general guidance from a section manager. Provides leadership and supervision to PW Development and Inspection Specialist staff.


The listed job functions are illustrative of the classification level and not intended to list all duties typically assigned to this classification. Employees may do all or some of the listed duties, or other related duties.

Essential Job Functions:

Supervises full-time, seasonal, or contract inspectors, including assigning projects, monitoring progress and problems, conducting performance appraisals, scheduling training, and reviewing time sheets.

Conduct Field review of erosion sediment control plans for compliance with design standards. Provides electronic plans review.

Reviews capital improvement project lists for long-term project scheduling, and plan approval lists for upcoming projects. Maintains records for projects including project numbers, contact names, and critical project dates.

Reviews plans to gain an understanding of the project and detect problems. Keeps the project engineer informed of potential problems and progress.

Schedules and tracks final and warranty inspections for all projects. Attends pre-construction meetings.

Coordinates City water crews for chlorinating of new water lines, removal of chlorination tap, and installation of valves. Coordinates water crews for TV inspection of new sanitary and storm sewer lines.

Assists the City dispatch center with public inquiries and complaints about ongoing construction projects.

Ensures the consistent application and interpretation of construction standards between all inspectors.

Important Job Functions:

Receives and answers questions from the public about project status and resolves issues caused by construction.

Performs surveys to determine elevations on driveways, catch basins, manholes, etc.

Attends meetings, various training seminars, and conferences as required.

Performs other duties as required by supervisor.


Education and Experience:

Associates degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, construction, or a related field, and five (5) years of experience in a related field; or any combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the class.

License(s) and Certification(s):

Erosion and Sediment Control InspectorODOT Certified General Construction Inspector - Highly DesirableODOT HMAC Inspector - Highly DesirableODOT Traffic Signal Inspector - Highly Desirable


Knowledge of:

City construction standards and practices, as well as general contracting terminology and technology.Pertinent state regulations pertaining to water lines and sanitary, and storm collection systems or sewers.Civil construction and public works infrastructure including maintenance and operation related to streets, water, sewer, and storm systems.Contemporary office practices and procedures, as well as basic office software products.

Ability to:

Interpret City ordinances, state and federal laws, and regulations relating public works infrastructure or construction projects.Read and interpret complex plans, specifications, and blueprints.Perform basic engineering survey functions and calculations.Analyze and recommend changes in municipal codes and ordinances and to apply regulations uniformly.Evaluate alternative design proposals relative to their technical and economic soundness.Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with a wide range of individuals.Speak and present effectively in front of large groups.Work independently and make decisions with minimal supervision.Comprehend and apply concepts for enhancement and efficiency of department and general operations.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals, coworkers, other agencies, and the public.Plan, organize, and direct the work of others.Maintain required work hours and attendance.

Physically able to:

Sit, keyboard, write, hear and speak for extended periods.Stand frequently for extended periods.Bend, kneel, stoop, or climb and cross rugged and uneven terrain.Lift up to 75 pounds.


Surveying InstrumentsDesktop computerCalculatorMiscellaneous office automation equipment, e.g. fax, phone, copier, etc.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties or roles performed by personnel so classified. It is as well intended to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Salem job application by the closing date of this announcement. The application will be reviewed for the job requirements. The best-qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.


TO APPLY: Please complete the on-line Application and submit electronically by the close date at www.cityofsalem.net/Jobs. Applications must be received at the Human Resources Department by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. You will receive an email confirmation of your submitted electronic application. The City cannot be responsible for material that is illegible or missing as a result of transmitting or which may be lost through the mail.

All newly selected finalists for City employment are subject to a criminal background check and may be subject to testing for drugs.

Equal Opportunity Employer - EEO Plan

Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Disabled individuals are encouraged to apply. ADA accommodations will be provided upon request. TTD/TTY 503-588-6009

This announcement is not an implied contract and may be modified or revoked without notice

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