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Senior Public Works Inspector job in Ontario

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Organization:  City of Ontario, CA
Job Category:  Water and Sewers: Stormwater
Water and Sewers
Engineering and Technology
Construction Management
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Ontario
Post Code:  91764
Salary and Benefits:  $5510.76 to $6698.36 / month

The City of Ontario Engineering Department seeks a well qualified individual to play a key role in the inspection of public works construction projects. The Senior Public Works Inspector is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the inspection of a wide variety of construction work performed on public property. An ideal candidate for this position will have the ability to lead and participate in the inspection of a variety of highly complex public works construction activities including; streets, water, sewer, storm drain, traffic signals, and street lights. In addition, the ideal candidate will be able to recognize conditions likely to result in structural failure, and will have the ability to interpret and enforce codes and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially.

The Engineering Department

The City of Ontario Engineering Department, under the direction of City Engineer Louis Abi-Younes, serves the needs of the citizens of Ontario by providing professional engineering services to the community and City government. The department is dedicated to maintaining the highest level of responsiveness which serves to characterize a business friendly environment to serving our community. The department is charged with the overseeing, planning, designing, and implementation of infrastructure projects.

The essential functions normally performed by the Senior Public Works Inspector include the following:

  • Oversees and participates in the inspection of a variety of construction work performed on public property.
  • Oversees and participates in the testing of materials used in public work construction.
  • Interprets and explains construction codes and regulations.
  • Reviews and checks blueprints, plans and sketches prior to issuance of permits for proposed construction, alteration or repair.
  • Recommends changes and improvements.
  • Confers with contractors, engineers, property owners, and other interested parties.
  • Explains and interprets construction codes and regulations as well as city zoning ordinances.
  • Advises and confers with the public concerning problems as the result of projects adjacent to their property.
  • Prepares and maintains necessary records and reports.
  • Recognizes possible defects and flaws in construction likely to result in structural failure.
  • Explains, interprets, and enforces codes and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially.

Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received to determine if the applicant possesses any combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. A typical combination includes:

Education: Graduation from high school or recognized equivalent supplemented by technical courses in engineering or related subjects.

Experience: Seven (7) years of experience in the field of public works construction activities.

License: Valid Class C California driver’s license and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout employment.

Desirable Certifications: Certification as a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) or certification as a Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI) is desirable.

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