City of Garland, TX

Public Works Inspector I - Streets

2 weeks ago
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USD $20.72/Hr.
USD $26.78/Hr.
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for inspecting all repair and reconstruction work completed by the Street Department and its contractors. Also, responsible for performing daily quality control inspections and verifying invoice quantities.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Perform on-site construction inspections of street, stormwater and contractor projects.
  2. Ensure plans are followed and project specifications are met.
  3. Coordinate material testing through reviewing and approving test results.
  4. Conduct progress review meetings with contractors, Street Department Construction Supervisor and Pavement Supervisor.
  5. Resolve problems with plans, specifications, existing construction and citizens.
  6. Measure for quantities and invoices.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • A minimum of 75 contact hours of technical training in inspection and public works construction
  • 5+ years of related experience in public works or building construction

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of City, State, and Federal Codes and Specifications relative to Public Works Construction
  • Extensive knowledge of Federal & State requirements for Safety (OSHA), Accessibility and Pollution Control
  • Extensive knowledge of Public Works construction means & methods
  • Extensive knowledge of construction scheduling and sequencing
  • Basic knowledge of the Engineering Code of Ordinances
  • General knowledge of basic Quality Assurance & Control processes including specific material testing procedures
  • Skill in basic computer office software
  • Skill in high school level mathematics
  • Ability to read and interpret contracts, specifications and construction plans
  • Ability to learn new technologies, procedures and specifications
  • Ability to work effectively with people in order to accomplish project goals
  • Ability to maintain a broad perspective on projects and anticipate problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally
  • Ability to resolve conflicts in a professional manner

Licenses & Certifications

 Valid Class C Texas driver's license
 May be required to obtain a Texas Class A Commercial Driver’s License with a Tanker Endorsement within six months of hire

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in an outdoor environment; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.


Customer Service
Managing Conflict
Problem Solving/Analysis

Minimum Education & Work Experience

 High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
 5 years related experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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