District Inspector – Engineering Department
Lake Arrowhead Community Services District (LACSD) is currently recruiting for the position of District Inspector. This is a full time, non-exempt position.
Please submit an application per the below procedures to the Human Resources Manager, Natalie Potter, NPotter@lakearrowheadcsd.com no later than Monday, April 10, 2017.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of quality control, compliance, and safety inspection duties involved in inspecting the workmanship and materials used in a variety of construction and capital improvement projects of water, sewer and recycled water District infrastructure; ensures conformance with applicable Local, State and Federal laws, District ordinances, approved plans, specifications, and departmental regulations; assists with updates of GIS maps using collected data from new constructed facilities; provides technical advice to the public; and performs related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from the Engineering Manager. May exercise technical and functional direction over assigned staff.
This is an experienced journey-level class that independently performs a variety of complex inspections of District infrastructure developments to ensure safety and conformance with plans and specifications. Conducts mapping update and research to resolve conflicting information and ensure accuracy of data. Responsibilities include working closely with District engineering, operations and maintenance staff, developers and contractors to effect project modifications to meet field contingencies. The work requires public contact, the frequent use of tact and judgment, thorough knowledge of departmental operations, and the ability to conduct independent projects and programs. This class is distinguished from the Engineering Technician in that the latter performs design and plan review work requiring specific training in an engineering discipline.
Examples of ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)
- Be familiar with District, Local, State and Federal codes, standards, ordinances, and regulations.
- Performs inspections during all phases of infrastructure, capital improvement, and private development construction projects for conformance with approved plans, specifications, contract provisions and safe work practices in accordance with all applicable laws, codes and regulations.
- Inspects new and existing residential and commercial water and wastewater connections and materials for identification and conformance to specifications; performs routine field tests as needed.
- Performs connection inspections, fixture counts, line markings; responds to complaints and inquiries.
- Reviews plans and specifications of assigned construction projects; may assist in the development and issuance of notice-to-proceed documents.
- Provides maps of water and/or wastewater locations to customers and/or contractors.
- Records amounts of materials used and work performed; prepares necessary reports.
- Updates maps detailing the locations of water meters and sewer connections within the District.
- Regular attendance at the worksite of project.
- Conducts pre-construction meetings with developers and contractors.
- Maintains and calibrates District rain gauges; rain gauge data collections.
- Communicates and coordinates with all project stakeholders including the contactors, developers, utility agencies, and affected property owners regarding conformance to standards, plans, specifications and codes throughout the inspection process; explains requirements and evaluates alternatives.
- Issues “stop work” notices, notices of violation, and change orders within specific guidelines; conducts change order negotiations; consults with engineering staff regarding problems and change alternatives.
- Prepares and maintains daily inspection reports, progress payments, claims and other written documentation.
- Collects samples of materials for examination or analysis by laboratories.
- Inspects sites and reviews plans and specifications prior to the bidding or development process; attends bid openings for capital improvement projects.
- Investigates complaints; confers with surrounding property owners regarding project schedule, hazards, inconvenience and code compliance.
- Conducts field review as necessary to assess all pertinent issues of the assigned project.
- Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner, provides information within area of assignments; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Principles, practices, methods, materials, equipment and safety requirements of construction inspection, especially as they relate to water and wastewater connection inspections.
- Materials, methods, principles and practices used in public works construction, including encroachment, grading, landscaping, traffic control, water quality, and public safety, as well as private development construction projects.
- Basic civil engineering principles, practices and methods applicable to office work involving the design, construction and maintenance of District projects.
- Basic technical principles and practices of engineering design, specification and cost estimate preparation.
- Mathematical principles including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of construction inspection.
- Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment.
- Principles and procedures of record keeping.
- Computer applications and software related to the work.
- Techniques for effectively representing the District in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups and various professional, educational, regulatory and legislative organizations.
- Techniques for dealing with the engineers, developers, contractors, District staff, and representatives of other agencies in an effective manner.
- English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
- Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public and District staff, in person and over the telephone.
- Inspect water and wastewater connections; inspect new and existing structures for fixture count.
- Interpret, apply and explain laws, regulations, codes and policies governing infrastructure, capital improvement, and private development construction.
- Detect and locate faulty materials and workmanship and determine the stage of construction during which defects are most easily found and remedied.
- Review and analyze construction plans, specifications, maps and blueprints for conformance with District standards and policies.
- Review and authorize change orders within specific procedural guidelines.
- Oversee multiple tasks and assignments in an efficient manner.
- Wear protective apparel, including eye protection, face protection, hearing protection, safety shoes and respiratory protection, as required per applicable law.
- Work independently in the absence of direct supervision.
- Collect new data in the field relative to new pipeline, capital improvement projects, subdivisions, and other work.
- Assists with updating GIS maps per collected data in the field; Maintain accurate records and files of work performed. Coordinate and deal tactfully with contractors, engineers and property owners.
- Respond to complaints or inquiries from the public, staff, and outside organizations.
- Make accurate mathematic computations.
- Prepare clear, effective and accurate technical reports.
- Organize work, setting priorities and meet multiple deadlines.
- Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and applicable software application programs.
- Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing.
- Use tact, initiative, prudence and independent judgment within general policy, procedural and legal guidelines.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
- Operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by college or vocational/technical training in construction management, water utility construction inspection, or a related field; or supplemented by college level coursework in water/wastewater technology and pipeline construction.
Minimum of five (5) years increasing responsibilities in public works construction, mapping, inspection and engineering field, or related field.
- Valid California class C driver’s license with satisfactory driving record.
- Grade I Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the California Department of Health Services (DHS).
- Grade I Collection System Maintenance Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA).
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to inspect various commercial and residential development sites, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs and other temporary or construction access points; to attend meetings and to operate a motor vehicle; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and make inspections; color vision to identify materials, structures and pipes; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, climb, push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Positions in this classification occasionally lift, move, and carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds.
Employees work primarily in the field and are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, substantial heights, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives, and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
May be required to work weekends, holidays, and off-hour shifts for emergency callback response. May work an inclement weather conditions.
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of any positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
The District only accepts applications for positions that are currently open. Application materials may be picked up at the District Office, Downloaded here, or mailed to you upon request. If you have any questions, please call the District during regular office hours at (909) 336-7112.
Completed applications and materials may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following a review of submitted applications, only those applicants who appear to be most qualified and meet the District’s stated requirements will be invited to participate in the selection process. The District will contact applicants selected for interviews after the specified closing date. Applicants not selected for an interview will be notified by mail concerning the status of their application.
If you are selected for employment, you will be required to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Prior to employment, a prospective employee will be required to pass a background check and medical examination, including substance abuse screening. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of these checks.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The Lake Arrowhead Community Services District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or the presence of a non-job related medical condition or a physical disability in its employment action, decisions, policies and practices.