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Engineering Inspector

Company: City of Elgin
Location: Elgin
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Under direction of the Engineering management team at Public Works , this professional performs on-site technical and complex investigations and inspections to ensure design and quality compliance; issues permits and determines fees for contractors and private citizens within the City; maintains accurate records and reports.This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for reading and preparing written or computer reports, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, and operation of motor vehicles or equipment; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils. Regular attendance is an essential function of the position.This is a class description and not an individualized job specification. The class description defines the general character and scope of duties, responsibilities, and requirements of all positions in one job classification, but is not totally restrictive or all inclusive. DEADLINE TO APPLY ONLINE AT www.cityofelgin.org/jobs is DECEMBER 18, 2020. Job Requirements:Requires working knowledge of construction methods and materials; City and State building, engineering and construction codes; mathematics; principles and practices of structural engineering. Must possess the ability to analyze and interpret plans and specifications; enforce and interpret regulations with firmness and tact; keep required records and prepare reports on field inspections; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, fellow employees, contractors, property owners, and the general public; extensive and demonstrative knowledge of the use and application of MS Office Suite and electronic mail systems.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:Performs inspections to ensure proper depth of water mains and storm and sanitary sewers; types of materials used; installation of underground water and sewer lines; elevations of manholes, valve boxes, sidewalks, curbs, approaches and asphalt overlays; performs mechanical water and air pressure tests.Conducts inspections of the conditions of sidewalks and drive way approaches for necessary repair or replacement; checks grade to insure proper line thickness and proper depth; performs concrete slump and air entrainment tests.Inspects construction of parking lots for paving, drainage, landscaping and striping to ensure compliance with specifications, City parking lot ordinances and site plans.Issues permits for work by private contractors, public utilities or citizens performed within the City right-of-way such as sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, etc.; determines fees for same; maintains permit ledger.Performs inspections of City designed projects and/or projects designed for the City by private contractors, such as sewer, water main, intersection and street improvement projects; makes inspections to ensure construction methods, installation and materials are in accordance with plans and specifications.Investigates and resolves citizen complaints pertaining to drainage, sidewalks and street repairs, etc.; explains City ordinances.Maintains log denoting materials used, quantities of materials and any problems and changes during construction of a project; prepares inspection reports and maintains files.May assist in drafting plans and specifications.Assists in snow removal projects; coordinates with outside contractors and public works.Performs plan review under direction of City Engineer or their designee.Performs other duties as required or assigned.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Must have a high school diploma or GED graduate. A minimum of three years experience in engineering inspection, construction or related field is preferred but not required.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:Requires possession of a valid Illinois Driver's License.EXAMThis is a union role. An exam will be administered for this opportunity after the close of this posting. Date, time and location will be determined after the close of this posting and in compliance with COVID-19 safety precautions. Those who apply will be notified of the details via email. Applicants must self-schedule for the exam AND, once at the exam, present a valid driver's license and proof that the minimum level of education has been met so a COPY of a high school diploma, college transcript or degree, GED, or DD214 will suffice. We will not keep the documents presented. We only need to see them. You may also UPLOAD the proof of education document to your application so you will not need to bring it in with you. Applicants must score a minimum of 70% on the exam to be considered for an interview. ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE BY THE DECEMBER 18, 2020 DEADLINE AT www.cityofelgin.org/jobs

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