Construction Inspector

Salary: $25.60 - $36.68 per hour
Shift: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Recruitment Period: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Please print ALL linked documents below and return to our office in person or mail to:

Human Resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman, OK 73069

Employment Application

Supplemental Questionnaire

EEO Survey

Waiver and Release

Inclusion Statement


Education and Experience:  Four- year degree from an accredited college or university in Construction Science, Construction Management, or related field is preferred.  Three years of progressively responsible related experience in roadway and infrastructure construction inspection. 

Licenses and Certifications:  Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and satisfactory motor vehicle record.  Selected applicant must obtain a Class “D” License in both Water and Wastewater from State of Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality within one year of employment, and obtain a Class “C” License within five years of employment. 

Knowledge:  Construction procedures, techniques, and materials.  Testing procedures of concrete, asphalt, soil, water, and sewer lines.  Surveying practices and procedures.  Mathematical calculations.  Applicable state, federal and local laws, rules and regulations. 

Skills:  Surveying and construction staking.  Inspecting water lines, sanitary sewer lines, storm sewer lines, and roadway construction. Ability to navigate and interpret construction plans.  Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with internal staff, citizens, contractors and government agencies.  Explaining, interpreting, and enforcing codes and regulations.  Analytical abilities necessary to make sound, logical interpretations of codes and regulations are required.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Inspects all stages of construction within the public Right-Of-Way.  Enforces work zone traffic control requirements in the field. Conducts inspection of roadway construction to include but not limited to asphalt placement, concrete placement, excavation and grading, and subgrade preparation. Observes process of constructing water line, sanitary sewer line, and storm sewer system. Observes testing of water and sewer lines to ensure that minimum standards for public health are met.  Advises and confers with citizens and contractors concerning requirements, standards, and changes necessary for compliance with the City’s construction codes.  Confers with other City employees to request assistance or information concerning a construction project.  Inspects construction materials to ensure that they meet specifications.  Inspects work in progress and upon completion to ensure an acceptable level of workmanship and compliance with plans and specifications.  Maintains a daily log of inspections.  Inspects driveways and sidewalks in all stages of construction to ensure compliance with City codes and standards.  Performs related work as required.

Working Conditions:   Frequent exposure for up to 90% of work time to dirt, outdoor temperatures, construction equipment noise, and dust.

Mental and Physical Abilities:  Mental/visual effort required due to sustained periods of concentration necessary for the design and layout of a project and the constant breaks in concentration associated with answering phones or speaking in person to citizens or staff requiring assistance.  Moderate amount of physical effort required to climb/descend ladders and for constant standing and walking on steep terrain.  Required to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance. 

Additional Information: Selected applicant must pass background investigation and drug screen.

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