Construction Inspector I, City of Delaware, ....


Organization : City of Delaware
Job Category : Construction Management
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : OH
City : Delaware
Salary and Benefits : up to $24.92/hour

Construction Inspector I

City of Delaware, Ohio

Salary: up to $24.92/hour

Published: January 16, 2018

Closing: February 9, 2018

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Nature of Work, Essential Functions & KSA's

The City of Delaware is seeking a knowledgeable, hard-working self-starter for our Construction Inspector position. This is an opportunity to serve one of the fastest growing communities in Central Ohio by assuring the continued development in the city meets all regulations. With the flourishing subdivision and commercial developments, and new and growing industrial parks, the Engineering Department is a fast paced, team environment providing a great deal of variety and opportunities. 

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Under the immediate direction of the Project Engineer and under the general supervision of the Deputy City Engineer, the Construction Inspector is responsible for inspection of infrastructure constructed as part of subdivision and commercial development projects, and related activities associated with grading, earthwork, sanitary and storm sewers, waterlines and roadways.


  • Performs resident construction inspection on both subdivision and commercial development projects for construction activities related to grading, earthwork, sanitary and storm sewers, waterlines and roadways, to ensure compliance of construction activities with approved plans and specifications, construction standards, regulations and policies.
  • Performs related inspections of residential property and right of way projects to verify compliance with all applicable contract documents and plans.
  • Provides assistance on capital improvement projects as relating to infrastructure construction and inspection.
  • Coordinates, schedules, and oversees the daily activities of contract construction inspectors.


  • Highly skilled in interpreting engineering plans and specifications.
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Skilled in communicating project activities and writing reports.
  • Skilled in reading construction plans, specifications and contract documents.
  • Strong mathematical skills.


  • Working knowledge of site civil standard construction practices, methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of construction site best practices for safety.
  • Knowledge of City of Columbus and ODOT CMS, as well as the OMUTCD (Temporary Work Zones).
  • Knowledge of pipe, subgrade, backfill, and materials testing procedures.
  • Knowledge of measuring tools and testing equipment.
  • Knowledge of OEPA storm water permit and regulations


  • Ability to effectively plan, organize, schedule and prioritize daily activities and maintain complete and accurate inspection reports.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and written.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationship with contractors, other city departments and the general public.
  • Ability to analyze situations objectively.
  • Ability to firmly, cautiously, and tactfully handle situations, but with respect for the rights of others.
  • Ability to communicate with citizens in a professional and courteous manner.

Illustrative Examples of Work / Physical Requirements & Working Conditions


  • Inspect work performed by construction crews, measure quantities of materials used, monitor material quality, supervise and document material testing procedures.
  • Prepare and complete daily reports recording work performed, measurements, quantities, daily activities, testing, field decisions, and contract irregularities.
  • Prepare project punch lists, document field modifications and maintain accurate field mark-up drawings to be used to complete as-built drawings.
  • Reports all complications, deviations, deficiencies, discrepancies and errors concerning the work to the Project Engineer.
  • Advise Project Engineer of construction schedules and project status.
  • Serve as City Liaison between construction crew, property owners, and citizens ensuring minimum inconvenience and damage to affected areas.
  • Inform effected citizens of construction activities that will interrupt utility service to them.
  • Addresses, documents and resolves any complaints concerning construction activities.


  • Requires extended evening and weekend work hours during construction season.
  • Requires maximum availability during construction season with minimal planned absences.
  • The primary duties of this class are performed on an active construction site that will involve exposure to adverse weather conditions or potential personal danger.
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively, to discern verbal instructions and to use a telephone.
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions, and to review, evaluate and prepare a variety of written documents and text materials.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee which permits the employee to operate a vehicle and standard office equipment, including a personal computer.
  • Sufficient personal mobility to routinely traverse uneven surfaces in inherent unevenness of an active construction site and work outdoors under adverse weather conditions (i.e. open field, heavily wooded areas, uneven terrain and wet/marshy grounds).
  • Carry objects, up to twenty-five (25) pounds for varying distances, to perform field inspections.

Required Training, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Graduation from accredited high school or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three years of public works or municipal infrastructure inspection experience or equivalent.
  • Possession of valid State of Ohio driver license.
  • Must be honest, dependable and trustworthy.
  • Must pass an extensive background check.

Application Instructions

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