El Paso County Inspector II - Tester in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Inspector II - Tester
Inspector II - Tester
Depends on Qualifications
Colorado Springs, CO
Department of Public Works - Engineering
1/27/2019 5:00 PM Mountain
Essential Job Functions
$53,510 Annual / Depends on Qualifications
Performs materials testing on asphalt, soils, and concrete. Maintains departmental records relating to public works maintenance projects including annual paving and concrete surface drainage work. Maintains departmental records relating to capital improvement projects as requested. Performs related field inspections for compliance with construction plans and specifications. Uses database to track contract work performed and to generate monthly progress payments and manage contract finances.
Performs Standard and Modified proctors.
Performs minus 200 wash, gradation analysis, and Atterberg Limits on soil and aggregate samples.
Performs slump inspections, percentage of air content, and unit weight on fresh concrete samples.
Makes test cylinders for fresh concrete samples.
Performs percentage of asphalt content utilizing a burn oven.
Performs field density testing on soils and asphalt using a moisture density nuclear gauge.
Performs compression strength testing on concrete cylinders using a compression machine.
Ensures proper testing frequencies are followed and reported as they relate to various construction activities
Conducts the pre-construction meeting prior to execution of construction contracts.
Coordinates with utility companies prior to and during construction; anticipates and takes action to avoid possible conflicts.
Prepares monthly progress payments, change orders, daily pay item progress forms, weekly time sheets, daily diary, and other associated paperwork.
Conducts condition inspection of concrete, roadway surfaces, patches, curb and gutter, sidewalks, sub-grade and sub-base and reports observations to the Inspection Supervisor.
Uses database to maintain records of work performed on construction projects.
Ensures adherence to construction plans and specifications and suggests practical "field fixes" to the project engineer to improve efficiency or cost effectiveness by using different materials or construction practices. Monitors and ensures contractor adherence to construction plans and specifications.
Serves as day-to-day project manager; coordinates with assigned project engineer regarding escalated issues.
Works with contractors on a daily basis and ensures safety procedures are properly followed.
Reviews and ensures approved Traffic Control plans are followed at all times.
Performs warranty inspections before warranty expiration and ensures any deficiencies are repaired to meet department standards.
Gathers data for next year's paving or concrete construction list and enters data into database; uses data to estimate the cost of next year's contract and adjusts to meet the available budget.
Provides weekly project update reports.
Provides support to other inspectors as requested.
Performs other duties as required.
High school diploma or equivalent education required.
Minimum three (3) years inspection experience. Public works experience preferred.
Must have working knowledge of materials testing procedures and intervals.
Must possess strong mathematical skills with a sound understanding of algebra and geometry and the ability to perform calculations involving area and volume.
Ability to read and understand construction plans, terminology and specifications.
Basic knowledge and understanding of M&S Standards.
Understanding of land surveying and stake interpretation highly desired.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with County employees, contractors, and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Skill in using a computer, databases and various software packages including Microsoft Office.
Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, physical examination, drug screen, and motor vehicle record check.
Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.
Must possess and maintain CAPA Levels A and B and ACI certifications within six (6) months of employment.
Nuclear Density Gauge Certification preferred.
Work is primarily performed in the field and in an office environment. May be exposed to adverse weather conditions. Travel throughout El Paso County is required to perform on-site inspections of construction projects. Must be able to safely lift and carry up to 50lbs.
This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.elpasoco.com For inquiries please call: 719-520-7401.
Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any new employee and rehires must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603).
EL PASO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER