Job Listing - Washington City Utah

Public Works Inspector I, II, and III

Department: Public Works

Division: Operations

Effective Date: 09/21/21 | Closing Date:Until Filled

Salary: $38,951 - $48,173 Depending on Level of Experience

General Purpose:

Performs a variety of entry level, technical duties as needed to assure compliance with established local, state and federal engineering construction standards; inspects and monitors work in progress related to private development and capital improvement projects

Supervision Received:

Works under the general supervision of the Public Works Superintendent.

Supervision Exercised:


Essential Functions:

Conducts routine and complex inspections monitoring public infrastructure and construction practices for a variety of public works projects related to general improvements to public right-of-ways such as earth work, signage, surfacing, and surface restoration, water and sewer lines and connections, manholes, storm drain structures, curb, gutter, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, water ways, etc.; approves continuance of work progress or issues "stop work" notices based upon compliance to standards and project specifications; performs final walk-through inspections with developers and contractors, completes "punch list" as needed to determine completion status of the project.


Coordinates “Joint Utilities Committee” as needed to coordinate involvement of local contractors, special districts, city departments and local utilities as needed to produce the most comprehensive view of planned public works developments; performs general engineering project management; discusses construction problems with contractor or personnel; evaluates scope of problem and determines alternative course(s) of action; exercises professional judgment where errors could produce costly consequences.


Monitors work performed in public right-of-ways by private contractors and utility companies to assure pedestrian and vehicle safety; ensures quality standards are achieved.


Assures the proper testing of locally manufactured materials; assures compliance with established specifications; monitors uniform testing procedures in basic materials such as earth work, aggregate production, asphalt, and concrete; initiates changes in procedures as needed.


Compiles statistical information; checks computations, structure lay-outs, and grades, disseminates and prepares incoming and outgoing correspondence; assures consistency between specifications and actual construction; prepares reports, maintains daily work log and diary; maintains bond records and processes special documents affecting bond releases, calculates bond development amounts, etc.


Conducts risk management inspections of public facilities to ensure compliance with established risk reduction and liability criteria.


Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education and Experience:
  1. Graduation from high school, plus, Two (2) years of specialized training in engineering methods and practices related to testing and compliance; provided through technical college, professional workshops or university studies;


  1. Two (2) years of responsible experience performing above or related duties;

  2. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
  1. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    Working knowledge of civil engineering testing methods, principles and practices and procedures; sampling and testing applications and procedures; construction methods and materials common to public works projects; engineering standards and codes; technical and practical design of public works systems; interpersonal communication skills; the use of a variety of technical engineering equipment and drafting tools; political, legal and governmental processes affecting various engineering programs and project management.

 Working skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving. Skill in the use compaction testing equipment, electronic locators, concrete testers, etc.


Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; read and interpret plans and specifications; visualize completed projects in planning stages and estimate the end results; estimate quantity of materials accurately; perform advanced mathematical calculations; develop and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, federal agencies, state agencies, local governments, subordinates, and the public.

  1. Special Qualifications:
    Must possess a valid Utah Drivers license.

Certification as a Public Works Inspector preferred.

System or Waste Water Operator Level II Certified preferred

  1. Work Environment:
    Tasks require a variety of physical activities not generally involving muscular strain.  Frequent physical activity related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and moderate lifting.  Essential functions require talking, hearing and seeing.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability and discriminating thinking.  Frequent travel required in course of performing portions of job functions.


Washington City provides full time employees with an excellent benefit package including a healthcare plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage), dental plan (no out of pocket expense for employee, out of pocket expense for dependents only), and a vision plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage). In addition, the City provides a $50,000 life insurance policy, AD&D, LTD, and an impressive retirement plan. Washington City also contributes 4.5% into a 401(K) plans for all eligible employees that are in the public employee fun. All benefits are effective on the1st day of work. The City also provides 12 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days per year plus vacation accruals.

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