The City of Centennial, Colorado is an organization driven to quality products and outcomes while adhering to sound fiscal practices and efficient provision of services. We seek to attract and retain the best staff to assist us in this mission and, in return, foster a culture which supports all employees using their talents every day to do what they do best. A winner of the 2017 and 2018 Gallup Great Workplace Award and named a 2017 Workplace Achiever by the Denver Post, we are proud to embody the link between highly engaged workforce and excellence in business outcomes. We are an innately collaborative culture dedicated to talents and focused on results.
Under supervision, performs inspections of City projects. Inspects capital improvement, commercial, industrial and subdivision projects to ensure compliance with codes, ordinances, regulations, plans and specifications. Prepares reports, maintains inspection records, confers with contractors, reviews material tests and responds to citizen complaints or inquiries on construction problems.
ESSENTIAL REQUIRED TASKS/EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
The following statements are illustrative of the essential duties of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The City of Centennial retains the right to modify or change the essential and additional functions of the job at any time.
Documents, monitors, and takes appropriate action regarding public and contractor safety.
Inspects and maintains records for concrete and asphalt construction (streets, sidewalks) related to developments in the city right-of-ways.
Contacts citizens and resolves complaints/concerns about construction projects in the city.
Inspects adjacent properties for damage from construction activity, documents, and takes action.
Confers with property owners regarding project schedule, hazards and inconveniences.
Schedules and runs pre-construction meetings prior to permit release.
Coordinates project status and needs with internal and external stakeholders.
Schedules service interruption with least interference and least inconvenience to property owners.
Reviews plans and specifications of assigned project with members of the Public Works and Community Development Departments.
Inspects materials for identification as conforming to specifications.
Schedules routine field tests.
Observes and properly documents work during progress.
Conducts preliminary and final inspections of constructed projects and ensures all punch list items are completed prior to project closeout.
Checks line, grade, size, elevation and location of improvements.
Reviews and maintains all material testing logs and batch tickets.
Maintains project status tracking database.
Administers Public Improvement Agreements to include release of developer contributions.
Reviews applications and issues development permits
Ensures as-built drawings are accurately maintained and submitted at project completion
Recommends probationary and final acceptance of projects to City Staff.
Works with the Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority (SEMSWA) to ensure erosion control, drainage, and stormwater concerns are communicated and addressed.
Performs QA/QC duties for the City's Public Works services.
Other duties as assigned.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment connected to the position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Requires knowledge of principles, methods, materials, equipment and safety hazards of horizontal construction, as well as ability to identify construction defects and faults.
Requires a solid knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of local government operations; a solid knowledge of the functions of the City's Community Development and Public Works Departments and an ability to apply that knowledge.
Requires ability to explain in layman's terms, both verbally and in writing, technical information.
Ability to obtain information and utilize this information to prepare written documents that are clear, concise, courteous, and within accepted grammatical standards.
Ability to use and apply technology.
Requires the ability to establish and conduct verbal communications through speaking, talking, and hearing; efficiently and effectively deals with constant interruptions and requests for assistance; effectively prioritizes work efforts to separate tasks that are urgent in nature and deal with them immediately and schedule the remaining requests for subsequent resolution while continuing to work on the task at hand.
Requires knowledge of OSHA and ADA standards and ability to identify and eliminate deficiencies.
Requires solid knowledge of current events of the City including proposed developments, neighborhood issues/concerns, and ongoing and proposed City projects.
Requires solid interpersonal, oral, and written skills, the ability to effectively interact and communicate with individuals of varying social, cultural, economic, professional, and educational backgrounds including the ability to act with tact, good judgment and discretion; the ability to effectively work with individuals who may be angry or skeptical, argumentative, or disagreeable; the ability to effectively work with individuals under stressful conditions; and the ability to maintain the confidentiality of matters as appropriate.
Requires the ability to conduct problem solving by gathering data and facts, analyzing information, and making recommendations for resolution of problems.
Requires the ability to read and understand written materials including, but not limited to, City codes and ordinances, general planning, and civil engineering procedures and guidelines and other reference materials; and the skill and ability to apply the knowledge and information gained from these materials to effectively perform the essential functions of the position.
Requires knowledge of traffic control principles and regulations during construction.
Ability to understand and interpret engineering plans and specifications, and to prepare accurate engineering records.
Ability to deal firmly and tactfully with contractors, engineers and property owners.
Ability to track and manage a large number of construction projects.
Possession of a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (G.E.D.) and/or an Associate's degree
Three (3) years sub professional engineering, including construction inspection experience; or
Three (3) years skilled construction experience including some trenching, soils compaction and structure placement experience and preferably including some construction inspection experience.
CDOT Construction Inspector Certification, APWA Certified Public Inspector, or similar inspector certifications are ideal.
JOB ELEMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this job, with or without accommodation.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods, talk and hear. The employee is required to use hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
This position requires moderate physical work, with occasional lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds and/or up to 20 pounds frequently.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus with an emphasis on ability to view a computer screen for long periods, with periodic breaks.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed primarily in an office setting with in-person and telephone contacts and may involve frequent interruptions. The noise level in the work environment is generally moderate. Work may require attendance at evening or weekend meetings.
Work is also performed outside, where there may be adverse weather (heat/cold), high traffic areas with excessive noise, vehicle fumes, in trenches doing excavations in dusty conditions.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Equipment Used/Required Frequently operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy/fax machine, and computer printer. Ability and license to operate a passenger vehicle is required.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
About City of Centennial
Located in the south metro Denver area, the City of Centennial, Colorado, is home to 109,000 residents. As one of the safest cities in Colorado, Centennial has something for everyone, offering open-space, distinctive recreational activities and advanced business opportunities.The award winning Littleton Public Schools and Cherry Creek School District are the top school districts in the state and serve the residents of Centennial. In 2014, USA Today and Money Magazine ranked Centennial among the "Best Places to Live" in America. The City is known as an innovative leader in successfully using both public and private partnerships to provide high quality and cost effective municipal services to our community and businesses.