To inspect workmanship and materials used in the offsite electrical construction work of a variety of public and private projects to insure conformance with applicable laws, ordinances, standards, plans, specifications and departmental regulations.
This is the advanced journey level of the Electrical Construction Inspector series. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower class of Electrical Construction Inspector II, or, when filled from the outside, require prior electrical construction inspection experience. This class may be distinguished from the next lower level of Electrical Construction Inspector II by the level of difficulty and complexity of work performed.
Positions in this class require the frequent use of a high degree of independent judgement in making decisions in accordance with established rules and procedures. Incumbents may provide lead field supervision and training to assigned personnel.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
General supervision is provided by a higher level position. Assignments of the Electrical Construction Inspector II/III may require the indirect or direct supervision of lower level Electrical Construction Inspector positions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Inspect materials and construction workmanship for City capital improvement and private projects to insure compliance with the contract documents. Observe work during progress and upon completion. Inspection shall include checking lines, grade, size and location of facilities for conformance with city standards and regulations.
- Be familiar with City Standard Specifications, project plans and specifications, and Operation and Maintenance requirements to insure project is properly constructed in accordance with all City requirements.
- Prepare documentation and reports in accordance with city standard construction management and inspection procedures.
- Oversee the performance and be knowledgeable of field tests.
- Inspect adjacent properties for damage from construction activity.
- Confer with property owners regarding project schedule, hazards, and inconvenience.
- Coordinate work with other city departments and utilities.
- Prepare necessary correspondence to the contractor regarding contract requirements.
- Prepare as-built plans for completed projects.
- Review and monitor construction schedule to insure construction is progressing in accordance with contract requirements.
- Perform estimates and documentation of work complete for progress payments.
- Supervise construction inspectors according to project requirements.
- Audit field performance of inspectors to confirm accuracy of inspection and conformance with contract provisions, plans, specifications, sound construction practices, and appropriate regulations and rules relative to public construction projects.
- Interpret and explain project plans and specifications.
- Confer with inspectors and others concerning contract disputes or problems.
- Provide reports as required concerning inspection work construction progress and other matters concerning construction.
- Train new inspectors, investigate complaints, and inspect the more difficult and complex phases of construction.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Materials, methods, regulations and requirements relative to the construction of electrical and related facilities associated with city street, park, utility and related projects.
- Defects and faults in electrical construction installations.
- Tools, surveying instruments and equipment used in construction of city projects.
- Basic mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
- Applicable laws, regulations, codes and departmental policies governing the construction of assigned projects.
- Principles of supervision and training.
- Construction management and inspection requirements in construction of complex electrical and related projects and federally funded jobs.
- Understand and interpret electrical engineering and related plans and specifications and to prepare accurate engineering records.
- Deal firmly and tactfully with contractors, engineers, and property owners.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
- Ability to use computer programs applicable to the work.
- Detect and locate faulty materials and workmanship and to determine the stage of construction during which defects are most easily found and remedied.
- Perform the entire range of electrical construction inspection activities with a minimum of supervision.
- Detect and locate faulty electrical and related materials and workmanship and determine the stage of construction that defects are most found and remedied.
- Prepare and maintain records, drawings, and reports related to electrical construction and related activities.
- Ability to use a high degree of independent judgement in making decision in accordance with established rules and procedures.
- Supervise and train assigned subordinates.
Experience and Education:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be three years of electrical construction inspection experience.
PROOF OF EDUCATION
Should the combination of experience/education you are using to qualify for this position include education, then proof of said education such as but not limited to university/college transcripts, certificates, and degrees must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the final filing deadline. If submitting via fax/email, please include your name and Job # 016041-20-PW on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.
An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted by the final filing deadline.
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Loss of the Class C License is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.