• American Public Works Association
  • $66,620.00 - 123,780.00 / Year *
  • 12114 9th St, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Full-Time

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Public Works Department
Salary: Inspector: $57,318 - $69,671/year Senior: $63,017 - $76,598/year

Do you have an engineering, construction or traffic design background? Do you have proven experience conducting construction inspections? The City of Ventura is accepting applications for a Construction Inspector/Senior Construction Inspector vacancy on our collaborative Construction Services team in the Public Works Department. To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, apply online at by the 4/1/2019 filing deadline!
To learn more about the City of Ventura's Public Works Department, visit

Under general supervision, inspects the quality of work and materials used in a variety of public works construction projects consisting of a combination of both Capital Improvement Projects (City projects) and private Development Projects. The Construction Inspector ensures conformance with plans, specifications and departmental regulations.
This flexibly staffed position may be filled at either the Inspector or Senior Inspector level depending on the qualifications of the applicant and the staffing needs of the City.
An eligibility list is being established to fill the current full-time vacancy as well as future vacancies.

Is an energetic, organized individual with excellent customer service and public relation skills
Has a well-rounded background of public works experience
Has construction inspection experience
Works effectively with a variety of people, including the public, contractors, and other City staff
Maintains a calm composure while responding to people who may be upset, irate or frustrated
Demonstrates outstanding verbal and oral communication skills

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Reviews plans and specifications of assigned public works construction project with construction supervisor; attends pre-construction meetings. Inspects materials for identification as conforming to specifications. Inspects adjacent properties for damage from construction activity. Inspects projects for conformance for storm water pollution control plan. Inspects various structures such as utilities, streets, sidewalks, gutters, traffic and street lights, and other off-site construction. Checks line, grade, size, elevation, and location of structures for conformance with specifications and regulations. Takes samples of materials for examination or analysis by laboratories. Analyzes test results on soils and concrete. Oversees consultants performing field tests.
Monitors public works construction projects during progress and upon completion to ensure conformance with plans and specifications. Records amounts of materials used and work performed. Performs traffic control inspections to ensure a safe work area for the contractor and residents. Manages the completion of project record drawings. Prepares daily activity records, pay estimates for additional work performed by contractors, and reports for progress payments. Monitors contractor staffing for labor compliance to ensure State and Federal regulations are met. Coordinates with other City departments to progress work and to collaborate when construction issues arise.
Inspects private development construction work, including traffic control, concrete forms placement, reinforcing steel and fencing, and placement, consolidation, and curing of concrete; enforces compliance with plans, specifications, City standards and proper construction practices for work such as installation of water lines, sewer, utility conduits, landscape improvements, construction of storm drains, culverts, flood control channels, catch basins, junction structures, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, and streets; stipulates correction and repairs necessary before final acceptance is made; insures proper placement and maintenance of signs, barricades and warning devices; recommends to supervisor acceptance of public improvements in completed private developments.
Confers with property owners regarding project schedule, hazards and inconvenience. Investigates public complaints. Coordinates work with other City departments, geo-technical and environmental firms, other agencies, utility companies and contractors. Locates other utility structures for work sites. Schedules service interruptions with least interference and inconvenience to affected properties.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

License: Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required.

Construction Inspector: A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to completion of high school and two years of sub-professional engineering experience or four years experience in heavy construction, wet utility construction, or traffic design and implementation. Some public works construction inspection experience is desirable.
Senior Construction Inspector: In addition, supplemental specialized training and 18 months of experience comparable to that of a Construction Inspector with the City of Ventura are required. An Associate of Arts degree in engineering materials and design is desirable. Experience as a construction foreman or superintendent is desirable.

To view benefits, please visit our website at .

Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is online and you are highly encouraged to apply at If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) ###-#### during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) ###-####, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; P.O. Box 99; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from You may also view notices send to you by the City in the \"My Applications\" tab at
Department Selection Interview
A select number of candidates will be invited to a department selection interview being held in April 2019, date to be determined.

Associated topics: compliance, construction, health, inspector surveyor, instrument, land, osha, rodman, surveyor, violation

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.