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City of Tacoma WA Construction Inspector, Tacoma Water in Tacoma, Washington

Position Description Tacoma Water is recruiting to create a civil service list for Construction Inspector that will be used to fill vacancies at Tacoma Water for one year. Construction Inspectors at Tacoma Water inspect potable water system installation and maintenance, construction of main replacement projects, private contracts, public road projects, various other potable water related infrastructure construction and Tacoma Water projects to ensure adherence to project drawings, specifications, budget, and applicable laws and guidelines. Construction Inspectors work independently and need to be self-directed and highly motivated. Successful candidates will be resilient, work effectively with contractors, and work collaboratively with various stakeholders on project construction, communicate effectively to work out conflicting interests in project construction, track and record budget items and project progress, conduct various forms of testing, complete acceptance and closeout documentation. Inspectors are responsible for understanding and making minor modifications to engineered drawings and survey information. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: * * * Graduation from high school or equivalent supplemented by college-level courses related to inspection work; * Three years' experience in field or office engineering work involving construction phase reviews; LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS * Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. * Water Distribution Manager II certification from Washington State Department of Health or completion of Tacoma Water's Joint Apprenticeship Training (JATC) highly desired. Knowledge & Skills * Water system construction and operation. * MS Office products like Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. * Theory and operation of water supply and distribution systems. * Construction specifications and plans. * Regulations related to public works, water systems, underground power and street lighting construction by contract. * Underground construction to include underground utilities. * Grading operations and the preparation of sub-grades. * Basic principles and practices of engineering. * Inspection and testing techniques related to weights and measuring devices. * Technical aspects of field of specialty. * Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. * Methods, equipment and materials used in construction inspection. * Record-keeping techniques. * Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. * Read, prepare and understand engineering plans and specifications. * Perform construction inspections and tests. * Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. * Meet schedules and time lines. * Learn to interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. * Understand, follow and provide verbal and written directions. * Work independently with little direction. * Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Marisa Tetreault; if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. *Tacoma Water Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems. We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices. We provide direct service to more than 300,000 people throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water. If you share our values of safety, customer-driven, employee invested, stewardship and adaptability, we are looking for you! *Apply All interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Cover letter is optional. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions scored. Applicants must receive a passing score to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Applicants whose experience and training most closely reflect the needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and the Local 17. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before 4pm on the closing date. Salary: $35.66 - $45.50 Hourly Location: Tacoma, WA Job Type: Classified Department: Water Job Number: 2016-21A Closing: 6/28/2021 5:00 PM Pacific Agency: City of Tacoma Address: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764 Phone: 253-591-5400 Website: