Construction Inspector I, II

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General Duties 

Ideal Candidate

Are you a self-starter with great attention to detail? Are you a highly skilled Construction Inspector who has experience in performing complex construction work? If so, we would like to hear from you.

We also welcome veteran or transitioning military.  Consider joining a team of hardworking employees who work to protect and preserve water, one of our most valuable natural resources.  The experience you’ve gained during your service can continue to positively impact the world with a career at Otay.

The Otay Water District offers excellent benefits, a balanced work/life environment and is a leader in the industry.

About the Position and Department

This position may be appointed at either level depending upon qualifications and experience.  The Construction Inspector is part of the Engineering Department and reports directly to the Field Services Manager.  This position is a member of a dedicated, service-oriented team where collaboration and leadership are promoted at all levels.  The position performs field inspection of construction work related to water, recycled water, and wastewater systems for compliance with approved plans, specifications, District rules and regulations.

The Engineering Department is responsible for the Planning, Budgeting, Design and Construction of all Otay Water District Facilities as well as the administration of all developer and new customer construction and service applications.  The Department has a staff of 29 employees.

Applications will be accepted until there are a sufficient number of highly qualified applicants from which to make a selection.  However, for the earliest consideration, please submit your application materials by October 2, 2022.  For information on the recruitment process, please go to the Employment section of our website or click here.


Examples of Duties 

Both Levels include:

Accepts, rejects, observes, and reports on the installation of District equipment and facilities.
Coordinates projects with the District’s Operations Department, contractor, and Project Manager.
Advises the contractor regarding work or materials that deviate from plans and specifications and reports discrepancies to supervisor.
Reviews survey data to assure line, grade, and locations have been properly established and followed by contractors.
Reports possible violations of traffic control, trench shoring, CAL/OSHA, and other safety regulations at job sites.
Maintains records of inspection activities performed including red-line drawings.
Improves work processes and writes guidelines to document processes.
Prepares daily and monthly typed reports.
Facilitates required testing.  Reports testing results to developers, contractors, and required District staff.
Operates District vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
Conducts project pre-construction meetings for CIP and developer projects.
Plan checks and inspects developer projects ensuring compliance with the plans, specifications, Code of Ordinances, and District Standards. Provides quality control review of contracted plan reviews.
Recommends substantial completion acceptance and final acceptance of the project.
Identifies and recommends opportunities for improvement.
Participates, provides recommendations, prepares documents for, and attends SDWAS meetings as directed.
Assist with construction project budget preparation, inspection estimates, budget maintenance and revisions.
Creates and develops potable and recycled mainline shutdown plans for Operations in relation to construction projects.

Additionally, the Construction Inspector II may assist with the following duties:

Oversees various tests on pipelines and other facilities.
Verifies progress pay estimates and change orders.
Inspects all sizes and types of water, wastewater, recycled water facility, and pipeline construction projects.

To see the complete job descriptions go to the Employment section of our website or click here.   

Required Licenses and/or Certifications 

Both Levels require a valid California Class C Driver’s License and safe driving record.

Construction Inspector I:

State of California Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Operator Grade 1, within two years of hire date.
A valid Cross Connection Control Specialist Certificate issued by the American Water Works Association or American Backflow Prevention Association, within two years of hire date.

Construction Inspector II:

State of California Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Operator Grade 2 within two years of hire date.
A valid Cross Connection Control Specialist Certificate issued by the American Water Works Association or American Backflow Prevention Association, within two years of hire date.
Minimum Experience, Education, and Training Requirements 

Construction Inspector I Experience:

One (1) year of journey-level experience in inspection, preferably of infrastructures, or two (2) years of construction work experience, including interpreting construction plans and specifications of infrastructure/facilities, preferably of potable water, recycled water, or wastewater systems.

Construction Inspector II Experience:

Two (2) years of journey-level experience inspecting and documenting the construction of infrastructures/facilities preferably in the area of potable water, recycled water, and wastewater.

Education for both Levels:

High School diploma or G.E.D. An Associates Degree in a related field desirable.

This position will be subject to random drug testing during  employment.  

This is an hourly, non-exempt position.

Otay Water District is a Smoking, Tobacco and Nicotine Free Campus. 

All Otay Water District employees are at-will pursuant to California Water Code, Section 71362. 

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