City of Kyle Texas
  • 01-Jun-2018 to 01-Nov-2018 (CST)
  • Pub Wrks
  • Kyle, TX, USA
  • Rate: $21.65 to $27.06 Based on Experience
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

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GENERAL STATEMENT:

Under general supervision of the Public Works Director/Supervisor: plans, coordinates, and performs inspections pertaining to City water, wastewater, storm drain, road, and bridge construction on capital improvement projects, right of way inspections and projects associated with City development. Reviews construction plans for compliance with City and State requirements; provides technical assistance on inquiries from other departments; assists the department by keeping technical specifications and details current. Works under the strict guidelines of State, City, and local codes and specifications to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs inspections and testing on public works and utility projects for compliance with project specifications including but not limited to: roads, drainage structures, concrete work, road base, asphalt paving, chip seal, water and sewer facilities, treatment plants, wells, booster stations, main lines, service lines, laterals, and all items related to either road or utility construction.
  • Plans daily activities to allow time to check/inspect all assigned projects during a given workday. Assists other departments with information concerning updates and acceptance of projects.
  • Inspects construction sites for contractor/public safety and compliance. Inspects and observes construction materials and methods to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications and construction details at the construction site.
  • Manages quality control by checking for ADA compliance, performs visual inspection for faulty materials; inspects water mains, services and fire lines and wastewater mains, manholes, mandrels, and reclaimed water mains and services; oversees collection of bacteriological samples for the water line; completes a final walk-through and creates punch list for follow up work.
  • Coordinates and monitors materials and compliance testing; maintains a file on test and/or laboratory results.
  • Performs and/or requests as-builts surveys at appropriate phases of various types of projects.
  • Provides utility connection information to permit applicants.
  • Interprets specifications, blueprints and construction drawings.
  • Documents inspection activities by preparing reports and updates, filing submittals, correspondences and estimates, maintaining a daily detailed log, maintaining accurate field notes, preparing final as-builts, tracking contractor's time and measuring & calculating quantities for payment.
  • Generates documents daily and weekly via online project management module.
  • Field checks work in the public Right-of-Ways (ROW) for compliance with the ROW permits issued. Reviews traffic control plans associated with the ROW permits and field checks all work zones for proper installation and use of traffic control devices prior to work commencement.
  • Reviews plans for new construction and tentative improvements for the City's own plan review process.
  • Aids others in department by providing information, as to survey mapping and computer aided design drafting. Communicates with personnel and others by working with developers, contractors, suppliers and engineering departments, responding to complaints, advising the public of work delays, handling disputes, and communicating with staff.
  • Interprets, explains and enforces city policies and procedures regarding technical standards, specifications, and ordinances.
  • May be subject to call-outs during after-hours and/or emergency events as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
  • Performs all other duties as duly assigned.

Community Relations

o Maintains desired working relationship with Public Works Director, Public Works Personnel & the City Manager.

o Works cooperatively with community groups.

o Provides support to all city department programs and/or activities as needed.

o Actively participates in creating and providing desired service levels to the citizens of Kyle and non-citizens within the City of Kyle.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to:

- Read and interpret engineering drawings/specifications and compare them to work in progress, in order to verify compliance.

- Use rudimentary algebra, geometry, and basic math including fractions, percentages, ratios, etc.

- Determine defects in construction and recommend solutions to bring project into compliance. Ability to interpret testing results to aid in this endeavor.

- Assist with survey of existing topography for public works, water and sewer project designs. Operate various types of surveying equipment.

- Perform materials testing and sampling, proctors and density testing.

- Discuss appropriate construction methods with contractors, contractor's employees and City staff.

Knowledge of:

- Applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes, ordinances, statutes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

- TMUTCD and City specs/standards and the practical application of these principles.

- Construction practices, materials, details, specifications, symbols, terminology and codes, and inspection procedures.

- Public Works and underground utility construction.

- All applicable construction safety requirements.

Skill in:

- Written and verbal communications

- Work zone safety

- Analyzing data and drawing valid conclusions

- Computer operations and basic computer skills to include Microsoft Office.

- Conducting research and providing meaningful results.

- Assist in resolving engineering, construction and safety issues.

- Algebra, geometry and basic math including fractions, percentages, ratios, etc.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  •  High School Graduate or Equivalent, competent training and certification from a technical or vocational school and two (2) years field experience in municipal public works or private utility/road construction/inspection; or equivalent combination of training and/or experience which evidences a comprehensive knowledge of required job duties and expectations.
  • Must possess a valid Texas's Driver's License and be eligible for coverage under the Kyle vehicle insurance provider.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, both a class "C" Water Distribution License and a Wastewater Collections II License within three years of hire.

 

To perform to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Anyone who poses a direct threat to the health and safety of himself/herself or to others in the workplace will be deemed not qualified for this position.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here 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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hand and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl ; talk; hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and climb or balance. This classification requires agility and balance to use ladders for accessing excavations, ability to negotiate uneven and steep terrain, must be able to be mobile in partially constructed foundations and other construction spaces, ability to enter and be mobile in manholes, and other confined spaces. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Any corrective eyewear required while operating a motor vehicle must be worn at all times while working.

Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 regularly exposed to high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; explosives; risk of radiation and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

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This position description has been prepared to assist in defining job responsibilities, physical demands, and skills needed. It is not intended as a complete list of job duties, responsibilities, and/or essential functions as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This description is no intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The City of Kyle retains and reserves any or all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete, from any section of this document as it deems, in its judgment, to be proper.

City of Kyle Texas
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