Landscape Inspector

  • CITY OF EL PASO, TX
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Aug 29, 2019
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $32,893.11 - $52,557.44 Annually

Job Description

Requirements

Candidate must have aHigh School diploma or General Education Development (GED), plustwo (2) years of landscaping, irrigation systems installation or horticulture trades experience.

Licenses and Certificates :Valid registration as a Licensed Irrigation Inspector in Texas or equivalent transferable from another state within, six (6) months following appointment. Valid Texas Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent from another state by the time of appointment.

General Purpose

Under general supervision, conduct field inspections of construction projects to enforce compliance with municipal, state and national landscaping and allied irrigation codes and regulations, and adherence to City approved plans, specifications and standards.

Typical Duties

Examine new or existing landscape sites and irrigations systems prior to, during various phases and at completion of installation, repairs or modification to ensure trades work and materials conform to prescribed quality and safety standards.Involves:Schedule initial and follow-up inspections.Investigate or refer complaints to supervisor as instructed.Verify contractors are licensed and possess required permits, issuing them as authorized.Review design plans and specifications and notify property owners and contractors of violations or unacceptable layouts, materials and equipment.Check irrigation system components including, but not limited to, water distribution lines, sprinkler heads, valves, pumps, nozzles and backflow devices for defects such as uneven water distribution, improper drainage, leaks, pitting, corrosion or cracking.Calculate factors such as water flow, level and pressure requirements and limits using established formulas and compare results to standards references.Inspect plants, trees and shrubs for size, quantity, location, suitability, general health and appearance.Interpret and explain code and design requirements and restrictions and suggest corrective measures and time limits.

Monitor construction of complex City managed facilities, parks and project plans, design and calculations, and monitor compliance with complex technical codes, ordinances, rules and regulations. Involves: Prepare draft design drawings and sketches regarding construction or installation work required. Conduct inspection of construction sites projects during all construction phases to verify conformance to technical code and ordinances, federal and city regulations. Enforce safety rules and regulations.

Perform related incidental duties contributing to the realization of unit or team objectives as required.Includes: Maintain awareness of changes in landscaping and irrigation trades technology and codes. Substitute for supervisor or coworkers as qualified and within authorized limits by carrying out specified functions to maintain continuity of ordinary operations, if delegated. Provide designated support for projects or activities overseen by higher graded non-supervisory personnel as instructed. Explain and demonstrate work performed to assist supervisor in orienting and training less knowledgeable employees. Engage in assignments pertaining to functions of other positions for training purposes under close supervision. Log activities, and prepare, maintain and submit recurring or special activity status and results reports using personal computer. Keep tools, equipment and work area orderly, safe and clean.

General Information

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Salary Range: $15.81 - $22.90 per hour.
The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.

Test Information: An evaluation of education and experience will be conducted on qualified applicants.

Note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University, or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources Department.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.
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