Inspector - Engineering Services

  • City of Auburn, AL
  • Auburn, Alabama
  • Aug 30, 2019
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering Public Works
  • Salary: $4,074.13 - $4,864.72 Monthly

Job Description


This position is responsible for the inspection of City infrastructure.


Inspects and tests new and existing water lines. (20%)
o Performs pressure testing.
o Disinfects new mains.
o Performs bacterial sampling of new mains.
o Inspects the construction of water valves and fire hydrants.
o Inspects taps to active water mains.

Inspects new and existing sewer lines and manholes. (20%)
o Performs mandrel tests on PVC lines and flash ductile lines.
o Inspects new taps.
o Performs pressure tests on new lines.
o Performs vacuum tests on manholes.
o Inspects active sewer taps.

Inspects storm drains. (20%)
o Inspects the construction of new storm drains.
o Checks grades.
o Inspects new inlets, junction boxes and head walls.

Inspects new street construction. (20%)
o Inspects curb and gutter, sidewalks, and driveway turnouts.
o Performs proof rolls on subgrades and base materials.
o Measures temperature, thickness and quality of asphalt during paving process.
o Ensures compliance with ADA requirements.

Performs other inspection duties. (10%)
o Performs annual detention pond inspections.
o Performs final inspections on sites and develops punch lists for contractors.
o Performs erosion control inspections.

Performs related duties. (10%)
o Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance.
o Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions.
o Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues.
o Performs other duties as assigned.


• Knowledge of construction methods, materials and equipment.
• Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, City ordinances, and department policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of civil engineering practices.
• Knowledge of City geography and road systems.
• Knowledge of various measurement and other tools used in the inspection process.
• Knowledge of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
• Knowledge of work zone safety principles.
• Skill in reading and interpreting maps, plans and blueprints.
• Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.
• Skill in the operation of job-related testing equipment.
• Skill in performing mathematical calculations.
• Skill in decision making and problem solving.
• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
• Skill in oral and written communication.
• Ability to work cooperatively with others.


The Inspection Manager- Engineering Services assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include City ordinances; standards, specifications and details; accepted surveying and engineering practices; department and City policies and procedures; and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statements. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.


• The work consists of varied inspection duties. Inclement weather and heavy traffic contribute to the complexity of the position.
• The purpose of this position is to inspect new and existing City infrastructure. Success in this position contributes to safe, well maintained and operational City infrastructure.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, contractors, and members of the general public.
• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.


• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, crouching or walking. The employee frequently lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and heavy objects weighing 24 pounds or more, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, climbs ladders, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
• The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, and irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.




• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education; and
• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain Grade I Water Certification within one year.
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain QCI Certification within one year.
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.