Hourly - Construction Inspector I, II, III (KR-380-21E) Various

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Various (please refer to job posting), California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $34.07 - $51.56 Hourly USD

Job Description



invites applications for the position of:

Hourly - Construction Inspector



These positions may occasionally require work during holidays, weekends, night or evening hours.

To perform field inspections of construction projects.

Under general supervision from a Supervising Construction Inspector, the incumbent will be involved in driving to various construction sites to inspect the excavation of trenches, installation of various sizes and types of sewer pipe, backfilling of trenches, construction of standard manhole structures and special reinforced concrete structures, restoration of surfaces and existing improvements for conformance with plans; specifications, safety orders, codes, permits and general requirements of other agencies; inspecting the fabrication of pipes and other specialized materials; inspecting or assisting others in the inspection of landfill construction, treatment plant construction, buildings, welds, masonry, mechanical or electrical work; identifying design conflicts and making recommendations; coordinating construction and inspection activities with contractors and other agencies; interprets and explains relevant codes, ordinances, regulations and Districts standards; receiving and reviewing approved submittals; attending preconstruction meetings; keeping a daily log of construction activities and preparing status reports; interacting with contractors, engineers, and the general public; conducting safety meetings; and performing related duties as required.

This job may be filled at any level. CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR I is the first working level class in the series. Incumbents perform increasingly more complex pipe manufacture and sewer line construction inspection and assist in the inspection of treatment plant or pumping plant construction. CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR II is the intermediate level class of the series. Incumbents perform inspections of moderate difficulty with occasional instruction or assistance. CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR III is the journey level class of the series in which incumbents perform moderately difficult inspections of sewer line construction, treatment plant and pumping plant construction, and assist in the more complex inspection tasks of treatment plant and pumping plant construction. This class differs from the Construction Inspector II class by the greater technical knowledge required, the greater independence of action and the greater complexity of the projects assigned. Note: Candidates selected as CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR III will be eligible for monthly employee benefits. For more information on the monthly employee benefits click HERE .

  • Proficient using computers and computer software in particular Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Construction Technology coursework.
  • Two (2) or more years of electrical inspection experience.
  • Experience with pressure face tunneling.


Candidates must possess: A valid California Class C driver license -AND- for CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR I: an ACI Concrete Field Technician Grade 1 Certificate; for CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR II: an ACI Concrete Field Technician Grade 1 Certificate -AND- two years of experience as a Construction Inspector I with the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, -OR- two years of equivalent construction inspection experience; for CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR III, an ACI Concrete Field Technician Grade 1 Certificate -AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: Special Inspector certification as Reinforced Concrete, Prestressed Concrete, Structural Masonry, Structural Steel and Bolting, Structural Welding, Soils, or Commercial Electrical issued by the International Code Council (ICC), a Coating Inspector Program (CIP) - Level 3 Peer Review Coating Inspector certification issued by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), or a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification issued by the American Welding Society (AWS) -AND- two years of experience as a Construction Inspector II with the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, -OR- two years of equivalent construction inspection experience; FOR ALL CLASSES: College coursework in Construction Technology or a closely related program may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.


The competitive selection process for ALL CLASSES: may cover a knowledge of : Techniques and methods of general construction and maintenance trades; construction safety practices and principles including shoring, confined space entry and traffic control safety. The ability to : Read and interpret various building codes, plans, specifications, blueprints, survey documents, and legal descriptions; prepare and maintain construction notes; prepare reports; communicate clearly both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with Districts staff, contractors and the public; inspect construction work and materials for quality and adherence to plans and specifications. In addition to the above, the CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR II AND III levels, may cover a knowledge of : Technical aspects of concrete mixing, forming, placing, curing, finishing, and testing; placement and support of form work and reinforcing steel; masonry, welding, trench excavation, shoring, and backfill; pavement placement and finishing; soil types and compaction; construction equipment and material; surveying principles; applicable safety rules and regulations. The ability to : Read and comprehend plans and specifications; conduct inspections of a wide variety of complex construction projects which include pipe construction, mechanical equipment installation, sewer, pumping plant and wastewater treatment plant construction, and material fabrication; exercise sound judgment in responding to contractors, Districts staff and the public.


This posting will remain open until current vacancy is filled and is subject to closure without notice.


Please apply online at www.lacsd.org within the application period. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or online application. Check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications may be sent via email. Please make sure that your registered email address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add info@governmentjobs.com to your contact list.

Selection Process:
Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and/or coursework.
  • Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to the written examination.
  • The selection process will consist of a written test weighted at 40%, and an interview weighted at 60%.
  • Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process.

Applications can now be completed and submitted online through the Sanitation Districts' website at www.lacsd.org . Please click on the "Employment Opportunities" link. By using the online application system you will receive confirmation via e-mail that your application was received for this position. If you do not have Internet access, you may submit a complete paper application within the application period shown above to the Employment Services Section (Joint Administration Office, Room 109). All applications will be reviewed to determine if the conditions and qualifications for testing are met.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply.

To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts converts waste in to resources, please visit the following video:

Converting Waste Into Resources

(Effective January 1, 2022)

Full-time Hourly employees belong to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Most new hires will be enrolled in the defined benefit formula of 2% @ 62 in accordance with the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and are required to contribute to the plan ( Effective July 1, 2021 the required contribution will be 7%) . Those who qualify based on current or previous public service may be enrolled in the defined benefit formula in place on December 31, 2012, which was 2% @ 55 and are considered “classic” members. For “classic” members, the Districts pay the “employee share.” In accordance with the current employee unit agreements, “classic” members will be required to contribute ½% of their total CalPERS reportable compensation toward the Unfunded Accrued Liability (UAL) if the District’s employer CalPERS cost (as published in the CalPERS Actual Variation Report), as a percentage of payroll, is 25% or greater. If the cost is 30% or greater, the contribution from “classic” members will be 1%. On July 1, 2021, all “classic” members will remain required to contribute ½% of their total CalPERS reportable compensation toward the UAL. Please contact the Human Resources Department for more information regarding contribution rates.

Employees enrolled i n CalPERS may sign up for their choice of medical plan. The Districts contribute up to $719.78 per month for coverage of the employee only. Each employee has the option of purchasing additional medical insurance coverage for family members, through payroll deductions. For other types of insurance coverage such as life, dental or long-term disability, employees may want to consider obtaining their own policies until such benefits are provided after conversion to monthly employment status as described below and in the attached document.

All new employees have a percentage of their earnings deducted for Medicare coverage as required by federal law. However, employees enrolled in CalPERS are exempt from FICA, the 6.2% federal Social Security tax. In addition, the Districts do not participate in the State Disability Insurance program.

All employees accrue vacation hours based on the time worked in a calendar year. Vacation hours earned in one year may be used on or after January 1 of the next year. This paid time off may be used to cover absences for reasons such as illness or holidays not worked. Effective July 1, 2015, California's Paid Sick Leave law requires the Districts' to provide paid sick leave to employees. The Districts' will provide each employee with 3 days or 24 hours of paid sick leave upon hire.

Full-time Hourly Employees may be granted a 5.5% salary step increase after working 1,000 hours with a performance evaluation rating of competent or higher. Additional step increases may be granted if the employee is rated as competent or higher after each additional 2,000 hours of work until they reach the equivalent of the top step of the salary range for their classification. Hourly Employees may apply for a “promotional” monthly status job in a different classification after 12 months of service, and may be converted in-place to monthly status on the first of the month following 18 months of full-time Districts service.

  • Flexible work schedules (e.g. 9/80 schedule) depending on the worksite.
  • Clear policies and procedures.
  • Health and safety programs.
  • A rewarding career contributing to society and the environment.
  • Carpool opportunities with monetary incentives depending on the worksite.

More detailed benefits information can be found here: Districts Benefits

NOTE: The provisions of this posting do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this posting may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Updated: January 10, 2022

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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