Senior Inspector - Las Vegas Valley Water District

Senior Inspector (2 VACANCIES) Job Type: Regular

Open Date: 08/04/22 Primary Recruiter: Maria Ubaldo Close Date: 09/01/22 at 12 a.m. Compensation: $36.87 per hour Level ID: 3442 Construction Mgmt Support Team 2 Location: Molasky Corporate Center HOURS OF WORK: 4/10’s, 6:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-Th The ideal candidate for this position would demonstrate proficiency in using construction management applications and other electronic tools daily for reporting purposes; exhibit outstanding written and verbal communication skills, thereby maintaining an excellent working relationship with a variety of internal and external customers; and demonstrate the ability to manage inspection services on multiple contracts and in various stages of construction. INTRODUCTION: Human Resources will screen applications and supplemental questionnaires. Candidates possessing the strongest skills and experience for this position will be forwarded to the hiring department for further evaluation and to determine who will be invited to the formal interview process. The candidate hired will be required to pass a drug screening, background check and may be required to pass a job-related physical evaluation. GENERAL PURPOSE Under general supervision, performs detailed complex inspections of multi-disciplined public works, waterworks and utility construction projects; integrates plans, details and specifications to ensure construction and contract compliance; prepares project inspection reports; assists in the change order process; meets with contractors and/or engineers and attends design reviews, preconstruction, and progress meetings, including construction affecting transmission system rights-of-way; monitors and inspects construction activities within rights-of-way to ensure that transmission lines, fiber optic and telemetry cable, cathodic protection equipment and other structures are not damaged and proper grade level separations are maintained; travels pipeline inspection routes; and performs related duties as assigned. DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Laws, statutes, codes and ordinances governing public works construction projects involving water facility construction including American Concrete Institute (ACI), National Electric Code (NEC), American Water Works Association (AWWA), American Society for Testing and Material Standards (ASTM), other federal, state, county and city regulations and applicable District and Bureau of Reclamation standards, requirements and procedures; common engineering construction principles, methods and techniques; proper usage of construction materials and equipment; water system operation, installation and applicable District procedures; safety requirements and procedures pertaining to work practices; theories, principles and practices of engineering, hydraulics, electronics and chemistry at a level applicable to assigned duties; engineering mathematics, including algebra, geometry and trigonometry; asphalt paving and structural concrete; pump and motor operation; surveying principles, methods and techniques; compaction principles, methods and techniques; design and layout of the water transmission and pipeline network including location, size and elevation of transmission lines, fiber optic cable, wire cable (electrical and signal), cathodic protection, microwave and other facilities. Ability to: Analyze and interpret varied and complex water facility construction plans and specifications; operate and use a wide variety of common construction, location and surveying tools including drafting tools, electronic locators, cameras, two-way radios, on-line digital tools and applications, pipeline and underground utility locators, compaction and concrete testing equipment, nuclear density gauges and electronic testing gauges; make quantity calculations and prepare estimates; inspect difficult and varied engineering construction; accurately evaluate locations and features of the transmission system and related facilities, perform pipeline pathway locations and inspect construction activities in transmission line rights-of-way for deviations from encroachment approvals, standard pipeline construction requirements and required facilities grade separations; enforce and interpret regulations with firmness, tact and impartiality; record accurate documentation with on-line digital tools and applications; perform field tests following precise procedures and interpret observations and test results to determine acceptability; work independently in the field; coordinate necessary work between several entities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, property owners, representatives of other public agencies, the public and others encountered in the course of work. Training and Experience: The following are typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent; and four years of experience as an Inspector II or six years as a project inspector in the waterworks industry and completion of Las Vegas Valley Water District advanced inspector training course certification; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements: A valid Nevada driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s Vehicle Insurance Policy. The following certifications or their equivalent, or the ability to obtain such certifications within one year of date of appointment, are required for Senior Inspector: • Nuclear density gauge operation certification (Troxler or District-approved equivalent). • American Concrete Institute, Field Testing Technician, Grade I. • Las Vegas Valley Water District Advanced Inspection Training Course Certification. • Nevada State certification as a Water Distribution Operator, Grade II or Water Treatment Operator, Grade II; OR AWWA Water Distribution Operator, or Water Treatment Operator, Grade II. • American Construction Inspectors Association (ACIA) certification as a Registered Construction Inspector, Division I – Engineering or Division IV – Public Works. Failure to obtain all required certification with the one-year period will result in the employee being returned to their previous District classification. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS The physical and mental demands described hare are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; perform repetitive movements with hands, wrists or feet; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk and stand; talk or hear; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; taste or smell; and drive a vehicle. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Specific hearing requirements include the ability to hear phone conversations, in-person conversations under normal office and field conditions, signal warnings while operating and/or working around moving equipment; and the ability to differentiate operating equipment sounds. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds. Mental Demands While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new skills; perform highly detailed work; work under deadlines with constant interruptions; perform multiple, concurrent tasks; interact with District staff and other organizations; and occasionally interact with dissatisfied or quarrelsome individuals. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the functions of this class, the employee is regularly exposed to wet, humid conditions, fumes, airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat and cold, risk of electrical shock and radiation, and heavy vibration and loud or prolonged noise levels. The employee regularly works near moving mechanical equipment and heavy traffic, on ladders/scaffolding or in high, precarious places, in confined spaces such as trenches and vaults, and on uneven or slippery surfaces. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud.


1001 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89153 702.258.3933 • lvwaterjobs.com COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12:00 A.M. ON THE CLOSING DATE. BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY–THURSDAY 7 A.M. TO 6 P.M. *The Las Vegas Valley Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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