The Transportation Department is looking for a motivated individual with experience in civil/utility construction and management of traffic on major construction projects to join our Right-of-Way Management Inspection team.
This position oversees and inspects permitted work in the City’s rights-of-way including new development, franchise and non-city utilities and regional and other governmental agencies work to ensure conformance to codes, policies, regulations, and standards. Duties and responsibilities assigned ensures that all phase of work performed ensure safety for all users of the transportation systems, including motorist, bicycles and pedestrian, and the maintenance of non-city utilities systems comply with applicable agreements, policies, regulation, and standards.
A candidate will need to demonstrate excellent skills in coordination, collaboration and communication with other internal departments and external customers including all aspects of providing exemptional public services.
This position is part of the Transportation Department business services alignment with Development Services providing on-going services to public and private entities performing inspection and will be part of a close-knit team of professional inspectors, engineers, and permit review staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Inspect private development projects including commercial development to single family and driveways, franchise and non-city utility projects and external governmental agencies work to assure compliance with city, state, and federal standards and minimize traffic impacts within the rights of way.
Perform inspections daily reviewing and documenting progress of work, compliance to standard, observe, provide guidance, and direct mitigation of any immediate safety issues presenting to vehicular traffic, bicycle, and pedestrian.’
Provide guidance and recommendations in the resolution of site conflicts including necessary design modifications required by the engineer of record and addressing other conflicts as to unanticipated or unknown conditions.
Inspects, directs, and approves activities for proper use and placement of temporary traffic control devices to assure compliance with Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Inspect and document activities violating City's Right of Way Code and other appliable City Codes, Policies and adopted standards.
Communicate professionally and effectively with contractors, developers, property owners, business, city staff, and general public regarding assigned projects.
Maintain daily inspection reports, time keeping, data, and project related emails by completing daily reports on projects assigned in various databases and software applications.
Perform duties assigned by Transportation Emergency Management during major catastrophic events from response through recovery.
Perform escorts for oversized and/or overweight loads and equipment when required.
Ability to work off hours as may be required to address inspection requirements beyond normal work hours.
Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited two-year college or university or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Five or more years in transportation roadway system infrastructure and/or utility system construction or equivalent inspection experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Extensive experience in both major private commercial development construction and public works project construction.
Significant knowledge of construction means and methods, materials, and contractor practices in the following areas: structural walls, reinforced concrete, cement and asphalt concrete and flatwork, storm, sewer, water, earthwork, landscaping, irrigation, construction scheduling and work sequencing, signalization, illumination, and channelization.
Knowledge of safety protocols and procedures, temporary traffic control, and the ability to obtain a certification as a Traffic Control Supervisor.
Demonstrated analytical and detail-oriented skills through providing guidance and performing inspections.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to make and defend judgment exercised in making informed decisions and to know when to request assistance from others.
Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
Ability to work overtime with minimal advance notice or when scheduled for weekdays or weekends.
Knowledge, skill and the ability to de-escalate situations, evoke problem solving, and resolve construction conflicts in the field.
Ability to work with other City staff, general contractors, and the general public.
Key Competencies for success:
Building strong professional relationships in delivering customer centric solutions through exceptional public service.
Respecting, understanding, valuing, and exploring individual differences oriented toward achieving the visions and missions of the City and Transportation Department.
Actively listening through experimentation and research when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve emerging situations or problems.
The employee will be required to work in outside weather conditions, in wet and/or humid conditions, in high precarious places, near moving mechanical equipment and traffic, near fumes, airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic hazardous chemical, or near risk of electrical shock and/or vibration. Employee must understand and use appropriate PPE as needed and comply with all safety protocols and measures.
The employee will spend most of the workday in the field performing inspections, driving to inspections, or working from the inspection vehicle/mobile office looking at permit plans and documents, performing record keeping, responding to emails, or attending virtual meetings.
The physical demands and predominate outside work environment described 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. The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 50 pounds.
Work involves walking, talking, listening, using hands to; handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color differentiation, and the ability to adjust focus. Work may routinely require the employee to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet while in the office or occasionally loud when in the field.
Current Washington State Driver’s license or ability to obtain one.
A Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) certification is preferred.
American Public Works Association or Washington State Department of Transportation Inspector Certification is preferred.
This is a full-time, non-union, non-exempt position
For further information about this position, please contact Ken Hageman via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 425-425-4123.
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