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WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR II
61536
(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for supervising and performing on-site inspections of wastewater treatment and drainage facilities under construction for the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection.Under general supervision of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction Supervisor, an employee in this class supervises a small number of Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction Inspectors I and Engineering Inspectors I and performs detailed inspections of new wastewater treatment and drainage facilities, and related infrastructure, and renovation and repair work to existing systems. An employee in this class is responsible for the application of engineering principles in determining whether construction materials and methods are acceptable; reviewing contractors and engineers claims for payment; reviewing, justifying and approving contract modifications and change orders; resolving complaints; accurately recording and maintaining pertinent field data; and rendering field decisions. An employee in this class is expected to develop and maintain complete and accurate records of construction progress and status, material, labor and equipment quantities, "as built" data, field conditions and all other information pertinent to the performance of contract construction. Work is assigned by the Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction Supervisor and is left to the employee's initiative and discretion in completing assignments. Work is reviewed by review of reports and informal meetings to insure major aspects of a job are not omitted. Direct supervision is exercised over a small number of Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction Inspectors I and Engineering Inspectors I. Certain assignments made to employees in this class will require reasonable access to transportation to meet field work requirements made in the ordinary course of business in a timely and efficient manner. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Trains and supervises the work of a number of Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction Inspectors I and Engineering Inspectors I in the on-site inspections of wastewater treatment and drainage facilities under construction.
Performs field surveys and measurements necessary to check the contractor's construction layout and to determine "as built" locations and dimensions.
Arranges and conducts job meetings on project related information and to review schedule to insure proper completion of job substitution of methods and equipment.
Prepares and justifies contract modifications and change orders and maintains files on each.
Reviews contractors and engineers claims for payment.
Determines the acceptability of materials, methods to be used and location of equipment to be used in project construction so that the project will comply with the contract plans and specifications.
Takes on-site pre-construction and progress photographs.
Responds to construction related complaints from homeowners and the general public and attempts to resolve same.
Writes and maintains detailed daily logs, reports and diaries reflecting project status, problems and progress.
Utilizes personal computer and a variety of construction management software programs, spreadsheets and databases for project management purposes.
Reviews subordinates' reports to insure proper performance.
Makes final inspections of wastewater treatment and drainage facilities upon completion of construction project.
Attends pre-construction and job progress meetings with county officials, engineers, consulting and contracting personnel.
Performs some simple design and drafting functions for minor projects.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of principles and practices of construction of wastewater treatment and drainage facilities as well as materials used therein.
Good knowledge of standard design requirements.
Working knowledge of soil mechanics.
Working knowledge of principles and practices of construction stakeout.
Ability to apply engineering principles in determining acceptable or correct procedures and methods to be used in the construction of wastewater treatment and drainage facilities.
Ability to read and interpret contract documents, plans and specifications.
Ability to read and interpret technical, laboratory and field reports.
Ability to supervise subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to execute administrative aspects of construction work, such as change orders, payment estimates and reports.
Ability to relate well with consulting and contractual personnel, governmental officials and the public.
Ability to work in construction sites.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Promotion:

Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction Inspector I.

Open Competitive:

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering and two (2) years of professional level work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in the application of civil engineering principles to field inspection of construction of sewage and drainage facilities; or,
B. Six (6) years of paraprofessional or professional level work experience in civil engineering, two (2) years of which must have been in a professional level capacity in the application of civil engineering principles to field inspection of construction of sewage and drainage facilities; or,
C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.


11/04 Revised