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Butler County Engineer's Office

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Construction Inspector


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OMJ Job Number/Reference Code: 3643964

Desired Skills/Duties: The Construction Inspector must perform these functions with or without reasonable accommodation: Communicate well and work well with others and cooperate with residents of Butler County, vendors, customers and employees of Butler County. Interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture or schedule form; understand manuals and verbal instruction, technical in nature; use technical mathematics to include statistical analysis as it applies to construction; resolve complaints from citizens and government officials; cooperate with co-workers on group projects. Inspect moderate construction and subdivision projects related to experience to ensure contractor compliance with specifications, plans and/or proposals, verify plans quantities and calculations with blueprints and verify basic laboratory and/or field tests on materials proposed for construction and/or on producers or suppliers stock obtained from field to determine compliance with specifications. Prepare and maintain project records and reports (e.g., daily diary, inspection reports, pay item quantities, progress estimates, contractor's construction methods, and material inspection); utilize applicable systems and devices to record information and generate reports. Interact with co-workers, Contractor representatives and other government officials to insure that the project adheres to the plans and specification for the future integrity of the County, Township or State infrastructure. Define problems in the field, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions and consult the Construction Manager to implement minor and major changes to the project. Interpret and enforce the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD). Monitor all material testing and sampling, including, but not limited to concrete cylinders, air tests, slump tests and soil compactions tests. Identify and define problems in the field, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Mediate disputes and conflicts with contractors, utility companies, inspection firms, property owners and the public, in general. Work primarily from an agency vehicle and travel to various construction sites around Butler County maneuvering on the rough terrain of heavy construction sites including large excavations and trenches. Lift and maneuver all equipment necessary for testing, sampling and measuring of construction materials. Bend, stand, walk and otherwise function at County, ODOT, Township and subdivision construction sites. In addition to the regular duties, the Construction Inspector must be available for snow and Ice control. This requires operating a dump truck/snow plow and removing snow and spreading chemicals and materials on county roads. Must be available to perform this function during shift intervals, all hours of the day, seven days a week. Wear uniforms and safety equipment as required by OSHA and BCEO safety policy. The successful candidate must perform other functions as required: Perform plan review for non-complex construction projects. Prepare preliminary estimates and Engineer's Estimates for non-complex construction contracts. Prepare non-complex construction contracts. Learn to perform plan review for basic construction projects. Learn to prepare preliminary estimates and Engineer's Estimates for basic construction contracts. Learn to prepare basic construction contracts. Perform snow and ice control and related maintenance duties by operation of snow plow with spreader, brine dispensing equipment, dump truck with attachments. Perform culvert and pavement inspections as needed and help inspect bridges as directed. Check road mileage and update computer files as required. Work with townships to prepare estimates for non-complex Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other township projects. Inspect subdivision construction to assure that best management practices for water quality are followed.

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