Construction Inspector I, II, III (SB-088-20E) Various

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Various, California
  • Apr 15, 2020
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $5,588.00 - $8,457.00 Monthly USD

Job Description


invites applications for the position of:

Construction Inspector

The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil services public agency with over 1,700 employees.The Sanitation Districts also have various opportunities to enhance career growth as evidenced through various programs including tuition reimbursement, professional development, mentoring, and professional dues reimbursement. Benefit information can be found on our website at or by clicking on the Position Title and then the Benefits tab.


Thesepositions 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.

Proficient using computers and computer software in particular Microsoft Word and Excel. Construction Technology coursework and at least 2 years of electrical inspection experience.


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, theCONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR II AND IIIlevels, 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 vacancy is filled and is subject to closure without notice.

Please apply online at 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 e-mail. Please make sure that your registered email address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add to your contact list.

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 50%, and an interview weighted at 50%.
  • Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process.
  • Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted.

The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test.

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

Applications can now be completed and submitted online through the Sanitation Districts' website at 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 "Internal Application" within the application period shown above to the Employment Services Section (JAO, Room 109). All applications will be reviewed to determine if the conditions and qualifications for testing are met.

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