Stormwater Construction Inspector

  • City of Asheville
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Feb 10, 2018

Job Description

Job Summary The City of Asheville is currently looking for a full-time Stormwater Construction Inspector within the Department of Development Services. The purpose of this position is to perform complex technical work in the inspection of construction work to determine compliance with applicable codes and standards.

This position will be open until filled with initial application review beginning February 26th. 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Inspects construction sites for compliance with ordinances, land-use plans, code requirements, approved plans and specifications, and construction and safety practices. Examines as-built drawings, the proposed arrangement of stormwater, streets, curbs, gutters, residential driveways and related construction projects.
  • Inspects construction sites to ensure compliance with erosion and sediment control regulations and that sediment control devices are operational; advises property owners about sediment erosion and storm water problems; and, notifies violators of need to take corrective action.
  • Inspects  backfill operations, drainage elevations and related construction projects with compliance plans and specifications.
  • Checks for proper permits.
  • Maintains all necessary records and reports on inspections.
  • Confers with other inspectors and the supervisor on questions of departmental policies and other inspection problems; confers with state officials during review of programs.
  • Takes samples and tests quality of materials used at site. Inspects materials on-site to determine whether required specifications are met.
  • Confers with contractors, architects, engineers and others regarding construction codes and plans. 
  • Confers with state officials during state review of erosion/storm water program, and as necessary; confers with City and Buncombe County officials in matters pertaining to erosion control.
  • Responds to questions and concerns from the public, contractors, architects, and engineers regarding construction projects.
  • Investigates infrastructure failure when requested.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports and enters data into computer files.
  • Answers and responds to after hour inclement weather emergencies.

Supplemental Functions:
  • Performs other similar duties as required.

Required Education & Experience Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Associate degree or two-year technical college, with over one (1) to three (3) years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Required Licensing and Certifications:
  • Valid North Carolina Driver's License.
  • CESSWI Certification required within 6 months of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge:
  • Advanced knowledge of procedures and practices to analyze and resolve unusual or difficult problems.
  • Ability to read, summarize and/or compare general workplace data and graphics, such as flow charts, maps, tables, etc.
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive research of organizational policies and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques.
  • Ability to compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others and often verbally presented.
  • Ability to think creatively in all areas for the purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form.
  • Ability to research program documents and narrative materials, and develop reports from information gathered.
  • Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks.
  • Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.