City of Des Moines Senior Construction Inspector in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Title:

Senior Construction Inspector

Closing Date/Time:

Mon. 07/09/18 5:00 PM Central Time


$29.35 - $35.14 Hourly

Job Type:

Regular Full-Time


Des Moines, Iowa

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Under direction, to inspect a variety of public works construction projects of varying size and complexity; and to do related work as required.

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NOTE: Starting Wage is $29.35/hour

Acceptable Experience and Training:

  • Graduation from high school, AND

  • Four years of responsible experience in public works construction, OR

  • Any equivalent combination in which education and experience are interchangeable at the rate of one year of education for one year of experience.

  • Possession of Level I Portland Cement Concrete, Hot Mixed Asphalt Sampler Certification from the Iowa Department of Transportation and ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I, or ability to acquire the same within twelve months of appointment.

Required Special Qualifications:

  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the State of Iowa or ability to acquire the same within a reasonable timeframe.

  • Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post employment offer physical examination and drug screen.

  • If possess an out-of-state Driver's License, submittal of driving records is required. All records should be submitted to the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department; electronically to, by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 400 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309 on or before the application deadline date.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only):

  • Performs inspection services on a wide range of municipal construction projects such as streets, sewers, drainage and storm water facilities, bridges, buildings, and other improvements to assure that construction details conform to plans and specifications.

  • Performs various field and laboratory tests such as air entrainment, slump, temperature, depth, and density including nuclear, sieve analyses, and compression strength to assure that workmanship and materials meet contract specifications.

  • Makes field determination and notification to the contractor of non complying work or materials.

  • Makes elevation and other measurements to assure that excavations, backfilling, grading, compaction, alignments, slopes, grades, and elevations are proper. Inspects and prepares evaluation and condition reports on bridges.

  • Maintains records and prepares detailed daily diaries and inspection reports on pertinent construction activities for all necessary documentation requirements.

  • Prepares written reports that document compliance or non compliance of construction materials.

  • Performs routine clerical and laboratory work.

  • May supervise seasonal inspectors.

  • Performs related duties as required.