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Engineering Inspector


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Reports to: Senior Engineer

Department: Public Works

Division: Design, Environment & Construction

Location: 2635 Talley Street, Decatur, GA 30031

Work Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday.   Must be available for emergency call-in on weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Salary: $50, 482.00-$54,371.00


Please Note: Applicants must currently be Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Level IB certified.


Purpose of Work:

The Engineering Inspector is responsible for a variety of on-site engineering inspections involving all types of property development and public right-of-way construction associated with soil erosion and sedimentation control, street right-of-way construction/improvement permits and storm water management systems. These inspections have the primary purpose of ensuring that development and construction work meet the standards of the City environmental and right-of-way codes and ordinances.


Major Responsibilities:

Leadership – Creates a high performance work culture by demonstrating a positive attitude and modeling the City’s mission, vision, and values. Conducts self with high integrity and is proactive in conserving City resources. Follows all established safety rules and departmental policies and procedures, and carries out oral and written instructions with minimal supervision.  Takes initiative to accomplish tasks and identifies opportunities for improvement to decrease turnaround times and streamline work processes.   

Effective Management – Performs inspections independently and in conjunction with engineering staff. Receives and interprets permitted civil drawings, erosion and sedimentation control plans and related information necessary for code compliance determinations associated with inspection activities. Enforces compliance with City codes and ordinances related to erosion and sediment control, storm water management, floodplain development and management, stream buffer protection and right-of-way construction. Issues and explains code violations to contractors, developers and citizens and ensures that corrective action is taken


Teamwork – Creates an atmosphere of reliance and collaboration by building effective working relationships with supervisor, team members and other City employees.  Seeks and incorporates customer feedback for continuous improvement of operations.  Provides responsive and timely feedback on status and progress of work assignments to supervisors and coworkers.  

Quality Service – Performs administrative activities involving completion of daily inspection reports, permitting and complaint tracking logs, scheduling of position related inspections, and general correspondence and filing. Performs the following duties regularly: soil erosion and sediment control inspections for all types of land disturbing activities involving new and redevelopment projects; construction and final inspections associated with Right-of-Way construction/improvement permits issued to citizens, contractors, developers and public utility companies; inspections for site development projects for single family detention systems and multi-family, institutional, commercial and governmental development storm water infrastructure permitted by the Engineering Division.  Documents inspections through photographs, written inspection logs and written correspondence to permittees. Receives, investigates and handles complaints from citizens and Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission officials regarding soil erosion problems, develops recommended solutions and completes all complaint correspondence and tracking logs. Performs all other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Level IB certified required.
  • Thorough experience in engineering and construction work; experience within a government engineering inspection program preferred.
  • Possession of a valid State of Georgia Class C driver's license with a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR).


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of construction techniques and contracting procedures. Ability to understand and implement applicable City codes and ordinances. Ability to understand and interpret design drawings, construction specifications, and contract documents. Ability to review and interpret site development plans in the field for construction projects and determine compliance with City ordinances. Computer experience (MS Office programs). Ability to work independently. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with property owners, residents, the general public, and other City Departments and personnel.


Physical Aspects of the Job:

Ability to drive and operate any assigned vehicle in a safe and efficient manner. Ability to work at a variety of construction work sites and in extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time. Must be able to stand, sit, walk, bend, squat, twist, crawl, climb, grasp, carry and operate office and field equipment and supplies on a regular basis.


We do not accept e-mailed resumes as a part of the application process.


The City of Decatur is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, genetic information, sexual orientation, sexual preference, gender identity or expression, or political affiliation.

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