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Water Sewer Construction Inspector


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Qualified applicants MUST apply on our website by downloading an application packet at, or may apply in person at Covington City Hall, 2194 Emory Street, Covington, Georgia 30014. This position will remain open until filled. The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position is responsible for working with contracts at all phases (pre, on-going and post) of inspection.


    Water/Sewer Construction Inspector I (GPS 16)
•    Entry level

    Water/Sewer Construction Inspector II (GPS 18)
•    Minimum 3 years of experience in field
•    Must possess Water Distribution License and/or Wastewater Collection License with the state of Georgia 

•    Inspects and tests contract work such as pump stations, sewer lines, meters, fire hydrants, and other utility or public works construction, rehabilitation or maintenance and recommends approval or corrective action.
•    Inspect connections to city owned infrastructure by private property owners. 
•    Responds to citizen questions and concerns regarding the easement and construction process.
•    Assists in overseeing the work of contractors and reviews contractor invoices to determine if invoices are appropriate for the status of the project and recommends payment to supervisor.
•    Prepares various forms and logs detailing inspection activities.
•    Completes field verification and data collection.
•    Assists in preparing contracts and requests for proposals by reviewing proposal specifications and recommending changes.
•    Reviews legal easements, determines if landscape should be cleared, marks obstacles for clearing, and notifies citizens of landscape changes.
•    Reviews design drawings for new construction for private and city owned sanitary sewer and water distribution infrastructure installation and upgrades.
•    Required to be on call.

•    Operates and maintains GPS hardware/equipment.
•    Operates GPS (Global Positioning System) related computer software.
•    Assists in field inspection activities related to MS4 and stormwater management practices.
•    Assist in collecting field data to manage and update maps related to water distribution systems, sanitary sewer, and stormwater for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technicians.

Education and Experience:
(A)    Associate’s Degree in Engineering and two years of construction experience; and
(B)    Preferred experience in operating GPS equipment; or
(C)    Preferred experience in GIS; or
(D)    An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•    Knowledge of construction principles and practices and basic engineering principles
•    Knowledge of applicable testing and inspecting principles and practices
•    Knowledge Global Positioning Systems and related principles
•    Skill in inspecting and testing construction sites
•    Ability to explain easement and construction principles 
•    Ability to operate a computer and applicable software and perform calculations
•    Ability to work safely
•    Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public
•    Ability to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions.

Motor vehicle; personal computer including word processing and GPS related software; computer-aided systems; telephone; copy machine; and fax machine.

•    Valid State Driver’s License (Class C) with a good driving record for the last three (3) years.
•    Must possess Water Distribution License and/or Wastewater Collection License with the state of Georgia 
or be able to obtain within one year 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or smell.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, and can occasionally be moderately loud.

The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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