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Construction Inspector


Listing Summary

The City of Savannah is looking for a self motivated, energetic, and detail oriented Construction Inspector!

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This position inspects existing construction for rehabilitation requirements including housing code violations.


Essential Job Functions

Responsible for removal, transportation, disposal and maintain cleanliness of waste cooking oil bins from FSE in the downtown area.  
Responsible for answering to waste cooking oil spills in the downtown area, in addition to immediately cleaning spills created during the collection and transportation process whether the spill is on the storage device or the surrounding area.
Educate facilities and cite any FSE not abiding by City of Savannah's Waste Cooking Oil Recycling Ordinance.
Performs inspections of the construction, installation, operation, and servicing of grease interceptors and oil and water separators of commercial facilities connected to the city's sanitary sewer infrastructure.

Coordinates construction and installation of all new grease interceptor and oil water separator plans and specifications; makes changes as needed to ensure compliance with City's Engineering Department all applicable laws and regulations.
Conducts on-site and follow-up inspections and maintains log of project progression
Enters project log and other pertinent data into computer; compiles reports for judicial proceedings.
Coordinates and oversees the city's grease abatement program.
Enforces the city's sewer use and pre-treatment ordinance; issues citations for non-compliance; attends court proceedings for subsequent violations.
Completes inspection reports and reviews information with managers and/or owners of commercial establishments.
Investigates grease-related blockages in the sanitary sewer system for residences and commercial establishments; provides information to system users to prevent further problems.
Coordinates and oversees the grease bin and receptacle installation and service locations; prepares agreements with all grease receptacle companies operating within the city; inspects all grease bins and receptacles to ensure they are properly maintained and serviced; issues citations for any violations; investigates and resolves issues with overflowing grease receptacles.
Notifies the city's Stormwater Management Department when overflow of grease into the storm sewer collection system occurs.
Inspects the vehicles of waste haulers operating within the city; issues operating permits for eligible vehicles; inspects the permit and activity logs of waste haulers to ensure compliance with city, county, and state regulations; issues citations to violators; imposes restrictions on haulers delivering waste from municipalities outside the county to the city's wastewater treatment facilities.
Investigates unlawful discharge of waste-related products into the sanitary or stormwater collection systems; issues summonses or uniform notices for illegal dumping violations.
Must work outside in all weather conditions; heavy manual labor & outside work experience desired.
Participates in after-hours emergency situations.
Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED plus additional college or vocational training in civil engineering, surveying, or infrastructure construction standards; with two years of construction, surveying, water treatment or water conveyance/distribution work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. 

Requires additional specialized training and certification for assigned department within (1) year of employment.

Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license with an acceptable driving history.

Additional Requirements
Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post offer/pre-employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and licenses required prior to employment.

Additional Information

Knowledge of city and department policies and procedures.
Knowledge of wastewater treatment plant operations and processes.
Knowledge of local codes and ordinances.
Knowledge of sewer collection systems operations and processes.
Knowledge of state and federal environmental and safety laws, regulations, and requirements pertaining to wastewater treatment.
Knowledge of inspection techniques for grease trap systems and oil and water separators.
Skill in conducting research and compiling results.
Skill in preparing and maintaining files and records.
Skill in operating a computer.
Skill in using hand tools.
Skill in oral and written communication.

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