Happy Valley Engineering Division is looking for an Engineering Inspector II to join our team.
About Happy Valley:
Happy Valley is known for Its wonderful neighborhoods that have an abundance of parks, open spaces, and meandering trails. Our residents take great pride in the community and come together throughout the years at an annual Fun Run, summer concert series, 4th of July Festival, Harvest Fest, Tree lighting and many other community-driven events. As the community grows, we're building a city where family-friendly neighborhoods meet a world-class economy. Happy Valley's business community is rapidly emerging, creating vibrant centers throughout town.
Happy Valley is looking to the future. Once a small community in as recently as the early 2000s, the City has rapidly developed toward being a medium-sized City for the Clackamas County area and there is a lot changing in the community and in our organization. Happy Valley has the vision and heart to be a leader in the region.
As an employer, the City of Happy Valley strives to provide a collaborative working environment that allows access to all city employees, across all departments. We maintain a current technological platform for our staff to provide the most efficient services to our residents and business owners.
Come and join us as we serve this great community together!
Under general supervision of registered professional engineers, advanced level technicians, or the Public Works Director. Generally, requires engineering knowledge and skills gained through work experience or training programs. Performs routine, technical engineering support functions including: inspection of both public and private construction projects, processing and issuance of permits, and basic plan review. Works directly with internal and external customers to explain codes and engineering standards.
The Engineering Inspector II is distinguished from the Engineering Inspector I by performing journey level work on moderately complex projects associated with construction, and permit processing as assigned.
The Engineering Inspector II reports to the City Engineer.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Any one position in this class may not perform all the duties listed below, nor do the listed examples of duties include all similar and related duties that may be assigned to this class.
1. Processes applications for permits, inspections or services and issues permits.
2. Explains City codes, policies, construction standards and other regulations to the public, contractors, engineers, and other public or utility organizations to ensure adherence to routine technical procedures.
3. Conducts field and office research to prepare engineering inspection reports and other related engineering documents.
4. Performs engineering construction inspections at various public works projects and for public facilities related to private development or right-of-way permit sites. Ensures contract and permit compliance; prepares field observation reports; provides support to project manager; prepares as-built records for public infrastructure improvements; and acts as liaison between construction contractors and office engineering staff.
5. Performs engineering inspections for private development sites including grading, erosion and sediment control best management practices, paving, and signing and striping.
6. Indexes, files, updates, researches and compiles data from various sources.
7. Performs a variety of assignments using manual/computer-aided drafting and design techniques.
8. Reviews drawings, field notes and sketches, maps, engineering reports, as-built records and charts for the engineering division.
9. Develops and maintains accurate and timely record-keeping systems and databases; assure inclusion of all pertinent information; assure compliance with records requirements.
10. Composes and proofs forms, letters, and other documentation. Composes correspondence in accordance with established procedures or instructions.
11. Assists and supports the City to identify and provide services to all members of the community and remove barriers to those services.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
· Basic knowledge of civil engineering technology, practices and procedures.
· Basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics related to engineering work.
· Basic methods and procedures for archiving and retrieving map and drawing information; and data gathering and research techniques.
· Knowledge of acceptable construction practices.
· OR-OSHA safety rules relating to construction site safety.
· Construction materials, quality assurance/quality control concepts and practices, and basic methods used for construction materials acceptance testing.
· Office administrative practices and procedures, including record keeping and filing practices and procedures.
· Principles and practices of sound business communication; proper English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
· Ability to become knowledgeable concerning City organization, rules, policies and procedures.
· Basic functions of public agencies, including the role and responsibilities of a public entity.
· Computer equipment and uses of word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, design methods, GIS software, database, and other software.
· Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to public and City staff, in person, in writing and over the telephone.
· Perform basic engineering and mathematical computations.
· Read and understand engineering records such as construction drawings, survey notes, maps and technical reports.
· Regulations, statutes, procedures, and policies as applicable to engineering operations, or ability to learn within a reasonable period of time.
· Clearly and accurately interpret engineering documents, policies, and procedures.
· Effectively communicate accurate information both orally and in writing.
· Interact tactfully and effectively with the public in stressful and potentially confrontational situations.
· Make decisions based on regulations and established policies and procedures.
· Work independently, quickly, and accurately with close attention to detail in an atmosphere of frequent interruptions and changing priorities.
· Operate a computer and word processing software and other standard office equipment.
· Manage multiple and rapidly changing priorities.
· Organize, set priorities and utilize sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility.
· Compose correspondence, prepare documents and make arrangements from brief instructions.
· Prepare clear, accurate and concise records and reports.
· Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
· Comprehend and use English effectively including producing all forms of communication in a clear, concise, and understandable manner to intended audiences.
· Perform basic engineering and mathematical computations.
· Read and create accurate engineering records such as construction drawings, survey notes, maps and reports.
· Provide equitable and inclusive services to diverse populations.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Training and Experience:
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent; obtaining an Associate’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology or related field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
• A valid state driver's license with an acceptable driving record is required. Incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.
• ODOT Inspection Certification or the ability to obtain Certification within the first six (6) months of employment.
• Requires Microsoft Office proficiency.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.
Reasonable accommodations will be evaluated on an individual basis and depend, in part, on the specific requirement for the job, the limitations related to disability and the ability of the City to accommodate the limitation.
How to Apply
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