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OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Senior Construction Inspector.

Under direct or general supervision or direction from the Safety & Health Supervisor, inspects and monitors highly complex plant and collection facilities construction work performed by contractors to ensure contractual compliance with plans, specifications, codes, OCSD policy and safety regulations, and California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) safety regulations; coordinates construction requirements with OCSD process control and safety requirements; and performs research for and completes special projects.

This position will be in the Risk Management division and assigned to construction projects managed by the Construction Management Group; including operationally funded refurbishment projects and upgrades. This position must be a generalist in the area of Construction Safety to deal with a range of issues.

The ideal candidate works effectively independently and in a team environment, has the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and utilize technology, exercises good judgment and has exceptional communication and conflict resolution skills. The Senior Construction Inspector will have a working knowledge of engineering principles and practices, construction inspection methods and techniques and all applicable local, state, and federal regulations.

Specific roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

-Continuous inspection of construction activities to ensure compliance with OCSD safety requirements, as well as applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
-Ensure multi-employer coordination of Safety and Health issues.
-Serve as a resource to project teams who are primarily responsible for assuring that assigned projects are implemented safely and as required by contract documents.
-Review Contractor safety related submittals.
-Issue high hazard permits.
-Conduct safety audits as required.
-Investigate construction near misses and incidents.
-Track and review Contractor corrective actions.
-Attend project Safety Committee meetings.
-Attend project planning and progress meetings.
-Stop work if unsafe work practices or conditions are observed.
-Assist with contractor pre-qualification efforts and post work Contractor evaluations.
-Maintain records of Contractor oversight and enforcement of safety and health expectations.
-Seek out opportunities to improve the Contractor safety process at OCSD.

Qualifications & Requirements:
High school diploma or G.E.D., supplemented by specialized training or coursework in engineering technology, construction inspection, or a related field.
Four (4) years of work experience performing construction inspection work at a level comparable to a Construction Inspector with the District.
Possession of a valid California class C driver’s license.

Desired qualifications:
Construction Safety and Health Technician (CSHT) Certification.

Recruitment & Selection Process:
Vacancies: 1

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Hiring Salary Range Effective July 3, 2020: $50.76 - $55.94/Hour
(starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)
Supplemental Information:
Physical Demands
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, to inspect District construction sites, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction access points, to operate a motor vehicle, and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a field classification and standing in work areas and walking between work areas and to conduct inspections is required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 40 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.

Environmental Elements
Employees partly work in the office and partly in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Disaster Service Workers
All OCSD employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the OCSD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

OTHER information
For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.

False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

To ensure your application is accurate and complete, please review the Job Application Guide.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OCSD's pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions, this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

Reference Checks will be conducted by OCSD to verify employment related information for all potential employees once a contingent job offer is made during the background investigation process. This is done to ensure that individuals who join OCSD are well qualified and have a strong potential to be successful in their employment. The extent of the inquiry will depend on the position being applied for, but will at least include:

Verification/Reference from current and past employers
Confirmation of necessary licenses, certificates, and degrees.

Please have all necessary documentation ready. Additional inquiries may be necessary depending on the position for which you are applying. Human Resources will also schedule a post-offer physical examination once a job offer has been made.

OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Applications submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.


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