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Erosion & Sediment Inspector - Stormwater Utility - Position #1237

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$16.01 Per Hour/Cell Allowance
  • Posted Date:02/07/2020
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POSITION SUMMARY
The work of this position involves the inspection of construction sites to ensure compliance with county and state regulations and codes. The incumbent in this position is required to obtain Inspector IB certification through the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation program within 6 months of employment. 

Guidelines include Federal and State Regulations, County Code of Ordinances, construction specifications and Soil and Water Conservation Regulations. The guidelines are relatively clear and specific, but may require some interpretation. The work is made difficult because of the need to effectively communicate regulations and compliance issues to contractors.

Work is performed mostly outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The work exposes employee to dust, dirt, grease, etc., and sometimes to machinery and its moving parts. Work requires use of protective devices such as gloves and hard hats.

Physical demands include sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, stooping and climbing. Work requires lifting both light (less than 25 pounds) and heavy (more than 25 pounds) objects. Contacts are typically with contractors, engineers, developers, utility companies and co-workers.

High School diploma or equivalent is required.  One year specialized training or experience in engineering or construction field required.  Inspector IB certification through the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation programs is required within 6 months from date of hire. A valid driver’s license is required.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

 Conducts inspections of subdivision and commercial construction performed by general contractors involving clearing and grading operations per the field manual for erosion and sediment control in Georgia (the Green Book).

Reviews construction plans to assure compliance with county and state codes/specifications and makes recommendations for changes as required.

Performs general field surveying duties.

Completes daily reports of work completed in each subdivision, prepares and submits reports on road/subdivision completion.

Processes any paperwork or correspondence relevant to inspections and investigations.

Responds to complaints by citizens; evaluates same to determine county responsibility.

Issues citations for non-compliance with County, Federal and State regulations, codes and specifications.

Maintains effective working relationships with other departments, utility companies, post offices, developers, engineers and the general public.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of Federal, State and County codes, laws, regulations and ordinances relating to engineering construction.

Knowledge of mathematics and drafting techniques.

Skill in reading and interpreting plans/maps, blueprints and specifications of engineering construction and knowledge to determine whether plans are being followed.

Skill in maintaining effective working relationships with elected officials, co-workers, contractors, engineers, developers, utility companies and property owners.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to read and apply the Best Management Practices set forth in the Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia. (Green Book)

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or equivalent and one year specialized training or experience in engineering or construction field required. Inspector IB certification through the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation programs is required within 6 months from date of hire. A valid driver’s license is required.

Email:   mbartles@columbiacountyga.gov

Fax:     (706) 868-3301

 

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