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Public Works Inspector

New Castle County Government Center

This is a Full-time position in New Castle, DE posted May 22, 2021.

In accordance with the Merit System Rules and Regulations, an eligible list, which will be valid for a one-year period and which will be used to fill vacancies during that period, is being established for this classification.

Applicants on the eligible list will be certified in accordance with the Merit System and appropriate union contracts.

Candidates may submit online employment applications using the NEOGOV online application system available at .

EXAMINATION PROCESS : The examination process for this posting may include an evaluation of training and experience, a written examination, a computerized exam, an oral board interview examination, a performance examination or any combination of the above in order to qualify applicants for placement on the eligible list.

The eligible list will be used to fill vacancies that occur within the next year.

The appropriate number of names on the eligible list as prescribed by Merit System Section 26.03.505 will be certified to the hiring department for consideration to fill the vacant position(s).

New employees are generally hired at the starting salary and may be eligible for merit increases each year upon receipt of a satisfactory performance evaluation, up to the maximum salary.

New Castle County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES : Inspects construction and rehabilitation work being performed on privately funded projects or projects for New Castle County to assure compliance with all New Castle County Codes and other applicable regulations and standards relating to construction and site work; does related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS : An employee in this class inspects privately funded development projects and publicly funded County construction and rehabilitation projects.

Areas of inspection include site grading and drainage, erosion/sediment controls, storm water management, wastewater installation, park improvement, paving, repair work, and related areas.

Responsibilities include working with contractors, engineers, and related regulatory agencies.

This employee must exercise independent judgement, initiative, and discretion in problem situations, particularly in the field, must keep abreast of new technical developments and engineered systems in the construction field and must attend training courses as required.

This employee works under general supervision.

Job Requirements:
EXAMPLES OF WORK :   (Illustrative Only)
Inspects the installation of wastewater infrastructure for bedding, grade, joint integrity, proper construction of manholes, and freedom from extraneous debris; Inspects ditches and pipes to ensure compliance with plans and specifications; Conducts and/or observes acceptance testing of assets being installed, repaired or rehabilitated; Meets with the public to investigate complaints related to projects, inadequate grading, drainage, sewer and septic systems, and erosion/sediment problems; Inspects work being performed under private contract or for New Castle County in the construction of sanitary sewers, pumping stations, wastewater treatment plants, parks, stormwater facilities and paving; Reports unsatisfactory work or conditions which interfere with the performance of construction; Consults with contractors, engineers, and architects concerning construction problems;

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