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Inspection Chief

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Pay:  $17.59 - 19.34 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm 


Directs and coordinates the work of construction inspectors; performs construction inspections for various projects. Assures that standards and project requirements are upheld through inspections of construction sites. Maintains paperwork to ensure projects can be accurately tracked and payments adhere to contract documents. Functions as the county’s onsite representative for construction activities. Oversees the operations of the material testing lab.

Observe construction methods and ensures projects adhere to set standards

  • Interpret project specifications and plans.
  • Perform field and laboratory tests on samples from county projects.
  • Ensure all material match pre-set specifications
  • Tests materials at vendor’s plant for adherence to specifications.
  • Work hours that vary based upon work assigned and contractor schedules.
  • Operate instruments and other equipment in performing work.
  • Adhere to county, state and federal safety regulations.

Supervise and manage construction inspectors

  • Assign individual inspectors to projects that fit their ability.
  • Develop and train inspection staff.
  • Manage staff schedules.
  • Coordinate certification exams and renewals.

Communicate pertinent project information with Public Works staff, contractor personnel and the general public as necessary

  • Work with Public Works staff to resolve project requirement disputes and revise project plans as warranted.
  • Coordinate with the contractors.
  • Listen and respond to the public’s requests and concerns.

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent. Five years’ progressive experience in highway or bridge construction or construction inspection. Certification from KDOT’s Certified Inspector Training Program in Basic Inspection (BI), Asphalt Paving Inspection (API), and ACI Concrete Field Technician (CF). Valid Kansas Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications: Eight + years of experience in highway or bridge construction or construction inspection. Three years construction supervisory experience. Certification from KDOT’s Certified Inspector Training Program in a wide variety of fields.

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita