County of Alameda

Construction Inspector, Zone 7 (#4992)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Zone 7 Confidential Mgmt (U61)
$91.79-$91.79 Hourly / $7,343.20-$7,343.20 BiWeekly /
$15,910.27-$15,910.27 Monthly / $190,923.20-$190,923.20 Yearly

Under direction, plans, implements and maintains the Water District's construction inspection program and, in emergency conditions, may assume supervision of contractors assigned in the management of operations or repairs; coordinates industrial safety, occupational health, hazardous materials and related programs; and performs other assigned duties as required.


This single position class is located in the Engineering Section of the Zone 7 The class of Construction Inspector is distinguished from the position of Principal Engineer in that the former class advises and makes recommendations to the Principal Engineer or Senior Engineer relating to the construction inspection program to confirm specific personnel and equipment necessary, either from the Water District, contractors or other agencies contract specifications; whereas the latter position has the overall authority for overseeing and coordinating personnel for construction projects or program responsibilities.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Develops, or oversees development of, and implements the Agency's construction inspection program, including planning, and coordination with other agencies, consultants, contractors and agency staff.

2. Develops, schedules, coordinates internally and with other agencies, consultants, contractors for construction inspection.

3. As assigned in emergencies, assumes incident command in emergency response situations, including management of Agency and contract employees and/or supervisors engaged in repair, operations, flood control, and other emergency response activities.

4. Develops policies, procedures, manuals and training for the implementation of assigned programs.

5. Performs a variety of analytical tasks related to program areas such as: performing constructability and as-build drawing review developing corrective actions; review of current or pending legislation, evaluating Agency compliance, and developing program modifications to ensure compliance.

6. Identifies and conducts or coordinates employee training needed within areas of responsibility.

7. Plans, coordinates and performs scheduled, random and special purpose inspection of all Agency facilities, well program field activities and equipment.

8. Investigates, or coordinates investigations of construction inspections for compliance with plans and specifications.

9. Provides expert guidance, assistance and advice to Agency management and staff within assigned program areas, including advising operating and maintenance functions on resources, operations recommending equipment, process or procedure improvements, constructability reviews and as-built drawing updates.

10. Attends, conducts, participates in, and/or serves as staff to a variety of internal and external meetings and committees to coordinate construction planning, provide information, develop and coordinate construction inspection policies and procedures, and other matters within program areas.

11. Prepares reports and correspondence, including required periodic and special regulatory reporting; maintains a variety of records; prepares constructability reviews and as-built drawing.

12. May oversee major construction or maintenance activities as needed.


The equivalent of three years' full-time experience in water plant operation, water utility construction inspector or water maintenance construction.

Special Requirements:

• Possession of a valid Grade IV Water Plant Operator's license issued by the State of California.

• Possession of a valid Class C Motor Vehicle license issued by the State of California.

• Possession of a valid American Red Cross Community CPR and First Aid Instructor's Certificate is considered desirable.

• College-level course work in occupational health and safety or engineering is considered desirable.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of water treatment and flood control operations, and facility/ equipment construction, inspection and maintenance.
• Principles and practices of emergency preparedness planning.
• Applicable laws, codes and regulations, including CCR Title 8 (Construction Safety orders) and Title 21-22 (hazardous materials).
• Principles and practices of supervision, including planning and organizing work, assigning and reviewing work, and planning required tools and materials.
• Principles and practices of training.
• Record keeping and reporting requirements of pertinent regulatory agencies.

Ability to:

• Supervise emergency repair of water treatment and flood control operations and maintenance activities within program compliance responsibilities.
• Conduct program compliance investigations of hazardous work conditions or practices, occupational injuries and illnesses, and perform root-cause analysis of incidents.
• Prepare effective reports, correspondence, records, as built drawings and other written materials.
• Plan, conduct and/or coordinate employee training.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Typed: 9/13/95
Old document: 1288h
New document: Jobspecs/4992
CSC Date: 9/20/95
MH:cs Revised 3/26/10
Old Title: Emergency and Safety Supervisor, Zone 7
CSC Date: 4/7/10


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.