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Construction Inspector #2301-237500-02

Land Development

Date Opened
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 8:00 AM
Close Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 8:00 PM
Planning Design & Development
  • $52,806-$66,007 Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.

In working to put communities and citizens first, the City of Charlotte’s Department of Planning, Design, and Development is committed to creating great places. The Department of Planning, Design, and Development is chiefly responsible for collaborating with community partners, guiding growth, sustaining the natural environment while also designing vibrant and inclusive avenues for citizen enjoyment.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides professional and technical instruction/guidance/information: 
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Engineers
  • City officials
  • Public regarding installation and regulatory issues
  • Conducts field meetings and inspects, documents, and verifies project is constructed in compliance with plans and specs: 
  • Construction procedures
  • Design and materials specifications
  • Storm water/ Land Development / CDOT requirements
  • Safety requirements 
  • Examines construction project plans, specifications, and material for compliance: 
  • Sidewalks/Ramps/Driveway
  • Streets
  • Storm drainage
  • Storm water detention
  • Grading
  • Rejects defective work or substandard materials
  • Advises contractor of necessary corrective action
  • Responds to inquiries and complaints from public and private agencies 
  • Communicates effectively with Contractors, Owners, Developers, Engineers, and Construction Managers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to analyze construction plans, specifications, and site maps 
  • Ability to multitask / prioritize / organize / manage a high-volume of administration requests
  • Ability to apply conflict resolution techniques
  • Knowledge of construction materials and testing/ construction methods / practices used in various types of construction 
  • Knowledge of policies, procedures and regulations regarding infrastructure installation
  • Knowledge of survey methods / practices / techniques 
  • Communicates appropriately / accurately / clearly in timely manner providing outstanding service 
  • Performs job duties with reliability and minimal supervision
  • Collaborates effectively within workgroups and across the organization
  • Basic to intermediate computer proficiency 
  • Ability to obtain City driver’s permit 
  • Possess dependable vehicle   

Preferred Qualification

  • Minimum of five years of experience in road construction, multifamily development, or subdivision construction 
  • Continuing education coursework in construction management / related field
  • Proficient interpreting project specifications, soil density and testing reports 
  • Understand regulatory requirements for Road, Storm Water and Concrete Installation 
  • Infrastructure instillation or Inspection experience 
  • Ability to communicate in both English & Spanish 

Minimum Qualifications

High School Graduation or Equivalent and three years of relevant work experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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