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Storm Water Services Construction Inspector (Multiple Openings) #2305-237500-02

Date Opened
Monday, May 08, 2023 8:00 AM
Close Date
Friday, May 26, 2023 8:00 PM
Storm Water Services
  • $52,806 - $66,008 Commensurate with Experience


Storm Water Services maintains and improves stormwater infrastructure within the City streets and rights-of-way.  Staff currently manages more than 400 storm drainage improvement projects, implements a diverse array of surface water quality initiatives, and ensure new development mitigates impacts to the drainage system. Storm Water Services is one of the largest stormwater utilities in the Southeast with more than 200,000 customer accounts and about 200 employees.  


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Skilled Trade


These positions are based in Storm Water Services and are responsible for inspection and contract administration of Storm Water Projects (Flood Control, Water Quality, and Point Repair) for compliance with City, State and Federal standards and regulations.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitors work of private contractors on storm drainage projects for compliance with design criteria and construction standards 
  • Documents daily activity and project progress 
  • Measures and documents quantities of work in place for contractor pay requests 
  • Monitors differing and changed site conditions
  • Assists in field review of proposed work, negotiates prices with contractor
  • Assists with field change orders 
  • Serves as City’s point of contact for contractors, property owners and other project stakeholders 
  • Coordinates material testing for quality assurance 
  • Rejects work found to be substandard in materials and workmanship 
  • Assists with citizen requests related to storm drainage repairs 
  • Measures and documents physical characteristics of storm drainage infrastructure   

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of materials, methods and practices used in various types of construction
  • Knowledge of material testing of asphalt, concrete and soils 
  • Good communications skills, both verbal and written 
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work and complete assignments with minimal supervision 
  • Basic knowledge of computer software applications including spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Requires good driving record, a valid Driver’s License, a dependable passenger vehicle, and ability to obtain and maintain a City Driving Permit 
  • Previous construction experience in storm drainage system installation 
  • Basic understanding of and experience in landscaping and site restoration
  • Basic understanding and experience in water quality best management practices
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Software (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook)

Preferred Qualification

  • Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field.  Ability to communicate in English and Spanish.  Experience in general construction activities including basic surveying, engineering and construction standards and procedures

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school and three (3) years of experience or equivalent combination of education, work experience, and relevant industry/job specific knowledge, skills, and/or certifications may be considered to perform the essential duties of the position


  •  $52,806 - $66,008 Commensurate with 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.

Please note that all job offers are contingent upon an applicant successfully passing a new hire background check and drug screening.  If an applicant does not pass the background screening, the offer will be rescinded. 

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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