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The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 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.
This position is responsible for inspecting private development construction projects for compliance with City land development regulations and standards.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides professional and technical instruction, guidance and information to consultants, contractors, engineers, City officials, and the public regarding installation and regulatory issues
- Conducts field meetings and inspects, documents, and verifies project is constructed in compliance with plans and specifications related to construction procedures, design and materials specifications, Storm Water/ Land Development / CDOT requirements, and safety requirements
- Examines construction project plans, specifications, and material for compliance for sidewalks, ramps, driveways, streets, storm drainage, storm water detention, and 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, and manage a high-volume of administration requests
- Ability to apply conflict resolution techniques
- Knowledge of construction materials and testing, construction methods and practices used in various types of construction
- Knowledge of policies, procedures and regulations regarding infrastructure installation
- Knowledge of survey methods, practices and techniques
- Communicates appropriately, accurately and clearly in a 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 level in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet Explorer
- Ability to obtain City driver’s permit
- Possess dependable vehicle
- Minimum of five years of experience in road construction, multifamily development, or subdivision construction
- Continuing education coursework in construction management or 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 and Spanish
- High School diploma/GED with three (3) years of relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties
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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How To Apply
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Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to CityHrJobPostingsNotify@ci.charlotte.nc.us.
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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