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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:X3113

SENIOR ENGINEERING INSPECTOR

NATURE OF WORK

This is advanced technical and supervisory construction inspection work.

Work involves supervising, assigning and directing the work of subordinate technical personnel engaged in a significant construction inspection program and performing the more complex construction inspection tasks. Work includes providing technical supervision to engineering inspectors assigned to public work construction sites. Considerable independence and judgment is exercised in planning and carrying out assignments under the supervision of a professional engineer. Work is reviewed through occasional inspections and observations to determine adherence to stated objectives and conformity with accepted engineering principles.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This classification is distinguished from Engineering Inspector II by the supervisory responsibilities and by the greater experience requirements.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Supervises, assigns and reviews work of engineering inspectors engaged in a construction inspection program; gives assistance and advice on difficult and unusual problems when necessary.

Investigates and recommends solutions to construction complaints and estimates construction and materials costs.

Confers with contractors, engineers, and other interested parties and reviews plans and specifications approved by contract; checks materials and makes the more complex field and laboratory tests of construction materials.

Conducts field inspections and makes observations of work relating to various utility projects, including water/sewer treatment facilities, lift stations, pump stations, force mains, sewer mains, water mains and appurtenances; organizes inspections; administers quality and material testing; evaluates materials and methods; arranges and conducts job progress meetings; acts as liaison between county, developer and consultants.

Reviews and processes documents relating to daily work progress, equipment, manpower and quantities installed for subsequent payments.

Reviews work in conjunction with various contract documents and specifications; supervises contractor/consultant activities.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Considerable knowledge of the materials, methods and techniques of standard public works construction and maintenance.

Considerable knowledge of the standard terminology, techniques and practices of engineering technology appropriate to the area of assignment.

Considerable knowledge of mathematics through trigonometry.

Knowledge of the elementary principles and practices of civil engineering.

Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinate engineering inspectors.

Ability to make independent investigations of engineering problems.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school supplemented by college level course work in engineering technology; four (4) years progressively responsible experience in sub-professional engineering work appropriate to the area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:       Government Supervisors Association (GSA)
FLSA Status:                       Non-exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E  10/1976   R  10/2010


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