Job Description

Salary: $59,217.60 - $91,873.60 Annually
Closing: Continuous


Serves as chief inspector for major projects; directs and reviews the work of a small group of inspectors; performs detailed inspections of wastewater capital improvement, developer constructed, and public works projects for conformance with the contract documents, approved project drawings, the Uniform Design and Construction Standards for Wastewater Collection Systems, applicable permits, standards and codes to ensure construction compliance; prepares project inspection reports; assist in the change order process; and performs related duties as assigned.


This is the working lead level class, directing and reviewing the work of a group of inspectors while performing significant inspection work. Incumbents of this class, as well as those they direct, are fully capable of independently performing a variety of technical inspections of wastewater capital improvement and public works projects. Responsibilities include applying inspection techniques to ensure conformance with the contract documents, approved project drawings, the Uniform Design and Construction Standards for Wastewater Collection Systems, applicable permits, standards and codes to ensure construction compliance.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.


Education and Experience: Equivalent to two years of college level course work in engineering, construction technology or a related field, AND four (4) years of full time construction experience, preferably inspecting or constructing in a water and/or wastewater or other industrial facility. Experience in a field related to the work may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Working Conditions: Work out of doors in all weather conditions. Work with exposure to potentially hazardous materials and in hazardous conditions, such as traffic.

Licensing and Certification:

Must possess a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at the time of appointment. Must possess and maintain these licenses / certifications during term of employment: OSHA 10; First Aid / CPR at the time of appointment.
The following must be obtained within one (1) year of the date of hire - WRD Inspector Training Program (not a certification); WRD Permit-Required Confined Space Entry certification including training and successfully passing the corresponding physical assessment; International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA and/or ATSSA) - Work zone safety certificate; American Concrete Institute (ACI) Field Testing Technician Grade I; National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) for Manhole Assessment (MACP), Pipeline (PACP), and Lateral Assessment (LACP); National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) for Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP); American Construction Inspectors Association (ACIA) Registered Construction Inspector, Division I - Engineering or Division IV - Public Works; NACE Level I Certified Coating Inspector; others as assigned by supervisor or manager.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.


Provides lead direction, training and work review to a group of inspectors; organizes and assigns work, sets priorities, and follows-up to ensure coordination and completion of assigned work. Depending on assignment, may provide input into selection, evaluation, disciplinary and other personnel matters. Serves as chief inspector on particularly large or complex projects. Operate a computer and use various software for completion of inspection tasks. Operate inspection equipment in the process of completing inspection activities. Prepare accurate daily reports of construction progress and of inspections. Maintain accurate, up to date record drawings consistent with current project progress and changes. Possess the ability to read and interpret shop drawings of various wastewater treatment equipment and materials, construction plans, documents, and specifications. Reads, reviews, analyzes, evaluates and comments on construction documents prior to the start of construction, thereby identifying potential problems. Attends and provides input in project progress meetings with personnel from the WRD and outside contractors. Performs inspection duties within public rights-of-way, easements, or wastewater treatment facilities. Prepare and issue non-compliance notices to contractor when installed work does not comply with specifications, standards and codes. Inspect trenchless technologies for wastewater pipe installations and related work. Observe and inspect dewatering operations and work closely with other WRD staff to document soil subsidence. Perform traffic control inspections for compliance with approved permit. Monitor contractor compliance with applicable permits and communicate any concerns to WRD engineering staff. Track disposition of WRD assets and assist engineering staff communicating disposition to other WRD Service Centers. Reviews and examines materials delivered to the site for installation to verify their conformance to specifications and submittals and compliance and suitability of materials for installation and application. Inspect proper rebar placement. Inspect before, during, and after concrete placements. Inspection of industrial coatings. Conduct earthwork inspections and site preparation. Perform pipe lining inspections for wastewater infrastructure. Observe pipe testing for process piping and sanitary sewer systems include hydrostatic, air, individual joint testing, NASSCO assessment, CCTV, etc. Review and examine materials delivered to the construction site and construction techniques for compliance with approved plans, specifications, local standards, and approved project submittals. Record applicable manufacturer information in daily reports. Confirmation and collection of survey data of installed infrastructure.  Develop and maintain WRD best practices for inspection. Assist in maintaining WRD technical specifications related to inspection. Assist with facility testing and startup planning and execution.

WRD Senior Inspector (Capital Improvement):

In addition to the general duties above, the following are examples of duties specific to the WRD Senior Inspector assigned to Capital Improvement. Review contractor prepared monthly pay allocation for accurate quantities. Perform inspection of drilled pier installations. Perform inspection for the construction of wastewater treatment structures, utility tunnels, concrete clarifiers, and other wastewater treatment facilities. Perform structural anchorage inspection for cast-in-place and post installed anchorage per approved shop drawings and applicable codes. Observe hydro testing of water holding structures. Inspect installation of various wastewater treatment equipment including clarifier equipment, pumping equipment, aeration equipment, sand filter, disinfection equipment, large mixers, and chemical systems. Inspect wastewater process pipe installations to confirm compliance with process pipe drawings per approved shop drawings and applicable codes/specifications. Observe installation of supports for large diameter pipe.

WRD Senior Inspector (Development):
In addition to the general duties above, the following are examples of duties specific to the WRD Senior Inspector assigned to Development. Act as the WRD Project Representative with contractors on developer-constructed projects, public works projects or other-agency work.


Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment and to drive a motor vehicle in order to travel to and from work sites; strength and stamina to inspect various public work projects which requires entering and exiting trenches, excavation pits, sewer manholes and vault structures; vision to read printed materials and computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, over the telephone or radio. Accommodations may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodations. 

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