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Senior Construction Inspector
Citrus Heights Water District
Regional Government Services

Public Works

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(650) 587-7300 ext 88
Close Date: May 29, 2017
Salary: $67,100.00 - $90,584.00 Annually

Regional Government Services is pleased to recruit for this Exciting Position on Behalf of The Citrus Heights Water District

  The Citrus Heights Water District Invites Applications for the

Position of

Senior Construction Inspector

Since this is a continuous recruitment, applicants are encouraged to apply early as this recruitment may close at any time, without notice, once the desired number of applications have been received.


Under direction of the Project Manager, the Senior Construction Inspector performs a variety of expert-level duties involved in inspecting the materials and workmanship in the construction and/or repair of District capital water distribution system improvement/replacement projects and owner/builder/developer projects; coordinates assigned construction projects with outside agencies, contractors and the general public; and provides highly responsible assistance to the Project Manager. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed.

  • Responsible for potable water pipeline and associated facilities construction inspection of developer and District subcontractors water distribution system capital improvements;
  • Inspects construction methods and materials to ensure quality workmanship and compliance with approved plans and specifications;
  • Ensures compliance with State, Federal and local construction and safety regulations;
  • Develops and recommends revisions to plans and specifications to meet field conditions as necessary;
  • Attends and participates in project planning and project construction meetings;
  • Conducts field tests of construction materials to insure proper quality;
  • Maintains a detailed daily diary of inspections and makes field measurements and calculations as necessary;
  • Reviews construction plans for water distribution system improvements and associated facilities;
  • Develops reports on issues related to completion of construction bid documents;
  • Reviews, confirms and processes contractor requests for payment;
  • Prepares correspondence related to inspection and project documentation functions;
  • Makes inspections of work in progress to insure proper utilization of personnel and equipment;
  • Coordinates data gathering inspections and provides assistance to other District personnel;
  • Coordinates and observes hydrostatic pressure testing of water distribution facilities;
  • Observes that proper disinfection procedures are used and collects samples for water quality analysis;
  • Assists with backflow prevention program;
  • Performs special projects and other duties as delegated by the Project Manager;
  • Oversees subordinate District or contract Construction Inspectors. 

Additional Duties:  In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Duties section, the employee in this classification may perform the following duties: 

  • Use a computer to prepare and submit a variety of reports, memos and correspondence on construction  compliance and inspection-related matters;
  • Compile and maintain statistics on inspection and contract status;
  • Develop systems, procedures, handouts, and other aids necessary to maintain and improve customer service;
  • Develop recommended revisions to plans and specifications to meet field conditions or changes in construction practices;
  • Represent the District in contact with the public, contractors, developers and professional engineering consultants;
  • Collect water samples;
  • Organize data, maintain accurate records, read and interpret designs, plans and construction specifications.


Knowledge of:  California Code of Regulations, Title 24, and other related codes, ordinances and regulations; building and site construction and materials and accepted safety standards; principles and techniques of plan review and inspections for structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, energy and site requirements.

Any combination of education and experience which would likely provide the necessary knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  Typical ways to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education:  High School diploma or equivalent is required with courses in mathematics is desirable.  Postsecondary education with course work in engineering technology, construction management or related areas from an accredited university or college or documented vocational/technical school training in related areas is highly desirable.  Acceptable accrediting agencies are those recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) or the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).

Experience:  Eight (8) or more years of responsible work experience in the field of water utility, public agency and/or general contracting construction inspection and contractor coordination experience with particular strengths in public agency water distribution systems in the construction and inspection of water distribution improvement and/or replacement projects. 


Water Distribution Operator Certification:  Possession of a valid Grade D1 Water Distribution Operator Certification issued by the State Water Resources Control Board at the time of appointment is required with possession of a Grade D2 Water Distribution Operator Certification within one year of appointment.  Failure to maintain such required certification may be cause for disciplinary action or dismissal.

Water Treatment Operator Certification:  Possession of a valid Grade T1 Water Treatment Operator Certification issued by the State Water Resources Control Board at the time of appointment is required with possession of a Grade T2 Water Treatment Operator Certification within one year of appointment.  Failure to maintain such required certification may be cause for disciplinary action or dismissal.

Drivers License:  Possession of a valid California Class C Drivers License is required at the time of appointment.  Failure to obtain or maintain such required certification may be cause for disciplinary action or dismissal. 

Possession and proof of a good driving record free from multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents for at least two (2) years duration is required.


Applicants possessing the MOST DESIRABLE qualifications based on a screening of the application materials, including a supplemental questionnaire, will be invited to continue in a selection process that will consist of a SME (subject matter expert) application screening, an oral appraisal interview and may also consist of an assessment center, or another activity selected by the Human Resources Department. 

First application screening will occur on May 5, 2017.  Candidates deemed to be the best qualified will be invited to participate in an Oral Interview process in mid to late May 2017. It is important to complete all required application materials.  All applications will be screened for completeness and possession of minimum qualifications.  Qualified applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview.


Salary will be DOQE and ranges between $67,100 - $90,584. The District’s compensation package also encompasses an attractive benefits package that includes:

4/40 Work Schedule –District observes a 4/40 work schedule with all employees on a Monday through Thursday work schedule. The Senior Construction Inspector may work other days and hours as required or assigned.

Retirement – The District offers CalPERS, coordinated with Social Security.  Benefit is 2% @ 55 for classic members and 2% @ 62 for new members as defined by PEPRA, subject to limitations set by PERS.  Employee pays the employee portion. 

Retiree Health Insurance – After 20 years, District provides a defined contribution payment for retired employees.    

Deferred Compensation Plan – The District offers optional enrollment in two pretax payroll-deducted 457 plans (VALIC and VOYA), based on annual limits established by the Internal Revenue Service. Additional Benefits currently under consideration are 457 PERS & ICMA-RC plans.

Medical Cash Back Option –  District provides $400 per month as a cash back option for employees declining medical coverage providing they provide proof of other group coverages.

Life Insurance – District pays for $100,000 of employee life insurance.  Additional supplemental life available to employees at their expense.

Health Insurance – Medical- District provides two plans, i.e., Western Health Advantage and Kaiser Permanente for employees and dependents. Dental/Vision Insurance – District provides dental and vision coverage through Lincoln Financial Group for employee and dependents.  Stipend - District also provides a generous medical stipend that covers all co-pays, deductibles and out-of-pocket medical costs.

Social Security – District has contracted to continue employee participation in the US Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program.

Vacation Leave/Management Leave/Sick Leave - District offers generous vacation, and sick leave benefits beginning at monthly accruals of 8 hours, and 8 hours, respectively, for new employees.

Please direct all inquiries regarding the application process to:

Noreen Griffin
Technical Specialist – Human Resources
Regional Government Services
Email:  [email protected]
Telephone:  (650) 587-7300, Ext. 88


 Core Values:  Integrity, Teamwork, Dependability, Accountability, Professionalism

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