Public Works Inspectors are responsible for on-site inspection to enforce the contract plans and specifications for public works construction projects. Types of inspection work include water and sewer pipelines, underground utility installations, water or sewer connections, water or wastewater treatment plants and pump station construction, trench and street paving, concrete curbs and driveways, sidewalk and ADA ramps, traffic/pedestrian signals and striping, reservoirs and water quality features. Work is performed within a project team.Must be willing to work long hours in a noisy construction environment under potentially hazardous conditions and possess sufficient physical mobility, vision, hearing and speaking abilities related to the construction work requirements. The current vacancies are in the Bureau of Environmental Services-Construction Services, and Limited Term positions within the Portland Bureau of Transportation-Permit Construction. The eligible list for this recruitment will be used to fill future vacancies in the Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland Bureau of Transportation and the Portland Water Bureau.This position is represented by District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) collective bargaining agreement, view the agreement at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840. External applicants start at the entry salary rate.
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