Construction Inspector I

City of San Antonio
Full Time 30 or more per week $19 Per hour TX Bexar County Public Works Department, 1948 Probandt St, San Antonio, TX 78214, United States


Under general supervision, is responsible for performing journey level work inspecting the construction of public capital construction and rehabilitation projects to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. Inspection work is done on medium to large size projects such as major and minor streets, drainage systems, bridge constructions, and related activities. Working conditions are inside and outside with occasional exposure to temperature variations, damp/wet surfaces, hazardous materials, flammable liquids, high noise areas, dust, and unfavorable fumes and vapors. Exercises no supervision.

Additional Benefits provided by Department

  • Uniforms provided annually by Department.
  • Work vehicle provided.
  • Tools provided to complete work tasks.
  • Work boots provided annually.
  • Opportunities for certifications.
Work Location
Northeast Service Center, 10303 Toolyard, Building 2, San Antonio, Texas 78233

Work Hours 
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday 

Essential Job Functions

  • Attends pre-construction meetings with City staff, engineers, contractors, and utility company representatives to discuss general information about new projects.
  • Reviews and interprets contract documents, project plans and specifications to become familiar with scheduled construction activities.
  • Inspects the full range of public capital construction and rehabilitation construction projects, which includes streets, alleys, water and sewer lines, irrigation facilities, storm drains, and permit construction in the public right-of-way, for compliance with standard details, specifications, and approved plans.
  • Ensures that materials are in accordance with and used in accordance with submittals, standard details specifications, approved plans and normal construction practices; Ensure timely coordination/scheduling of material testing lab; monitoring of actual testing and confirm/review test results.
  • Maintains oversight of the Schedule of Values (SOV) line item quantities and ensures accurate measurements are obtained in the field when they meet specification requirements. Completes daily and monthly estimates of work completed and recommends payment for contractors monthly and final pay estimates.
  • Ensures that proper safety and traffic control devices for the protection of pedestrians, motorists, and all active work zone areas, are in compliance with traffic control plans and the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD); Monitors dust control and storm water management procedures.
  • Assist Capital Projects Officer in handling property owner's complaints and inquiries as to construction activities; Resolves construction conflict problems where possible and recommends any probable or desirable changes.
  • Records all field changes for "as-built" drawings on field plan set.
  • Prepares final inspection punch lists and coordinates the final acceptance processes with City staff and others; prepares completion notices and final payments.
  • Coordinates and prepares reports and correspondence in response to requests from management teams or other departments.
  • Demonstrates superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.
  • Utilizes surveying equipment to measure on-site construction grade levels with surveying instrument or laser beam, occasionally lifting and carrying equipment weighing 50 pounds, to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. 
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).
  • One (1) year of experience in construction, surveying, drafting, or a related field.
  • Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience reading construction plans.
  • Experience inspecting construction projects such as streets, drainage systems, or sidewalk trenches.
  • Knowledge or experience in Municipal and/or TxDOT Capital Construction Projects.
  • Certified in Work Zone Traffic Control.
  • Certified in Erosion, Sediment, and Stormwater Inspections.
Applicant Information
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of construction and engineering.
  • Knowledge of terminology, equipment, costs, and materials used in the construction industry.
  • Knowledge of codes, regulations, and ordinances related to the construction industry.
  • Knowledge of hazards, safety, and other OSHA regulations related to the construction industry.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of the survey trade.
  • Knowledge of engineering mathematics.
  • Skill in utilizing tools and equipment used in the construction engineering and surveying trade, including Instrument/Level, Laser, Slump Cone, and Nuclear Density Machine.
  • Skill in utilizing a calculator.
  • Ability to read plans and blueprints.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the general public.
  • Ability to perform engineering calculations.
  • Ability to exercise firmness and tact in dealing with contractors, engineers, etc.
  • Ability to interpret and properly apply codes and regulations related to the construction trade.
  • Ability to use independent judgment in making decisions.
  • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations.