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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Public Works
Job Title: Construction Inspector & Survey Technician
Salary: $16.761 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Performs construction inspections for various projects and assists Public Works land surveyors in completing surveys while operating survey equipment.   Maintains paperwork and data files to ensure projects can be accurately tracked and payments adhere to contract documents. 


Essential Job Functions:

Observe construction methods and assures projects adhere to set standards

  • Interpret project specifications and plans.
  • Perform field and laboratory tests on samples from construction projects.
  • Ensure all material match pre-set specifications.
  • Work hours that vary based upon work assigned and contractor schedules.
  • Operate instruments and other equipment in performing work.
  • Adhere to county, state and federal safety regulations.
  • Prepare Monthly pay estimates for projects.

Assist licensed surveyors in data collection

  • Operate survey equipment.
  • Set construction stakes.
  • Perform minor calculations.
  • Set traffic control to create a safe work area.

Communicate pertinent information with Public Works staff and the general public as necessary

  • Work with staff to understand project constraints and pertinent information that will be required.
  • Coordinate with contractors.
  • Listen to and respond to the public’s requests and concerns.



Communication:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods and media in a manner that engages the listener and invites response and feedback. Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely.  Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.

Dependability:  Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.

Analytical Thinking:  Works systematically and logically to resolve problems, identify causation and anticipate unexpected results.  Manages issues by drawing on own experience and knowledge and calls on other resources as necessary.

Detail-Oriented:  Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.   Follows process steps as outlined in standard operating procedures.  Reviews materials to ensure they are accurate, clear, and concise.

Adaptability:  Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly; focusing on being part of the solution.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  High School Diploma or equivalent

License, certifications, etc…Valid Kansas Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

Years of Experience:   One year experience as a survey instrument operator/rodman or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

License, certifications, etc…Certification from KDOT’s Certified Inspector Training Program in Basic Inspection (BI)


Physical Requirements of Position:

 Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location of work:  1144 S Seneca

Salary Range:  $16.761 - $24.527

The employee is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20002165

Open Date: 10/30/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 11/30/2018 11:59:59 PM