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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Public Works
Job Title: Inspection Foreman
Salary: $54082.08 Annually

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:

Directs and coordinates the work of construction inspectors.  Assures that standards and project requirements are upheld through inspections of construction sites.  Maintains paperwork to ensure projects can be accurately tracked and payments adhere to contract documents.  Performs professional work in the preparation, analysis and management of construction projects.


Essential Job Functions:

Coordinates and manages construction activities

  • Manages comprehensive file on each project.
  • Reviews cost breakdowns and project accounting data.
  • Coordinates construction activities with contractors and local governments, schools, and emergency services to avoid disruption of critical services.
  • Ensures projects adhere to county, state and federal safety regulations.

Supervise and manage construction inspectors

  • Assign individual inspectors to projects that fit their ability.
  • Review pay estimates and other documents produced by inspection staff.
  • Develop and train inspection staff.
  • Reviews department and division practices to ensure continuous improvement in service.
  • Manage staff schedules.
  • Coordinate certification exams and renewals.

Communicate pertinent project information with Public Works staff, contractor personnel and the general public as necessary

  • Work with Public Works staff to resolve project requirement disputes and revise project plans as warranted.
  • Coordinate with the contractors.
  • Listen and respond to the public’s requests and concerns.
  • Interprets for non-technical persons involved in projects.



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.

Leadership:  Inspires motivation; engages with others to solve problems; helps team stay focused on major goals while managing within a context of multiple directives. Provides timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen knowledge/skills.

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.

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


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  High School Diploma or equivalent

Years of Experience:  10 years’ progressive experience in highway or bridge construction or construction inspection. Five years of construction supervisory experience.

License, certifications, etc…  Certification from KDOT’s Certified Inspector Training Program in Basic Inspection (BI), Asphalt Paving Inspection (API), and ACI Concrete Field Technician (CF).
Valid Kansas Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications

Years of Experience: 10+ years of experience in highway or bridge construction or construction inspection.

License, certifications, etc…   Certification from KDOT’s Certified Inspector Training Program in a wide variety of fields.


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

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: 20010751

Open Date: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 4/4/2019 11:59:59 PM