Construction Inspector

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-830534
    • Job Location: Littleton , CO
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 12, 2022
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Construction Inspector

(Full Time, Non-Exempt)

$57,340 - $68,000 Annually

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the the Planning Manager, performs construction inspection and quality control for capital improvement and other projects at parks, trails, open spaces, and recreation facilities.

Essential Duties:

  • Inspect new construction and renovation projects to verify compliance with approved plans, specifications, and applicable codes and regulations.
  • Monitor construction progress and schedule adherence; perform daily field inspections to evaluate the work performed and materials used; verify quality of workmanship and materials used; note deficiencies and deviations from plans and specifications; refer serious problems and disagreements in interpretation to the appropriate project manager.
  • Compile punch lists, ensure completion of punch list items prior to project closeout, manage warranty repairs requests, and ensure repairs are properly documented and completed within the warranty period.
  • Inspect work performed by other agencies, utility companies and contractors working on District owned or managed properties to ensure public safety,  standards are followed, and protection of District resources and assets.
  • Inspect newly constructed and existing playgrounds for hazard identification and risk management.
  • Manage repair and replacement projects that require minimal design support.
  • Verify and ensure projects are constructed in compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Grading, Erosion and Sediment Control (GESC) criteria are followed.
  • Attend owner/architect/contract (OAC) meetings, complies field reports, and reviews contractor pay requests.
  • Assist with collecting field data, drafting, preparing specifications and bidding documents.
  • Coordinate with consultants to acquire surveys, title work, legal descriptions and exhibits, materials testing and construction observation services, etc.
  • Assist with infrastructure inventories and/or maintain records related to playgrounds, sports courts, asphalt and concrete paving, shade pavilions, etc.
  • Coordinate projects with park planners, internal departments, multi-discipline consultants, and contractors.
  • Perform office duties including soliciting bids, prepare change orders, filing, organizing and preparing reports, ordering supplies, making copies/prints, etc.
  • Effectively handles a variety of customer and vendor situations and is responsible for maintaining excellent working relationships. Responds to customer inquiries in a courteous manner and resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Attend and participate in staff meeting, trainings, and orientations.
  • Attend work on a regular, reliable and punctual basis.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • A high school diploma or GED is required, plus college level course work in construction, engineering or architecture and/or closely related certification(s).
  • Two (2) years’ experience inspecting or supervising landscaping, civil and/or public works construction projects is required.
  • Experience with building construction desired.
  • A combination of experience and education may be considered.

Licenses, Certifications, and Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver License or the ability to obtain upon hire and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) or the ability to obtain certification within six months of employment.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of construction site safety best management practices (BMPs).
  • Knowledge of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Knowledge of storm water quality Best Management Practices (BMP’s) and GESC components.
  • Knowledge of construction materials and installation practices for concrete, asphalt, grading and drainage, playgrounds, landscape, irrigation, basic mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems, etc.
  • Knowledge and ability to use basic survey equipment to calculate and verify elevations, distances, slopes, etc.
  • Ability to interpret construction drawings, stationing, plan and profile sections, and technical reports; including topographical data and site drainage.
  • Ability to research, gather, organize and analyze information.
  • Must be highly motivated and take direction well with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service and get along with coworkers, patrons, and supervisors and interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, public officials, private consultants, contractors and the public.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.

Material and Equipment Used :

To successfully perform the required job duties, this position regularly uses a phone and other office equipment. Computer programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), Bluebeam, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign), etc.  This position also uses tools such as measuring tape, level, surveying equipment, shovels, pressure gauges, personal protection and other safety equipment.

Working Environment :

This position works in a comfortable office environment subject to interruptions and background noises, and outdoors on construction project job-sites subject to variable weather, ecosystems and landscapes.

Physical Requirements :

Stand, walk, sit for extended periods, handle and operate objects and office equipment, reach outward and above shoulder and carry, pull, push or lift up to 25 lbs. Navigate construction job sites with uneven terrain and obstacles. May occasionally climb, crawl, squat, kneel and bend and carry, pull, push or lift 50 lbs. or more with or without assistance. The employee must be able to see close up and at a distance with vision acuity and the ability to adjust focus allowing a broad field of vision. The employee must communicate clearly and effectively, must understand and be understood.

This list is not all-inclusive and represents examples of the work environment and physical demands.

Employee Benefits & Perks at South Suburban

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision package
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement packages with employer contribution/match
  • Free Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid time off including vacation time, sick leave, personal leave and holidays
  • District paid life insurance and long term disability
  • F REE use of District fitness centers and swimming pools
  • Discounts on recreation classes and golf
  • Opportunities for training and promotion from within
  • To view a complete listing of the District’s most current benefit package , please visit

About Us

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.

We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, and a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.