HIGHWAY PROJECT INSPECTOR 7318
Under general supervision, an employee in this class inspects roadway areas within a Town or other municipality where utilities are being installed, connected or otherwise modified in order to determine that highway department permit specifications for such work are being observed. The incumbent also inspects new house construction and makes similar determinations. Work is reviewed through conferences and progress reports. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Inspects utility work areas adjacent to town roads and highways to determine utility compliance with town highway department permit specifications;
Inspects new house construction adjacent to town roads to determine compliance with permit specifications concerning utility hookups, proper placement of surveyor marker etc.;
Inspects town roads, sidewalks, storm drains, etc. and reports on conditions as directed;
May testify in court concerning site conditions on or adjacent to town roads;
May perform the duties of a Highway Labor Crew Leader if required.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Through knowledge of the principles, methods, materials and equipment common to public works construction projects; thorough knowledge of the requirements, rules and regulations governing utility construction adjacent to town roads; good knowledge of the occupational hazards and the safety precautions of public works and utilities construction; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of crews and equipment in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to understand, interpret and effectively carry out written or oral instructions accompanied by construction or other plans and documents; ability to keep records and make reports; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and five (5) years of experience in highway maintenance and construction work.