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City of Detroit Senior Construction Inspector in Detroit, Michigan

Senior Construction Inspector

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Senior Construction Inspector


$45,117.00 - $49,082.00 Annually


314 Coleman Young Municipal Center, MI

Job Type

Certified-Regular Civil Service


Dept of Public Works

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Under general supervision, supervises a group of subordinate inspectors engaged in field inspection of construction activities and/or individually performs field inspection work to ensure compliance with plans, specifications, codes and recognized standards and methods of work; is in charge of one or more construction projects.

Examples of Duties

  1. Reviews and interprets design plans, specifications, blueprints and sketches and provides information on site peculiarities.

  2. Ensures that site work does not damage existing utilities.

  3. Ensures site is properly barricaded for the safety of workers and the public.

  4. Prepares daily and weekly work progress logs and reports, Inspectors' Daily Records, and other required construction accounting, work progress and documentation logs and reports.

  5. Prepares and issues deficiency and punch lists to contractors, as required.

  6. Monitors work schedules to determine reasonable progress and prepares estimates for contract progress payments.

  7. Inspects, verifies and reports to supervisors on conditions that may require changes to specifications or construction work procedures and schedules.

  8. Investigates and assists in the resolution of disputes with contractors.

  9. Uses a variety of test and measuring instruments and conducts tests to determine quality of materials and accuracy of work.

  10. Conducts the simpler tests on concrete, asphalt and granular material in a materials laboratory or in the field, as required.

  11. Transports material samples to contracted laboratory facilities and obtains test certifications and documentation.

  12. Obtains and enters construction data into computer data bases.

  13. Interprets plans and specifications.

  14. Engages in or checks on construction surveyor work such as determining location, dimensions, alignment and grade of component structures by use of appropriate surveyor's instruments.

  15. Maintains field liaison with governmental agencies awarding and regulating construction contracts, suppliers and contractors, by providing information and responding to complaints.

  16. Drives a vehicle to work site locations.

  17. Prepares drawings, sketches and other documentation to reflect construction work as built.

  18. Assigns work to subordinates and monitors their field work and activities.

  19. Trains and instructs less experienced inspection staff in all phases of site inspection work.

  20. Reports violations of work rules and other matters requiring discipline.

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Preferably, completion of two years of course work engineering in a college or university of recognized standing.

Two years of experience in inspection, construction and field engineering work.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Supplemental Information

Evaluation Plan:

  1. Computerized Assessment: 40%

  2. Interview: 30%

  3. Evaluation of Training, Experience and Personal Qualifications (T.E.P.): 30%

  4. Total: Computerized Assessment, Interview, and Evaluation of T.E.P.: 100%

  • Detroit Residency Credit: 15 points

  • Veteran Points: 0 to 15 points


  • Valid State of Michigan Operator License. Employees in this class may be required to provide their own automobile for transportation on a reimbursed mileage basis.

  • Assignment to the Department of Public Works requires the ability to obtain MDOT required certifications, such as: Field Manager, Computerized Office Technician, Concrete Paving/Bridge Construction Inspection, Aggregate Technician, Bituminous Technician Level I, Density Certification, Hot Mix Asphalt Paving Inspection, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control, Concrete Level I Certification, etc.

  • Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a

Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position.


Work is performed at a construction or field work site and involves exposure to heat, dust, fumes, standing water, confined spaces, raised platforms, excavations and seasonal weather conditions. Must possess sufficient strength to lift and carry tools, materials and equipment.

City Employees Benefits Summary


The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:


Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.


Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.


Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.

Life Insurance

Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.

Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)

The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.

Sick Leave

City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.



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Other Leave Policies

The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,


City Employees Retirement System

As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:

• Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or - At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply); • An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service; • Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.

Advancement Opportunities

Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.

Have a successful career with the City of

Detroit. Always remember that you are a part of a team with a common Vision of delivering excellent service to the citizens of the City of Detroit.


Do you possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D?


Have you completed two years of engineering course work in a college or university of recognized standing? -Preferred


Do you have two years of experience in inspection, construction and field engineering work?


Do you have a valid State of Michigan Operator License?

Required Question


City of Detroit


Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Ave ste 316 Detroit, Michigan, 48226




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