Construction Inspector II

City of Sacramento Sacramento, CA
THE POSITION Benefits Supplemental Questions


To inspect workmanship and materials used in the construction work of a variety of public and private projects to insure conformance with applicable laws, ordinances, standards, plans, specifications, and departmental regulations.


This is the journey level. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower class of Construction Inspector I, or, when filled from the outside, require prior construction inspection experience. Appointment to the higher class requires that the employee be performing substantially the full range for duties for the class and meet the qualification standards for the class. A Construction Inspector II works under general supervision and is expected to perform the entire range of field inspection work requiring a complete knowledge of construction inspection principles and practices. Work in this class is distinguished from that of Construction Inspector I by the greater complexity of the assignments received and by the greater independence with which an incumbent is expected to operate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Inspect materials and construction workmanship for City capital improvement and private projects to insure compliance with the contract documents. Observe work during progress and upon completion. Inspection shall include checking lines, grade, size and location of facilities for conformance with city standards and regulations.

* Be familiar with City Standard Specifications, project plans and specifications, and Operation and Maintenance requirements to insure project is properly constructed in accordance with all City requirements.

* Prepare documentation and reports in accordance with City standard construction management and inspection procedures.

* Take samples of materials for examination or analysis by laboratories.

* Oversee the performance and be knowledgeable of field tests.

* Inspect adjacent properties for damage from construction activity.

* Confer with property owners regarding project schedule, hazards, and inconvenience.

* Coordinate work with other City departments and utilities.

* Prepare necessary correspondence to the contractor regarding contract requirements.

* Prepare as-built plans for completed projects.

* Review and monitor construction schedule to insure construction is progressing in accordance with contract requirements.

* Perform estimates and documentation of work complete for progress payments.

* Perform related duties as assigned.


* Defects and faults in construction.

* Basic mathematics including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

* Materials, methods, regulations and requirements relative to the construction and installation of streets, gutters, storm drains, culverts, and other related facilities associated with city projects.

* Tools, surveying instruments, and equipment used in construction of city projects.

* Materials sampling and estimate procedures.

* Applicable laws, regulations, codes, and departmental policies governing the construction of assigned projects.

* Paving methods and materials.

* Soil conditions, types, and formations.

Ability to:

* Understand and interpret engineering plans and specifications and to prepare accurate engineering records.

* Deal firmly and tactfully with contractors, engineers, and property owners.

* Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

* Ability to use computer programs applicable to the work.

* Detect and locate faulty materials and workmanship and to determine the stage of construction during which defects are most easily found and remedied.

* Perform the entire range of construction Inspection activities with a minimum of supervision.


Two-year degree or completion of a certificate program in Construction Management or Construction Supervision and Inspection plus one year of sub professional engineering experience or journey level public works/utility construction experience preferably including some construction inspection experience.


Two years experience comparable to that of a Construction Inspector I in the City of Sacramento.


Probationary Period:

Employees must complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory performance level prior to gaining permanent status.

Driver License:

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Loss of the Class C License is cause for discipline. This requirement may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for individuals with disabilities.

Residency requirement:

Employees in this classification must reside within thirty-five (35) air miles from the freeway interchange at W-X Streets, 29th-30th Streets within one year following appointment.


Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can be accessed through the applicant inbox.

1. Application: (Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application to the Employment Office by the final filing deadline;

* Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.

* Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:

* If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).

* If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.

* Proof of required education and/or degree equivalency must be submitted online with your application, emailed to, delivered in person, or sent to the Employment Office by fax or mail by the final filing deadline.

2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Weighted 100%) – The Supplemental Questionnaire is the Training and Experience Exam. Only the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will become candidates and their supplemental questionnaire will be rated and scored. This exam will evaluate the relevance, level, and progression of a candidate's education, training and experience. Therefore, your responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough and complete because the exam score will determine your ranking on the eligible list for this job. When completing the supplemental questionnaire, please note:

* Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaires will not be accepted.

* Incomplete supplemental questionnaires will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.

* A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.

3. Eligibility - Candidates who pass the Training & Experience evaluation will be placed on an eligible list. The hiring department may contact candidates for interview at any time during the life of the one-year list.

4. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete LiveScan / fingerprinting and receive Human Resources approval prior to receiving a start date from the Department.


For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:

* Please visit for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process.

* For technical support between 6 AM - 5 PM PT, contact Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627.

* Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at;

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* Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726; or

* Visit the Human Resources Department at Historic City Hall, 915 I Street, Plaza Level, Sacramento, CA 95814.

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