Construction Inspector Supervisor

November 15, 2023
Kingman, AZ
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$29.23 - $35.08 /HOURLY



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Responsible for the general administration of the Inspection Division of the Engineering Department. Performs field and technical construction inspection work for environmental, water, sewer, street, and other public works projects and programs. Assures compliance with Federal, State and local codes and standards and contractual provisions. Along with providing direction, supervision, and evaluation of inspection staff, employees of this class are expected to perform highly skilled technical duties associated with inspections, and guiding staff through the inspections of capital improvements projects or private development.


Works under the general guidance and direction of Assistant City Engineer and/or City Engineer.


Exercises supervision over staff assigned to the Inspection Division of the Engineering Department.

Minimum Qualifications/Special Requirements

Education and experience:

  • Graduation from high school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of public works improvement inspections or related experience; and
  • Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience;
  • Supplemented by one (1) year of related technical or college coursework in algebra trigonometry, physics, land surveying, civil engineering a closely related field; and
  • Ability to obtain at least four (4) of the following within one year of hire:
  • ATTI (Arizona Technical Testing Institute) field technician certification
  • ATTSA (American Traffic Safety Services Association) traffic control supervisor certification
  • ACI (American Concrete Institute) concrete field testing certification
  • ADEQ (Arizona Department of Environmental Quality) water distribution or sewer collection Operator II Certification
  • NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) Level III certification in a civil engineering technology program
  • APWA (American Public Works Association)public infrastructure inspector certification; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work.


  • Valid Arizona Driver's license or ability to obtain one within six (6) months.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it.

  • Manages and supervises assigned operations; Plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; Trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; Reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
  • Inspects and approves all phases of public and private construction and installation of streets, curbs, gutter, sidewalk, storm drains, sewers, water lines, water meters, hydrants, service lines, fire lines, cross connection control devices and related utilities and structures as assigned to assure that the appropriate construction is completed in compliance with the plans, standards, specifications, special requirements, codes and regulations; issues correction notices or approvals as required.
  • Inspects and assesses damage from oil, gas and water leaks to public and private property and facilities as required. Oil and/or gas leaks are reported to the Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team.
  • Inspects construction work under excavation, clearing and grading permits.
  • Coordinates activities and schedules with utility companies, contractors, property owners and other City departments. Resolves conflicts within scope of authority, and/or refers conflicts to Assistant City Engineer or City Engineer.
  • Inspects to assure compliance with local, State and Federal standards for any right-of-way, street use, and other permits issued to private utilities or contractors.
  • Checks for proper use and placement of traffic control devices to assure compliance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
  • Provides information and responds to inquiries from contractors, property owners, staff, and the general public regarding assigned public works projects.
  • Maintains a variety of logs and records related to employees, work assignments and inspection activities.
  • Performs work in accordance with safety policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that department management is informed of critical issues.
  • Represents the Engineering Department in meetings, with contractors, engineers, developers, and other public agencies as required.
  • Demonstrates continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease turnaround times and streamline the inspection work processes.
  • Provides guidance, training and supervision to inspection staff on policies, practices and procedures, design and inspection within the public right of way.
  • Compiles information and prepares construction reports as required. Assists in facilitating resolution of construction related conflicts.
  • Handles complex technical problems, customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Exercises considerable independent judgment during inspection of engineering projects with several jobs occurring at the same time.
  • Ensures good workmanship, structural soundness, and aesthetics of engineering projects.
  • Provides adequate documentation for ADEQ for testing of all water lines and sewer lines.
  • Ensures safety of self while performing inspection on sites to include traversing, entering and exiting sites. Recognizes appropriate OSHA requirements and traffic control protocols are in place prior to placing self into the area of inspection.
  • Ensures that construction projects create no hazards, avoidable nuisances, or damages to private or public property.
  • Accurately read and interpret maps, specifications, drawings, and blueprints.
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
  • Communicates and acts in a professional manner with the public, assigned employees, co-workers, and work contacts.
  • Provides excellent customer service to all contacts.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity.
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures; follows safety policies and practices, works in a safe manner, and immediately reports unsafe activity and conditions to supervisor(s).


  • Reviews field staking and makes revisions within scope of authority; or refers matter to Assistant City Engineer or City Engineer for final interpretation and resolution.
  • May serve on various employee or other committees as assigned.
  • Serves as a member of survey crew or flagging as needed.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Performs special assignments as requested.



Considerable knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; Public works inspection methods; Applicable laws, standards and regulations relating to construction, inspection, safety and traffic control; Working knowledge of personal computers and software (word processing, spreadsheets, project and scheduling - Trakit, etc.); Occupational hazards, related Federal and State OSHA regulations and standard safety precautions.


Skill in reading and interpreting construction drawings, plans and specifications; Operating listed tools and equipment; Applying material testing and procedures; Preparing and maintaining clear, concise and accurate records and reports; Using computers and job-related software applications; Troubleshooting problems; Working in a team environment; Providing customer service; and Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to provide work direction, guidance and supervision of assigned staff; Read and interpret basic maps and blueprints.


Ability to: Accurately read and comprehend construction plans; Prepare, organize and maintain inspection field and office data, reports and systems; Perform required mathematical computations; Prepare accurate quantity and cost estimates; Work effectively with multiple inspections on a variety of capital improvement projects; Effectively communicate complex technical information, orally and in writing, to contractors, developers, property owners, employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials, and the general public; Coordinate and organize work activities for division and staff; Detect poor workmanship, inferior materials, and potential hazards and recommend or stipulate appropriate remedial measure; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned employees, coworkers, supervisor, other departments and the public; Understand and carry out written and oral instructions; Follow and maintain safety standards, and identify safety problems; Promote and adhere to safe work practices; Carry out assigned projects to their completion; Use appropriate tact and consideration in dealing with customer complaints and questions; Adapt to changing work priorities, accept changes in project schedules and meet deadlines; Work independently, and as a team, to complete daily activities according to work schedule; Supervise, guide and evaluate others in the work they are performing; Use equipment and tools properly and safely; Perform in adverse weather conditions; Wear OSHA required personal protective equipment; Bend or stoop repeatedly or continually while performing inspections; Traverse safely over rough, uneven, sloping, or rocky surfaces or terrain, and maneuver around scaffolding, bracing, or unfinished construction elements.


The work environment characteristics attached to the job description are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. See Physical Demands.


It is the policy of the City of Kingman to ensure a safe, healthful workplace for all its employees. It requires that every person in the organization assumes the responsibility of individual and organizational safety. Injury and illness losses from incidents are costly and preventable. The City of Kingman will employ an effective accident and illness prevention program and a comprehensive wellness program that involves all its employees in the effort to eliminate workplace hazards and promote employee health and wellness. All employees are expected and encouraged to participate in safety and wellness program activities including the following: reporting hazards, unsafe work practices and accidents immediately to their supervisors or a safety committee representative; wearing required personal protective equipment; and participating in and supporting safety committee activities.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the position changes.

Personal Growth Opportunities ~ Meaningful and Challenging Work ~ Public Service
Community Spirit ~ Training and Development

2023-2024 Benefit Guide (PDF)


  • Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance.
    • Telemedicine available through BlueCare Anywhere for general medical and behavioral health.
  • Flexible spending (FSA) or health savings accounts (HSA).
    • Employer contribution to HSA equivalent to 50% of plan-year deductible. This is currently $750 for Single Coverage and $1,500 for Family Coverage.
  • Employer-paid group basic life insurance coverage for employee and dependents on medical plan.
    • Supplemental group insurance and third-party options available.
  • Virgin Pulse, our comprehensive well-being platform designed to push you towardsgood health in mind, body and spirit.
    • Participation incentives with up to $300 redeemable annually.
  • Work/Life support services through the SupportLincEmployee Assistance Program (EAP).
    • Six free counseling visits annually.


  • 12 paid holidays , including a floating birthday holiday each year.
  • 16-35 paid vacation days per year.
    • 6.15 hrs. 1-5 years; 7.69 hrs. 5-10 yrs.; 9.23 hrs. 10-15 yrs.; 10.77 hrs. 15+ yrs.
    • Shift fire personnel accrue leave at 1/3 more per pay period.
  • 3.69 sick hrs per pay period (approx. 9-12 sick days per year).
    • Shift fire personnel accrue leave at 1/3 more per pay period.
    • Part-time/seasonal employees earn 1 hours of sick time for every 30 hours worked.

Other leave types available, including:

  • 10 hours of Volunteer Time Off (VTO).
  • Up to 5 days for bereavement.
  • Jury Duty.
  • Military Training, and more.

Leave donation program.

  • Tuition reimbursement up to $4,500 annually.
  • Shift differential pay (2nd & 3rd shift).
  • Bonus Programs.
  • Skill-based, Certification & Bilingual Pay.
  • Clothing Allowance for Uniformed Personnel.

Recognition & Appreciation

  • Quarterly Performance Conversations (TrakStar).
  • Mission, Vision, Values (MVV) Excellence Awards.
  • Safety Awards.
  • Service Awards at 5, 10, 15, 20+ years of service.
  • Biannual All-Employee BBQ Lunch.
  • Annual Employee Pool Party.


  • City matching to AZ State Retirement System & Long Term Disability (ASRS).
  • Additional retirement solutions available through optional third-party on pre-tax basis, including457-deferred compensation and Roth IRA.

Closing Date/Time: 11/30/2023 5:00 PM Arizona

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