2022-11-14 2022-12-19

Construction Inspector Trainee or I

Coachella Valley Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Palm Desert, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85293
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Palm Desert, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85293
  • Organization Website

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TITLE: Construction Inspector Trainee or I

Trainee: SRN 24 $5,083 - $6,920 Monthly, Non-Exempt

Level I: SRN 29 $5,675 - $7,756 Monthly, Non-Exempt

Department: Engineering

Division: Construction Inspection


Reports to: Chief Inspector

Supervises the following positions: N/A

DEFINITION: Under supervision, learns and performs routine inspections of public works and subdivision projects for the district; testing procedures for water and sanitation pipelines, maintains and completes accurate reports and diaries, checks grade and alignments, checks materials, prepares as-built drawings. Maintain all records of construction for assigned District projects. May perform other related duties as required.


1. Performs routine inspections at field locations of a variety of construction activities including but not limited to earthwork, concrete storm drain, deep water wells, reservoirs, domestic water pipeline, sanitation pipeline, water reclamation plants, irrigation pipelines, sewer lift stations, pressure reducing stations, electrical, mechanical and related structural construction.

2. Understand test methods and inspection procedures for a variety of tests for various types of construction i.e. compaction tests, sewer air test, water pressure test etc.

3. Applies specification standards for a variety of construction projects and reports violations or deviations.

4. Prepares a detailed daily diary documenting construction actions and activities, including a variety of reports related to the construction inspection.

5. Adheres to District safety practices and policies.

6. Prepares as-built drawings.

7. Communicate effectively with contractors, engineers, public agencies and others to insure the conformance of specification application.

8. Collects and delivers domestic water samples to the District’s laboratory for analysis.

See http://www.cvwd.org/175/Job-Descriptions for full job description.


Licenses or Certifications:

Trainee: Valid California Operators license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Department of Motor Vehicles driving record may influence employment or classification.

Level I: Must possess a grade I Certification in Water Distribution given by the Department of Health Services. AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: ACIA (American Construction Inspectors Association), Division IV -- Public Works: Mechanical, Masonry, Electrical, Earthworks, Paving, Concrete, Welding, Pre-stress Concrete, Structural Metal, Structural Wood


ICC (International Code Council): Structural Masonry Special Inspector, Structural Steel and Welding Special Inspector, Prestressed Concrete Special Inspector, Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Any formal education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Completed courses in college or technical trade school training, ICC and/or ACIA certification are desirable.

Experience: Trainee: Minimum two years of experience in pipeline construction, earthwork, concrete construction or structural construction, and/or education related to construction proving acceptable to District.

Level I: Minimum of two years experience in the inspection of construction within the Districts scope of influence, or other agency found acceptable to the District.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at WaterDistrictJobs.com.