Drainage Inspector Surveyor Job opening - Hamilton County state Indiana ( Job openings )
Hamilton County , state Indiana
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2022-01-11T00:00 - 2022-02-10T00:00 | 31 | 1
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POSITION: Inspector, Drainage
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
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To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Incumbent serves as Drainage Inspector for the Surveyor, responsible for investigating drainage problems, and overseeing drain repair, reconstruction, and maintenance projects.
Investigates regulated and private drainage problems and complaints, including driving to/from sites, discussing with property owners, documenting field observations, analyzing conditions, and recommending solutions to supervisor. Serves as liaison between Surveyor and property owners and assists with petition process to establish new regulated drainage systems as needed.
Oversees repair of regulated drains, including preparing work orders and logging issuance and completion dates.
Periodically investigates and responds to hazardous material spills involving regulated drains.
Reports encroachments of regulated drain easements and violations of related standards as needed. Periodically investigates and reports sanitary tie-ins on regulated or private drains to Health Department.
Installs and maintains regulated drain and filter strip markers as needed.
Assists developers, contractors, engineers, realtors and the public in researching location and course of regulated and private drains, and in researching flood plain information. Assists office visitors regarding drainage maintenance assessments, reconstruction assessments, and drain funding, and notifies Surveyor when drain funds need increased assessment.
Researches and interprets various County records on computer, in books and on maps as needed, determining past and current landowners, locating property lines, legal rights-of-way, easements and utilities, and determining boundaries, hydrology and geographic nature of watershed areas.
Manages drain maintenance contracts, such as drain repair and spraying, including preparing lists of sites, preparing bid and contract documents, reviewing bids, making contract recommendations to Surveyor, reviewing contractors' requests for payment, and inspecting sites to ensure proper completion of work. Maintains related records and prepares reports as required.
Manages and coordinates pre-construction phase of drain reconstruction projects, including preparing cost estimates and bid and contract documents, reviewing bids and construction plans, notifying utilities, and coordinating pre-construction meetings with various entities/individuals.
Manages reconstruction projects, including inspecting sites, completing field reports, monitoring for compliance with codes and specifications, discussing problems with contractors, negotiating and recommending change orders to Surveyor as needed, reviewing contractors requests for payment and preparing the project final report for the Surveyor.
Mows regulated drains annually and or prepares mowing contract, including preparing list of sites, mowing, and maintaining related time and cost records.
Periodically assists survey crews as needed, such as controlling traffic, and serving as instrument, chain and/or rod technician.
Periodically assists in gathering data for department projects, such as researching property records and court documents, reading and interpreting legal descriptions, determining soil types, assisting in preparing and determining drainage sheds and water shed boundaries, and proofing assessment rolls. Video tapes sewers as needed, maintaining related location and time records.
Attends all Drainage Board meetings.
Periodically performs inspections as assigned, such as storm sewer construction projects, utility crossings, regulated drain outlets and crossings, and National Flood Insurance Program field inspections.
Periodically assists in finalizing storm sewer and drain projects, such as conducting final inspections, generating punch lists for contractors/engineers/developers, assisting Project Engineer in revising construction plans and as-built drawings, and accepting and reviewing as-built drawings and certificates of compliance and completion.
Periodically presents items to Drainage Board in absence of Surveyor, as assigned, and prepares and presents annual report to Board. Periodically attends various meetings in absence of Surveyor or as assigned, such as Big Cicero Creek Joint Drainage Board, Hamilton County Soil and Water District, Office Plan Review Meetings, and Technical Advisory Committee.
Periodically assists in developing/updating department construction standards and drainage ordinance as needed.
Periodically inspects stormwater BMP's as associated with construction site SWPPP;s. Also inspects permanent water quality BMP's maintained by the County as part of the regulated drain.
Regularly provides information to update GIS mapping from GPS field observations during drainage complaint (work order) investigations.
Annually floats Big Cicero Creek and Duck Creek in order to locate log jams, down trees within the stream and erosion areas and preparing work orders to remove and stabilize these areas.
Maintains current knowledge of drainage regulations, equipment and technology by reviewing legislative updates and trade publications, and periodically attending seminars/training.
Periodically serves as on call inspector for EMA and/or Hazmat response.
Performs related duties as assigned.
I. JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Baccalaureate Degree in surveying, civil engineering, construction, or related field, and a minimum of two years of construction experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Working knowledge of and ability to make practical application of federal, state and local regulations regarding drainage, and relevant hydraulic and civil engineering and construction principles and practices.
Working knowledge of county geography and topographic surveying, and ability to perform relevant arithmetic calculations, and properly use a sewer camera, tile probe, tractor, and surveying equipment, such as transit level, range pole, and pin finder.
Ability to read and interpret detailed prints, sketches, construction plans, and various property records, such as legal descriptions, aerial and plat maps.
Ability to compile data, prepare reports, and operate various office equipment, such as computer, printer, copier, microfilm reader, calculator, fax machine, and telephone.
Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other County departments, other county and municipal jurisdictions, related state and federal agencies, engineering and construction contractors, developers, utilities, title companies, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.
Ability to work alone and with others in a team environment with minimum supervision, and maintain appropriate, respectful interrelationships with co-workers.
Ability to competently serve the public with diplomacy and respect, including occasional encounters with irate/hostile persons.
Ability to comply with all employer/department personnel policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.
Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information/records according to state requirements.
Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions/directions, and appropriately respond to constructive criticism.
Ability to plan and lay out assigned work projects, work on several tasks at the same time, and complete assignments effectively amidst frequent distractions and interruptions.
Ability to occasionally work extended and/or evening hours, and occasionally travel out of town for conferences and training, sometimes overnight.
Possession of a valid Indiana driver's license and demonstrated safe driving record.
As a result of the duties associated with this job, there is the potential of becoming exposed to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious diseases. To safeguard employees and eliminate the liability placed on Hamilton County, employees working in this position shall begin the three shot Hepatitis B vaccination and subsequent training within 10 days of their initial job assignment per OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030(f)(2)(i). The initial and two subsequent vaccinations shall be administered by the Hamilton County Health Department and free of charge to the employee. If the employee has previously received the three shot Hepatitis B vaccination, official documentation must be provided to the supervisor identifying the dates in which each shot was appropriately administered. A Temporary Medical Declination may be made for a period of up to six months. A Declination form must be completed, outlining the medical reasons for the temporary declination and forwarded to the Safety & Risk Manager. Employees temporarily declining the vaccine are prohibited from performing any duties in which they may be exposed to a blood borne pathogen or other potentially infectious disease until they are able to begin/continue the series of vaccinations. Failure to comply will result in termination of employment.
II. DIFFICULTY OF WORK:
Incumbent's duties are somewhat restricted in scope, but are of substantial intricacy, involving many variables or considerations. Incumbent performs according to state and local codes, department policies and procedures, and standard practices of the profession, exercising independent judgement in applying guidelines to specific cases.
Incumbent applies standardized department policies to various situations where desired results are clearly indicated. Incumbent works with general supervision, referring to supervisor unusual and/or unprecedented situations. Work is periodically reviewed for attainment of objectives and compliance with department policies.
IV. PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:
Incumbent maintains frequent contact with co-workers, other County departments, other county and municipal jurisdictions, related state and federal agencies, engineering and construction contractors, developers, utilities, title companies, and the public for purposes of exchanging information, explaining/interpreting policies and procedures, and resolving problems.
Incumbent reports directly to Surveyor.
V. PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Incumbent performs a majority of duties outdoors involving walking on uneven terrain, climbing up and down slopes, pushing/pulling/lifting/carrying objects weighing over 50 pounds, crouching/kneeling, bending, reaching, close and far vision, depth perception, working in confined spaces, such as manholes, and exposure to extreme temperatures, inclement weather, dust, dirt and heavy construction equipment.
Incumbent also performs duties in a standard office environment involving hearing communication, speaking clearly, and handling/grasping objects. Incumbent occasionally works extended, weekend, and/or evening hours, and occasionally travels out of town for conferences and training, sometimes overnight.
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