Engineering Inspector

City of San Leandro | San Leandro, CA

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Posted Date 3/16/2021

Salary: Monthly $7,032.00 - $8,548.00

CLOSING DATE: 04/01/21 05:00 PM

The Position:


Employment Lists shall remain in effect for one year, unless terminated or exhausted.  The Employment List generated from this recruitment may be utilized to fill future vacancies while the List remains active.

The City of San Leandro's Engineering and Transportation Department provides engineering services in support of various public improvements and provides engineering related services to staff in all City Departments. This Department implements the City's Capital Improvement Program, which includes contract development, project oversight, and design services for capital projects within San Leandro. The Department is also responsible for inspection and oversight of other agencies, utilities and contractors working within the City's right-of-way.

Position Definition:  Inspects a variety of public improvement construction projects for conformance with contract plans and specifications, schedules and safety regulations; performs inspections of encroachment and grading permits and work orders for the City's Sidewalk Repair Program; coordinates tests on various construction materials and performs other related work as required.

Supervision Exercised and Received:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Receives general direction from the Supervising Engineering Inspector and assigned engineering staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:  The essential functions of the classification may include, but are not limited to, the functions below and are subject to changes in operational necessity.

  • Performs and maintains comprehensive records of inspections for a full range of public improvement construction projects to ensure compliance with plans and specifications and to ensure public safety;
  • Administers the City's Sidewalk Repair Program; identifies potential hazards, posts properties to mandate repairs, maintains related records and reports;
  • Reviews technical field problems and inspection findings with the Project Manager or supervisor and makes recommendations for remedial action; prepares estimates and billings as needed;
  • Interprets and coordinates contract provisions with contractors or their representatives; prepares and submits progress payments and change orders on assigned construction projects;
  • Assists in training of technical support staff;
  • Participates and provides input regarding project design, specifications and budget;
  • Follows all safety rules and protocols included in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program; takes appropriate action as required to identify and correct safety hazards and report safety concerns to their supervisor;
  • Performs required duties under the City's disaster response plan;
  • Provides information to the public, contractors and others on specification requirements and other problems involving public improvement construction projects;
  • Issues citations and participates in judicial proceedings to support Enforcement of Compliance; and
  • Coordinates activities with public utilities, governmental entities and agencies.

Non-essential Functions:

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of: 

Construction methods and the uses and properties of construction materials;

Proper and safe usage of all applicable testing and inspection equipment;

Materials testing and evaluation;

Applicable Federal and State laws, City ordinances and department policies and procedures; and

Proper English usage, including spelling, grammar and syntax, punctuation and vocabulary.

Ability to:

Read and understand public improvement construction plans and specifications;

Read and interpret construction drawings;

Deal effectively and courteously with the public, contractors and their representatives;

Analyze construction methods and materials;

Prepare clear and concise reports;

Use applicable computer equipment and software applications; and

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Experience and Education Guidelines:   Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would most likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education:  High school diploma or certified equivalent (GED).

Experience:  Two years of recent experience performing foreman-level construction or engineering inspection duties. 

Licenses/certifications/other requirements:  Must be willing to work such hours as are necessary to accomplish the job requirements; travel to attend meetings, and perform field work.  Classification requires the possession and continued maintenance of a valid class "C" California driver's license.

Conditions of Work:  During the course of performing the functions of this position, the employee may encounter the following conditions:
Working indoors, working outdoors, temperature changes, ladder use, moving machinery, dust, fumes/smoke/gasses, chemicals, noise, electrical energy, computer monitor use, solvents, greases, oil, vibration, open flames, explosives, traffic hazard, work hazard, biohazards, confined spaces, working alone or with other individuals.

Additional Information

Salary and Benefits:  The current monthly salary range for this position is $7,032.00 - $8,548.00.  Employment may begin at any step of the range, depending upon the qualifications of the person selected.  For benefit information, please refer to the Human Resources tab on the City of San Leandro website  This position is represented by the San Leandro City Employees' Association, Local 21 IFPTE, AFL-CIO.

Application and Selection Process:  Apply online by scrolling to the top of the job posting and clicking on the "Apply" link.  Completed applications must be on file with the Human Resources Division by Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Important:  Applications with "See Resume" as a substitution for the work experience description and/or unclear past employment information will not be considered.  The application for employment and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted to be considered for this position.
Based on a review of the applications, a limited number of the best qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a qualifying written examination, structured oral board interview, written exercise, or other elements determined by the City to be appropriate. All applicants invited to the examination(s) will be notified of date, time, and place of examination(s).
The selection process will consist of the following schedule:

Week of April 12, 2021 - Structured Oral Interview (weighted 70%) and/or practical exercise (weighted 30%). Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part in order to be placed on the Eligible List.  No make-up dates will be offered.
Departmental Interview dates are to be determined.

The selected candidate will be subjected to a background investigation which may include, but is not limited to, a personal and employment history assessment, criminal history check, financial background check, medical, polygraph, psychological testing, and verification of a valid California driver's license.
In accordance with Federal law, the City of San Leandro will hire only those individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States.  As a condition of employment, you will be required to present proof of your identity and employment eligibility.
A one-year probationary period which is an integral part of the selection process is used to observe and evaluate the employee's ability to effectively and responsibly perform the duties of the position.

Americans with Disabilities Act:  In accordance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act, the Human Resources Division will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.  Please advise the Human Resources Division prior to 5:00 p.m. of the final filing deadline if accommodations are required.  Medical documentation must be provided upon request.
Disaster Service Worker: All government employees are disaster service workers as defined by California Government Code Section 3100.  In addition to everyday duties, employees have the added responsibility of helping throughout any disaster.
Mission Statement:  We, the employees of the City of San Leandro are dedicated and committed to serving the citizens of this community.  We strive at all times to achieve the highest professional standards, to communicate a vision of the future, and to enhance the quality of life for every citizen.
Retirement: The City of San Leandro contracts with the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).
Veteran's Preference:  If applying for first-time employment with the City of San Leandro within five years of separation from full-time active service, veteran's preference points will be given to honorably discharged veterans who served a minimum of three consecutive years of full-time, active service in the Armed Forces of the United States. Candidates must receive an overall passing score in order to qualify for the application of veteran's preference, which will result in a three percent increment to that passing score. Applicants wishing to qualify must, prior to the application deadline, attach or provide a DD Form 214 as proof of eligibility for the veteran's preference.
The City of San Leandro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.



Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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