Public Works Inspector

City of Lafayette | Lafayette, CA

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Posted Date 12/03/2018

The City of Lafayette (pop. 24,000) is recruiting for the position of an Public Works Inspector. Lafayette prides itself on its vibrant downtown, beautiful tree-studded hillsides and great schools.  Lafayette residents expect personalized service to deliver customized solutions to the community’s unique engineering and public works priorities.  This position will be part of the team whose mission is to meet that challenge, and to ensure that Lafayette retains its semi-rural character and "small town" downtown feel.

Position will primarily provide inspection services for encroachment permits, perform “clean water” inspections, send code enforcement letters with follow-up inspections, and support City maintenance projects.  The inspector will spend a significant portion of time in the field.

This is a challenging job in a great city!  The new Inspector will be joining a staff of dedicated, energetic and fun professionals.

Specific job duties can be found on our website here:

The ideal candidate will have familiarity with principles, procedures, methods, materials and techniques used in public works projects including appropriate safety practices.  Qualified candidates should have the ability to communicate effectively with the public and possess field inspection experience.  Equivalent of a high school diploma supplemented by college level coursework or training in engineering or a related field plus two years of public agency experience in public works infrastructure construction, inspection or similar experience is a typical way to obtain the required qualifications.

The salary range for the position is  $74,414 — $97,883.

The final filing date is January 2, 2019 To be considered, you must submit a City of Lafayette Employment Application, plus relevant materials that amplify your qualifications.  You must apply online at  For questions, pleas email

Following the filing date, resumes will be screened and candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to interviews in January with an anticipated start date of approximately mid February 2019.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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