Arapahoe County Temporary Engineer Inspector in Aurora, Colorado


The Public Works and Development Department at Arapahoe County is looking for a Temporary Engineering Inspector to join our passionate and well seasoned team. This position performs a variety of moderately difficult to complex duties associated with permitting and inspection of roadways, storm water facilities and utilities to ensure compliance with all State, and County standards and engineering, and construction practices.


The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.

Receives and reviews approved plan and profile sheets; monitors collateral; computes appropriate fees and issues construction and right-of-way (ROW) use permits; develops inspection programs for project based on a review and analysis of approved plans; consults with supervising engineer.

Reviews and approves applications to assure permits are compliant with County regulations.

Inspects roads and utility construction within the ROW. Reviews various tests to ensure compliance with adopted standards.

Investigates and recommends action for public complaints on problems in public rights-of-way or within public drainage ways.

Conducts inspections of storm drainage improvements including, storm sewers, inlets, man-holes and detention and water quality facilities associated with new development projects.

Conducts inspection of Grading Erosion and Sediment Control (GESC) Best Management Practices (BMPs) associated with new development projects, utilities and oil and gas developments.

Conducts inspection of road construction, including pre paving road tests of subgrade and base course, observes construction of storm sewers and drainage structures for compliance to approved construction plans.

Reviews and evaluates required material test data; identifies areas of non-compliance with construction criteria; approves changes to plans; develops recommended remedial actions based on findings.

Issues Street cut and ROW use permits to utility companies and special purpose districts performing maintenance operations in County right-of-ways. Monitors performance for compliance to County street repair criteria. Monitors repair quality during warranty period. Takes corrective action if street repairs do not meet County criteria.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

Knowledge of County adopted Infrastructure Design and Construction Standards, Stormwater Manual and Grading Erosion and Sediment Control Manual. Familiar with Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD) standards. Ability to operate and use tools and equipment associated with road inspections.

Ability to use personal computer spreadsheets, databases, and word processing applications.

Ability to work independently; ability to compute percentages, grades, and linear measurements; ability to read and interpret blueprints, construction plans, and profile sheets.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, utilities engineers, supervisors, and other jurisdictions staff, other employees, and the general public.

Ability to use hand tools such as picks, shovels and testing equipment.

Accuracy: Meeting and exceeding high standards of accuracy and quality based on established systems, technologies and guidelines.

Attention to Detail: the ability to see and pay attention to details; the ability to recognize the component parts of a procedure or object, and to verify the correctness or error in an individual part or procedure.

Integrity and Trust: Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn't misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.

Problem Solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.

Work Standards: Setting high goals or standards of performance for self, employees, others, and the organization; dissatisfaction with average performance; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed by others.

Behavioral Competencies:

Service First Excellent Quality Responsive Government Visionary Thinking Innovation Caring Leadership Effective Communication Fiscal Responsibility Integrity Respect for Others Safety Teamwork

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma required.

  • 2+ years experience in the public works construction field

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering or related field

Any equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job will be considered.

Pre-Employment Additional Requirements:

  • Possession of a Colorado Class driver's license or be able to obtain within two (2) weeks of appointment.

  • Successful completion of a background check and clear Motor Vehicle Request (MVR)

Salary: $23.50 - $35.34 Hourly

Location: 80112, CO

Job Type: Temporary

Department: Public Works and Development

Job Number: 03362

Closing: 6/24/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

Agency: Arapahoe County

Address: 5334 S. Prince Street Littleton, Colorado, 80120

Phone: (303) 636-1729