CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR II
This is technical work inspecting street and highway construction projects. An employee in this class is
responsible for insuring compliance with specifications and standards, material testing and acceptance, and contract
documentation. The employee may be assigned lower level inspectors to handle specific parts of the construction
project. This class is distinguished from the next lower level class by the complexity and size of the project.
Contact with employees of public utilities, private contractors and the general public is a significant aspect of the
Work is performed under the supervision of an engineering or inspectional supervisor. Assignments require
evaluative thinking and are performed in accordance with standard inspection practices and general work
instructions. The employee in this class provides inspectional services to insure that construction and repair projects
are carried out according to departmental specifications and plans. Work involves some disagreeable aspects and
some light physical effort.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Performs inspection functions on federal aid resurfacing and construction projects in assigned districts;
inspects street and highway work, including review of work on utility lines to insure compliance with approved
plans, specifications and other contract requirements; observes property conditions along the line of construction
for existing defects prior to construction and makes necessary notes; performs tests of the construction materials
at the job site; insures that fabricated materials delivered to job sites comply with specifications; rejects materials
not meeting specification standards.
- Attends pre-bid and pre-construction meetings; confers with contractors to explain and interpret
specifications and standards; informs contractors of areas of noncompliance; advises contractors as to methods,
procedures and practices to meet necessary standards; re-inspects areas where violations were noted to see that
corrective actions have been taken; arranges and attends monthly job meetings with departmental engineers and
contractors; makes final inspections of construction projects.
- Checks construction project to insure that adequate safety and traffic measures are being taken to protect
the public; insures that contractor is in compliance with appropriate governmental safety regulations; prepares
reports on accidents occurring during construction phase; may testify in court on the City's behalf.
- May assign and review the work of other inspectional personnel for specific phases of the construction
project; advises inspectional staff on job procedures and technical problems encountered in work.
- Maintains necessary contract documentation pertaining to construction project including master and field
inspector diaries, sketches, item and estimate books, and related job correspondence, change orders and other job
records; prepares monthly estimates of quantities of work performed by the contractor for payment purposes.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the principles and practices of testing and inspecting materials used in street and highway construction and
- street construction and repair methods and techniques.
- the materials and equipment used in street and highway construction and repair projects.
- construction plan and specification reading and interpretation.
- determine the conformity of material quantities and workmanship methods and quality with contract
requirements, plans and specifications.
- understand and interpret construction and repair specifications and plans.
- learn City ordinances and standards pertaining to street and highway construction and repair.
- make accurate arithmetic computations.
- prepare written reports and maintain records of inspection.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum
training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted
by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 2/81.)
- Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.
- Three years of experience in street or highway construction and repair, one year of which has been
performing the technical inspection of such projects.
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position
in this class.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
- Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as a Highway Construction Inspector II, if
required by work assignment.
PAY RANGE: 16
Class Established: 9/1980
Latest Spec. Revision: 2/1981
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3A42