City of Boston

Utility Inspector

Posted Date 3 months ago(9/14/2022 3:18 PM)
Req ID
2022-22853
Dept
Public Works Department
Position
Regular Full-Time
Location
PWD Hwy Of Enginering Cap
Salary Min
47,149.95
Salary Max
65,850.02
Union
AFJ
Openings
3
Contact Email
Jane.Calobrisi@boston.gov

Overview:

 

This is a provisional appointment.

 

Brief job description (essential functions of the job):

 

Under direction, the Utility Inspector is responsible for ensuring compliance of city rules and regulations and inspecting job sites for general safety in the work zone.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Duties included but not limited to:

 

  • Checks slips making sure contractors use an approved vendor from the city of Boston.
  • Verifies work site is Covid-19 plan compliant.
  • Ensures backfills and paving are supplied with cones and barriers for safety. Inspects patches after completion.
  • Measures and records in tablet patch information less than 100 feet.
  • Records patch locations and names of contractors; records information of lists of all job permits and all plate locations in handheld tablet.
  • Records bad patches and bad castings in tablet.
  • Inspects sidewalks ensuring rules and regulations are met and are A.D.A. compliant.
  • Re-inspects bad patches and casting ensuring utility or private contractor have satisfactorily completed work.  Closes out permits.
  • Inspects CRMs in their assigned districts.
  • Performs 90 day inspections after work by vendors and private companies have been completed.
  • Inspects and updates plate listings for current and accurate information which is posted to Public Works Department website.  This is very important during snow months to ensure safety.
  • Inspects polling locations to make sure work is not within 500 feet of polling locations on voting days.
  • Assigns districts in tablet for new permits not previously listed or inadvertently listed.
  • Inspects guaranteed streets under different contracts.
  • Routinely works on finalizing lists for permits in system.  Creates spreadsheet of outstanding permits.
  • Inspects Special Events routes, i.e. Marathon/Parade/Road Race) for easy access and safety.
  • Performs related work as required.

     

     

    Required to work any and all emergencies are directed by the Chief of Streets or designee.

     

     

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least two (2) years of fulltime, or equivalent part-time, paid general construction work or experience in related field.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Working ability to prepare clear and concise reports, to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, to maintain harmonious relationships with co-workers, vendors, and members of the public.
  •  Ability to identify, plan, and prioritize job responsibilities and tasks and determine and implement project timelines.
  • Ability to create spreadsheets; google docs.
  • Ability to use a handheld tablet device.
  • Previous construction inspection/utility work preferred.
  • OSHA training preferred.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the position.

 

 

 

BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED.

 

TERMS:

 

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  AFSCME/RA-14A

Hours per week:  35

 

 

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