Utilities Inspector

Job Posted 11/29/2022
City of Naples
295 Riverside Circle
Naples, FL 34102
United States
Category Construction
$22.34 to $35.27 Per Hour
Job Description
Under general supervision, the position is responsible for ensuring compliance to plans and specifications for City water, wastewater, storm drainage, roadways, and other public works construction activities. Employees in this class monitor quality control, construction site safety, trench safety, and safe handling of traffic in construction and maintenance areas. Employees in this class possess considerable knowledge of applicable municipal, regional, and State regulatory practices. Work involves technical examinations and the application of standard trade practices to inspection work. Inspections are conducted independently but in accordance with department regulations and established technical standards. Performs related work as required.

Every City employee has emergency response responsibilities, though not every position will require routine assignments during an emergency event. All employees may be subject to recall around the clock for emergency response operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the normal work location, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official job description. Assignments in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature, with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically and operationally challenging conditions.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
  • Conducts inspections on water, wastewater, storm drainage, roadways and other public works construction, maintenance and repair activities.
  • Ensures all City conducted and contracted construction work conforms with safety and other requirements of established regulatory practices.
  • Conducts inspections on new and existing sanitary sewer installations, water main installations, and water and wastewater service installations.
  • Verifies field site conditions, i.e., surveying, distance verification, grade setting; recommends modifications to approved plans due to field site conditions.
  • Ensures compliance with plans and specifications per work order; reviews previous work orders and as-builts.
  • Generates and submits work orders.
  • Responds to concerns and inquiries from residents concerning personal property, or regarding construction zone activities; resolves complaints from citizens in and around the area.
  • Investigates concerns of the public and contractors, to include researching plat maps and drawings.
  • Coordinates with and monitors work of contractors; directs changes to contractors when circumstances warrant such to ensure regulatory compliance and adherence to plans/specifications.
  • Maintains detailed records of all contractor work, as well as various records and logs concerning field inspections and administrative activities.
  1. Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data and/or information using established criteria. Includes exercise of discretion in determining actual or probable consequences, and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
  2. Human Interaction: Requires the ability provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations.
  3. Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
  4. Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, design, and/or advisory data and information.
  5. Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; calculate decimals and percentages; utilize geometric principles.
  6. Functional Reasoning: Requires ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
  7. Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Supplemented by minimum five (5) years progressively skilled utilities construction, maintenance, and/or repair experience, the majority of which shall be acquired in a lead capacity
  • Prefer Vocational/technical training in blueprint reading and construction principles and techniques; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Possession of a valid Florida driver license, class "E" and possession and maintenance of a driving record which meets or exceeds minimum City driving standards.
The City of Naples is a Tobacco-Free Workplace. Applicants for the City of Naples must not have been a user of tobacco products for at least six (6) months immediately preceding an application for employment; and, if hired, must maintain non-use of tobacco products for the duration of employment with the City of Naples. Tobacco is defined as any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, nicotine dispensing device, other types of smoking product, smokeless tobacco including dip, chew or snuff.
Supplemental information

Physical Ability
: Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate textures. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.
Environmental Factors: Tasks may risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, odors, dust, wetness, humidity, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, and toxic/poisonous agents.

The City of Naples, Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Naples, Florida will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 


735 8th Street South
Naples FL 34102
United States
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