Construction Inspector/Senior Construction Inspector

Ventura, California
$28.81 - $38.50 Hourly DOQ.
Oct 06, 2021
Nov 05, 2021
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We have an immediate vacancy for the position of Construction Inspector/Senior Construction Inspector. Come join our team as we align our workforce to better serve our community together – they're counting on us.

The Construction Inspector/Senior Construction Inspector is part of the Public Works Department and is responsible for inspecting the quality of work and materials used in a variety of public works construction projects consisting of a combination of both Capital Improvement Projects (City projects) and private development projects. The Construction Inspector/Senior Construction Inspector ensures conformance with plans, specifications, city standard details and departmental regulations.

The ideal candidate is self-driven and organized, with excellent customer service and public relation skills. This person will have public works construction inspection experience or similar experience working for a private company.  The selected person will work effectively with a variety of people, including the public, contractors, and other City staff. The ideal candidate will demonstrate outstanding verbal and oral communications skills and be able to maintain a calm composure while responding to people who may be upset, irate or frustrated with a given situation.  

This flexibly staffed position may be filled at either the Inspector or Senior Inspector level depending on the qualifications of the applicant and the staffing needs of the City.

Salary and Benefits

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary plus excellent benefit! Salary: $28.81 - $38.50 Hourly DOQ.


Construction Inspector:  A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to completion of high school and two years of sub-professional engineering experience or four years’ experience in heavy construction, wet utility construction, or traffic design and implementation.  Some public works construction inspection experience is desirable.

Senior Construction Inspector:  In addition, supplemental specialized training, and 18 months of experience comparable to that of a Construction Inspector with the City of Ventura are required. An Associate of Arts degree in engineering materials and design is desirable.  Experience as a construction foreman or superintendent is desirable.

License:  Possession of a valid California Class C driver license.

Certification:  Possession of the following valid certificates is highly desirable.

Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector certificate (CPII) issued by the American Public Works Association

Construction General Permit Qualified Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Practitioner (QSP) certificate issued by the California Stormwater Quality Association

To Apply

This recruitment is open until filled. The first review of application is scheduled for Friday, October 29, 2021.

To be considered for this career opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire.   Go to and Apply!  EEO/ADA