Prince George County Utilities Department is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Utility Inspector. This position will be responsible for performing inspections related to the construction of water and wastewater infrastructure that ensure compliance with contract terms, construction plans and specifications for County and private sector projects; performing inspections for compliance with the County’s erosion and sediment control requirements, drainage requirements, and Virginia Stormwater Management Program requirements for County projects and investigating drainage and/or erosion complaints.
Thorough technical and working knowledge of engineering principles involved in design and construction methods involved in the installation of utilities. Ability to read and accurately interpret contracts, plans, and specifications. Considerable knowledge of the tools, materials and equipment used in the installation, replacement, maintenance and repair of water, wastewater and stormwater lines and facilities; thorough knowledge in the use of common hand and power tools; ability to operate utility construction equipment; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with customers, supervisor and contractors. Skilled in the use of a variety of office equipment including computer-driven word processing, spreadsheet, and file maintenance programs; Knowledge of state and local ordinances and codes administered through the County.
High school diploma or equivalent supplemented with training in inspection & testing procedures required; and seven(7) years related water, wastewater, and stormwater utility construction experience preferred; OR any equivalent combination of education and experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable.
Valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver’s license at hire; Must have, or obtain within 1 year of employment, a Backflow Prevention Device Worker License issued by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; may work beyond normal schedule; may be assigned routine scheduled coverage responsibilities under call-out policy; must wear uniform according to standards, including safety equipment. Certification as an Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector preferred.