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Job Description

Title: Construction Inspector
State Role Title: Engineering Technician II
Hiring Range: $50,256 – $81,666
Pay Band: 3
Agency: VA Dept of Transportation
Location: Saluda or Northern Neck Residency
Agency Website:
Recruitment Type: General Public – G

Job Duties

What drives you? Whether it’s knowing the work you do makes a difference, having great work/life balance, working on exciting and challenging projects, leading innovation, and championing change or simply working with a great group of people who are committed to your professional development…At the Virginia Department of Transportation, we have something for YOU!

VDOT’s Fredericksburg District has exciting an opportunity available in its Construction section. We are seeking qualified candidates to fill a Construction Inspector vacancy. This position inspects all phases of highway construction and maintenance projects under the general supervision of senior or supervisory staff, ensuring construction quality in accordance with plans and specifications and providing a quality transportation system for the traveling public. This position may sit at the Saluda or Northern Neck Residency.

Note: The availability to work nights and weekends is required for this position. This role will report to either the Northern Neck or Saluda Residency location.

Certifications Required or Obtained within 12 months:

Asphalt Field Level I & II
DEQ: Inspector for Erosion Sediment Control (ESC IN)
Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Control Safety
Pavement Marking
American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field Level I (CCWA)
Guard Rail Installer Training (GRIT)
Soils & Aggregate Compaction Certification
Radiation Safety USDOT HAZMAT Certification (Nuclear Gauge)
DEQ: Inspector for Storm Water Management (SWM IN)

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of mathematics to include algebra, geometry and trigonometry
Valid driver’s license
Skill in the use of computers and software applications
Skill in the use of engineering and testing equipment, inspection methods and materials testing
Safety shoes required
Ability to read, interpret and analyze roadway, structure and bridge plans, specifications and contract documents
Experience in construction, civil engineering, project management or materials inspection
Possession of or ability to obtain required certifications within 12 months of employment
Ability to maintain detailed records, prepare reports and maintain project files
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with VDOT and contractor personnel and the general public

Additional Considerations

Completion of fall protection and confined space training
CPR with AED, Standard First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP) Combined Course
Knowledge of roadway, structure and bridge construction methods, materials, standards and terminology
Ability to apply mathematical formulas and engineering principles to determine minor adjustments to construction plans
Knowledge of state and federal safety, environmental, and equal employment opportunity guidelines and regulations as they relate to transportation construction projects
Experience in highway and bridge construction inspection with a DOT or consultant inspection firm
Proficient in AASHTOWare Project (AWP) or other project management software
Experience in construction, civil engineering, project management or materials inspection
A combination of training, experience, or education in engineering, drafting, or related field desired

Special Instructions
You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.
We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. For more information about our employment practices, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants”: VDOT employees have shared Values and a Code of Ethics. Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply. Fingerprint-based background checks, references, work history, and DMV records will be verified prior to employment. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. H1B VISA Sponsorship is not available. VDOT utilizes a market-based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands. This position is classified as designated to emergency operations and may be required to work outside of normal work hours, on weekends and holidays during emergency situations which may include but are not limited to inclement weather, disaster response and emergency operations to ensure the safety of the traveling public. VDOT utilizes a market-based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands. In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short- and Long-Term Disability Program, a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching, Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, tuition assistance, wellness programs, etc. State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 pm on the closing date through the state recruitment platform (PageUp). State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your application account to check the status of your application for this position. Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application and or resume. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application/resume, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information or attach a resume. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility. In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link:, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.
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Name: Priya Paranthaman

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer