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Electrical Inspector (Transit Construction Management III and II)

King County Department of Human Resources
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on September 20, 2019
Summary

**Next consideration will be given to applications received before 10/23/2019. 

This recruitment has been reopened to accept additional applications on a continuous basis.  if you have previously applied for this position, you do not need to reapply.

 
 
This recruitment is open to the public and all King County employees.  This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time career service senior Electrical Construction Inspector (III level) and one full-time career service Journey-level Electrical Construction Inspector (II level).
 
In addition, this selection process may be used to generate an eligibility pool for future career service and Term Limited Temporary (TLT) positions that may occur in these two classifications within the Metro Transit Department over the next year, at the discretion of the hiring authority.
 
These positions are responsible for performing construction inspection for assigned public transportation capital and operating projects, primarily in the area of electrical inspection, in addition to some minor mechanical and civil inspection.  The Transit Construction Management III and II positions will perform project inspections, coordinate construction activities with operations, and work with local public agencies to assure compliance with regulations, requirements and all related codes. 

Please Note Specific Salary Ranges Below:
Transit Construction Management III (Electrical Senior Construction Inspector):  $35.48 - $48.03
Transit Construction Management II (Electrical Journey-level Construction Inspector):  $30.49 - $41.22

Transit Construction Management II (CM II) employees perform journey-level technical construction inspections, review construction documents, specifications, and drawings to perform and document field inspections, and coordinate and perform office tasks related to a variety of Transit construction projects.  CM II personnel review, update and or prepare engineering plans and records, prepare written reports, review and evaluate materials, equipment and work products for contract and code compliance with occasional system start up and commissioning, and alert Transit and contractor supervisory personnel to contract or code violations, discrepancies or other specific problems.  Duties include the preparation of Daily Inspection Reports, compiling Contract and Agency documentation, and sampling and testing of materials for quality assurance and compliance.  CM IIs may be assigned as the on-site lead Transit representative for minor to moderate construction projects along with responsibilities on several projects concurrently.
 
Transit Construction Management III (CM III) employees perform all of the duties of a CM II AND perform senior-level technical construction inspection duties.  This classification is fully proficient for all electrical inspection assignments and will be assigned as the on-site lead Transit representative for any Transit construction project including large and complex construction projects with responsibilities on several projects concurrently.  Additionally, selected candidate may be responsible for implementing construction inspection programs on specific Transit construction projects in and around operating Transit facilities while ensuring compliance with contract documents and code requirements.  Work responsibilities include non-conformance reporting along with oversight and documentation duties for the resolution.  The position is responsible for reviewing the work of lower level inspection staff and supports the assigned Technical or Project Representative in the administration of construction contracts.

Job Duties

Complexity of projects and level of responsibility differs between the Transit Construction Management II and III positions.  The Transit Construction Management III is expected to work more autonomously while being the on-site Construction Management representative on complex projects with multiple and diverse stakeholders.

Transit Construction Management II (Electrical Journey-level Construction Inspector) – Incumbents in this classification are considered journey-level construction inspectors.  They are expected to know and have strong experience in monitoring and understanding construction contracts, specifications, and products along with knowledge and experience with a wide variety of electrical construction means and methods.

  • Perform a variety of construction inspections on assigned moderate to major construction projects and/or several smaller projects concurrently to ensure compliance with contract plans and specifications and codes.  Inform the contractor or his/her representative when specific problems or questions arise regarding compliance.  Monitor construction progress and identify schedule impacts.
  • Transit Construction Management II's may be assigned as the on-site lead Transit representative for minor to moderate construction projects along with responsibilities on several projects concurrently.
  • Review contract specifications and plans to ensure that identified potential problem areas receive close examination.
  • Review contractor submittals for conformance with plans and specifications.
  • Perform various field inspection duties for projects under construction for agencies other than King County (KC).  Work with KC Engineering and Facilities personnel to determine inspection needs to avoid conflict with KC Facilities programs; coordinate inspections with project managers or other persons supervising the project for the contractor and contracting agency.
  • Prepare inspection and testing reports.
  • Track, compile, and monitor various construction documents on materials, equipment, testing and commissioning activities.
  • Review record drawings, support change order preparation, contract dispute resolution and closeout requirements.
  • Conduct construction and condition assessment inspections on a variety of small, short range, facility projects.  Review and interpret engineering drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with Transit requirements.
  • Organize and conduct inspections as directed by supervisor.
  • Prepare the necessary reports to meet the requirements of various federal, state and local environmental requirements.  Serve as the liaison with permitting and environmental regulatory agencies concerning reporting, results of field inspections and tests, and recommended mitigation.
  • Identify problems and work with various jurisdictional authorities to meet compliance obligations, permit requirements, mitigation measures, and construction specifications.
  • Maintain written and computer generated records and other reports on sampling and testing.  Ensure that problem areas have been resolved and monitor compliance.
  • Prepare field notes, sketches and submit daily written reports as well as photographs and statistical records to document construction activities, problems and corrective action taken.  Submit written and telephone reports regarding the progress of programs/projects.  Prepare other written reports as requested.
  • Coordinate and communicate with various stakeholders during the course of construction to keep affected parties informed of relevant construction activities.
  • Schedule and coordinate materials testing and special inspections as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Transit Construction Management III (Electrical Senior Construction Inspector) – Incumbents in this classification are considered senior-level construction inspectors.  They are expected to know and have strong experience in monitoring and understanding complex construction contracts, specifications, and products along with knowledge and experience with a wide variety of electrical construction means and methods.  This position is experienced in the installation and commissioning of electrical gear, instrumentation and controls, data and communication systems, and provides the essential coordination and communication required to complete construction activities without interruption of Metro Transit service to the public.
  • Coordinate and perform field and office tasks related to the construction inspection of Transit related projects.
  • Review submittals and shop drawings from contractors and subcontractors for conformance with contract plans and specifications.
  • Prepare inspection and testing reports, field notes and other required reports, including photographic records.  Review and make detailed notes on record drawings for accuracy and inclusion of all variances encountered in the field.
  • Review contract plans and specifications for accuracy of field conditions, constructability and value engineering including conformance with standards and provide constructive review comments.
  • Prepare schedules for inspection during construction.
  • Serve as King County's on-site representative to ensure and document that construction requirements contained in plans, specifications, applicable codes and city standards are being incorporated during the construction of Transit public works' projects.
  • Alert King County and the contractor's representative when contract compliance problems and code violations are encountered.  Coordinate with public or private agencies affiliated with the projects to ensure proper implementation of the contract work.
  • Prepare field notes and submit daily written reports regarding the projects in progress. Prepare other written reports as requested.
  • Maintain contact with division personnel regarding the progress of specific inspection and testing programs and alert supervisory personnel to potential and/or contract problems.
  • Support change order preparation, negotiations and document implementation of change work.
  • Coordinate work with Contractors, Transit Operations, local stakeholders and Transit's Construction Management team along with other public and private agencies.
  • Interpret construction schedules for progress impacts and slippage.
  • Draft project closeout reports.  Assist in contract dispute resolution.
  • Provide lead direction to and closely oversees work performed by Transit Construction Management I and II personnel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Transit Construction Management II (Electrical Journey-level Construction Inspector)
Two (2) years of technical school training in electrical engineering or a related technical field and one (1) year of progressively responsible electrical construction inspection experience and/or heavy commercial or industrial construction experience, OR any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the work, are required.  
 
Transit Construction Management III (Electrical Senior Construction Inspector)
Two (2) years of technical school training in electrical engineering or a related technical field and four (4) years of progressively responsible electrical construction inspection OR General Journey Level-EL01 license and two years of progressively responsible electrical construction experience OR any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the work, are required.
 
Additional Required Qualifications for CM II/III are:

  • Experience inspecting or performing electrical focused construction work involving utilities, buildings and building systems associated with heavy commercial and/or  industrial facilities
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications and relate them to specific projects
  • Thorough knowledge of acceptable electrical construction methods and techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to inspect material and workmanship and to recognize construction deficiencies and omissions requiring corrective action
  • Working knowledge of relevant electrical construction laws, ordinances, codes, regulations, specifications and standards
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others
  • Competency using a computer on Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work successfully with a diverse group of people
  • Strong customer service skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, vendors, consultants and other outside agency representatives.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments, stay organized and manage rapidly changing priorities (must be able to successfully work on a number of projects simultaneously)
  • A valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to get one by time of hire (ability to drive to and access work sites)
Desirable Qualifications
  • Master Electrician ME01 Certificate
  • Electrical General Journey EL01 Certificate
  • Electrical Administrator General AD01 Certificate
  • Additional academic or vocational courses in electrical, instrumentation and controls, or related field
  • Additional training and certifications in electrical, instrumentation & controls, or a related field
  • Competency using a computer on Adobe Pro and SharePoint
  • Knowledge of utilities, paving, building construction, mechanical systems and hazardous materials
  • Licensed as a Special Inspector and other construction related Certifications (such as CESCL, HAZWOPER, ACI, etc.).
  • Experience in Construction Management
Physical Requirements
  • Some physical skill and effort are required to perform construction inspections
  • The facility inspection positions require the frequent lifting and carrying of inspection equipment and the occasional lifting of hatch or manhole covers weighing up to 100 lbs.
Work Environment
  • Work pressure and frequent disturbances to work flow are to be expected
  • Majority of work is performed at construction sites in all kinds of weather conditions
  • Exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals, street traffic, bus operations, heavy equipment and electrical installations is part of the normal working conditions
  • Some duties may require work to be performed in the evenings and/or on weekends.
  • May be required to work in adverse weather and working conditions

Supplemental Information

Forms and Materials Required
An employment application with employment history going back at least ten years if you have ten years of employment (or more to include all relevant experience), and answers to the supplemental questions.  In addition, a resume and a cover letter summarizing your interest in the position and how your qualifications align with the position's requirements are required.

Selection Process: 
Applicants will be screened for competitiveness, completeness, and written communication skills. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews and possibly other selection process elements such as a test or written exercise. Final offers are contingent on successful completion of reference checks. 

Work Schedule
These positions are non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and are therefore eligible for overtime pay. Work schedule is normally Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Work outside of the normal work day (including nights, weekends and some holidays) may be required periodically.
 
An Employer to be Proud of
King County Metro Transit is the winner of the 2018 award for best large transit system in North America. We are a national leader in getting people to work quickly, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and improving urban air quality, providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Metro has pioneered or refined dozens of innovations, which have made us a leader in the nation's public transportation industry.

Competitive Benefits
King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most transit systems throughout the Puget Sound region) and access to the building gym, with lockers, showers and bike room. We offer a benefits package that includes a medical, dental and vision benefits plan with employer-paid premiums for the whole family and domestic partner, generous vacation, sick holiday and executive leave plans, and participation in the State's Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS) are provided, as well as the option of participating in the County's deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan).

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Angela Alcaraz
HR Analyst
aalcaraz@kingcounty.gov
206-263-2466

Union Membership: This position is represented by the Technical Employees Association (TEA).

King County Metro Transit is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and values diverse perspectives, life experiences, and differences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people of all ages, and veterans. We are committed to being equitable and fair in providing equal access to opportunities for all.
 
Class Code: 7143200 (Transit Construction Management II), 7143300 (Transit Construction Management III)

 

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
 
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
 
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

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When applying for this position, you must thoroughly complete the education and work experience sections of your application. Failure to do so can result in disqualification from consideration. Please check off all of the items that you have completed in your application:
  • Completed education history
  • Detailed description of each position you have held in the last ten years, including any relevant job history that may be outside of ten years. Please list gaps in employment and the reason
  • Reason for leaving employers, (in case of termination, state why you were terminated)
  • Supervisor Name
  • Employer phone number
02
Completing the application and attaching a cover letter and resume are required. Have you attached the required Resume and Cover Letter? If not, you may still go back to that section of the application and do so.
  • Yes
  • No
03
Based on your careful review of the Minimum Qualifications in the posting, which of the two levels do you believe you are fully qualified for?
  • Journey-level (II level)
  • Senior level (III level)
  • Both of the above
04
Please indicate the types of employment you are interested in being considered for. (Check all that apply.)
  • Career Service
  • Term Limited Temporary (TLT)
  • Special Duty Assignment (Acting) (This option is available for current King County career service employees only)
05
Which of the following minimum requirements do you fully meet? Check all that apply. Please check carefully to ensure that you have not inadvertently skipped checking boxes that you meant to check.
  • Two (2) years of technical school training in electrical engineering or a related technical field and one (1) year of progressively responsible electrical construction inspection experience and/or heavy commercial or industrial construction experience
  • Two (2) years of technical school training in electrical engineering or a related technical field and four (4) years of progressively responsible electrical construction inspection OR General Journey Level-EL01 license and two years of progressively responsible electrical construction experience
  • Experience inspecting or performing electrical focused construction work involving utilities, buildings and building systems associated with heavy commercial and/or industrial facilities
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications and relate them to specific projects
  • Thorough knowledge of acceptable electrical construction methods and techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to inspect material and workmanship and to recognize construction deficiencies and omissions requiring corrective action
  • Working knowledge of relevant electrical construction laws, ordinances, codes, regulations, specifications and standards
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others
  • Competency using a computer on Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work successfully with a diverse group of people
  • Strong customer service skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, vendors, consultants and other outside agency representatives
  • Ability to prioritize assignments, stay organized and manage rapidly changing priorities (must be able to successfully work on a number of projects simultaneously)
  • A valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to get one by time of hire (ability to drive to and access work sites)
06
Please check all of the desirable (not required) qualifications that you meet, if any. Please check carefully to ensure that you have not inadvertently skipped checking boxes that you meant to check.
  • Master Electrician ME01 Certificate
  • Electrical General Journey EL01 Certificate
  • Additional academic or vocational courses in electrical, instrumentation and controls, or related field
  • Additional training and certifications in electrical, instrumentation & controls, or a related field
  • Competency using a computer on Adobe Pro and SharePoint
  • Knowledge of utilities, paving, building construction, mechanical systems and hazardous materials
  • Licensed as a Special Inspector and other construction related Certifications (such as CESCL, HAZWOPER, ACI, etc.)
  • Experience in Construction Management
07
Have you been terminated, or have you resigned in lieu of termination, from any position in the last ten years? (This does not include layoff/Reduction in Force.)
  • Yes
  • No
08
If you answered yes to the previous question, please provide the name of the employer(s) and the reason for termination(s). Please understand that "Will explain in interview" is not a valid response and will result in your application not being considered further. (If not, please answer "N/A")
09
If you have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, will you need accommodation in the testing process? This confidential information is solicited for the purposes of providing reasonable accommodation for the testing process only.
  • Yes
  • No
10
I have read the job announcement and understand the duties and requirements for this position. I also understand that the provisions of the job announcement do not constitute an express or implied contract. I further understand that any employment offer may be subject to successful completion and results for drug and alcohol background check, pre-employment physical, drug testing, reference checks, driver's record evaluation, and criminal history checks. Having applied for employment with King County, I give my consent that any person, firm or organization listed hereon is authorized to furnish King County with reference material concerning my character, past employment or any other information requested. I hereby authorize the full release of my employment and work record to the Metro Transit Department of King County for the purpose of evaluation and consideration for employment including, but not limited to, specific reasons and details regarding my resignation and/or termination, attendance and punctuality, infractions or any disciplinary actions I may have received, and disclosure of all performance evaluations for the previous ten (10) years. I agree to hold current or former employers harmless from any claim or action based upon the release of information or documentation relating to my employment record. I acknowledge I have read and understand the above information. By checking this box and completing my name in the field below, I provide my consent for King County Metro Transit to obtain the above referenced information.
  • Yes
  • No
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I certify that the statements made by me on the application and supplemental questions are, to the best of my knowledge, true, complete and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation or material omission of fact on this or any other document required by King County may constitute grounds for rejection, or if employed by King County, for disciplinary measures, including dismissal.
  • Yes
  • No
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Applicant's Name:

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