Engineering Technician/Construction Inspector City of Mason City of Mason 5 reviews

General Statement of Duties and Distinguishing Features of Class

Under general supervision, is responsible for coordination, inspection and monitoring a variety of public works, utility, Capital Improvement Projects, and new development and repairs to existing projects for conformance to plans and/or specifications. Perform duties as assigned and actively participate in required and needed training and refresher training. Ability to assimilate a large amount of information upon coming into the position and remain up to date.

This is a public service job based in trust, credibility, and competency. It is a critical requirement of this position that the incumbent displays the desire and ability to perform and behave (on duty, as well as off duty) in a manner that does not damage or endanger the loss of trust with the public, co-workers, and other public safety forces. Candidate must meet the following qualifications and requirements at time of appointment.

Examples of Work (Illustrative Only)

· Keep records and make reports of inspections.

· Investigates drainage complaints and construction violations, notifies offenders, and works with them to correct violations and/or other problems.

· Work hours as needed by City Engineer or designee.

· Reviews requests for release of Subdivision Bonds.

· Prepares final punch lists, coordinates inspections from several departments.

· Directs and participates in the inspection of large construction projects, including roads, streets, alleys, storm sewers, soil erosion and water and sewer lines.

· Submits recommendations or changes, and acceptance or rejection of field work.

· Ability to read drawings, take off quantities, prepare estimates.

· Keeps the City Engineer or designee informed of the progress of projects.

· Gathers information necessary to keep accurate records.

· Takes field measurements, calculates quantities, and records units for payment to contractor.

· Furnishes information to the public, contractors, and engineers.

· Checks installation in City right-of ways, including driveway aprons, sidewalks, etc.

· Checks development plans submitted to the City for approval as to their conformation to the City code and Standards and informs Engineers of any irregularities.

· Ability to work on computers.

· Ability to manage time in a dynamic, stressful environment; and

· Works closely with departments, co-workers and supervisors to accomplish department goals.

· Periodically attends evening City Council work sessions, HOA meetings, resident meetings to present project updates.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: The following is preferred

· Knowledge of materials, tools and methods used in construction work.

· Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications.

· Ability to assist with all phases of construction management including reports, contract documents, specifications, inspections, billing, etc.

· Ability to prepare cost estimates

· Ability to test sewer and water mains.

· Maintain working relationships.

· Ability to read and understand test results.

· Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.

· Ability to write reports, letters, technical documents, etc. as needed.

· Possession of good English, proper grammar, and superior customer service skills.

· Able to interpret instructions in written or oral form.

· Ability to increase the department’s capabilities and quality related issues.

· Willingness to learn and grow – assisting in “Commitment to Excellence to Public Service”; and

· Demonstrated willingness to support and practice those policies outlined in the Employee Manual.

Minimum Education, Experience, and Requirements

· High School Diploma or equivalent.

· 2-year Associates Degree in Engineering, Building, Surveying and/or Construction Management or currently enrolled in such program.

· Possess and maintain a valid State of Ohio driver’s license during the duration of employment in this position.

· Possess a good driving record at time of employment and is insurable.

· Demonstrated work history of sound decision making.

· Demonstrated work history of the motivation required to complete assigned tasks effectively and efficiently.

· Establish sound working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and residents.

· Willingness to take on continuing education as it may apply to the position.

· Possess or be willing to obtain CDL, Class B license, with tanker endorsement within six months of employment.

Physical Requirements:

· Visual acuity and perception are required.

· Auditory acuity to hear the cell phone, radio, or communication in construction area.

· Ability to move in and out of a vehicle numerous times a day.

· Ability to sit at a computer station for extended periods of time.

· Mobility to respond to customers in a timely fashion, file and make copies; and

· Ability to perform physical labor in varying climates, weather conditions, and on uneven ground.
I understand this position is a position at will, and nothing in this job description and no oral statements made to me in connection .

Please apply on the City of Mason's website at:

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $21.56 – $26.21 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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