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City of Des Moines Seasonal Construction Inspector in Des Moines, Iowa

Seasonal Construction Inspector

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Seasonal Construction Inspector


$24.24 - $25.29 Hourly


Des Moines, IA

Job Type

Temporary Full-Time



Job Number



5/1/2023 4:00 PM Central

Occupational Group

Non-Civil Service

Location of Vacancy

Multiple Departments



Selection Method

Applicants deemed most qualified based on qualifications may be contacted for an interview. Qualified applicants who need a reasonable accommodation must inform this office at (515) 283-4213 or TTY at Iowa Relay at 711 or 1-800-735-2942 at the time of application.

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Distinguishing Features of the Class

Under direction to perform inspection services on a wide range of non-complex municipal construction projects; performs directly related work as required.

Assignment Departments: Engineering or Parks and Recreation

Approximate employment duration: This is a 6-9 month assignment. Employment period is between March and November; 40 plus hours per week; Monday-Saturday.

Deadline: Applications are accepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from High School or possession of a GED; and

  • Some experience in public works and\or building trades construction; OR

  • Any equivalent combination of related education and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

  • Prior experience in civil engineering technology and/or public improvement construction such as street paving, sewer construction or other related public improvement construction is preferred.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and driving record background checks.

  • Passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment.

  • Possession of valid driver's license or equivalent mobility.

  • If possess an out-of-state Driver's License, submittal of driving records is required. Please submit to the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department; electronically to, by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317 at the time of application.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Under direction to inspect a variety of non-complex public improvement projects.

  • Reviews plans, specifications, contract documents and special provisions for each assigned project with supervisor.

  • Performs a variety of field and laboratory tests to assure workmanship and materials meet required standards;

  • Prepares detailed written daily reports on progress and details of inspections;

  • Performs miscellaneous routine survey, drafting, clerical and engineering assignments as directed.

  • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems.

  • Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;

  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;

  • Assists Senior Construction Inspectors in administering tests, preparing daily reports, and inspections of larger scale, more complex public improvement projects;

  • Assigned to testing laboratory as needed;

  • Assigned to survey department as needed;

  • Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.