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Construction and Traffic Inspector 

Category Public Works  


Responsible for quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) technical work in connection with construction and rehabilitation of County roadway, bridge, and stormwater infrastructure. Areas of responsibility include construction inspection, contract management, field condition reviews, and surveying. The position requires work outdoors in the field and a professional office environment.



  1. Functions as lead construction inspector and coordinates written reports with consultant Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI) personnel.  Monitors the progress of road and bridge construction projects by visiting construction projects at frequent intervals to assure that plans, specifications, codes, and regulations are being observed and followed. Inspect the contractor’s traffic control and ensure compliance with approved plans and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). For projects behind schedule, a plan of action will be devised and recommended for implementation. Review contractors pay estimates for approval of installed quantities of work.
  2. Functions as lead inspector for the Pavement Management Program. Schedules and performs annual road inspection and ensures rankings are completed.
  3. Prepares written daily field reports. Reports contain information regarding the materials supplied and installed by the contractor and materials compliance with project specifications.
  4. Operates surveying equipment to establish lines, verify cross slopes, cross-sections, and drainage features.   Provides survey notes, plots, and checks cross-sections, centerlines, and grades.  Transfers proposed grades to cross-section sheets and plots.
  5. Performs field testing and preparation of samples for laboratory testing. Obtains representative project samples of construction materials for the testing laboratory.
  6. Utility permit reviews and tracking as directed.   
  7. Inspects grading work for proper installation, materials, moisture content, width, mixture, and amount of materials.  Computes excavation and fill, percentage of grade, and elevations.
  8. Inspects the construction of drainage structures for appropriate alignment, grade, and reinforcement.
  9. Assures the accurate review and interpretation of specifications, plans, service agreements, codes, regulations, permit conditions, standards, and laboratory analysis.  Reviews Federal and State regulations, guidelines, and publications for information related to road construction and maintenance of traffic control activities.
  10. Review, investigate, and respond to  citizens concerns,service requests from other Divisions, phone calls, and as otherwise assigned.
  11. In case of emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.) position is required to respond/perform emergency and recovery duties as assigned by immediate supervisor. This includes assignment to the Sumter County Emergency Operations Center.
  12. Employees hired on or after February 1, 2016, must be a tobacco-free person, both on and off the job, for at least one year immediately preceding application and maintain the same tobacco-free status throughout the term of employment.
  13. Maintains regular physical attendance during normal work hours as assigned at one of the county’s offices or work facilities.


[These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.]

Position Requirements




  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of surveying, civil engineering, drafting, or engineering inspections.
  • Knowledge of mathematics through algebra and geometry.
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment common to public works/civil/environmental engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of State of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Standard Plans, Design Manual,  and Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, latest edition.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex engineering plans and specifications.
  • Ability to make engineering computations quickly and accurately, the use of engineering calculator.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform specific technical duties.
  • Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer.



  • Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Surveying, or a closely related field, preferred.
  • Four (4) years experience in civil engineering, surveying, drafting, or roadway/utility construction.



  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable to the insurance provider.
  • FDOT Construction Training Qualification Program (CTQP) Asphalt Paving Level 1 Certification within six (6) months of employment. Level 2 Certification of the same within 12 months.
  • FDOT CTQP Earthwork Construction Inspector Level 1 Certification within six (6) months of employment. Level 2 Certification of the same within 12 months.
  • FDOT Concrete Field Inspector Specification Certification within six (6) months of employment.
  • FDOT Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) – Intermediate Level Certification within one (1) year of employment.
  • Required National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications within six (6) months of employment.



  • Acceptable vision (with or without correction)
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
  • Moderate lifting or carrying (up to 50 pounds)
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Crawling
  • Kneeling
  • Bending
  • Stooping
  • Physical stamina to work outdoors, occasionally under adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.



  • Works inside and outside in varying weather conditions
  • Works in or around noise, vibrations or dust


Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

FLSA Non-Exempt Status

Revised 10/01/2020

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range $20.25 - $28.93 Commensurate with licenses and experience. Benefits Package.  
Closing Date May 19, 2021  
Post Internal Days  
Position Construction and Traffic Inspector  
Division Public Works  
Post Internal Days 0  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 5/5/2021  
Location Road & Bridge  
Flyer None Specified 

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