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Engineer Inspector I 

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  


Under the general supervision of the Utilities Inspector II, performs inspections of additions and modifications to the City of Winter Garden water, street light, irrigation and storm drain systems (utility systems).



  • Inspects all additions and modifications to the Winter Garden utility systems. Prepares punch list of incomplete or deficiencies in work.
  • Verifies that all modifications/improvements to utility systems conform to the Winter Garden specifications.
  • Conducts detailed inspections for bond releases.
  • Receives calls from citizens, contractors, developers, business owners and other government agencies regarding utility systems, City specifications and requirements, etc.
  • Prepares written correspondence as required.
  • Reviews and updates City utility system specifications to ensure the quality and integrity of City utility systems.
  • Works with engineers to coordinate the scheduling and mechanical layout of utility systems.
  • Provides input to other City employees regarding projects as related to the City’s utility systems.
  • Ensures that additions and modifications to utility systems are correctly reflected on City maps.
  • Inspects development projects for certificates of occupancy.
  • Works with City utility crews when locating and repairing utility facilities.
  • Ensures utility capital improvement projects are constructed as outlined in plans and specifications.
  • Inspects utility systems, and related materials.
  • Attends safety and other training as required.
  • Assists water crews with emergency system shutdowns
  • Performs and coordinates utility system shutdowns for contractors and other customers working on or around City utility systems, including locating, cleaning and operating water main valves, storm drain grates, etc.
  • Responds to citizen complaints and inquiries pertaining to City utility operations.
  • Prepares appropriate reports.
  • Analyzes and reviews water testing data
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma, one year of technical training in engineering, construction management, or equipment operation. Must obtain appropriate certifications for the field within one year of hire.
  • Two years of closely related experience in the construction of culinary water, drainage and street light systems including progressively increasing responsibilities and supervision; may substitute any equivalent combination of education or experience.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license and good driving records.


Exceptions to the minimum qualifications must be reviewed by the Human Resources Director and approved by the City Manager prior to job offer



  • Knowledge of principles of maintenance and construction of water , storm drain, street light and irrigation systems, including pipe laying procedures and operations
  • Knowledge of State of Florida Safe Drinking Water laws and requirements
  • Knowledge of water hydraulics
  • Knowledge of and the use of tools, equipment, methods, and materials for work activities
  • Knowledge of safe work practices and how to read engineered construction drawings, specifications and details.
  • Responsibility for inspection of utility capital improvement projects and development projects
  • Responsibility for making decisions which affect the activities of others
  • Responsibility for great responsibility for the care, condition and use of materials, tools and equipment
  • Ability to professionally furnish and obtain information from other departments; contact with other departments, requiring tact and judgment to avoid friction; constant contact with the public; ability to deal well with upset and irate people; regular and frequent contact with persons of high rank, requiring tact and judgment to deal with and influence people.
  • Regular use of a telephone, copy machine, fax machine, computer (word processing and spread sheets), calculator, City vehicle, metal detector, utility line detector and valve key.
  • Follow the direction of Inspector II as it relates to a variety of major construction and maintenance programs related to City utility projects
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; prioritize tasks
  • Establish effective working relationships with employees and the public
  • Work requires the exercise of independent judgment and discretion
  • Work requires supervision.



  • Great mental effort is required daily
  • A great amount of pressure and fatigue is present during an average work day
  • Moderate exposure to overtime with some weekend work required
  • Constant exposure to deadlines
  • Field work and exposure to noise, dust, all types of weather conditions, and traffic and construction site hazards
  • Frequent climbing\balancing and constant stooping and kneeling, lifting heavy objects such as manhole lids, entry into confined spaces such as meter boxes and manholes are required.
  • Willingness to follow all safe working conditions and procedures is required.


The City of Winter Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Winter Garden provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Engineer Inspector I  
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Location City of Winter Garden  
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Salary Range $20.43 - $33.30 

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