Human Resources Department
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK  73501



Job Title:

  Construction Inspector
Announcement #:  2823
Location:   Engineering
Beginning Salary:        $1,217.60 bi-weekly
Closing Date:   Open until filled
Status:   Full-time



Performs routine semi-skilled and technical construction inspection work for environmental, water, sewer, street and other public works projects and programs.  Inspects for compliance with Federal, State and local codes and standards and contractual provisions.

  • Regularly performs inspections on construction and/or repair of streets, storm sewers, potable water lines, sanitary sewer lines, traffic control devices, instrumentation, mechanical systems, buildings, treatment facilities, detention and retention facilities, park facilities and their appurtenances for compliance with approved construction documents.
  • Regularly prepares daily written reports, determines contract quantities, takes photographs and maintains records on inspection activity and status of work in progress.
  • Regularly advises and confers with the general public, staff and other interested parties and elected officials concerning problems resulting from construction or repair activity.
  • Frequently oversees the testing of construction materials for compliance with established requirements.
  • Regularly keeps the project engineer informed as to the status, quality and quantity of work being performed in the field.
  • Graduation from a high school or GED, supplemented by two years of related technical or college training in construction, engineering technology, civil engineering or a closely related field and a minimum of two years related experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Some knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; working knowledge of applicable laws, standards and regulations relating to construction, inspection, safety and traffic control; considerable knowledge of public works inspection methods.
  • Ability to prepare, organize and maintain inspection field and office data, reports and systems; ability to perform required mathematical computations; ability to effectively communicate complex technical information, orally and in writing, to contractors, developers, property owners, employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, city officials and the general public.
  • Ability to operate the following tools and equipment: pipe locator, pressure gauges, testing equipment, engineering calculator, digital camera, motor vehicle, phone and mobile or portable radio.
  • Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license at date of hire or valid drivers license from state of residency.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Regularly         = 67% of the work time or greater;

Frequently       = 34% - 66% of the time;

Occasionally    = 12% - 33% of the time;

Rarely              = less than 1 hour in an 8-hour shift.

Regularly:        Required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Frequently:      Required to stand and talk or hear, walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 50 pounds

Occasionally:     Applies 10 to 25 pounds of force.

Rarely:              Lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 100 lbs

Work is performed mostly in field settings.  Considerable outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate testing instruments.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception  and the ability to adjust focus.

    EOE/ AA Employer/Vets/Disability
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Or apply at:  Human Resources Department, 212 SW 9th, Lawton OK   73501  Phone: (580) 581-3392  Fax:  (580) 581-3530

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status.

This position requires successful completion of a City of Lawton drug screen and/or physical as a condition of employment.