Erosion Control Inspector II

This is technical engineering work in the Department of Public Works Engineering. Work involves conducting daily quality assurance inspections on commercial and residential construction sites for compliance with the Douglas County Grading, Erosion and Sediment Control Manual.

The general hiring range will be around the midpoint of the pay range for well-experienced candidates. Both education and experience as it relates to this position are taken into consideration while determining salary. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  (The following examples are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive.)

Conducts site inspections on moderately complex construction projects to ensure conformance to standards.

Provides quality assurance for storm drainage and erosion/sediment control criteria related to residential/commercial development, and repair or restoration of public facilities.

Ensures public safety and convenience around construction sites.

Attends preconstruction meetings; meets with contractors, developers, utility companies concerning current and future projects.

Assists Engineering Staff in review of development proposals.

Performs walkthrough acceptance inspections on complex projects, creates detailed punch list reports, and performs follow-up inspections. 

Maintains accurate inspection records and daily field reports.

Initiates enforcement actions on non-compliant sites.

Responds to public inquiries and complaints concerning storm drainage, erosion control and illicit discharges to the storm sewer system.

Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the general supervision of the Environmental Inspection Supervisor.  Incumbent performs a variety of routine duties within established policies and procedures.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position does not directly supervise other employees.

INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT:  Incumbent uses experience and knowledge to make appropriate decisions.  Takes initiative to identify and anticipate problems before they occur.

DIFFICULTY OF WORK/CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR: Work involves technical engineering skills.  Consequence of error may result in non-compliance with County, State and Federal Standards, which could result in substantial replacement costs, long-term problems, increased County maintenance and the possibility of significant penalties being applied by the State or Federal Government.





EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  A Bachelor’s or Science degree from an accredited four-year college or university in civil engineering, construction management, environmental science or related field and two (2) years of related and increasingly responsible experience OR any equivalent combination.  Two years of progressive related experience may replace one year of college.  Erosion control certifications and classes are desirable..


Knowledge of field civil engineering or construction practices and procedures. Ability to check compliance with specifications using basic survey and engineering instruments. General knowledge of Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.


LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret construction standards and construction plans.  Ability to communicate an understanding of the standards, processes and terminology used by Douglas County to contractors, consultants and utilities.  Ability to follow detailed and/or written instructions.  Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships.

FACILITATION SKILLS: Ability to negotiate with people beyond giving and receiving
instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing calmly and competently under stress and when
confronted with persons acting under stress.  The ability to reduce complex planning and
engineering theories, concepts, principles and methodologies to layman’s terms and provide
accurate information in a comprehensive, concise, and effective manner often under tense

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations using algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus.  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.


REASONING ABILITY: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific
thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; interpret a
variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and deal with abstract
and concrete variables to determine compliance with regulations.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS: A valid Colorado Class driver's license.


Physical Work Environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions, and may be near construction equipment.

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, and hike up or down steep grades.  Employee must communicate clearly and effectively; must understand and be understood.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision acuity and the ability to adjust his or her focus, allowing a broad field of vision. It is essential that the employee be physically able to operate a variety of computer and office equipment, and automobile successfully in order to fulfill the essential functions of this position.

Material and Equipment Directly Used:  Personal computer, word processing software, various other types of computer software, spreadsheets, copy machine, fax machine, telephone, various other office equipment, automobile and light trucks.

AVAILABILITY/ACCESSIBILITY:  This position requires the incumbent to remain available via mobile cellular device/email access during and after normally scheduled business hours.




This position is open until filled, review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.


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In the event of an emergency/disaster in or near the County, all County employees are expected to make every effort to be available to assist the County Manager, Elected/Appointed Officials and Department Directors to ensure the continued operation of any and all necessary County functions.  This may mean being available to perform additional duties and hours beyond what is normally required.  In the event that an exempt employee does work more than 40 hours a week in support of County operations during an emergency, such employee may receive overtime or other appropriate wage compensation in accordance with existing County policies or at the discretion of the County.


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