Stormwater Inspector II

Description / Position Overview

Inspector II

In this position, you will inspect development sites for compliance related to grading and erosion control, review construction plan field updates, and track all inspections and interactions related to the program as dictated by city code and consent decree requirements.
Essential Job Functions- the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:
  • Perform technical initial, interim and final grading and erosion control inspections for assigned construction projects 
  • Investigate citizen and business stormwater drainage complaints respective to assigned area of responsibility
  • Ensure that all work completed complies with City codes, engineering standards, specifications and plans
  • Support storm pipe video truck operations; participate in on-call response to illicit discharge events and assist team as a technical resource to citizens
  • Ensure all projects are conducted in compliance with local, state, and federal laws, codes, and regulations
  • Assist the SWENT Division Manager, Water Quality Program Manager, and Engineering Supervisor with project development
  • Coordinate with contractors and agencies involved in the project
  • Inspect and evaluate installation of construction site sediment and erosion control measures
  • Review and inspect construction sites for final release of financial assurances
  • Respond to inquiries, concerns, and complaints; investigate and resolve issues
  • Serve as a technical advisor to City staff, contractors, developers, engineers, and consultants
  • Submit reports of construction site activities
  • Prepare analytical and statistical reports; maintain files and records
  • Assist Engineering Supervisor and Engineering Inspectors with stormwater infrastructure video-truck operations
  • Periodically serve as on-call Illicit Discharge responder (approximately 8 weeks/year) 
We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

Knowledge of:
  • The City’s MS4 Permit
  • Principles and practices of construction inspection and record keeping
  • Principles of sediment and erosion control practices
  • Familiarity with the City's Stormwater Construction Manual and Drainage Criteria Manuals
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Familiarity with grading and construction pollutant control measures, stormwater conveyance and treatment systems
  • Basic principles of civil engineering and construction management
  • Basic principles of mapping, technical engineering drawings and specifications
Ability to:
  • Perform technical engineering inspections of construction sites
  • Submit reports of inspection activities
  • Assure construction is in compliance with city standards, plans, and specifications
  • Read and interpret engineering plans and specifications
  • Ensure all assigned activities are in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Interpret and explain pertinent City policies and procedures
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Work safely and independently


Successful candidates will have


  • High school diploma or GED supplemented by specialized training in area related to assignment 
  • Three years of full-time experience in inspections related to area of assignment
  • Possess, or obtain upon hire, and maintain a valid, non-probationary driver’s license not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug violations or pending charges
One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.

Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.


Ideal candidates will also have


  • Experience with stormwater management and erosion control
  • Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control
  • Knowledge and/or experience with ArcGIS, Cartegraph, Excel, and Accela


Additional Information

Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods, lift up to 20 pounds occasionally and 10 pounds frequently, and potential exposure to extreme weather conditions.
Environmental Conditions
Primary Work Environment - Office and outdoors at construction sites
Extreme Temperature - Daily
Wetness and Humidity - Daily
Respiratory Hazards - Several times per week
Noise and Vibrations - Daily
Physical Hazards - Daily (around heavy equipment and vehicles)
Mechanical and/or Electrical Hazards - Occasionally
Exposure to Communicable Diseases - Rarely
The City of Colorado Springs offers additional compensation depending on the position, area of assignment, and specific job assignments, including shift differential, pay differential, acting or lead, special assignment, hazard pay, longevity, cell phone allowance, uniform allowance, relocation, awards, standby, call out, compensatory time off, tuition, overtime, extra duty, incentive, holiday premium, proficiency, and vacation sell back.

NOTE: This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.
 The City does not sponsor applicants for work visas. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the United States.
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