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Job Specification 10126



 Under close supervision of an engineer or higher level technician
 in  the Department of Transportation: (A) performs assignments in
 the  inspection  of  road and bridge construction  which  involve
 testing  the  quality of electrical, landscaping, or construction
 materials,  and/or inspects work for compliance  with  plans  and
 specifications; or (B) performs assignments involved in reviewing
 permit  applications, inspecting permit construction  sites,  and
 performing field surveys; does other related duties as required.

 NOTE: The  examples of work for this title are for  illustrative
 purposes  only. A particular position using this  title  may  not
 perform  all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


 Inspects   installation  of  all  electrical  work,   facilities,
 landscaping materials, or highway appurtenances including 
 but not limited  to curbs, guardrails, utility systems, drainage 
 systems, and traffic control devices.

 Inspects or tests the quality and quantity of electrical, 
 landscape, or road materials, and collects samples 
 for laboratory analysis.

 Inspects the construction of subgrade, subbase, and base
courses and cement pavings or landscape construction work.

 Sets up, standardizes, and maintains testing equipment in
 satisfactory condition.

 Performs routine chemical, nondestructive, and/or physical
 tests in the field or laboratory.

 Investigates work proposed in permit applications, evaluates
 the effect of such work on state rights of way and the public,
 ensures that proposed work complies with zoning, visibility, 
 and spacing regulations, and prepares recommendations 
 for approval or disapproval of permits.

 Checks to see that permits have been issued, and collects
 fees for applications and violations.

 Inspects permit construction sites during construction and
 initiates final inspection of projects.

 Monitors an assigned area to ensure compliance with state 
 and federal Highway Beautification Laws and regulations, 
 and investigates complaints relevant to encroachment on 
 highway properties.

 Performs basic mathematical calculations including 
 computing contract work and determining dimensions 
 of construction items.

 Prepares clear, accurate, and detailed reports.

 Establishes and maintains records, files, and progress reports.

 Performs snow removal and ice control, and is available for 
 other emergency situations, day or night.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and information system used by the
 agency, office, or related units.


 One  (1) year of experience in the inspection or testing  of
 materials, reviewing permit applications, inspecting 
 construction work, and/or construction/maintenance work 
 requiring mathematical calculations to estimate materials 
 or labor needed or used.

 NOTE:  Applicants who do not possess the required 
 experience may substitute  college semester hour credits in 
 engineering or engineering technology program on the basis 
 of thirty  (30) semester hour credits being equal to one (1) 
 year of experience.


 Appointees must possess a driver's license valid in New
 Jersey.  Appointees may also be required to possess a 
 valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and applicable 
 endorsements for the class and type of vehicle being operated.

 NOTE:  The responsibility for ensuring that employees
 possess the required motor vehicle license, commensurate 
 with the class and type of vehicles they operate,  rests with 
 the Appointing Authority.


 Knowledge of problems, methods, materials, equipment, 
 and processes involved in construction and maintenance.

 Knowledge of sampling procedures.

 Knowledge of policies and standards set by the department and
 laws and regulations governing departmental action.

 Ability to make accurate observations in the field or laboratory.

 Ability to perform sampling procedures.

 Ability to read and interpret construction plans and

 Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations using
 addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to determine
 lengths, areas, and volume.

 Ability to learn to organize assigned field or office work,
 analyze problems, and develop effective work methods.

 Ability  to understand, remember, and carry out oral and  written
 instructions and to learn from explanations and demonstrations.

 Ability to work effectively with associates, contractors, and the

 Ability to prepare accurate and factual reports.

 Ability to keep records and files.

 Ability to respond to emergency situations on a  24-hour
 basis including snow removal and ice control.

 Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
 recording and information systems used by the agency, 
 office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate
 in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
 American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered
 as acceptable forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
 as they can perform the essential functions of the job after 
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. 
 If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause 
 the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 CODES: 10/I11 - 10126           MER            9/1/07