The City of Torrance invites you to apply for the position of Public Works Inspector!
The Public Works Inspector performs inspections of permitted and city contracted construction projects to ensure conformance with plans, specifications, standards, laws and regulations, and performs a full range of complex tasks relative to this area of responsibility. This is a skilled journey-level class that requires independence of action, judgment, and discretion in interpreting plans and specifications and enforcing local, state, and federal construction regulations.
Education and Experience Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
Equivalent to graduation from high school, preferably supplemented by vocational/college coursework related to this field;
Three years of responsible experience in engineering/public works inspection work.
Licenses and/or Certificates Must possess and maintain an appropriate, valid California driver's license.
Ideal Candidate In addition to the minimum requirements, the most successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:
Strong organizational skills and self-motivation;
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with management, staff, the public, contractors, utility companies, and public agencies;
Prior experience with performing inspection duties on public works projects that include specific duties related to the use of federal and/or state funds; and
Ability to work independently and display sound judgment at all times.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates must submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Jobs. The application filing period closes Monday, August 27, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact Human Resources. If you have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact us at (310) 618-2915 no later than five (5) business days before the test date. As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a background check and a pre-employment medical examination. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
About City of Torrance
The CommunityThe City of Torrance, located in Los Angeles County’s South Bay, borders on the Pacific Ocean and beach communities to the west and the Palos Verdes Peninsula to the south. Ideally situated near the 405(San Diego) freeway and twenty minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport, Torrance occupies 21 square miles, including a ¾ mile stretch of beach and the Madrona Marsh, a fresh water habitat. Torrance is within a 45 minute drive of many of Southern California’s major attractions.Incorporated in 1921 and chartered in 1947, Torrance has a population of 147,405 and is the 8th largest city within Los Angeles County California. Due to its large employment base, the community’s daytime population is significantly higher than the permanent population peaking at 200,000.The area enjoys a pleasant year round climate with moderate temperatures, gentle sea breezes and low humidity. The City boasts 31 parks on 350 acres of parklands and open space. The 500 seat James Armstrong Theatre and the “theatre-in-the- round” Nakano Theatre within the Torrance Cultural Arts Center Complex are excellent venues for both professional and local productions. Helping to round out the commun...ity’s cultural offerings is the nearby El Camino Community College campus that houses an art gallery, planetarium and a 2000 seat theatre. The community’s population is culturally diverse as shown by the school district’s estimate that its students speak over 80 languages. Contributing to this diversity are world class international companies such as American Honda Motor Company, Robinson Helicopter, and Panasonic which call Torrance home. Four major shopping centers are located in Torrance, including the Del Amo Fashion Center, one of the largest shopping centers in the world and currently undergoing a significant expansion and renovation.Overall, Torrance is a quality of life oriented community that offers a wide variety of entertainment, recreation, cultural and volunteer opportunities.City GovernmentThe City of Torrance is governed by the Mayor-Council-City Manager form of government with an elected Mayor and six Council Members who appoint a City Manager, and a City Attorney. City Clerk and City Treasurer are also elected. The Executive team works under the direction of the City Manager based on merit principles. Torrance is a full service city with an annual budget of approximately $200 million and a staff of over 1300 organized in 13 departments.