Storm Water Management Construction Inspector I

  • Hampton VA
  • Hampton, VA, United States
  • Dec 08, 2017
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Watershed/Stormwater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description


Performs routine and complex inspections for land disturbing and stormwater projects with City or Construction General Permits (CSG) of waterways, erosion and sediment control measures, and stormwater management systems within the City to include the inspection of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), to ensure compliance with the City's Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) plus federal, state, and local standards and regulations.

Examples of Duties

  • Performs skilled field inspections of new development and redevelopment, and performs ongoing inspections, as required, after projects are complete.
  • Conducts erosion and sediment control and stormwater inspections of capital improvement projects (CIP), and commercial and residential developments, including single family home sites.
  • Reviews and conducts over-all site inspection for conformance with the SWPPP.
  • Participates to a limited degree in the preparation and review of specifications, plans, estimates, contracts, and reports involved in the construction, operation, and maintenance of a variety of stormwater projects.
  • Monitors buffer areas including Chesapeake Bay Preservation District (CBPD), and tidal or non-tidal wetlands, during construction and after development is complete to ensure they are not disturbed.
  • Monitors installation and maintenance of storm water management systems.
  • Performs follow-up on non-compliance issues observed during inspection.
  • Pursues enforcement actions to insure codes and laws are followed during construction, and presents information in court, as needed.
  • Works in conjunction with the permit coordinator and assistant permit coordinator on the release of bonds, letters of credit or securities.
  • Investigates citizen requests for stormwater/drainage services.
  • Perform duties associated with emergency response such as operate trucks, heavy equipment, chain saws, and manual labor.
  • Conducts pre-construction site visits. Ensures that work sites meet all environmental regulations and that necessary measures are in place to protect the environment.
  • Prepares daily reports of inspections and enters inspection information into DEQ e-permitting website and City's database, and notifies supervisor of violations.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications

Graduation from high school or successful completion of the GED; some vocational training or college level courses in civil engineering, surveying or related field preferred; minimum of two (2) years work experience in construction stormwater projects required; training in riparian areas or construction of shoreline structures preferred; minimum of three (3) years experience in the construction, engineering, surveying or related field; considerable knowledge of local and state construction and environmental codes and regulations; certification from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) as an Erosion & Sediment Control Inspector required; Certification from DEQ for Stormwater Inspector required within one (1) year of employment. Ability to read plans and specifications, and recognize deviations from such plans in the field; ability to maintain adequate records; ability to communicate orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with contractors, property owners, City officials, and the general public; ability to use desktop/laptop computer and familiarity with software; ability to perform research to include GIS, Pictometry, Real Estate and Assessment records. Any combination of appropriate education and experience that qualifies an applicant for this position may be substituted for the more specific qualifications listed above. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license and must have a satisfactory driver's record based on the City of Hampton's criteria. Any person offered employment in this position shall be required to successfully pass testing for controlled substances.

Supplemental Information

This position performs duties under the general supervision of the Stormwater Operations Manager or designee who provides guidance, advice and assistance when necessary. This position requires considerable field work in adverse weather conditions, night or day, including extreme heat or cold and under work conditions which may be disagreeable and potentially dangerous, with the use of a City owned vehicle. This position requires the ability to work independently and to make judgments and decisions. Extensive contact with contractors, property owners and the general public; requires patience and skill in dealing with citizens on points of law and regulations that are not readily understood. The incumbent will be considered "essential personnel" during city emergency situations and may be required to work long and unusual hours during the emergency. May be required attend meetings and/or hearings after normal business hours. This is a non-exempt position.

Closing 12/13/2017 11:59 PM Eastern

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Job Level



Government- Local/Regional


$39,535.00 - $67,210.00 Annually