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State of Massachusetts General Construction Inspector II - Field Inspector in Arlington, Massachusetts

About MassDOT * An agency on the move, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) takes great pride in connecting the Commonwealth’s residents and communities. Powered by a growing data-analytics discipline – and working in conjunction with municipalities, public agencies, and the private sector – we’re finding new ways to improve the Bay State’s transportation infrastructure. MassDOT is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating transportation policies and projects for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to efficiently plan, design, construct, and maintain a safe statewide transportation system which effectively meets the transportation needs of the Commonwealth. MassDOT’ s divisions include Highway, Aeronautics, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Rail & Transit, and Planning & Enterprise Services. There are approximately 3,600 employees across the organization. *Position Summary * The basic purpose of this work is to oversee the construction practices used on various sites, and to enforce compliance with plans, specifications and all applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. This position requires work outdoors, in varying weather conditions and often on construction sites that may involve uneven terrain. Night work and/or Weekend work may also be required, and the incumbent may be expected to report for Snow and Ice events depending on assignment. *Duties and Responsibilities * Inspection of maintenance, repair and/or construction related to roadways, highways, bridges, structures, tunnels, and buildings, etc., including but not limited to: * Inspect the work of Contractors by conducting field visits to the various work sites to ensure conformance to plans, specifications, and standards of good workmanship on the contracts. * Recommend changes to specifications or construction plans due to unusual field conditions, lack of funds or unavailability of materials. * Ensure that work, whether performed by MassDOT or a Contractor (or Permitee), follows proper safety procedures and techniques. This includes inspection of safety equipment used by the contractors and assures they are in conformance with MassDOT requirements. * Inspects construction operations such as steel placement, concrete placement, deck and joint bridge repairs, wearing surface replacement and repairs, roadway construction and paving, drainage and erosion, and traffic controls and ensures that rules, regulation, laws, and contract plans and specifications concerning construction are observed. * Maintain records, field inspection reports and/or correspondence including pay estimates using an electronic workflow tool called Site Application Module (SAM). * Verbally advises Contractors on work that does not conform to engineering requirements or contract specifications and notifies the Resident Engineer or appropriate Supervising Engineer. * Maintains records of completed work, members of contractors' work force, machine hours, labor costs, and other data required for estimates for payment for the contracts as per Standard Operating Procedures, as well as recording field notes to chronicle the progress of repairs. * Sample, test, and obtain all require documents for materials incorporated into construction projects such as gravel, brick, stone, reinforcement bar, bolt assembly components, cement concrete and hot mix asphalt. Properly obtain samples of the required quantity as per the Department Materials Manual. Field test Portland cement concrete as per the American Concrete Institute (ACI) procedures and hot mix asphalt as per the Northeast Transportation Technician Certification Program (NETTCP) procedures. * Perform other related duties WORKING CONDITIONS: General Construction Inspectors may work in an office or outside in all types of weather and under exposure to such hazardous conditions as those found on construction sites and may travel for job related purposes. Covering night construction and/or weekend operations, when scheduled, is expected. MassDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, as well as a pension and 403(b) plan. It’s a great place to start your career while growing your skill sets. In addition to a competitive base salary, after you work 40 hours/week, any approved additional hours are compensated as overtime. This position is eligible for a five-thousand dollar ($5,000) signing bonus (“Signing Bonus”) if you are newly hired into the Unit E collective bargaining unit at MassDOT. The Signing Bonus will be paid in two parts: 1) $3,000 (less applicable taxes) included in the employee's first paycheck. 2) $2,000 (less applicable taxes) after the successful completion of the employee’s probationary period. Positions will be filled based on operational needs. Please indicate the locations you are interested in on your application. As roles become available, candidates will be contacted based on the information indicated in their application. *Locations * District 1 - Berkshire County/Western, MA District 2 - Connecticut River Valley/Western, MA District 3 - Worcester County/Central, MA District 4 - Northeastern, MA District 5 - Southeastern, MA & Cape Cod *District 6 - Metro Boston, MA * District 6 encompasses the greater Boston area and includes 19 Municipalities as well as the Central Artery Tunnel infrastructure. * District 6 runs operations day and night to work around peak travel times as well the necessity to coordinate many projects in limited areas. Minimum Entrance Requirements: This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered. Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical experience in the construction, inspection and/or alteration of construction projects such as highways, buildings, bridges, tunnels, sewers, waterways, dams and parks, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate’s degree with a major in civil engineering, civil engineering technology or construction technology may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience. II. A Bachelor’s or higher Degree with a major in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, architecture or structural, architectural or sanitary engineering may be substituted for a maximum of four years of the required experience. NOTE: No substitutions will be allowed for the remaining year of experience. Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. *Comprehensive Benefits When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. * For questions regarding the job posting, please email Robin Burke at * For general questions regarding MassDOT, call the Human Resources Service Center at 857-368-4722. * For a disability-related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call ADA Coordinator, Heather Ulesoo 857-851-9447. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Engineering* *Organization: Massachusetts Department of Transportation *Title: *General Construction Inspector II - Field Inspector Location: Massachusetts-Arlington-519 Appleton Street Requisition ID: 220007SB