Transportation Construction Inspector

Commonwealth of PA | Lycoming County, PA

Posted Date 6/29/2020
Description The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has a Transportation Construction Inspector opening at the Engineering District 3-0 location in Lycoming County. Position is full-time with excellent benefits, paid vacation, and holidays.

This position performs a variety of technical duties in the inspection of materials and workmanship on highway construction projects to ensure all work is completed in conformance with approved construction codes, plans, standards and specifications.

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
*Hours may require varying shifts, overtime and long hours.

Starting pay for new hires is $39,120 annually or $20.00 hourly.

If selected for a position, a conditional offer of employment will require submission of your official transcript(s) directly from the school to the HR contact listed above if education is used in qualifying for this position.The following duties support the strategic focus area objective of system preservation by the inspection of construction operations and materials to obtain quality highway improvement projects:

Inspect construction operations on roads and bridges as assigned to ensure work is done in accordance with the plans, specifications, and contract's special provisions.

Record personal and contractor work in Field Inspector’s Diaries, Item Quantity Books, and sketch/Computation Books.

Check work zone traffic control signs and devices to ensure that they are placed and maintained in accordance with the Work Zone Traffic Control Plan and Publication 213.

Analyze the contract plans, specifications, and contract special provisions and explain the contract requirements to contractor personnel and others making inquiry.

Inform Department supervisory or management personnel of issues with contractor personnel and others of decisions taken to resolve an issue or request assistance from Department supervisory or management personnel to resolve on issue.

Review construction project safety practices and advise contractor supervisory/management personnel of any corrective actions needed.

Perform mathematical calculations to compute quantities of work completed and materials placed.

Assist or complete the periodic progress payments as directed.

Check stakeouts, elevations, grades, slopes, excavation, placement, and compaction of materials.

Review records created to track the progress of construction projects.

Collect Materials Delivery Forms and Certifications for materials to be incorporated into projects.

Serve as a lead worker to demonstrate and explain construction inspection, materials testing and documentation procedures and practices to other personnel on the project inspection force.

Participate in training to develop work skills related to construction and material inspection and other work duties within the District.

Perform work in our District Units on a temporary basis as assigned.

Perform other duties related to specific work assignments as required.

Project documentation: Set up files for projects, provide inspectors with forms and books required for projects. Be familiar with the department's manual documentation system, conduct field audits of projects for compliance with department documentation procedures; be familiar with PPCC and ECMS system’s essential functions.

Audit field projects to ensure proper procedures of documentation, payments and cost breakdowns are being adhered to in your assigned counties.
Essential Functions
 1. Work involves traversing various terrain, the ascent/descent of steep slopes, working in swampy areas and in all types of weather conditions..
 2. Must be able to bend, stoop, and kneel. Must also at times work in heavy traffic conditions being alert for all types of emergencies.
 3. Lifting and/or moving objects up to 100 pounds with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
 4. Work year round must be performed under a range of weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, rain, snow or ice.
 5. Must be able to wear all types of personal protective equipment including hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, gloves, and leather work sh
 6. Must be able to travel independently to various sites within District 3-0 and to any meeting and/or work sites outside of District 3-0.
 7. Reading and understanding instructions, correspondence, technical publication, laws etc, in the English language
 8. Operate office equipment such as computers (mainframe, personal computers and laptop computers), calculator, copiers, fax, telephone etc.
In order to be eligible for this position, you must:
  • Have successfully examined and have a current score on file.  If you have not already done so, you must first apply to the TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR (ONLINE EXAM) posting and follow the directions provided. 
  • You must meet the PA residency requirement.  For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • Be able to perform essential job functions
Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at
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