Transportation Construction Inspector

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Reference #: 4512110
If you have a passion for working in construction, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. Our focus on highway construction, safety, and maintenance ensures that our employees are well-equipped for success. Starting your career here sets you up for future growth and development.

To ensure that permit programs align with the goals and objectives of the Department, your role will involve organizing, directing, planning, and coordinating the strategic efforts of all permit programs. This will include addressing customer needs and expectations, as well as implementing sound management practices and principles.

Additionally, you will be responsible for conducting field views of permitted work to ensure compliance with the permit and Department regulations. This will involve inspecting various phases of construction work, checking grades, elevations, and stake-outs, and verifying the proper placement of materials such as concrete, asphalt, and drainage structures. You will also be responsible for inspecting work zone traffic control, backfill material, compaction, highway restoration, and ensuring public safety.

Duties will also include, collaborating with Department personnel, federal, state, and local entities, lawmakers, and the public to oversee project management efficiently.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:
Full-time employment
Work hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday, with a 30-minute lunch.
Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part time on an ad-hoc basis. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection and work from an approved location inside Pennsylvania. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in King of Prussia.
Salary:In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:
One year as an Engineering Technician (commonwealth title); or
Two years as a Transportation Technician or Construction Cost Technician 1 (commonwealth titles); or
Three years of experience in highway or bridge surveying, design, construction, or inspection work; or
Three years of experience in quality control of materials or building or construction industry experience, which includes reading and interpreting blueprints, plans, or schematics; or
One year of construction inspection experience, and an associate degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, geotechnical engineering, surveying engineering technology, or a closely related engineering technology; or
An equivalent combination of experience and training.

Special Requirement:
This position requires possession of an active non-commercial Pennsylvania Class C Drivers License or equivalent.
Other Requirements:
You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
You must be able to perform essential job functions.
How to Apply:

Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are ac eptable.
Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

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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Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
You must provide complete and accurate information or:
your score may be lower than deserved.
you may be disqualified.
You may only apply/test once for this posting.
Your results will be provided via email.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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