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Contract Services Inspector

  • Full Time
  • Emo
  • 2023-02-03

Website Ontario Public Service

Has your career led to the development of expertise in highway maintenance and construction? Are you familiar with Local Roads Boards and how they operate? Why not take the next step and become part of our skilled and dynamic team at the Ministry of Transportation?

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:

• patrol, and report on, road conditions, hazards and/or deficiencies
• monitor contractors’ delivery of maintenance and repair operations
• ensure compliance with contract specifications, direct maintenance and repair operations
• provide direction to contractors and operators, making sure the required work records are maintained
• liaise with contractors, property owners and the general public to address issues and complaints

Please note:
• You may occasionally be required to work nights, weekends and statutory holidays.
• Overnight travel is seldom required.

How do I qualify?
• The position requires the successful candidate to have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.

Technical and legislative knowledge:
• You have proven experience in, and knowledge of, Local Roads Boards, highway maintenance, construction, and engineering standards, specifications, practices and principles to carry out maintenance and construction-related activities.
• You are knowledgeable about contract practices, including material sampling and testing, surveying, inspections, and road patrolling.
• You are knowledgeable about procedures related to traffic control, safety and environmental protection.
• You have the ability to interpret and apply related policies, acts, and regulations for safety, and environmental protection, such as the Ontario Traffic Manual – Book 7 – Temporary Conditions, Highway Traffic Act, Construction Lien Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Environmental Assessment Protection Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, etc.

Essential Skills
• You have the ability to monitor contractors’ operations, and assess contractors’ and consultants’ work for compliance.
• You have mathematical skills to conduct field surveys, and material testing, and for payment calculations and assessments.
• You have organizational and planning skills to effectively carry out assigned inspection and monitoring duties.
• You have the ability to maintain accurate records such as patrol and inspector diaries.

Communication and interpersonal skills:
• You have communication and interpersonal skills to deal effectively with colleagues, regional counterparts, the public, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders.

Computer proficiency:
• You are proficient using computers and common office productivity software to prepare correspondence, instruction notices, payment calculations, payment reports, contract payment assessments, and applicable reports and forms.

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