City of San Antonio Development Services Inspector (Street Construction) in 1901 S ALAMO ST SAN ANTONIO, United States

Development Services Inspector (Street Construction)



Development Services Inspector (Street Construction)


$19.45 Hourly


78207, TX

Job Type

4A Full-Time


Development Services

Job Number



12/31/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Job Summary

Under general supervision, is responsible for performing inspectional work and enforcing compliance for new construction of streets to ensure compliance with the City adopted building codes, zoning ordinances, and other related City ordinances. Exercises no supervision.

Essential Job Functions

  • Conducts inspections of civil construction work projects to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. Inspection work is performed on major streets, drainage systems, sewers, bridge construction and related activities in subdivisions. Inspections must comply with adopted Public Works Standards.

  • Discuss repairs, alterations, and new construction with owners and contractors; explains and interprets building codes and regulations.

  • Issues verbal or written orders for correction of defects in materials, workmanship, and other violations of codes and ordinances.

  • Documents inspection results and investigations in laptop or desktop computer using land development software.

  • Responds to questions by phone pertaining to building related codes, zoning, and the Unified Development Code.

  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).

  • Four (4) years of construction street projects experience.

  • This position requires a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License OR valid driver's license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Use of your own personal vehicle may at time be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.


  • Surveying experience.

  • Ability to read construction plans.

  • Experience working with a calculator and computer.


  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.

  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.

  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.

  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.


  • Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 50 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting, crawling, kneeling, and climbing ladders of any height to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.

  • Ability to learn City Ordinances relating to zoning and building construction.

  • Ability to properly interpret and apply all applicable related codes.

  • Ability to read blue prints and specifications.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the general public.

  • Ability to learn the Unified Development Code of the City of San Antonio.

The City of San Antonio (CoSA) strives to provide a competitive compensation and benefit package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. To accomplish this, CoSA offers subsidized health care benefits for active and retired employees, paid disability benefits, paid life insurance, as well as automatic participation in a pension program which is currently matched two to one.

For more detailed information, please click on the following link to view Benefits offered by the City of San Antonio:


  • Part-Time and Temporary positions are not eligible for CoSA Benefits.

  • Holiday and Leave benefits for Pre-K 4 SA full-time positions may be different than what is listed at the above link.