Encroachment Permits Inspector

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a team who will help you grow and expand your skills in the utility field? If so, The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is looking for a self-motivated individual to fill its Encroachment Permits Inspector ( District Permits Officer I) in the Region Two Office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Principal Duties
In this position, you will be responsible for:Issuing and inspecting, licenses, permits, registrations, certificates, etc.
Discussing, reviewing and interpreting plans and specifications.
Coordinating and/or acting as a liaison between agency or work unit and other agencies, work units, organizations, contractors, etc.
Maintaining detailed inspection or investigation records, preparing reports, and attending to other related administrative requirements.
Assisting the public and others to complete forms, applications and other paperwork.
Receiving, researching and responding to incoming questions or complaints; providing information, explaining policy and procedures, and/or facilitating a resolution.
Ensuring compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines, etc.
Reading and understanding maps, plans, drawings, prints and site blueprints.
Inspecting placement and handling of borrow and roadway excavation, placement of untreated base course, cement treated base course, bituminous seal coat and bituminous prime/track coat; prepares inspection reports and data for documentation.
Other duties as required, to facilitate the region’s permit office operations.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this position is someone who:
Has a valid driver’s license.
Has experience using spreadsheet software.
Is able to lift heavy items up to 70 lbs.
Is able and willing to work on state roadways.
Will be available when needed to respond to emergencies.
Is able to work with little or no supervision.
Has excellent communication skills and will deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
Communicates information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing.
Has knowledge and understanding of applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures
Is able to read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures
Is able to read and interpret maps, plats, charts, plans, blueprints and/or electrical schematics

Preference may be given to applicants who have one or more of the following:UDOT project inspection experience.
At least 1 year of professional experience in construction.
Supplemental Information
Here is some additional information of which you should be aware:

Standard 40 hours per week, schedule subject to change and subject to 24 hour availability, overtime, and varied work schedules due to inclement weather conditions, job assignment, and emergencies.
This job may have risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g.; working in heavy traffic, working in extreme outdoor weather conditions, etc.
The work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift heavy items (man hole lids up to 70 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.
You may be reassigned to a different work location as deemed necessary by the Region Director/Group Leader.

Why Should You Join Our Team?The work we do matters. If you want to make a positive difference doing meaningful work, this is the right place for you. Our mission statement is, “Enhance quality of life through transportation.” We define quality of life through a framework of Good Health, Connected Communities, Better Mobility, and Strong Economy. We help the State of Utah and its traveling public to get to where they want, when they want, in the way they want – and we make sure they can do it safely.

You will become part of a team with an internal culture of Trust, Teamwork, and Flexibility. Our organization lives by the values of Respect, Integrity, and Caring. If these are your values, too, you’ll be a great fit.

Aside from working for a cause-driven, cutting edge agency that is leading all other transportation departments in the nation, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Working for the State of Utah provides a positive work-life balance. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer.

The Agency

UDOT is a strengths-based organization, which means its approach is based on identifying and developing individual and organizational strengths. Our philosophy is to address challenges by bringing our strengths to each situation and create the best solutions. Candidates are encouraged to be familiar with their strengths and consider how they may potentially be of benefit to the roles for which they are applying. UDOT uses the CliftonStrengths Assessment, but there are multiple strengths assessment tools available online, and no formal assessment is required.

For more information on the Utah Department of Transportation please click here.