The City of Lafayette (pop. 24,000) is recruiting for the position of an Public Works Inspector. Lafayette prides itself on its vibrant downtown, beautiful tree-studded hillsides and great schools. Lafayette residents expect personalized service to deliver customized solutions to the community’s unique engineering and public works priorities. This position will be part of the team whose mission is to meet that challenge, and to ensure that Lafayette retains its semi-rural character and "small town" downtown feel.
Position will primarily provide inspection services for encroachment permits, perform “clean water” inspections, send code enforcement letters with follow-up inspections, and support City maintenance projects. The inspector will spend a significant portion of time in the field.
This is a challenging job in a great city! The new Inspector will be joining a staff of dedicated, energetic and fun professionals.
The ideal candidate will have familiarity with principles, procedures, methods, materials and techniques used in public works projects including appropriate safety practices. Qualified candidates should have the ability to communicate effectively with the public and possess field inspection experience.
Equivalent of a high school diploma supplemented by college level coursework or training in engineering or a related field plus two years of public agency experience in public works infrastructure construction, inspection or similar experience is a typical way to obtain the required qualifications.
About City of Lafayette
With a current population of 24,285, Lafayette is nestled among rolling green wooded hills in the San Francisco Bay area. Located in beautiful Contra Costa County, Lafayette is just 20 miles east of San Francisco and 8 miles from Berkeley. Lafayette was incorporated in order to preserve and enhance its semi-rural character and is noted for its high quality of life, warm, small-town feel, and stimulating urban culture. The city enjoys top rated schools, a low crime rate, clean air and endless recreational opportunities. In this community you will find a vast network of hiking trails and open space areas, a beautiful reservoir, a vast array of cultural offerings and a quaint downtown known for its “Restaurant Row”. All of which can be enjoyed in the beautiful Mediterranean climate.Lafayette is unique and proud of it. The city was incorporated in 1968 to provide limited services with a small staff and ensure financial stability through conservative fiscal policies. The “Four P’s”: police, public works, planning and parks are firmly planted in the DNA of the organization as its highest priorities. The city contracts for the majority of services so that it receives the best combination ...of price, quality and flexibility. The city’s conservative fiscal policies have placed it in the enviable position of having no unfunded obligations, a large financial reserve and a bond rating of AAA. The city embraces the community with many volunteers and city commissions that partner with city staff to achieve community goals.