Posted: 11/07/2022


--- The hourly rate advertised represents Step 1 on the pay table. Additional steps may be available depending on qualifications. --- 

Under general supervision, performs daily work assignments for the Public Works Department in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.



  • High school graduation or GED equivalent;
  • One (1) year of increasingly responsible experience in public works, construction engineering, technical inspections, or a related field; 
  • APWA Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector Certification or the ability to obtain within five (5) years from date of hire (or upon five [5] years of construction inspection field experience);
  • Traffic Control Supervisor Certification or ability to obtain within two (2) years from date of hire (or upon two [2] year’s work zone experience);
  • Valid New Mexico Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the City of Alamogordo (valid out-of-state license may be considered);
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


  • Experience with the technical and administrative aspects of public works inspections.
  • Reviews plans and serves as the inspector for Public Works and subdivision projects, including but not limited to dirt work, utilities, storm sewers, concrete structures, paving, and franchised utility work, to ensure compliance with approved plans and specifications and enforces the current adopted edition of the American Public Works Association (APWA);
  • Records general and detailed conditions through reports, photography and videography; 
  • Monitors and records construction activity including testing, results of phasing, and equipment and safety standards; 
  • Reviews and evaluates plans, specifications, and shop submittals for compliance with federal, state and city requirements prior to project construction;  
  • Reviews residential and commercial building site plans and specifications for compliance with adopted codes and city ordinances;
  • Refers discrepancies to appropriate project staff member; 
  • Attends and participates in a variety of project meetings including pre-bid, pre- and post-construction meetings;  
  • Provides responsible and complex technical support to the Public Works Department; 
  • Investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary for resolution;
  • Answers questions in person and on the telephone regarding compliance;
  • Monitors and records a variety of construction activity including testing, safety standards; 
  • Ensures correct and accurate installation of equipment and construction materials;
  • Prepares, reviews, and updates standard operating procedures;
  • Prepares, reviews, and updates a variety of reports including daily project reports, monthly pay estimates and project status reports;
  • Maintains accurate recordkeeping by entering notes and closing out jobs in the computer;
  • Ensures that office workspace, vehicle, and equipment are clean, safe, and in good working order; promptly reports the need for supplies and/or vehicle and equipment maintenance to the Department Director;
  • Contributes to a high-quality work culture through participation in training and mentoring to develop skills, including safety related training and skills;
  • Interacts professionally and provides excellent customer service to all levels of City staff and citizens, to ensure high operational and service standards; and
  • Performs duties in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.


  • Must obtain and maintain all required licenses and/or certifications;
  • Maintains the confidentiality of information obtained during performance of duties;
  • Safely operates a City vehicle; and
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 


Knowledge of:  

  • City Public Works code, City Ordinances, building codes, contractor licenses, and regulations and guidelines prepared by federal, state and City entities;
  • The current adopted edition of the American Public Works Association (APWA);
  • The technical and administrative aspects of public works inspections;
  • Basic principles of public works construction including standard procedures, materials, inspection and construction management; and
  • Basic mathematics and field survey, including the ability to calculate slopes, elevations, and depths.

Skill/Ability to:  

  • Demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; understand and follow instructions;
  • Perform tasks and other daily activities in a positive and professional manner alongside employees of varied backgrounds and personalities;
  • Attend work, as scheduled and on a regular basis, to effectively perform the position’s essential duties and responsibilities;
  • Exercise common sense and good judgment in the performance of essential duties;
  • Read and interpret detailed blueprints, utility maps, and construction drawings and determine dimensions from scaled drawings;
  • Verify grades and volumes as they pertain to public works projects;
  • Operate a computer using standard City software (MS Word/Excel), and enter data into those and other City computer programs; 
  • Demonstrate independent judgment to be exercised within the framework of established departmental procedures;
  • Establish and maintain working contact with project staff and contractors regarding project progress and changes including testing, engineering, planning and established parameters;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other city employees, commissions and boards, state and local government agencies, contractors, builders, and the public;
  • Participate in the collection of various utility information including current and proposed locations;
  • Properly use, care, and adjust electronic or manual utility locate equipment;
  • Tolerate outside working conditions, including exposure to adverse weather conditions; 
  • Maintain professionalism under pressure; and
  • Provide excellent customer service to ensure high operational and service standards are met and maintained for the citizens of Alamogordo.
  • Regularly works in outside weather conditions which requires standing, walking, or sitting for extended periods of time, and may involve exposure to inclement weather, including extreme temperatures;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud;
  • Some work will be performed in an office environment where the noise level is typically quiet;
  • May be exposed to water hazards and hazardous traffic conditions, as well as hazardous chemicals, contaminants, and toxins;
  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places; 
  • Lift and/or move items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds; the lifting of any object greater than fifty (50) pounds by a single individual is prohibited. Lifting objects, materials, or equipment weighing more than fifty (50) pounds require the buddy system or the use of devices designed to assist with lifting or moving. Proper lifting techniques shall be used when lifting items of any weight;
  • Inspect a variety of elevated and sub-surface locations including utility trenches, concrete structures, and storm sewers which may require squatting, stooping, kneeling, crawling, or crouching; pushing, pulling, swinging, or lifting equipment or supplies used in inspecting and locating for construction activities; 
  • Terrain may be uneven or undeveloped; and
  • Required to wear hard hat and safety vest while working outside the service truck and any other personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for job assignments including protective footwear marked by the manufacturer, with a minimum standard of M/F I/75/C75, 6" ankle height work boots, per ASTM F2413-11.

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