Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
10620 05 ST B1 C 787-10 09/23/2020
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JOB CODE: 10620

DEFINITION: This is technical work in transportation construction inspection, bridge safety inspection, or materials testing.

An employee in this job performs technical inspections of highway or bridge construction projects or materials testing work, which involves project safety, project records control, major highway occupancy construction, reconstruction projects, or contractor cost payment. Work involves projects that are characterized by operations, such as roadway overlays, widening, stabilization, earthwork, guiderail installation, and drainage. Work also involves performing inspections of existing bridges as a part of the bridge inspection program; interpreting contract requirements through analysis of specifications and drawings; and applying a variety of testing and inspection techniques. Work requires independent judgment in making technical decisions. Work is assigned with general direction by a technical supervisor who reviews work for results attained.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Performs inspections of highway construction projects for compliance with contract requirements and department standards and specifications.

• Performs quality assurance testing of materials, including obtaining and preparing material samples, preparing documentation on sampling and testing, and ensuring materials conform to contract requirements and department standards and specifications.

• Schedules and controls test procedures for the quality of embankment compaction control, nuclear testing, and random soils sampling programs.

• Ensures proper maintenance of nuclear testing devices.

• Conducts training for personnel to become qualified in nuclear testing operations.

• Conducts training for personnel associated with project construction to ensure compliance with project safety standards.

• Prepares or assists the project supervisor in preparing project documentation, periodic cost estimates, and progress reports summarizing the project work activities, including records of labor, material, and equipment used.

• Performs calculations to compute quantities of work performed and materials used to prepare documentation for contractor payment.

• Performs or assists with bridge safety inspections on existing bridges, including bridge structural members, foundations, supports, and components.

• Prepares bridge inspection reports documenting findings regarding the current condition and deficiencies.

• Compiles bridge data and records measurements using inspection equipment and by preparing drawings and taking photographs.

• Updates the bridge management system with data gathered during inspections.

• Inspects highway occupancy plans and sites before and after completion for compliance with specifications.

• Inspects and performs tests on aggregate, concrete, and bituminous products at vendor or project status locations to ensure compliance with specifications and standard.

• Travels to field sites to perform inspections.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the procedures and techniques used in highway and bridge inspection.

• Knowledge of the procedures, techniques, and equipment used in building construction.

• Knowledge of the procedures and techniques involved in the collection and evaluation of technical data.

• Knowledge of procedures and techniques used in performing tests on construction materials.

• Knowledge of the principles surrounding the use of natural and manufactured materials and their placement in construction.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of standard office equipment.

• Ability to read and interpret construction codes, plans, standards, and specifications.

• Ability to perform required computations, cost estimates, and calculations.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• One year as an Engineering Technician (commonwealth title);


• Two years as a Transportation Technician or Construction Cost Technician 1 (commonwealth titles);


• One year of construction inspection experience, and an associate’s degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, geotechnical engineering, surveying engineering technology, or a closely related engineering technology;


• Three years of experience in highway or bridge surveying, design, construction, or inspection work;


• Three years of experience in quality control of materials or building or construction industry experience, which includes reading and interpreting blueprints, plans, or schematics;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training.


• Certain positions require possession of an active non-commercial Pennsylvania Class C Driver’s License or equivalent.