Inspector I-II Construction Management

City of Frederick | Frederick, MD

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Posted Date 1/22/2024


Non-exempt; full-time; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; full benefits  

This technical position is responsible for inspecting construction related projects to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications, and contract documents. The inspector will perform inspection of commercial buildings, storm water management facilities, site development, parkland development, transportation-related projects, and other County owned assets. Supervision is received from the Program Manager, Office of Construction Inspection.


Frederick County Government values the principles of diversity and inclusion, and strives to ensure equal opportunities for its workforce, applicants and community members.  If you are a person who wants to make a difference, give back to your community, and be a voice for change, apply to Frederick County Government today.


Frederick County offers an extensive compensation package to reflect how much we value our employees. The following is what you can expect in your first year as a full time benefited Frederick County Government employee.

  • 11 days of Vacation leave with increase after 2 years of employment
  • 15 days of Sick leave with unlimited annual carryover 
  • 11 paid scheduled holidays, plus 2 additional floating holidays
  • Day 1 coverage of comprehensive Medical Insurance Plan option to include generous County HSA contribution (if enrolled in the high-deductible plan). This is part of a full range of benefits including Dental, Vision, and Flexible Spending
  • 100% County paid 2x annual salary Group Term Life Insurance benefit
  • Work/Life balance programs include: Employee Assistance Program and Employee Wellness Program
  • Generous Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • County and Employee funded Defined Benefit Pension Plan
    • Vesting after 5 years of service (effective 7/1/2024)
    • Additional service credit for eligible previous public service, military service, etc
  • Other employee paid benefits such as Deferred Compensation Plan, Legal Resources, Supplemental Life Insurance, etc.

For more information, visit our benefits page on the Frederick County Government job opportunities webpage.




  • Perform on-site inspections of construction projects such as vertical buildings, storm water management, site work development, and parkland development capital improvement projects
  • Coordinate with contractors regarding adherence to contract specifications and Frederick County Codes 
  • Conduct field tests on sample material such as sub-base material, concrete, earthen fill, and asphalt 
  • Check supplies, materials and equipment against the specifications and for defects or damages
  • Prepare and submit project reports and records of work performed 
  • Document and administer all project records (e.g. logs, RFI's, RFP's, requisitions, etc.) on projects assigned
  • Inspection duties may include: 
    • Utility connections: record lengths, type of material and depth of installation; monitor backfill; check for grade and alignment check building details and complete accurate as-built information for Frederick County; Coordinate with other user agencies in Frederick County 
  • Perform other related duties as required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed above, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




The qualifications/requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical requirements or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  


  • High school graduation, or the equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year of construction and inspection work experience in one or more of the following fields: utility installation (water, sewer, storm drain), building construction, storm water management construction, and/or parkland development construction
  • Possession of a valid automobile operator’s license


  • High school graduation, or the equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of construction and inspection work experience in one or more of the following fields: utility installation (water, sewer, storm drain), building construction, storm water management construction, and/or parkland development construction
  • Possession of a valid automobile operator's license
  • NOTE: Additional related education may substitute for a portion of the work experience requirement 


  • Ability to maintain County Authorized Driver privileges
  • Knowledge of construction standards and specifications, construction materials, equipment, tools and methods related to the above projects
  • Knowledge of local, State and Federal construction standards, specifications, building codes and other construction requirements
  • Knowledge of architectural and civil engineering practices, mathematics, stages of construction and testing and inspecting procedures 
  • Knowledge of construction schedules and stages of construction
  • Knowledge of pavement management and placement of hot mix asphalt
  • Working knowledge of civil engineering practices, surveying practices and principles, and mathematics
  • Working knowledge of potential hazards associated with this type of work, with ability to effectively initiate and enforce appropriate safety precautions
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, plans and specifications
  • Ability to access and utilize computerized systems and equipment
  • Ability to demonstrate sound technical judgment in the performance of assigned duties
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to write and maintain clear, concise reports and records
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, contractors and the general public


  • Work experience performing construction-related inspections 
  • College coursework related to the construction trade
  • Experience with  construction management software


  • While working in this position, the employee is required to frequently walk, stoop and drive; occasionally climb, and reach; and rarely crawl 
  • While working in this position, the employee is required to constantly wear protective equipment; frequently work outdoors, walk on uneven ground, work in hot temperatures above 100 degrees and cold temperatures below 32 degrees, work in dirty, dusty and noisy environments and hear machinery; occasionally work indoors, work in confined spaces, work at heights and rarely below ground level




  • Available to work irregular hours as needed due to contractors' schedules, and available on-call for emergency situations


1) An evaluation of training and experience
2) One or more interviews
3) A pre-employment physical examination and drug test


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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