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Transportation Construction Inspector #2301-237500-04

Right-of-Way Section

Date Opened
Friday, January 27, 2023 5:15 PM
Close Date
Friday, February 10, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • $52,806.00 - $66,008.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

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  • Technician


This position is based in the Right-of-Way Section of the Charlotte Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Development Services Division and is responsible for inspection of various right-of-way permitting activities, including but not limited to, utility installations, right-of-way leases, and traffic control associated with other right-of-way activities. Work involves identifying roadway hazards during construction, reviewing/preparing plans, and coordinating construction with public utility companies, contractors, and other City departments. This position will also provide support for planning, coordinating, and overseeing special events as needed.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates work on assigned projects within CDOT, with other City Departments, contractors, utility companies and governmental agencies. 
  • Reviews/prepares traffic control designs and monitors work zones so they are compliant with the WATCH. 
  • Responds to citizen’s requests, concerns, and complaints 
  • Issues public notices for street and lane closures 
  • Inspects compliance to approved plans/permits 
  • Assures compliance of City utility installation guidelines (Standards and Provisions) 
  • Resolves subsurface and above surface issues 
  • Schedules and coordinates construction projects with utility companies 
  • Coordinates schedules with other events and activities in construction 
  • After completion of project inspections are made, confirm restoration has been made to planting strips, sidewalks, and pavement. Also, confirm no damage to other above ground facilities or infrastructure. 
  • Reviews construction plans for encroachment and right-of-way lease agreements; assists in resolving problems; coordinates improvements; conducts pre-construction conferences. 
  • Performs related work as required by supervisor

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of materials, methods and practices used in various types of construction 
  • Knowledge of material testing of asphalt, concrete, and soils 
  • Knowledge of traffic control devices and appropriate uses, preferably experience using the City of Charlotte WATCH Manual and MUTCD 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to work well with others in a team environment 
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public 
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work and complete assignments 
  • Excellent organizational, conflict management, and time management skills 
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours which may include some evenings and weekends 
  • Ability to possess a valid driver’s license and obtain City driving permit

Preferred Qualification

  • Proficiency in PC word processing, spreadsheet and database programs and presentation software (Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) 
  • Possess the following attributes: motivated, self-starter, quick learner, interpersonal tact

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Graduation or Equivalent and three (3) years of work experience in general construction activities including basic surveying, engineering and construction standards and procedures is required
  • An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, an abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties


  • $52,806.00 - $66,008.00 / Year; Commensurate with experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As of October 1, 2021:

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for all new City of Charlotte employees.

The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law

How To Apply

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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