STRUCTURES INSPECTOR FOREWORKER
FC: MA638 PC: 810
PG: FP-STRUCTURES INSP BU: 06 (SEIU)
FLSA: Non-Exempt Created: September 1998
Revised: November 20, 2007
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the
class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job
Under general supervision, plans, directs and reviews work of subordinates. Performs structural
inspections and conducts re-inspections as necessary. Prepares and reviews reports, and provides for
the training and instruction of staff. Assists Section Manger as required. Performs related work as
This classification performs a variety of supervisor duties. The incumbent provides assistance and
on the job training to subordinates. Conducts structural inspections alone or as member of a team,
and reports to the Section Manager all potential or actual structural defects to ensure the integrity and
safety of District Structures. Incumbents assist the Section Manager in the review of inspection data
and other duties as assigned
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Provides specific instruction and direction to subordinates.
2. Provides routine administrative functions such as daily manpower reports, time card review and
inputing of manpower data into the District’s computer system.
3. Maintains sound management-employee relations with subordinates, including proper
administration of discipline, effective communication, inspection practices, and safety standards;
requisitions necessary supplies, tools and equipment.
4. Assists in providing technical instruction; performs inspector training and certification testing.
5. Assists in planning and preparing structural inspections; assists subordinates as necessary to
maintain the progress of inspection tasks, and ensure that work is performed in a safe and
Structures Inspector Foreworker
6. Reviews and approves computer data base data entered by subordinates; reads and interprets
diagrams, structural drawings, symbols, and other documents.
7. Inspects and records deterioration in structural components; utilizes specialized equipment,
sketches defects, photographs problem areas, takes measurements, and does calculations related
to structural inspection; assists the Engineer and Section Manager in the evaluation of structural
defects and preparation of special reports.
8. Reviews inspection procedures and processes, and develops recommendations for improvement;
notifies supervisor and Power and Way trouble desk of serious or hazardous conditions.
Techniques of inspection of concrete and steel structures.
Defects found in concrete and steel structures.
District inspection program and procedures.
Heavy construction or structural maintenance.
Construction contracts and related documents.
Concrete repair and technology; structural inspection computer information system.
Planning, organizing, scheduling and directing inspection projects.
Written and verbal communications.
Interpreting construction contracts and related inspection documents.
Use of specialized inspection tools and equipment.
Sketching, identifying and describing structural defects.
Mathematics; computer skills.
Basic surveying concepts.
Possession of a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent.
Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable journey level experience in structural inspection,
heavy construction or structural maintenance or Certification as a BART Structures Inspector.
Must possess a valid California Driver's License and have a satisfactory driving record.
Must be District certified as a Structural Inspector.
Must be willing to work different shifts as required to inspect various structures.
Structures Inspector Foreworker
Must have the physical mobility to walk, climb, stoop, bend, crawl, twist, work underground, and
heights up to 60 ft. and walk on uneven surfaces.
Must climb and work from ladders.
Must have the physical ability to lift and carry 50 pounds for 100 yards or more.
Field environment; construction site environment; exposure to heat, cold, moving vehicle, electrical
energy and inclement weather conditions.
Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing, climbing, stooping,
bending, twisting, working underground, working at heights up to 60 feet, walking on uneven
surfaces, and lift and carry 50 pounds for 100 yards or more.
Safety Sensitive Designation: No
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