Title:  Construction Inspector


Requisition Id: 2601 

Salary: $61,308.00 - $76,524.00  

Salary Grade: S10 

Job Location:  Commission Headquarters (JEFFE1) 

Closing Date: February 29, 2024


Our Culture: The Missouri Department of Conservation supports a culture of trusted professionals that are dedicated to our mission, responsible stewards, and believe in One MDC. 


To learn more about the job, feel free to contact the hiring supervisor- David M Jones at David.Jones@mdc.mo.gov or at573 5224115x3523.  We'd love to hear from you! 


Ensure contract compliance and quality construction of capital improvement projects.

Essential Job Duties

  • Represent the Department on statewide contracted construction projects involving the expenditure of capital improvement funds.
  • Perform material testing in compliance with documented standards.
  • Perform inspections to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Maintain contract documents and communications with contractors.
  • Compute pay item quantities in making out monthly pay estimates.
  • Manage requests for information, change orders, change proposals, and forced account work.
  • Operate Nuclear Density Gauges.
  • Certify as Concrete Field Technician-Grade 1.
  • Certify as Concrete Strength Testing Technician.
  • Provide technical assistance to engineering staff.
  • Maintain a daily construction log and "As Built" drawings of contractual work events.
  • Submit daily construction reports using laptops, tablets, smartphones, and computers.
  • Travel extensively throughout the state.
  • Absent from home for extended periods of time.
  • Work various hours, including Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.
  • Operate survey equipment commonly used to verify elevations or reading grades.
  • Calculate material, equipment, labor, and excavation quantities.

Ancillary Job Duties

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Six (6) years construction experience, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
  • Must maintain a valid, current driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read and interpret designs for construction and correlate to project specifications.
  • Ability to be highly organized while performing multiple projects.
  • Ability to perform multiple assignments which may require considerable exercise of independent judgement.
  • Ability to make independent decisions and act quickly and decisively on the determined course of action.
  • Excellent communications skills to communicate between engineers, contractors and contract superintendents, area managers, landowners, county officials and the general public through both oral and written form.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and methods.
  • Ability to work under stress for prolonged periods of time.

Work Environment

  • Regularly required to work in outdoor environments where wet, hot, cold and/or humid conditions exist.
  • Frequently exposed to loud noises which may require the use of hearing protection.

Physical Abilities

  • Operate and relocate heavy equipment and power tools.
  • Operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.
  • Frequently communicate and exchange accurate information.
  • Clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Regularly lift up to 20 pounds, correctly lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Concentrated attention is required at all times.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  The Missouri Department of Conservation reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.  Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, functions, and requirements.

Exemption Status/Special Notes

This position has been determined to be Exempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Employees must agree to accept compensatory time in lieu of cash payments in accordance with the Department's Compensatory Time Off and Overtime Policy. 

Salaried and hourly employees are expected to use a mobile device-cellular phone for Department business, as needed. 

MDC promotes a Tobacco-Free (smoke and smokeless) working environment.

The Department of Conservation will only hire United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States.  All new employees will be required to complete an "Employment Eligibility Verification" (Form I-9) and produce requested documentation after employment.

Candidates seeking initial employment or re-employment must submit to a drug screen following offer of employment.

All persons employed with the state of Missouri shall file all state income tax forms and pay all state income taxes owed.

Nearest Major Market: Jefferson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Columbia Missouri