Seasonal reclamation Project Inspector

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Company Name: 
Abandoned Mine Lands Division, North Dakota Public Service Commission
Dates Open: 
Wed, 03/05/2014 - Mon, 05/05/2014

Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Serve as the on-site inspector for reclamation projects that are designed to reduce the hazards at abandoned underground coal mines. This includes contractor supervision, coordination between contractors and problem solving.
• Inspect AML projects to ensure contract specifications are being properly followed by the contractor, including the ability to follow project design plans and interpret and amend maps.
• Document project progress with notes, photos and reports.
• Record project data in detail daily and prepare reports on construction activities, preferably using a tablet computer or other electronic device.
• Receive and verify accuracy of construction related documents from the contractor.
• Carry, setup and assist with the use of survey equipment.
• Respond to questions from landowners and the general public on the project.
• Conduct field reviews of abandoned mines at other locations as necessary.

Reclamation construction projects are conducted at abandoned underground coal mines. The contractor accomplishes this work by locating underground mine voids through rotary drilling, installing casing void holes and injecting pressurized grout into the voids, and filling surface sinkholes. Position involves work in the right-of-way of public roads, in all types of weather, and walking on a variety of uneven or slippery surfaces. Carrying equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and some manual labor (i.e. digging with a shovel, pounding in stakes and fence posts) may be necessary. Working near drilling, grout pumping and/or earth-moving equipment is also required.

Work is expected to begin in the early June and continue until late October, but may extend into November. Work is expected to take 7 to 8 weeks in the Scranton area, 7 to 8 weeks in the Beulah, and 6 to 7 weeks in the Wilton area. Work days and hours may be irregular depending on weather conditions and the contractor’s schedule. Applicant must be able to work out-of-town a majority of the time. Agency will pay overnight lodging at motels in the Beulah and Scranton areas during the work week.

Minimum Qualifications: • Experience as a project technician or inspector, such as an engineering technician or inspector of construction projects. • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. • Detail oriented with good observation and note taking skills. • Knowledge and use of technology such as a tablet pc, iPad, GPS and digital cameras. • Requires a valid driver’s license. Preferred Qualifications: • Associate degree in engineering technology, construction management, or similar program. • Experience with GIS and CAD based computer applications. • Experience with survey equipment and procedures. • Experience in environmental reclamation, remediation or monitoring work. Will considering hiring college students for the summer months who meet the minimum qualifications listed above.
North Dakota
$17-$25 plus overtime for more than 40 hours/week
Work Schedule: 
Contact for Questions: 
Jim Deutsch, Director – Abandoned Mine Lands Division, at 701.328.2251
How to Apply: 
Application Procedures: Applicants must complete the online application, along with uploading a cover letter, resume, and any college transcripts. The online application must be submitted by finding this Job Posting under State Job Openings at the following website: Individuals claiming veteran’s preference must be a current North Dakota resident and provide the required documentation listed on the application. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on March 31, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information or assistance in the application or interview process, contact: Jim Deutsch, Director – Abandoned Mine Lands Division, at 701.328.2251. TTY Number: ND Relay Service 1-800-366-6888.
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