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Requirements: Applicants must be at least 17 years of age, possess appropriate first aide certificate, and must possess State of Rhode Island’s Lifeguard Certificate.

Salary:  $10:00 per hour, 40 hours per week.

Apply:  City of Warwick, Personnel Department

3275 Post Road

Warwick, RI 02886


The City of Warwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Construction Inspector


Vacancy No.: 198-1

Title of Position: Construction Inspector

Vacancy exists in the Building Inspection Department

Salary Range: $ 24.25 - $ 31.03 per hour

35 hours per week

Date Posted: July 17, 2015

Deadline for Applying: July 30, 2015

Remarks: This is a Classified/Bargaining Unit Position.

Examination Weight: 60% Written/40% Oral

Statement of Duties: Under the general supervision of the Director/Building Official will be responsible in inspecting residential and commercial buildings in order to ensure construction is in conformance with the Rhode Island State Building Codes as demonstrated by the approved plans and any and all applicable City Ordinances.  Duties and responsibilities will include the following: inspecting new buildings, additions to and alterations of existing buildings for compliance with the currently adopted editions of the State of RI Building Codes, City ordinances and regulations; inspecting projects to insure construction proceeds in accordance with plans approved with the building permit; inspecting existing buildings and premises for change of use, occupancy or compliance with applicable codes and ordinances; inspecting excavations, foundation forms, concrete, steel, masonry, wood construction, framing, drywall, and other applicable installations and a large variety of other complex or routine building system elements; notifying contractors of code violations with written compliance report at the time of inspection; reading and interpreting adopted codes technical manuals, drawings, instructions, specifications as related to construction projects and attending meetings /classes to maintain certification; conferring with architects, contractors, builders and the general public in the field and in the office; explaining and interpreting building code requirements and restrictions; maintaining daily log of construction and inspection activities and updating computer with results of inspections performed; following up and verifying corrections for violations that are made and taking appropriate action to insure compliance, and performing related work as required.

Education & Experience: Such as may have been gained through graduation from a standard high school or general education degree (GED) supplemented with vocational courses in             architecture and drafting with a minimum of three years related work experience in general building construction; must possess excellent communications skills both written and verbal and be knowledge with Microsoft Word and Excel.

Special Remarks Must possess a valid RI Driver’s License. A check for the last two (2) years will be performed; any negative findings may prevent applicant from being considered. Must enroll or be enrolled in the State of RI Building Commissioner’s Certification program and successfully complete the program;  Must possess a Building Inspectors- 1 and a Building Inspectors- 2 International Code Council certifications as a Residential and Commercial Building Inspector.

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Senior Laborer


Vacancy No.: 198-3

Title of Position:  Senior Laborer – (2 vacancies)

Vacancies exist in the Department of Public Works/Highway Division.

Salary Range: $15.85 - $20.00 per hour/40 hours per week

Date Posted:  July 17, 2015

Deadline for Applying: July 30, 2015

Remarks: This is a Classified/Bargaining Unit Position.

Physical Examination will be required.

Statement of Duties: Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the highway department concerning constructing, repairing and maintaining streets; laying and maintaining drainage lines; collecting and disposing of refuse and debris.  May be assigned to perform other Senior Laborer duties in other divisions of the Public Works Department; performs related work as required.

Education & Experience: Such as may have been gained through completion of eight school grades, supplemented with at least six months of previous work experience as a laborer or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

SPECIAL NOTE: Must possess a valid Rhode Island Driver’s License.

Driver’s License check for last two years and background check will be performed.  Negative findings may prevent applicants from being considered.

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