Permit Inspector – Full Time Temporary (Summer)

Capitol Region Watershed District

Position Description: The Permit Inspector will assist the Regulatory Division with the inspection of active construction sites and permanent stormwater BMPs within the Capitol Region Watershed District to ensure compliance with District regulations. The Permit Inspector position is an opportunity for individuals to gain experience with construction site inspection, erosion and sediment control practices, development plan reviews, and stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs). The inspector will be responsible for filling out inspection reports and communicating findings to BMP owners, construction site managers, and District regulatory staff. Most activities will be outside field work with some office record keeping duties, database management, and other duties as needed. Applicants seeking a Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent in the field of Water Resources, Earth Science, Natural Resources, Civil Engineering, or related field are preferred. The inspector will work in a tight knit, mission-driven organization, with opportunities to learn about the many ways that CRWD works to protect and improve the water quality of our local natural resources. Join our team!

Work Term and Hours: One Full-Time, Temporary Permit Inspector will be hired for summer 2020, with 40 hours per week Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm, required from June through August. Part time work is also desired beginning in April or May and may also be available into the fall pending budget and scheduling. Preference given to a currently enrolled student graduating on or after December 2020.


  • Available for full-time work during June – August, preference to applicants who can start parttime in April or May.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with good record keeping skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Diligence in collection and reporting of inspection data.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be comfortable working in various field conditions, including frequent walking over rough terrain and in all weather conditions.
  • Must help promote a diverse, inclusive, culturally competent, and respectful workplace.
  • Currently enrolled student with some civil/geological engineering, soils, natural resources management, and/or environmental studies experience preferred.
  • Erosion Control and Stormwater Management training preferred (will be provided if needed.)

Compensation: $17.00/hour, depending on qualifications and experience. This position does not include benefits or paid time off. Limited, un-paid time off may be allowed with prior approval.

Application: Send combined pdf of your cover letter, resume, and transcript to Title the pdf with your full name (eg. JaneDoe_Cover_Resume). Send no later
than 4:00pm, February 28, 2020. Applicants must indicate the position title in their cover letter.