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Date:  Mar 1, 2023
Req ID:  20418

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $36,000

Position Number: 22087659 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Open Until Filled 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $36,000

Natural Resources 


Part-time Intern Position

Hiring Authority:

10421 West Markham Street

Cone Building 1, Suite 300

Little Rock, AR  72205

Phone: 501/682-3086



As the largest industry in Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation. The Department is organized into five Divisions: Forestry Division, Livestock and Poultry Division, Natural Resources Division, Plant Industries Division, and Shared Services Division.

Position Information

Class Code: X129C

Grade: GS05


Salary Range: $32,405.00 - $46,987.00


The Construction Inspector is responsible for inspecting construction work. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Performs on site inspections of construction sites, inspecting and checking various phases of job for compliance with construction specifications, regulations, and codes, identifies deficiencies, and notifies regulatory authorities of any violations found during inspections. Coordinates inspection activities with architects, engineers, and state agencies, to ensure that all phases of work have been inspected and approved. Reviews construction project documents, including, but not limited to, the contract, drawings, project manuals, and change orders, to ensure compliance with requirements for the projects. Schedules and coordinates pre-construction conferences with agencies, architects, engineers, and contractors, to discuss the progress of the project. Performs final inspections and prepares and submits reports upon job completion, attends final meeting with agencies, architects, engineers, and contractors to closeout the project and contract for the retention of final payment to the contractor. Performs administrative duties associated with the construction projects, and maintains a daily project log, entering new contracts, finals, projects change orders, and completions. Prepares reports and maintains records including purchases, equipment log, and daily and monthly activity reports. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of building construction design techniques. Knowledge of state regulatory construction codes. Knowledge of building materials. Ability to inspect construction to determine compliance with state and contract regulations. Ability to identify deficiencies in building plans or in actual construction. Ability to complete inspection reports. Ability to review and evaluate building and/or construction plans.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; or two years of vocational training in construction techniques or building design; plus three years of experience in construction work. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with Federal funding requirements such as American Iron and Steel Compliance and Davis-Bacon Act compliance.
  • Able to physically traverse rough terrain.  This position will perform duties at active contruction sites.


Agency Specific Information:

This is a part-time intern position.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock