Right of Way Inspector


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Citizens Square
200 E Berry St
Fort Wayne
Highway Department
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Closing Date:
Open until filled



This position is full-time, nonexempt, classified and covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours are Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and as needed; overtime as required

Under the direction of the Manager of Technical Services, the Right of Way Inspector inspects driveways, sidewalks, curb ramps, subdivision streets, and utility cuts.


  • Responsible for inspecting driveways, sidewalks, and curbs for permit compliance.
  • Inspects curb ramps to verify compliance with the Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG).
  • Inspects road and right of way cuts to ensures appropriate backfill and areas are properly restored.
  • Reviews permits and project plans for completeness.
  • Travels daily checking construction work conducted within the County Road Right-of-way.
  • Responsible for working with professional testing agencies performing on-site soil tests determining sub-grade conditions prior to constructing proposed road pavement section.
  • Receives public concerns, meets complainants, and takes appropriate actions to resolve issues.
  • Identifies encroachments and monitors all activities within the right of way.
  • Performs traffic transportation studies upon request.
  • Monitors and reviews the general condition of assigned county vehicle, equipment, and supplies.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.


Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions



  • High School Diploma or GED with specialized training in land surveying, asphalt, concrete or related field and at least three years experience working with asphalt, concrete, and/or land surveying, staking right of way, and setting grade and blue topping
  • Valid Driver’s License to operate county owned vehicles to go to various county job sites
  • Working knowledge of soils, asphalt, and  concrete work, as well as land surveying
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as road grades, percentages, areas, and circumferences
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively and efficiently explain information to the general public, contractors, and coworkers
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft office and other related software
  • Ability to use digital level, straight edge, tape measure, string line, calculator, digital measuring wheel, paint marking wheel, and various hand tools


The Right of Way Inspector performs a variety of duties that involve some standing, walking, and sitting, very frequent lifting of up to forty pounds, pushing/pulling, and bending.  Some reaching overhead, kneeling, crawling, climbing ladders, with frequent typing, monitoring of equipment, and very frequent attention to detail, detailed inspection, and proofreading are to be expected.  Very frequent exposure to dangerous temperatures, equipment, chemicals, noise, and noxious odors/fumes exist.