JOB CLASSIFICATION SUMMARY
Positions assigned to this class are responsible for examining the construction, alteration, or repair of commercial and residential buildings to ensure compliance with building codes and ordinances, safety, and zoning regulations.
This is a fully qualified level construction inspection classification in the construction management job family where tasks and assignments are performed using a variety of procedures and techniques. This is the experienced/journey level that is fully competent in the technical/functional aspects of assigned role. Work usually involves the application of sound technical principles and best practices associated with planning, diagnosis, troubleshooting and problem solving. Incumbents perform varied assignments requiring journey level knowledge in assigned area of responsibility.
First review of applications will be on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
- Examples of Duties
The following are intended to describe core work functions of this classification. While the level and broad nature of essential duties may not change, specific work tasks will vary over time depending on the Town’s needs.
- Performs on-site building inspections for compliance with Town and other applicable building codes, including but not limited to, structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, fire safety, health, and other applicable codes; prepares resulting inspection reports.
- Provides assistance to contractors, builders, designers, and architects in the development of alternative ideas to meet code and ordinance requirements.
- Promotes building codes and departmental programs and services to the community.
- Performs lot locations checks to ensure compliance with zoning and developmental ordinances.
- Maintains accurate records and report of daily inspections, including notes and writing correction notices left on-site.
- Researches and responds to technical inquiries and complaints from contractors, builders, builder owners, and other Town departments.
- Assists customers with questions related to building codes.
- Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions; follows Town-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring; operates and maintains Town vehicle in a safe manner and performs daily inspections; documents maintenance defects and malfunctions.
- Performs related work as assigned.
- Typical Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (at job entry)
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or GED and 3 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of directly related education and experience.
- Certification by the International Code Council as a Commercial Inspector, Residential Inspector, Electrical Inspector or Mechanical Inspector;
- Driver’s License;
- Maintain all certifications/licenses required at job entry.
Physical strength for this position is Medium: exerting 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.
- Supplemental Information
- Construction means and methods;
- Job site safety, including OSHA guidelines and basic traffic control;
- Dispute resolution;
- Testing procedures in all areas of off-sites;
- Basic engineering principles;
- Customer service principles;
- Applicable computer software applications and computers;
- Construction material specification and utilization;
- Residential building inspection and code enforcement practices, principles, procedures and methods;
- Technical building codes, regulations, and guidelines;
- Federal, State, Town and County codes, ordinances, and laws;
- Customer service principles;
- Standard office equipment including the computer and programs relevant to the performance of applicable duties and responsibilities.
- Understanding, interpreting and applying codes and ordinances;
- Apply codes to actual designs and construction conditions;
- Reading plans and interpreting building codes;
- Using computers and related software applications;
- Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and other interested parties sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.