Electrical Inspector

City Of Raleigh North Carolina Raleigh , NC 27611

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description

This position is being re-advertised. Candidates who have previously submitted an application and were referred to the hiring manager are still being considered and do notneed to reapply.

This class is the third level in a six-level Inspections and Compliance Series devoted to providing inspection and/or enforcement activities. Incumbents provide advanced electrical trade field inspections of primarily commercial and some residential projects, requiring knowledge and/or license in the electrical trade and may serve as a technical resource for other inspectors.

Incumbents are required to possess knowledge of construction materials, building practices and, electrical systems and preferred to have a valid current license in an assigned trade. As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs advanced Electrical field inspections of commercial and residential projects; may perform plans review to determine compliance with applicable building and trade codes relevant to the issuance of permits. May serve as lead worker, assigning work and monitoring work completion.

  • Responds to information requests and inquiries; provides technical advice to City staff, design professionals, the public, and other project stakeholders; provides interpretation of state codes and local ordinances and those associated with applicable trade(s) specialty.

  • Performs code-related research; identifies trade code compliance issues; provides alternative solutions to resolve issues.

  • Prepares and maintains reports, records, data, and documentation related to inspections, plans review, research, and other project reviews.

  • Plans and prioritizes schedule and field activities; maintains communication with property owners, other inspectors and stakeholders to coordinate and facilitate inspection work.

  • Identifies, develops, implement, and maintains processes and practices that encourage, support and promote effective, comprehensive and meaningful citizen engagement.

  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED and five years of building trades and inspection experience.


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Preferred Licensing/Certifications:

  • North Carolina Inspection certification as Level III Electrical Code Enforcement Official or equivalent.

  • Valid North Carolina Class C Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.

Additional Information

Knowledge of:

  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others (based on assignment).

  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work (based on assignment).

  • Standard practices, methods and materials of assigned work.

  • Principles, practices and methods of specialized trade work of assigned area.

  • Business math concepts.

  • Filing and record-keeping principles.

  • Occupational hazards and applicable safety principles and practices.

  • Uses and properties of supplies and equipment.

  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).

  • Customer service principles.

  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.

  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Training and coaching staff (based on assignment).

  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed (based on assignment).

  • Performing inspections and reviewing plans to determine building code compliance.

  • Performing basic original research, compiling and assembling data.

  • Identifying alternate solutions to building code compliance issues.

  • Providing interpretation and technical advice related to regulations and trade specialty area.

  • Organizing tasks, meeting deadlines and prioritizing competing demands.

  • Providing directions to others in order to meet standards.

  • Providing attention to detail in assignments.

  • Proofreading and error correction.

  • Business math computations.

  • Organizing and maintaining records and files.

  • Maintaining and updating data and documentation.

  • Comprehending reference books and manuals.

  • Operating assigned tools and equipment.

  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).

  • Providing customer service.

  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.

  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

ADA and other Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitivemotions.

Light Work:

Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work, and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light work.


Work is performed in both the field and in an indoor office environment with moderate exposure to hazardous physical conditions (such as mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibration, etc.); moderate exposure to atmospheric conditions (such as fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, etc.); moderate exposure to hazardous materials (such as chemicals, blood and other body fluids); moderate exposure to environmental conditions (such as disruptive people, imminent danger, or a threatening environment); and moderate exposure to extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, movement restrictions, intense noise and travel.

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