Distinguishing Features of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions
This is an entry-level inspection position to secure compliance with municipal ordinances and regulations governing building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, zoning, occupational licensing, or housing code requirements. New and difficult situations may be referred to a superior, but the employee will usually work independently in the field after an initial training period. Work is directed and reviewed by a certified inspector.
Examples of Work Performed:
Depending on area assigned to, may perform the following duties:
Inspects structures in process of construction for compliance with various codes.
Inspects business establishments for compliance with occupational license laws of the City.
Follows up inspections for violations and secures compliance with codes and laws.
Answers inquiries and complaints over the phone and in person.
Writes reports and prepares correction notices, notices of violations and/or letters.
These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive.
Other related duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed.
Requirements of Work:
Depending on area assigned to, will require:
Some knowledge of all types of building construction.
Ability to learn to detect defects, violations, and other faults in construction work.
Ability to read, interpret, and explain codes, ordinances, and regulations.
Ability to traverse uneven terrain and/or rotted or uneven floor surfaces; ascend and descend steps and ladders; and to bend, stoop, and/or crawl to look into or under building crawl spaces, cellars, attics and foundations.
Ability to load and unload, carry, set up and breakdown a ladder of approximately 35 pounds.
Ability to take appropriate and complete inspection report notes in the field and enter database information into a computer/laptop and/or other electronic/mobile device.
Ability to operate a camera to take pictures of violations in the field.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, representatives of other organizations, contractors and the general public.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to acquire and maintain a valid Driver's License.
An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Required Experience and Training:
Three years of experience in building construction, contract work, or working with the public in code enforcement or other work that requires skill in communication; or three years (90 hours) of related college courses. Must obtain a minimum of one (1) City-specified inspector certification, depending on the assigned are of inspection, within six (6) months of employment. Possession of a trade-specific journeyman or master certificate for a minimum of 5 years is required if assigned to the plumbing or mechanical trade areas. Possession of a journeyman or master certificate for a minimum of 3 years is required if assigned to the electrical trade area. An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal record check.
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