Building Inspector Job Description Sample
Butte County is recruiting for a Regular Help position.
This recruitment may be used for Extra Help. Extra Help means this may be a Part-Time or Full-Time, Non-Permanent position. The number of hours worked per week may vary and depend on the needs of the department.
For terms and conditions concerning Extra Help with Butte County, see Section 6.13c of the 2017 Personnel Rules.
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED FOR A TERM POSITION SET TO END 12/31/2019. The appointment to a part-time or full-time position which has a fixed expiration date and which has been approved by the Board of Supervisors. For terms and conditions concerning the appointment of a Term employee, see Section 6.13j.
Under general supervision, inspects ongoing construction projects to assure compliance with all building and construction codes, and with the building plans.
Essential Job Functions
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
Receives inspection requests; retrieves and reviews permits; schedules and performs daily inspections; responds to and answers questions and concerns related to field inspections.
Consults with architects, engineers, designers, contractors and homeowners concerning deficiencies with structural and non-structural requirements; responds to questions and concerns; resolves problems that arise due to code or structural design.
Performs administrative duties; operates work counter and answers phones; receives and reviews requests for permits; accepts payment and issues permits; catalogs and maintains incoming paperwork and related documents.
Operates and maintains vehicle; performs daily inspection; documents maintenance defects and malfunctions; schedules vehicle for required repairs as needed.
Conducts inventory, orders and receives merchandise; stocks and maintains supplies.
Performs plan check, field inspections; works with and responds to staff and public to address and correct areas of concern that arise during plan check, inspection and construction activities.
Performs related duties as assigned.
High school diploma or GED.
Three (3) years construction or building inspection experience.
Must possess and maintain certification as Building Inspector.
May be required to obtain and maintain Disaster Response Certification.
Employees hired into this classification must file statements of economic interest with the Butte County Clerk/Recorder.
Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements
Worked in performed outside at a variety of building sites.
May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 35 pounds.
What You'll Do
As a Building and Code Compliance Inspector, you are a natural leader with a great eye for detail. You have extensive experience with building and code compliance and are comfortable with both completing inspections as well as handling the "business" side of consulting. Both your internal project managers and external clients are pleased with your evaluations, since documentation is something you take pride in. You go above and beyond in order to ensure that the client receives a quality evaluation and report. Need a little extra training? No worries, we offer paid certifications. We believe our inspectors are worth it - and that's why you'll have all the opportunity for career growth within our company you'll want. For highlights of others who have taken their amazing skills and grown their careers with ECS, click here.
You will be part of a dynamic, growing and energized team – and your role is key to the success of ECS. While your job duties may fluctuate day to day, here are some areas we expect to see you proficient in:
IBC Building Codes
Building and M/E/P Third Party Inspections
Being a Combination Inspector
Fire protection and green buildings
Industrial and residential projects
New construction and build outs
What We're Looking For
- High school diploma or GED
- A minimum of two years of experience in building inspection and code compliance
- B2 certification required plus at least one of the following: M2, E2, P2
- Some serious GRIT and have no problem lifting/carrying 40 – 100 lbs. multiple times a day
Who We Are
Founded in 1988, Engineering Consulting Services (ECS) is a leader in geotechnical, construction materials, environmental, and facilities engineering. ECS is currently ranked 72 in Engineering News-Record's Top 500 Design Firms (ENR, 2019) and is honored as ENR Mid-Atlantic's Design Firm of the Year (2018). To learn more about us, click here.
We love our employees and we show this through providing some great benefits. Click here to see how we show our passion for our people.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
The City of Pearland is growing by leaps and bounds and as a result, our inspection department is growing too! Combine that with our competitive pay scale and excellent benefits package, there should be no doubt that we are looking for the best, qualified applicant!
Do you have an eagle's eye and a desire to ensure that things are done right? The City of Pearland is looking for someone like YOU an experienced Building Inspector to join our team! You will have the opportunity to work for one of the fastest growing cities in Texas and in the country.
The successful Building Inspector candidate will join a team of professionals committed to improving the quality of life for Pearland residents and business owners. The purpose of this position is to ensure that prompt and accurate inspections are performed for all residential, commercial, industrial and other buildings during and after construction. The successful candidate will enforce all related codes and ordinances, ensuring construction conforms to building, grading, zoning laws and approved plans, specifications and standards.
The qualified candidate must have a HS diploma or equivalent; a minimum of (2) years' experience as a building inspector; (4) or more years as a state licensed journeyman electrician, plumber or mechanical (HVAC) technician; and a Texas Plumbing Inspector's License, or ability to obtain within (12) months from hire.
If you are interested in an exciting challenge with a progressive organization--and are ready to hit the ground running'look no further...this is the place for you!
Summary of Job Duties
This posting is listing 3 different positions.
Building Inspector Level 1 $26.00 - $34.66
Building Inspector Level 2 $26.00 - $34.66
Building Inspector Level 3 $28.70 - $41.59
Depends on qualification and certifications
An Electricians License is Required. If you do not have one, your application will not be reviewed at this time.
$500 on hire and $500 after successfully
completing a 6-month probationary period
City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
Why Work for Aurora?
Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
Competitive total compensation package
Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
Light rail station minutes away
On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
Access to innovation workspaces
The City of Aurora Building Division is a division of Public Works. The Building Division has three primary areas. The Permit Center Building Plans Review and Building Inspections. Our Staff is dedicated to providing our customers with exceptional project services in the areas of building plan review, permits, and inspections. Our goal is to ensure safe buildings and properties for our citizens through a collaborative working relationship with our construction partners.
The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Building Inspector Level 1-3
Performs building inspections to ensure compliance with City code
Records results of inspections
Performs related public contact requirements verbally, in writing, by a computer, or over the telephone
Provide options to pass inspections; schedules and coordinates routes and re-inspection
Attends meetings and confers with the public
Investigate complaints and variance issues
Maintains complex filing systems
Performs additional duties as assigned
(Level 2) Performs complex building inspections to ensure compliance with City code
(Level 2) May act as a lead worker; investigates complaints and variance issues; maintains complex filing systems; and performs additional duties as assigned.
(Level 3) Performs complex multi-disciplined building inspections to ensure compliance with the City code
(Level 3) Performs lead worker duties; investigates complaints and variance issues, and performs special projects and additional duties as assigned
- (Level 1) High School Diploma or GED. Journeyman or Masters Electrician license is required.
- (Level 2) High School Diploma. Completion of construction management or equivalent vocational program in at least two (2) of the following area is required: Electrical; the preferred areas are: Plumbing, Mechanical, Building, or Life Safety.
- (Level 3) Associate's Degree in construction management or equivalent vocational program in at least three (3) of the following areas: Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Building, or Life Safety
- (Level 1) At least 2 years progressively responsible work experience in a certified area of inspection work and associated trade.
- (Level 2) At least 3 years progressively responsible work experience in construction or area of certification.
- (Level 3) At least 4 years progressively responsible work experience for a comparable municipal jurisdiction in the area of primary education/certification as noted above including at least 1 year of a lead worker or supervisory experience.
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge of design, construction, and function of plumbing, electrical, mechanical, structural, equipment and systems, and life safety
Municipal building codes and enforcement
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Provide technical advice to builders, contractors, City employees, and the general public
Coordinate special projects and workload leveling with employees and departments for inspections
Conduct inspections and render an objective and impartial decision
Read, interpret, and apply construction codes, blueprints, work plans, and maps in assigned specialty area(s)
Ability to work overtime, evenings, weekends, and holidays as required
Skill in providing technical advice in a specialized construction trade area
Communicate verbally and in writing with building contractors, landowners, developers, and the general public regarding building inspections
- (Level 1)at least One (1) of the following Certification:
- (Level 2)at least Two(2) of the following Certification:
- (Level 3)at least Three (3) of the following Certification:
ICC Commercial Building Inspector; Colorado Journeyman or Master Electrician's License; ICC Commercial Mechanical Inspector; ICC Commercial & Residential Plumbing Inspector or State of Colorado Licensed Plumber, Colorado State Fire Suppression Certification and/or ICC Fire Code I&II and ability to obtain Colorado state certification
- Possess a Colorado Driver's License with a good driving history
Moderate physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds, with or without assistance
Frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds
Regular walking and standing
Full range of body movements including pushing, pulling, climbing and crawling; hand/foot/eye coordination to operate motor vehicle
Frequent hearing and speech communication with employees, contractors, and citizens; vision to read plans, specifications, and other information.
Works in- and outdoors in all weather conditions
Walks over all types of terrain and in construction sites with some exposure to dust, noise, and construction hazards.
Operates a motor vehicle; ladder; personal computer; calculator, computer; and equipment/tools appropriate to the function of this job
This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment
For Veterans points: Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace. A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.
Salary can be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Veterans' Preference Applies
The City of Delray Beach does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability, marital status, family status or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services
The City of Delray Beach is a Non-Tobacco Workplace. The City will not consider applicants who have used tobacco or nicotine products for a period of at least three months prior to application for employment. The definition of "tobacco or nicotine products" includes but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipes, snuff, e-cigarettes and nicotine patches or gum.
This is technical work conducting building inspections to ensure buildings and structures are constructed and tested in compliance with existing City codes, ordinances and statutes. Work is performed under general supervision of the Building and Inspection Administrator.
Essential Job Duties
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Conduct site visits to make building inspections to ensure compliance with City building codes and regulations.
Record and document all building inspections and prepare inspection reports.
Maintain current knowledge of building and housing codes, ordinances, regulations and compliances.
Provide information and assistance to the public, contractors, or other employees.
Keep superiors apprised of all building inspection activities.
Perform all functions and responsibilities with integrity and professionalism according to the City's Code of Ethics, Palm Beach County Code of Ethics, and Florida State Statutes.
Fosters positive employee relations and employee morale on a City-wide basis.
High school graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
Five (5) years professional, verifiable experience in construction, design or inspections of buildings as supervisor or contractor.
Must possess an active State of Florida Standard Inspector Certification under the provisions of Chapter 468 F.S. required.
Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License, with a good driving record.
Extensive knowledge of municipal codes, housing codes, enforcement and inspection techniques.
Knowledge of the City's policies, procedures, and practices. Skill in policy interpretation and application.
Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize trade equipment, personal computer and office software such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook.
Ability to enter and retrieve data accurately using the City's mainframe system or other required application.
Ability to work independently and to adhere to established policies and procedures. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Ability to manage and prioritize routine, specialized and complex assignments and problems utilizing knowledge acquired through prior education, training, and experience.
Ability to adapt to an evolving and continually improving environment. Punctuality and regular attendance are essential functions of this position.
The abilities expected of all employees include being able to respond to supervision, guidance and direction of superiors in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies, be appropriately groomed and attired so as to present a professional image in accordance with the organization's mission, goals, and policies; report for work promptly and properly prepared at the time and place required by the assignment or orders; notify the appropriate supervisor of intended absences in accordance with stated rules; conform with standards and rules regarding use of accrued time; demonstrate a polite, helpful and courteous manner when engaged in any activity with the public; operate and care for equipment to manufacturer's specifications and/or within the specified parameters; demonstrate an understanding, consideration, and respect of cultural, religious, and gender differences when interacting with the public and colleagues.
A comparable combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position, may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with both hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, bend, crawl, kneel, bend, balance, stoop and drive. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color and depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Works inside and out-of-doors in various weather conditions with noise, slippery surfaces, uneven surfaces and at heights (up to 50 ft). Works in some stressful situations.
SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests might be required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement with the employer, and requirements of the job change.
What would a building inspector be without new buildings to inspect? Here in Kyle, Texas, we wouldn't know. Kyle has been one of the fastest growing communities in the country for most of the past two decades, and that means lots and lots of things needing inspection. We also expect that everything in Kyle begins and ends with quality, and our building inspectors will not settle for anything less than the highest quality from the many projects being constructed in town.
Our building inspectors use their highly developed observation skills and knowledge of all things construction, along with your very practiced powers of persuasion to enforce the City of Kyle's building codes and ensure that compliance is the only option. "Knowledge of all things construction" includes: adopted building codes, City ordinances, and applicable State regulations. Must be familiar with building construction systems including structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, gas and fire protection. We'll throw in field enforcement of our zoning and sign ordinances just for good measure.
And because the field work is just never enough, you'll be reviewing construction plans, writing field reports, maintaining official records, and assisting the public in person and over the phone.
Acceptable Experience, Training, Certifications and Licenses
Qualified applicants will possess:
~ Hiring Range $ 20.40 - $25.50 ~
Plumbing Inspector license by the State Board of Plumbing or the ability to obtain within one year
Two (2) years of experience in building inspections or the construction field
High school diploma or equivalent
ICC Residential Building Inspector or one of the following (ICC)certifications:
Residential Plumbing Inspector
Residential Mechanical Inspector
Residential Electrical Inspector
Texas Driver's license with a good motor vehicle record
Combination Building Inspector
~ Hiring Range $22.40 - $28.00 ~
Three (3) years Inspection experience.
Plumbing Inspector's License issued by the Texas State Board of Plumbing
ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner certification
ICC Residential Combination Inspector
A combination of any two of the following (ICC) certifications:
Commercial Building Inspector
Commercial Electrical Inspector
Commercial Energy Inspector
Commercial Mechanical Inspector
Commercial Plumbing Inspector
Building Plans Examiner
Commercial Energy Plans Examiner
Electrical Plans Examiner
Mechanical Plans Examiner
Plumbing Plans Examiner
Any other license or certification that subject to concurrence of the Human Resources Department, is deemed to be appropriate by the Department Director
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Municipal experience preferred.
Please review the attached job description for more information
Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. (CAA) is a contract service provider to state and local government agencies. The expertise we provide to agencies includes the departmental functions of building & safety, city engineering/public works, environmental, and fire prevention. With over 35 years of experience as a firm serving the public sector, CAA has earned respect in the industry for the outstanding service we provide our clients.
CAA is currently interviewing for Building Inspectors for the SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY area. Responsibilities include conducting field inspections of private and public construction projects', structural, plumbing, mechanical and/or electrical installations, to ensure compliance with applicable codes, standards and regulations. Issue notices to comply on violations; maintain records of history of facts for possible legal actions. Maintain files and reports regarding inspection and plan check activities and findings. Additionally, candidates must be experienced with plan check and will be expected to assist at the counter.
The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in structural building inspection and/or residential combination inspection with additional experience in any of the following areas: electrical, plumbing, mechanical installations and/or inspections; grading and right-of-way construction and/or inspection, working as a lead worker, or in an administrative or supervisory capacity.
- Building-related national building codes.
- General zoning and land use laws.
- General grading practices.
- Codes and ordinances related to disabled and public access.
- Principles and techniques of building inspection.
- Principles of structural design and engineering mathematics.
- Major types of building construction, materials and methods
- Accepted safety standards and methods of building construction for commercial and residential buildings.
- Pertinent federal state and local laws, codes and regulations.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, supplemental disability, an employee assistance program, life insurance, a 401(k) plan, a generous vacation policy, educational reimbursement (Individual courses for professional development and certification) and college scholarships for employee’s dependent children.
For more information about our company, please visit us at www.caaprofessionals.com.
At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.
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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.
In the role of Senior Building Inspector, we'll count on you to:
Perform on-site field inspections of transit buildings
Utilize your excellent knowledge of Washington Building Codes
Conduct inspections related to structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and building finishes
Verify compliance with plans and specifications
Conduct non-engineering plan reviews and construction in accordance with codes
Prepare reports and correction lists for various stages of completion
Input and retrieve data from records systems
Work independently, manage own time and schedule
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of technical and administrative aspects of building inspections, building codes; construction, plumbing, electrical systems, framing, foundation, and heating and air conditioning systems; and regulations
The Building Inspector position performs inspections to promote public safety and ensure substantial compliance with codes governing residential and commercial building construction, including, but not limited to, building codes, electrical codes, mechanical codes, and energy codes. The Building Inspector reviews plans and provides inspections of buildings in the course of construction, alterations, or repairs to determine if plans, workmanship, and materials conform to all existing code requirements.
The Community Development Department is looking for a candidate that is a quick learner, hard worker, and someone who is able to provide exceptional customer service. An ideal candidate would have experience in the trades and be familiar with the International Code Council code series. Candidates with previous experience in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC work or other construction trade are encouraged to apply.
Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)
¨ Inspects commercial and residential buildings and structures in the course of construction, alteration and repair for compliance with the City's building codes and referenced standards to obtain conformance with adopted codes.
¨ Reviews submitted building and site plans prior to issuance of building and/or trade permits.
¨ Communicates with permit applicants, architects, engineers, contractors, etc., in making corrections to ensure substantial compliance with adopted codes.
¨ Assists in permit writing process as required.
¨ Issues Notices of Dangerous Buildings or an Unsafe Order when required.
¨ Initiates condemnation and demolition procedures when required for dangerous and unsafe buildings or structures.
¨ Conducts inspections to assist other departments such as Fire, Police, Housing, and Public Works as needed.
¨ Issues stop work orders, violation notices and penalty tickets for violation of city codes.
¨ Answers inquiries from public regarding building codes and related items.
¨ Performs other related duties as assigned.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Engineering, Construction, or a related field; and four to five years of progressively responsible related experience. A combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
¨ All applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules and regulations.
¨ Principles, practices, methods, techniques, and all aspects of building construction and building code enforcement.
¨ Municipal building codes and related issues.
¨ Principles and practices of one or more trades.
¨ ICC Codes and referenced standards.
¨ Effective corrective measures when unacceptable building construction has been identified.
¨ Standard business arithmetic, including percentages and decimals.
¨ All computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.
¨ Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
¨ Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
¨ Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
¨ Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
Mental and Physical Abilities:
¨ Ability to read, understand, and interpret building construction plans and blueprints.
¨ Ability to utilize building plan review records to accomplish the professional plan review process.
¨ Ability to determine acceptable building construction.
¨ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
¨ Ability to make decisions based upon code knowledge and professional judgment.
¨ Ability to enforce ordinances and regulations tactfully and impartially in a professional manner.
¨ Ability to serve as departmental staff representative at meeting.
¨ Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and so forth.
¨ Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Under the general supervision of the Building Official, performs technical work issuing building permits and inspecting building projects encompassing new construction, additions, alterations or repair work involving routine codes, laws and ordinances and calling for the application of routine inspection procedures. The Building Inspector is responsible for inspections and enforcement decisions usually made independently in accordance with laws. Employee may be reviewed through reports and conferences.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs inspections of new construction and alterations for possession of permits and conformity with plans and specifications for building, electrical, plumbing, gas, mechanical, energy, accessibility, existing building and fire codes.
Secures evidence of building code and zoning violations, reports such violations and actions to correct or failure to correct to the proper authority.
Assists in review and approval/disapproval of building plans for conformance with codes and zoning and long term land use prior to issuance of building permits and consults with engineering, fire and planning & zoning departments in doubtful cases.
Performs sedimentation runoff control inspections and coordinates with Public Works Department.
Represents the City in public contracts concerning building matters.
Answers questions and provides consulting guidance concerning, building permits, codes, plat description, proposed plans, etc.
Issues building permits, assists in maintaining files of ordinances and records including, plats and maps, building permit applications, etc., assuring compliance with Florida State Statutes.
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared or undeclared emergency.
Performs other related job duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of building construction and maintenance, the building codes, standard tools, materials and practices of the building trade.
Skill in the use of standard equipment and testing devices of the building trade and in locating and correcting defects in building facilities.
Skill in keeping operating records and reports.
Skill in the use of a variety of computer programs, including Microsoft Office, and various office equipment.
Ability to interpret and work from technical sketches and blueprints.
Ability to enforce regulations with firmness and tact.
Ability to work with and for the general public.
Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED certificate with five (5) years' experience in construction, design, or inspection of buildings, building inspector, engineer, architect, or as a superintendent, foreman or competent mechanic in charge of construction; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience; or three (3) years as a fire inspector.
For positions requiring the operation of City vehicles, must possess a valid current Florida driver's license, or be able to acquire one within 45 days of hire. Must be able to obtain a State of Florida provisional inspector license in building, mechanical, electrical or plumbing code within twelve (12) months subsequent to employment by the City of Cocoa as a building inspector.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS
The work is balanced between sedentary and physical. Occasionally requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force, and up to 30 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:
Balancing: Ability to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing or crouching on narrow, or slippery.
Climbing: Occasionally ascends / descends ladders, stairs, scaffolding, and ramps.
Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Feeling: Ability to perceive attributes of objects by touch.
Dexterity: Primarily with fingers, as in picking, pinching, or typing.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the hand.
Handling: Picking, holding, or otherwise working with the whole hand.
Hearing: Ability to hear and understand at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
Lifting: Frequently lifts and or moves objects up to 50 pounds.
Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions.
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
Speaking / Talking: Ability to communicate clearly, accurately and concisely through speech.
Standing: Frequently for sustained periods of time.
Stooping: Frequently bending body downward and forward by bending.
Visual Acuity: Ability to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading, operation of motor vehicles; make detailed observations of facilities or structures; including color, depth perception, and field vision.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires the ability to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs. Work may be performed either indoors or outdoors.
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