Inspector Electrical Job Description Sample
Argonne National Laboratory is inviting applications for the position of Electrical Inspector to work with the Worker Safety and Health (WSH) Division.
The primary purpose for this position is to perform inspections of the installation or alteration of electrical systems indoors and outdoors including services, conductors, equipment, components, fixtures, appliances, devices, and electrical appurtenances for all types of buildings and structures, both commercial and industrial, with medium and low voltage power distribution systems. The role serves as one of the Laboratory's electrical subject matter experts (SME), and deliver hands-on and classroom electrical inspection training. The Electrical Inspector issues clarifications and interpretations of electrical safety standards, codes, and requirements. They will be responsible for performing field observations and being knowledgeable in all disciplines to prepare observation reports that document the progress, quality, and safety of construction work and other pertinent construction information. This position would report to and take direction from the Electrical Safety Program Manager/ Electrical Safety Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
Experience in reading and interpreting blueprints, diagrams, submittals, specifications, programs schematics and operational/product manuals.
Experience applying the National Electrical Code (NEC) through plan review and inspection of all types of buildings.
Must be knowledgeable on review, evaluation and enforcement of applicable industry and regulatory standards, NEC, safety codes, design standards and environmental regulations pertinent to the electrical engineering discipline;
Enters work sites under construction which may necessitate climbing, crawling, or accessing areas where limited space is available;
Prepares reports and maintains inspection records of work performed;
Experience and/or ability to conduct classroom and hands-on electrical inspection training.
Ability to effectively communicate problems and solutions to workers and management, orally and in writing, to make good judgments and decisions in all situations, and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
Experience in industrial and occupational safety and familiar with NFPA 70E, IEEE, NEC, I.B.C, DOE 10 CFR 851 and OSHA regulations and how to apply them to electrical safety in real world situations.
Steward of Lab resources.
Passion for the mission of the Lab.
Ability to model Argonne's Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
This comprehensive level of knowledge and skills would be achieved through a combination of education and/or journey level electrician status with at least 4+ years of applicable working experience. Experience in commercial and/or industrial construction, with two years of experience conducting electrical inspections is preferred. A valid International Code Council (ICC) certification for Commercial Electrical or equivalent certification is desired.
This role is being posted at a dual level PT3 & PT4. The final level chosen will be based on the candidate's level of education, certifications, years of experience, and/or skillset they bring to the role.
Argonne National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists, engineers, and business professionals work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy, to protecting ourselves and our environment. Ever since we were born out of the University of Chicago's work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our goal has been to make an impact — from the atomic to the human to the global scale.
At Argonne, we explore the world together in order to build a better one!
The world's best and brightest minds come to Argonne—minds that are curious and bursting with new ideas. Minds that have a passion for excellence and innovation. Whether it be for premier research opportunities, a chance to blend work and home life, a diverse community of colleagues or a place where others genuinely care about the planet, Argonne offers something for you. We offer work-life balance, professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. Argonne also offers a comprehensive array of exceptional benefits to meet a variety of needs. In addition to medical, dental, life and disability coverage, you'll have access to paid time off, a retirement plan with a generous match and a number of other benefits, such as on-site wellness facilities, an on-site child care center and auto and homeowners' insurance.
At Argonne National Laboratory you will have the opportunity to contribute to and support research that addresses our nation's challenges and advances the frontiers of science and technology. Our science impacts the world, and you can be a part of that! Whatever your role—scientist, engineer, or support staff--there is a path for you here at Argonne.
This description documents the general nature of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties, and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Electrical Inspector I
" In Douglas County, there's one thing we all agree on: the quality of life here is second to none. And it's our goal to keep it that way.
The decisions we make have to pass one simple test: Will it make Douglas County a better place? The answer must always be a resounding yes.
It's everyone's goal to give our citizens the help they need, when they need it. That doesn't happen all by itself: we rely on our dedicated staff.
It's something we're constantly striving to achieve. That's a high bar. But we wouldn't have it any other way.
Are you ready to elevate your career in a values-based organization, a model of excellence in local government?
The Douglas County Building Division is seeking to fill a vacancy for an entry-level Electrical Inspector.
The Building Department services a diverse portfolio of projects, including homes, commercial and medical buildings, technical installation, photovoltaic residential and commercial. We average 12,500 permits annually for new construction, remodels , photovoltaic, roofing, mechanical and electrical. Our work is essential to the success of our citizens and businesses."
Examples of Duties
Although charged with enforcing compliance with the Douglas County adopted Codes and regulations, the incumbent must do so in accordance with the County's policy that emphasizes obtaining compliance over punitive enforcement, using the latter as a last resort. Therefore, the incumbent must use all his/her knowledge, tact, resources and ingenuity to coach, educate and assist customers to achieve compliance with applicable County codes, resolutions, policies, and statutory regulations. Further, the incumbent:
Inspects primarily single and multi-family residential buildings for compliance with electrical codes during all phases of construction, alteration, and repair.
Inspects multi-family dwellings for compliance with Colorado Title IX and Building Code accessibility requirements and design specifications.
Answers questions from homeowners and contractors related to electrical codes.
Investigates complaints and provides a high level of customer service by defining problems and working towards solutions.
Protects businesses and homeowners from improper workmanship.
Reads maps and or GPS to organizes inspection route to achieve 100% completion of requested inspections on a daily basis. Often schedules inspection times with homeowners to accommodate their schedules.
Keeps current and informed of new construction methods, materials, safety procedures, and national, state, and local codes, interpretations, and regulations. Advises various county maintenance departments in design and construction methods.
Assists in developing local amendments and regulations.
Issues correction notices or Stop Work orders to ensure compliance and adopted codes.
Responsible for basic knowledge of the installation requirements, specifications and manufactures standards for equipment, devices and systems that are not defined within the NEC.
Must be familiar with listings requirements of UL, CSA ETL and other recognized testing laboratories and be able to use and understand their directories.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: A high school diploma or GED equivalent and a valid
State of Colorado Journeyman Electrician's License required and 2 years of related electrical construction experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience in the following areas:
Customer service experience, including public contact and complaint resolution
Construction estimation or design
Installation, maintenance and/or repair of building systems
Regulatory interpretation or compliance
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Ability to read, understand and apply electrical codes. Must be familiar with blueprints, and possess the ability to communicate both written and verbally in a clear, concise and professional manner.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions. Able to apply logical thought process to define and resolve conflicts or problems.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid State of Colorado class "R" driver's license required.
Must maintain a valid State of Colorado Journeyman Electrician's License. Ability to obtain ICC/ IAEI certification within one year of hire. Additional recognized certifications are highly desirable.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to tactfully negotiate difficult situations to achieve resolution.
Good 'people skills' are essential for this position. Basic computer skills are required.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position does not directly supervise other employees.
CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR: Work requires general knowledge of construction materials and procedures.
Consequence of error may threaten the health and safety of building occupants. Error may also result in construction delays or unnecessary financial hardship for the owner/builder.
INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work involves independent judgement within given guidelines.
CONTACTS: This position has daily contact with co-workers, builders, electrical contractors, other County employees, and the public.
The ability to successfully complete pre-employment screening including but not limited to: reference checks, criminal background check, motor vehicle record search, physical and drug screen is required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and be able to frequently navigate stairs and ladders.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is typically performed outside in weather conditions. Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, hazardous conditions, and possible risk of electrical shock.
In the event of an emergency/disaster in or near the County, all County employees are expected to make every effort to be available to assist the County Manager, Elected/Appointed Officials and Department Directors to ensure the continued operation of any and all necessary County functions. This may mean being available to perform additional duties and hours beyond what is normally required. In the event that an exempt employee does work more than 40 hours a week in support of County operations during an emergency, such employee may receive overtime or other appropriate wage compensation in accordance with existing County policies or at the discretion of the County.
Electrical Inspector Trainee
Learns to conduct electrical inspections to ensure compliance with electrical codes, regulations and ordinances.
Examples of Duties
UNDER CLOSE SUPERVISION
Collects and properly documents evidence of violations.
Learns to perform inspections to enforce electrical codes, and electrical permit regulations and ordinances
Assists in inspecting electrical sites to assure proper operation of equipment and installations and learns to determine reasons for malfunction, and tests utilizing amp meters and volt probes to determine compliance with standards.
Learns to issue warnings and violations to citizens and businesses and serves citations regarding violations of electrical and safety codes.
Learns to authorize utility companies to begin or resume electrical service.
Learns to prepare inspection and investigation reports.
Performs related work
High school diploma or the equivalent and have held a State of Kentucky Journeyman or a Master Electricians License for a minimum of five years or currently holds a State of Kentucky Electrical Inspector's License
OR be a registered professional electrical engineer engaged in the profession for at least three (3) years.
OTHER MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Must wear safety equipment as mandated by OSHA
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
Must obtain certification as an Electrical Inspector General in the State of Kentucky within 120 days of employment (815 KAR 35:015).
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Works at locations with limited or difficult access including uneven terrain
Spends prolonged periods of time exposed to the elements
Sufficient vision is required to perform inspections
Electrical Inspector - Group Leader - 1St Shift
Direct, instruct, and provide support for production staff under the guidance of the supervisor.
Perform direct labor where properly trained and charge time to meet utilization targets
Assign work within the area of responsibility based on information from various sources
Coordinate activities to ensure tasks are completed on schedule in a cost effective manner
Ensure personnel utilize equipment and material that are in compliance for calibration, maintenance and material expiration dates
Ensure personnel comply with SOX, ISO, Inventory, and Human Resources policies
Assist in effective direction and coordination within the assigned area to ensure the output meets published workmanship standards and employees are working in accordance with documented instructions
Provide feedback to employees on quality-related issues
Support efforts to ensure targets for efficiency and utilization are achieved
Participate in customer discussions as required
Identify and work to resolve problems that develop, escalating problems encountered to supervisor when necessary and make recommendations for solutions
Support completion of reports and required paperwork
Help create a work environment that stimulates team work, innovation, and employee involvement
Recommend skills training per current training requirements
Assist in training personnel and provide guidance in following procedures, using equipment, and troubleshooting difficult problems
Provide input for performance evaluations, development programs and disciplinary action
Perform other assignments as required
Skills & Qualifications
Intermediate level computer proficiency including e-mail, Word, and Excel
Ability to read documentation used in responsible area
Professional attitude and demeanor
Problem-solving and prioritization skills
Exhibit leadership skills and organizational abilities
High School Diploma; Associates degree in related technology preferred
Five years of related experience
11616 East 51st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74146
Candidate must have a High School diploma or GED, and two (2) years journey level, master, or supervisory electrician experience.
Licenses and Certificates: Journey or Master Electrician License required at time of application.
International Code Council Commercial Electrical Inspector certification within one (1) year of date of appointment. Texas Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent from another state.
Under general supervision, conduct field inspections of assigned construction projects to enforce compliance with municipal, state and national electrical codes and regulations.
Conduct on the job electrical inspections of assigned new and remodeled sites and structures. Involves: Conduct electrical inspections at different stages of construction project.
Review plans and specifications, materials, layouts and equipment. Perform inspections of construction projects for compliance with occupational health and safety requirements. Inform, explain and interpret electrical code requirements for project superintendents or foremen, electrical contractors, architects, engineers, and the public.
Provide uniform conformance to electrical codes, standards and regulations. Refer difficult or questionable situations to supervisor. Investigate and respond to complaints regarding illegal construction, safety or hazardous conditions.
Issue and post stop orders, corrective actions or citations depending on the situation. Testify in court and before City boards and Commissions, as required.
Enforce municipal and building codes. Involves: Issue and post red tag, stop work orders, corrective action notices and court citations as required when construction does not meet electrical codes or plan specifications.
Refer citations not signed by defendants to police department for service. Confer with electrical contractors issuing verbal and written corrections as needed. As assigned and during daily inspections, investigate work to ensure electrical construction is being performed by licensed contractors with a city-issued permit and in compliance with requirements.
Sign and post permits if construction is in compliance. Maintain applicable databases, records and files. Research prior inspections for approval or disapproval.
Attend training and meetings. Maintain certifications.
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Salary Range: $15.81 - $22.90 per hour
The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.
Test information: An evaluation of education and experience will be conducted on qualified applicants.
Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.
Staff Electrical Inspector
The Field Quality Inspector is responsible for ensuring projects are constructed, tested and documented in accordance with the project specifications, and in accordance with applicable electric codes.
Inspect and verify that construction is performed in contractual accordance with the specifications and drawing requirements.
Inspect and document that material and equipment delivered to the jobsite are properly received, stored, and maintained according to project specifications.
Perform a detailed inspection and document findings at the beginning of each work phase within the subcontract.
Review quality assurance documents as they are issued and ensure compliance.
Review the final "Punch-out Inspection" list for each system and document status for completion.
Verify subcontractor procedures and quality records are in contractual compliance.
Perform document control audits on field drawings, test records, etc. for adherence to document processes.
Identify non-conformances and document that corrective action is implemented.
Responsible for walking down and obtaining signatures for the acceptance of systems with the subcontractor and/or client.
Review the Task Safety Observations (TSO's) and ensure corrective measures have been implemented for problem areas.
Ensure compliance with all company and site safety requirements.
Responsible for maintaining all required licenses and certifications.
All other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Minimum 5 years related experience.
Must be detailed oriented.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Strong computer and communications media skills.
Advanced technical writing experience required.
Field Inspector I - Electrical
Salary Disclosure/General Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
Starting Salary: $20.20
Pay Grade: N34
Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Personnel Policy & Procedure Manual for starting salary information.
Department: Building Construction Services
Location: New Port Richey
General Description: Responsible and skilled work in the inspection of electrical installations and equipment for conformity with the National Electrical Code, related laws, and ordinances.
Employees are responsible for performing both field and office work in the County Electrical Inspection Program. Duties require technical examinations and the application of standard trade practices to inspection work.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency. During an Emergency employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.
Essential Job Functions:
Inspects electrical installations in new and old buildings during construction and upon completion.
Examines buildings for hazardous electrical conditions and reports same.
Advises contractors and homeowners on electrical installations.
Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the provisions of the National Electrical Code and ordinances; or ability to acquire this knowledge.
Knowledge of the methods and practices involved in constructing, installing, maintaining, and operating a variety of electrical installations, equipment, and appliances.
Knowledge of possible defects and faults in electrical wiring, appliances, and of standard testing devices and effective corrective measures.
Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications of electrical installations.
Ability to enforce codes and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with builders, contractors, and the general public.
Ability to detect faults and the knowledge of when defects are most easily found and remedied.
Ability to use a computer.
PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to lift and/or move up to 45 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects.
May use a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessively heavy objects. Requires working indoors and outdoors. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle to visit job sites.
Must be able to walk, stoop, bend, and climb to make inspections. Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written and visual communication.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
Applicants must have five (5) years of experience in the electrical construction trade as a supervisor, foreman, electrical contractor, or licensed journeyman. This experience must be verifiable and signed off by a contractor, engineer or architect or they will not qualify to apply for the provisional Electrical Inspector license.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid Florida driver's license.
Applicants must obtain provisional license as an Electrical Inspector within 120 days of hire. Applicants must have 5 years of verified experience, signed off by a contractor, engineer or architect to be able to qualify to be provisionally licensed as an Electrical Inspector and to take the inspector examination. Applicants must successfully pass the examination to achieve F.S. 468 Standard Certification as an Electrical Inspector within one year from date of hire in order to fulfill minimum Electrical Inspector I certification standards.
ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.
Electrical Inspector (& TO Establish A List)
Under general supervision, inspects electric lighting, heat, power and fire alarm installations to ensure compliance with applicable codes and City of Detroit ordinances, approved plans, and accepted standards and methods of work. Examines plans for compliance with applicable codes, laws and ordinances for the approval of application for permits.
Examples of Duties
Performs thorough inspections of new, renovated and existing premises' wiring systems in one and two-family dwellings, apartments, commercial and institutional buildings, medical facilities and factories for compliance with the National Electrical Code and City Ordinances and to identify hazardous conditions.
Investigates electrical work performed without permit or by unlicensed persons per Department policy.
Prepares reports of inspections.
Performs investigations and reports of accidents and fires reported to have been of electrical origin.
Investigates complaints of violations of codes and prepares notices of violations.
Performs re-inspections of premises or equipment to determine corrections of code violations.
Compiles information and prepares code violation cases for court.
Appears and testifies regarding code violations in court cases.
Prepares daily activities reports.
Assists in examining applicants for licenses issued by the Division.
Assists in the training of new employees assigned to the activity
High School graduation or GED.
Two years of training in electrical principles and their practical application to the field of electricity with a reputable concern. One year of related trade instruction at a recognized institute of higher learning preferred.
A minimum of two years as a Licensed Electrical Journeyperson with experience in the construction, maintenance, and testing of electrical installations and equipment, preferably including one year of experience in the inspection and/or supervisory phases of the work.
Valid Journeyman or Master Electrician License required.
An applicant for registration as a provisional electrical inspector shall have two years of experience as a licensed journey worker or shall be licensed as a master electrician under the provisions of 1956 PA 217, MCL 338.881 to 338.892.
Employees in this class will within (30) thirty days make application for a provisional registration with State of Michigan in accordance with Public Act #54, R 408.30031, Rule 31 (5) and provide written verification of completing the minimum required hours of approved educational or training programs as prescribed in Table 31 of Rule 31.
Employees in this class will be required to provide and operate a motor vehicle on a reimbursed mileage basis, valid State of Michigan Operator license is required.
Employees certified or promoted to this class must acquire and maintain registration as an electrical inspector and plan reviewer with the State of Michigan, as required under the provisions of Public Act #54. Progress toward obtaining certification will be evaluated at the end of the initial six-month probation period with a conditional six-month extension possible, after which, failure to comply will result in termination of employment in this class.
Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position.
Fieldwork involves exposure to outside elements and seasonal weather conditions and indoor exposure to residential, commercial or industrial property in various conditions and stages of repair or construction. Customer contacts require neat and clean appearance.
1.Oral Appraisal (Interview) - 50% (Maximum)
2.Evaluation of Training, Experience, Personal Qualifications (TEP) – 50% (Maximum)
3.Total of Written Examination & Evaluation of TEP - 100% (Maximum)
4.Domicile Credit: 15 pts
5.Military Service: 0-15 pts
Armand Corporation, an award-winning M/WBE Construction Management firm celebrating over 27 years in the industry, is currently seeking a full-time Electrical Inspector for a long-term PANYNJ reconfiguration program at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, NY. Our ideal candidate would have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and 2-5 years of previous field experience. This is a great opportunity for someone with junior-level experience to take the next step in their career!
Roles and Responsibilities
- Review and approve contractor submittals, resolve technical issues arising, and ensure compliance with contract requirements.
- Carry out inspection of works in progress
- Ensure contractor compliance with contract specifications and approved shop drawings
- Assist Site Resident Engineer with review of shop drawing and material submittals.
- Monitor and report contractor progress and all activities
- Cooperate and communicate effectively with project management to provide assistance and technical support.
- Interact with the clients to ensure their needs and requirements are being handled in the field.
- Prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously; and follow-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field is required.
- Minimum of 2-5 years of field experience.
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of the project development process and relevant electrical criteria.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Excel) and AutoCAD.
- Additional credentials, including EIT and OSHA certifications, are a plus.
- Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Self-motivated and collaborative team-oriented player with a positive and professional attitude.
- Must be able to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods of time.
- Must be fluent in English (both written and spoken).
- Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Armand provides a full benefit plan including medical, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, and commuter benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Inclement Weather Classification: Nonessential
An employee in this class is responsible for completing electrical inspections, inspecting the installation of electrical systems and equipment to detect faulty wiring and ensure they comply with electrical codes and standards. The employee inspects the installation of the electrical wiring for heating and air-conditioning systems, appliances, and other components, inspect wiring of assemblies for accuracy of stripping, soldering, and crimping, and for defects. Emphasis of the work is on conducting field inspections of new construction, remodeling, and repair work at various stages of completion. An employee in this class reviews blueprints, interprets construction plans against code standards, prepares inspection reports, and approves or denies the issuance of permits and permits of occupancy. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Inspections Director and is evaluated through spot checks during and after inspections, conferences, reports, and feedback from contractors and citizens. This classification is considered exempt in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Examples of Duties
Inspects the installation of electrical systems and equipment to detect faulty wiring and ensure they comply with electrical codes and standards
Uses meters and other devices, to examine wiring, lighting, motors, generators and sometimes heating and air-conditioning systems and other appliances
Inspects all parts and installation of wiring systems of new facilities, additions, remodeling, and/or upgrading including mobile homes and modular units; verifies wiring installation complies with manufacturer and State of NC code requirements; records code violations; determines adjustments and corrective measures
Prepares inspection reports and submits to the Inspections Director
Provides technical assistance to fire inspectors to determine cause of fire; inspects facilities for electrical fire hazards
Uses City vehicle and conducts patrol of City streets to spot potential violations of electrical or construction work being performed without an electrical permit
Issues warnings and stop-work orders if construction is not in compliance with regulations; approves construction or remodeling work at various stages and authorizes continuing construction; authorizes temporary and permanent certificates of occupancy
Prepares reports and processes appeals of inspection decisions
Responds to questions from citizens, contractors, and builders about codes and compliance
Testifies in court on code violation cases
Performs related duties as required
Thorough and knowledge of City and State electrical codes and the National Electrical Code building and safety codes and other pertinent ordinances pertaining to electrical installations
Thorough knowledge of the standard practices, methods, processes, materials , and tools of the electrical trade and their application to electrical wiring and equipment installations on residential, commercial, and industrial premises
Thorough knowledge of the principles of electrical engineering applicable to electrical installations and the legal procedures involved in enforcing electrical and safety codes and ordinances
Ability to communicate firmly, effectively, and tactfully with contractors and homes owners; ability to explain the intent of the electrical code, and the purpose of the City's inspection
Ability to understand manufacturer instruction manuals and apply codes accordingly
Ability to inspect electrical installations and equipment and render decisions in conformity with ordinances and codes
Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications, electrical codes, and pertinent ordinances and apply them to specific cases
Ability to communicate with tact and judgment with electrical contractors, workers, and the general public
Ability to prepare and maintain records and prepare reports; and compute and determine capacity for any required service entrance equipment and number of circuits
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, City employees, and display tact, judgment and courtesy
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED equivalency and extensive work experience in the performance of licensed electrical inspections work for governmental entity; with a specialized training in construction, electrical systems, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Work in this class is described as light using a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects and may occasionally require some physical exertion to complete tasks. Work typically involves the ability to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions. Employee is required to have close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer terminal, perform extensive reading, perform visual inspection of small defects and parts, and user measurement devices. Employee is subject to hazards including proximity to electrical current. Employee is subject to atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation. Employee is frequently in close quarters, crawl space, or small enclosed rooms which could cause claustrophobia. Employee is required to function in narrow aisles or passage ways. Working conditions include both inside and outside environmental conditions.
Valid North Carolina Driver's License
North Carolina Certification as an Electrical Inspector Level I is required; level III is desired
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