Combination Inspector — Full Time — Inspection Services
Hiring Salary: $19.44 - $25.24 per hour
REQ #: 10362 — 1 Position(s)
Posted Date: 9/25/2017 Reposted Date: Closing Date: 10/20/2017
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm; Monday - Friday
PRIMARY DUTY: Under basic supervision, inspects commercial and residential construction projects (all trades) for Inspection Services; reviews technical plans and construction documents, inspects structures and verifies compliance with all building, safety and construction codes, standards and regulations and with the approved building plans. Also enforces health and safety ordinances for the City; patrols City to identify and investigate violations; notifies offenders, maintains case files and resolves complaints.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Inspects residential and commercial building construction and building trades activities conducted under permits issued by the City; verifies construction activities are in compliance with all applicable codes, ordinances and regulations.
• Inspects building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing construction, as allowed by license; approves work which conforms to City codes and zoning regulations; identifies compliance deficiencies and defines corrections to be made; coordinates inspection work with other departments and agencies.
• Reviews plans and specifications of projects to gain familiarity with the projects prior to inspection; performs field inspections to evaluate the work performed and materials used.
• Verifies quality of workmanship, quality of materials used and compliance with plans, specifications, estimates and applicable codes and regulations; notes deficiencies and deviations from plans; interprets regulations and issues notices of violation within scope of authority.
• Maintains communications with developers and builders on construction and inspection projects; analyzes practices, identifies problems and recommends improvements; maintains and updates inspection records, project documentation and Department files.
• Refers serious problems and disagreements in compliance issues to Building Inspection Supervisor.
• Answers inquiries and assists customers with application process, compliance issues, permit review, codes and code enforcement and other City standards and regulations.
• Responds to requests for information; interprets City and state codes, resolves conflicts, provides technical information to City staff and provides assistance to the public within scope of authority.
• Patrols City to check for violations of City health and safety codes; responds to complaints, identifies and inspects violations and contacts individuals to discuss violations and procedures for resolving compliance issues; prepares violation letters and citations.
• Re-inspects previous notified violations to verify compliance; explains and enforces City codes, regulations and code enforcement rules.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work- related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
• Driving is an essential function for this position.
• City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
• Federal, state and local building, housing and safety laws, rules, ordinances, codes and regulations.
• International Building and Fire Codes, Electrical Code, Plumbing Code, Mechanical Code and related state and local statutes and regulations.
• City land use and development regulations and zoning and building codes.
• Principles and practices of the construction industry and building trades.
• Principles and practices of building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing inspection.
• Building material specifications and product installation standards.
• Record keeping and file maintenance principles and procedures.
• Geography, roads and landmarks of City and surrounding areas.
• Interpreting and applying statutes, rules, ordinances, codes and regulations.
• Reading and interpreting building plans and technical specifications and checking details, estimates, plans and specifications of projects.
• Applying technical knowledge of building trades work and using sound inspection methods to determine workmanship quality and detect deviations from plans, specifications and standard practices.
• Providing advice and consultation on construction methods and technical requirements.
• Analyzing situations accurately, making independent decisions while working in the field and following established procedures.
• Maintaining accurate and interrelated technical and computerized records.
• Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
• Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business and specialized software.
• Dealing tactfully and courteously with the public and handling stressful situations and angry people.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION
Applicants must submit a completed City of Waco application in order to be considered for this position. Resumes may be attached to the completed application, but not in lieu of one. If a resume is attached, all questions on the application must still be answered completely and accurately. If a question does not apply to you, please mark it "NA" Do not leave it blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To verify prior military experience, please include a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) with your application. All answers are subject to verification. Applications are available online at the City's website, Click Here for the NEW City of Waco Job Application, or at the City of Waco Human Resources Department located at 300 Austin Avenue. Applications may be submitted by e-mail as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 254-750-5737 or by mail to City of Waco, Human Resources Department, PO BOX 2570, Waco, TX 76702. EOE
High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required; AND five year’s journeyman/foreman-level experience in building trades and electrical, mechanical and plumbing installation; as well as an additional year of customer service experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Work experience in construction inspection is preferred.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:
• Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
• Master or Journeyman Electrical License is desired.
• State of Texas Journeyman Plumber license is required.
• State of Texas Plumbing Inspectors License must be obtained the within six months of employment.
• ICC Electrical Plan Review Certification, ICC Plan Review Certification, and ICC Mechanical and Plumbing Plan Review Certifications are desired.
• Certification as Building Inspector through the International Code Council, International Code Council (ICC) Inspector certifications are preferred and may be required within one year of hire.
• State Code Enforcement Officer License is desired.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical requirements: Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Environmental Conditions: Work is performed primarily in a vehicle traveling from site to site.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside with temperatures that may be below 32° or above 100° for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
The worker is subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
The worker is frequently in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, small enclosed rooms and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.
The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.
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