Description :

The Building Inspector inspects residential and commercial construction plans, ensuring structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical compliance with building, fire, and other related codes. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

  • Make on site inspections during all phases of construction to ensure building compliance with various ICC codes, including building, gas, plumbing, mechanical, and fire codes, and verifies compliance with zoning and other ordinances.
  • Issue, approve, and assess fees for general, electrical, plumbing, and gas permits and licenses prior to construction.
  • Maintain computer records and report concerning inspections, licenses, permits, certificates, etc.
  • Consult with engineers, architects, builders, and contractors to discuss plans and compliance with various codes.
  • Answer questions in person and on telephone regarding, building ordinance compliance, and citizens' complaints.
  • Provide customer service to other departments and public as needed.
  • Perform on site license checks of plumbers, electricians and others that are required to be licensed under city ordinance or State Plumbing License Law
  • Prepare and write departmental reports and correspondence.
  • Conduct required inspections during building condemnation procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATION

  • High School graduation and one year (Inspector) to three years (Senior Inspector) of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred Education and/or Experience: Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent and four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Licensed as a Plumbing Inspector by the State Board of Plumbing Examiners; Certified in International Code Council as either a building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, energy code inspector or combination inspector, a valid Texas driver's license and a good driving record.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of technical and administrative aspects of building inspections, building codes, and city ordinances; construction, plumbing, electrical systems, framing, foundation, and heating and air conditioning systems; contractor licenses; and regulations and guidelines prepared by state relative to the city's building inspection requirements.
  • Skill and ability to interpret and communicate to others zoning laws, building codes, and other related codes; read detailed blueprints; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other city employees, state and local government agencies, contractors, builders, and the general public; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; proficient in using Microsoft applications (including Word, Excel). 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment may be loud (moderate, loud, very loud). The work environment characteristics described here 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.

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Deadline for Applying : Open until filled