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913 Greensboro Street, Suite 403
P.O. Box 1067
Lexington, NC 27293-1067
Phone: 336-242-2210
Fax: 336-236-3210

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Title Inspector IV-A
Position Number 05808-03-35-01-421
Department Inspections
Salary Range Grade 67     $38,682.60 - $48,352.97
Closing Date & Status Closing Date: 8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM    Status - Closed
Type Full-Time with Benefits
Location Lexington
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Performs routine technical work inspecting new and existing structures for compliance with State and Local building codes and ordinances. An employee in this class is responsible for inspecting building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical installations for compliance with State and local construction codes. Work generally requires that the employee provide information, inspect structures, enforce codes and ordinances with daily reporting. Work is performed under regular supervision of the Inspections Director. Reviews construction plans prior to construction to eliminate problems. Inspects structures in the process of construction, alteration or repair for compliance with building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical code requirements. Inspects all types and sizes of building as described in the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board for an Inspector III up to a Single Story 60,000 square foot building or up to four stories of 20,000 square feet each floor, and Level III qualifications that are unlimited, plan review of all types, residential and commercial, all trades as to applicability of codes and compliance. Checks quality of materials and methods of construction. Makes inspections of existing structures for hazardous conditions and structural failures. Advises of necessary corrective action. Consults with contractors and responds to citizen complaints of code violations; inspects and verifies compliance or non-compliance with applicable codes. Inspects buildings, walks and ramps to ensure compliance with the State's Handicapped Accessibility code. Inspects distances from building footprints to property lines to ensure compliance with zoning ordinances; notifies zoning of possible zoning violations. Issues stop work orders and warnings for non-complying projects. Cross trains in other inspection fields and makes inspections when necessary. Responds to questions from contractors, builders and private citizens regarding enforcement and/or future changes to the codes and ordinances. Prepares logs, forms and reports documenting results of inspections and other events or activities. Adheres to the department's safety rules and regulations. Performs other related duties as required.
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Graduation from high school with considerable experience in the construction trade; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid North Carolina Driver License. A Standard Level I, or II, or III combination in four Fields, but not having attained four Level II's in four Fields. Prefers a Level III in Building and 1 Certification in the three other Levels I or II but not having two Level III's.
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Thorough knowledge of local and State building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes and related laws and ordinances. Thorough knowledge of all types of construction materials and methods and of stages of construction when possible violations and defects may be most easily observed and corrected. Ability to detect poor electrical workmanship, inferior materials and hazards of fire and collapse. Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications and blueprints and to compare them with construction in process. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other county employees, contractors, engineers, developers, zoning officials, insurance adjustors, architects, home/business owners and the general public.
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Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must possess visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer terminal, perform extensive reading, visually inspect small defects or parts, operation or inspection of machines, and to use measurement devices. Must possess visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned. Worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Worker is subject to extreme hot and cold temperatures. Worker is subject to noise. Worker is subject to vibration. Worker is subject to hazards; including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat, or exposure to chemicals. Worker is subject to atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation. Worker is subject to oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids. Worker is required to wear a respirator when conditions dictate so. Worker is subject to working frequently in close quarters, crawl space, shafts, man holes, small enclosed rooms, small sewage and water line pipes, and other areas which could cause claustrophobia. Must be subject to working in narrow aisles or passage ways.
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