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Title Inspector I (RE-POST)
Position Number 5805-04-35-01-421
Department Inspections
Minimum Starting Pay Grade 66     $37,754.82
Closing Date & Status Closing Date: 8/1/2017 11:59:59 PM    Status - Closed
Type Full-Time with Benefits
Location Davidson County Governmental Center
Performs responsible technical work inspecting structures for compliance with building codes. An employee in this class is responsible for inspecting structures for compliance with the four Standard Level I Building Trades (Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing) in accordance with State and local construction codes. Work generally requires that the employee provide information, inspect structures, and enforce codes and reporting. Work is performed under general supervision of the Inspections Assistant Director. - Provides excellent customer service. Inspects structures in the process of construction, alteration or repair for compliance with building, electrical, plumbing, and/or mechanical code requirements. 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. 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.
Education & Experience
Graduation from high school and 2 to 5 years building construction experience in any discipline (Building, Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing). 2 years' experience with Davidson County Government or having met the minimum experience levels as allowed in the NCCOQB standards. Or an equivalent combination of years and credential in another jurisdiction. Licenses and Certifications: One (1) Standard Level I Certificate issued by the State of NC Code Qualifications Board with the ability and desire to obtain other three (3) Standard Level I Certificates. Level II or III certificates preferred. Valid North Carolina Driver License.
Special Requirements
Thorough knowledge of the four local and State building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes and related laws and ordinances in accordance with Standard Level I certifications in the four Building Trades. 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 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 adjusters, architects, home/business owners and the general public.
Physical Requirements
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, perform visual inspection of small defects or parts, operation or inspection of machines; and to use measurement devices. Must possess visual acuity to perform mechanical or skilled trade tasks of a non-repetitive nature such as carpenters, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc. Worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. May be subject to extreme hot and cold temperatures. May be subject to work with noise. May be 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. May be subject to atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation. May be 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.