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Building Inspector | Development Services | Job Number 2021-01636
Job Family: Professional
Posting Start Date: 06/21/2021| Closing: Open Until Filled
Salary: $20.00 Hourly
Under basic supervision, inspects commercial and residential construction projects 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.
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.
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 related and assigned duties as required.
Driving is essential.
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, Electric 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.
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.
Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent and five year’s journeyman/foreman-level experience in building trades and electrical, mechanical and plumbing installation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Work experience in construction inspection is required.
Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
Certification as Building Inspector through the International Code Council, Electrical Inspector, State Plumbing Inspector License with a Med Gas Endorsement, or ICC Mechanical Inspector is preferred; International Code Council (ICC) Inspector certifications required within one year of hire.
Depending on the needs of the City, incumbent may be required to obtain additional specific technical training and certifications.
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.
This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. City management has exclusive rights to alter this job description at any time without notice. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an ‘at-will’ relationship.
The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
The City of Waco provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Office at (254) 750-5740.
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