Combination Inspector I

City of Roanoke, VA Roanoke, VA
Description

Reviews building plans and inspects all new construction, additions and alterations of buildings and structures including one & two family dwellings for compliance with all City and State codes and ordinances. Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school with major course work in plumbing, mechanical electrical systems or related field; three to five years related experience and/or training in the installations, repair, maintenance or inspection of building, plumbing/mechanical and electrical systems. National Certification as Combination Inspector in building, plumbing/mechanical and electrical issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Possession of a valid appropriate drivers permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Bilingual, Spanish/English speakers encouraged to apply.

Examples of Duties

SUMMARY

Reviews building plans and inspects all new construction, additions and alterations of either one & two family dwellings or commercial sites for compliance with all City and State codes and ordinances.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Investigates appeals and conducts field inspections to examine special problems and specific complaints

Initiates the issuance of stop work orders and summons to Court; provides testimony of code violations

Reviews applications prior to the issuance of building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits and assist planning building and development office with customer service during the permitting process.

Inspects quality of materials, methods of construction and existing buildings for hazardous conditions

Examines plans, specifications and materials; makes inspection of building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical system for compliance with current code requirements

Consult with architects, engineers and the general public for technical assistance.

Stays abreast of new materials and building methods by attending seminars and lectures as new techniques are introduced

* Consideration will be given to candidates who do not yet fully qualify as a Combination Inspector I in terms of certifications and may be filled as a Building Inspector with opportunity for immediate promotion upon obtaining the required certifications Combination Inspector I.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Typical Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school with major course work in building, plumbing, mechanical electrical systems or related field; three to five years related experience and/or training in the installations, repair, maintenance or inspection of building, plumbing/mechanical and electrical systems; 4 years related experience in general building construction; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental Information

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, building plans, specifications and procedure manuals. Ability to prepare reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Virginia Certification as either Combination Inspector 1 & 2 Family Dwelling or Combination Inspector General in building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Possession of a valid appropriate drivers permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

This is a job description and not an individualized position description. A job description defines the general character and scope of duties and responsibilities of all positions in a job classification, but it is not intended to describe and does not necessarily list the essential job functions for a given position in a classification.

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