|Date Posted||May 14, 2021|
GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general supervision, inspects structures, installations and systems at residential and commercial buildings and construction sites, in all stages of construction, alteration, and repair to assure compliance with applicable state and local regulations and standards.PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Inspects residential and commercial building project plumbing, electrical and or mechanical systems built, altered, or repaired to assure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations; duties may vary according to job assignment. Reviews plans and specifications to gain familiarity with the projects prior to inspection. Performs field inspections to examine and evaluate the plumbing, electrical/mechanical 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; refers serious problems and disagreements in interpretation to supervisor. Interprets City International Codes and safety codes, and issues notices of violation; maintains communications with developers and builders on commercial and residential inspection projects. Maintains and updates inspection records, project documentation and project files. Provides customer service; answers questions and concerns related to City adopted codes and safety codes and other requirements by ordinance. Investigates citizen complaints, and coordinates effective resolution of conflicts and disagreements; interprets, applies and explains City codes and regulations. Responds to requests for information; provides technical information to City staff as authorized; provides assistance to the public within scope of authority. Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent; and two year's journeyman/foreman-level in plumbing and electrical or mechanical or installation experience in general construction; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Licenses or Certifications: Must possess a valid driver license with a good driving record. Must be able to obtain a Plumbing Inspector License from Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners (TSBPE) within 3 months of hire. Depending on the needs of the City, incumbent may be required to obtain additional technical certifications; Inspector certifications are preferred. Must have completed 500 hours of training and experience in the plumbing industry; or be currently licensed as: a Journeyman Plumber in Texas; a Professional Engineer in Texas; or a Plumbing Inspector in another state that has licensing requirements substantially equivalent to the licensing requirements of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners (TSBPE) and obtain a Plumbing Inspectors License through TSBPE within 3 months of hire. Prefer completion of Registered Electrical/Mechanical Apprenticeship Training Program, Journeyman Electrician (or equivalent) or Master Electrician, or Mechanical Contractor License BS in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or PE in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or 8,000 hours as an electrician or mechanical, or 4,000 hours as an electrical or mechanical inspector. Required Knowledge of: City policies and procedures. Federal, state and local building, housing and safety codes and regulations. Methods and techniques of inspecting a variety of buildings and facilities. Government regulatory agencies and specialized sources of building safety information. Principles and practices of urban and regional development and land use. Principles and practices of the construction industry and building trades. Occupational hazards and safety precautions. Required Skill in: Interpreting and applying statutes, rules, ordinances, codes and regulations. Interpreting building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and zoning regulations, and comparing them with engineering drawings, plans, maps and specifications. Detecting deviations from plans, regulations, and standard construction practices. Performing building inspections for compliance with building and safety codes. Organizing and managing technical records. Effective communication, both verbal and written. Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with employees, officials, construction professionals, other agencies and the general public. Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software. Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work is performed in a standard office environment, with frequent visits to outdoor construction sites.Job postings may be withdrawn at any time at direction of the City Manager.