Deputy Building Inspector
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS : The work involves responsibility for inspecting commercial and residential buildings during their construction, repair, or alteration to assure compliance with plans, applicable code, and safety requirements. Assignments are generated through the receipt of building permit applications. The work is performed under direct supervision of the building inspector, with some leeway allowed in the planning and completion of work. Does related work as required including but not limited to all types of inspections, typing, filing and other office work; and in the absence of the Building Inspector carries out those (his/her) duties as needed.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES :
-Makes detailed on-site inspections to insure that building construction repair and alterations conforms to codes, plans and safety requirements;
-Observes placement and pouring of footings and foundations and the placing, fabrication, and erection of walls, columns, girders, slabs, beams, and other structural members along with any other construction work being done relative to the approved plans;
-Ascertains that the quality of materials used in terms of type, grade, weight, quantity, and proportion are in accordance with approved plans;
-Keeps records of observations, takes special notes and gathers data as the situation dictates;
-Confers with builders, contractors, workers, architects, engineers and others to explain requirements of codes or determine levels of compliances;
-Issues stop work orders when necessary, usually after consultation with the Building Inspector and/or the Fire Chief;
-May assist in the review of plans and specifications submitted with building permit applications and approve same in the absence of the Building Inspector;
-May issue certificates of occupancy for properly completed projects.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS :
-Good knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in building construction;
-Good knowledge of the structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical components of buildings;
-Good knowledge of appropriate building laws, codes, ordinances and regulations;
-Working knowledge of building inspection techniques;
-Ability to inspect structures in varied stages of construction to determine their condition;
-Ability to read and interpret blueprints, plans and specifications;
-Ability to keep accurate records;
-Ability to submit concise oral and written reports;
-Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with public officials, contractors, and the general public;
-Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EITHER A, B, or C in addition to D.
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with an Associate’s degree in mechanical or construction technology or a closely related field and one year of experience in building construction trades including experience with inspection work; or
(B) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and three years of experience as defined in (A) above; or
(C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.
In addition to either A, B, C, above:
(D) Obtains and maintains Code Enforcement Officer status as outlined by New York State Department of State.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $19.38 /hour