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Inspect construction sites to assure compliance with safety standards, codes and regulations; examine construction drawings; specifications; and building project proposals. Provide the public with information concerning construction codes and processes.
Serves under the direction of the Building Official.
Depending upon assignment, the incumbent may perform a combination of some or all of the following duties, which are a representative sample of the level of work appropriate to this class.
1.Employees of the City of College Place are expected to model and foster the City's core values: Open and Honest, Cooperation, Respect, Service, & Diversity
2. Inspect buildings at various stages of construction for compliance with approved plans and the related construction codes adopted by the City of College Place. Includes building, plumbing and mechanical code compliance.
3. Limited review of construction plans of homes and small buildings; assure compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, Washington State energy and indoor air quality, and Washington State barrier-free codes.
4. Assist the Permit staff in issuing building, mechanical and plumbing permits.
5. Answer questions by telephone, email, texting, in person or in the field regarding construction, plumbing, structural, insulation, plan requirements and accessibility requirements; apply and explain code requirements and ordinances as interpreted by the Building Official.
6. Investigate and resolve complaints concerning alleged violations of City ordinances. Document resolutions.
7. Maintain related logs, records and files; maintain records of active permits; prepare related reports as requested.
8. Operate computer equipment to maintain inspection records and generate notices and other written materials.
9. Inform builders of code violations and necessary action for compliance.
10. Operate inspection vehicle, safety equipment and related equipment, including calculator, levels, gauges, light meters, rules and tapes.
11. Work with other city departments to address concerns related to building projects.
12. Attend seminars and meetings to remain current on code changes/requirements and related city ordinances.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Demonstrate punctual, regular and reliable attendance, which is essential for successful job performance.
2. Present a positive, professional image; maintain cooperative and effective working relationships; assure excellent customer service with internal and external customers.
3. Execute assignments, projects and job responsibilities efficiently and within defined timeframes; work independently and effectively with little direction.
4. Demonstrate good judgment and employ critical thinking to execute duties, identify issues, seek solutions and recommend improvements in support of departmental goals.
5. Provide assistance to staff and higher-level management; participate in resolving operational or interpersonal concerns; participate in training, meetings, and on committees as assigned.
6. Assist in providing basic maintenance tasks and repairs to municipal facilities.
7. Respect the value of diversity in the workplace and the community.
8. Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The below knowledge, skills, and abilities could involve training on the job.
1. Building codes.
2. Field inspection methods, procedures and techniques.
3. Construction procedures and methods.
4. Limited plan examination and review procedures.
5. Resolve conflicts in a positive manner.
6. Read and interpret construction plans.
7. Work independently with some direction.
8. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
9. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; comprehend and use English effectively including producing all forms of communications in a clear, concise, and understandable manner to intended audiences.
10. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
11. Provide continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Standard office equipment; software for word processing; spreadsheets; and GIS (ArcView) and permit tracking software, computers, tablets. Ladders, flashlights and other equipment to facilitate inspection activities.
Climbing ladders; walking at site inspections; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; kneeling or crouching; crawling, bending at the waist; seeing to perform inspections; ability to communicate on the phone and in person; walk and climb for extended periods; lift, stoop and carry objects.
Indoor and outdoor work environment; seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions; driving a vehicle to conduct work. Exposure to various dusts, chemicals, fumes, loud noises, odors, and gases at inspection sites; unsafe work sites; working from ladders and lifts to inspect roofs and/or roof top equipment, using safety harnesses and ropes when necessary.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Any combination equivalent to: college-level course work in construction related studies, building technology or related field or three (3) years of experience in the construction industry. Valid State driver's license. Incumbent must be able to obtain Residential Building Inspector certification within 6 months. Additional ICC certifications will be required as determined by the Building Official.
FLSA: Non-Exempt, Non-Union