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|Job Title: ||Building Inspections Officer|
| ||Open until filled |
|Job Class: ||Administrative|
|Job Hours: ||M-F 8-5|
|Salary: ||$47,287.82 to $54,282.64|
| ||Depending on qualifications|
|Description: || |
Building Inspections Officer
This is a non-exempt technical/enforcement position located in the Public Works department. The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Director of Public Works. Performs technical building inspection and plans examining work to enforce compliance with building codes, regulations and ordinances; researches new construction materials and methods; reviews plans for compliance with city, state, and federal rules and regulations; and provides information to and works with the public to resolve problems.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Reviews commercial and residential building plans for completeness and accuracy. Log, route, track, and process all incoming plans; respond to code and related questions in person and on the phone.
Inspects commercial and residential construction and remodeling during various phases of and following completion of construction to ensure compliance with applicable building, zoning and safety codes, ordinances and approved plans.
Inspection may include electrical, plumbing, framing, stairways, flooring, chimney’s footings, fencing, retaining walls, heating and air conditioning, etc.
Confers with architects, contractors, builders, engineers, developers and general public in ensuring compliance with codes, ordinances and approved plans.
Maintain files, records, and reports regarding inspection and plan check activities and findings. Such records and file maintenance will include both hard copy record and files maintenance and use of digital plan review and building inspection reporting software.
Receives and investigates complaints concerning defective construction and installation, code violations, public nuisances (including weeds, trash, neglected property, erosion control, etc.) and prepares required reports, abatement notices and other documentation necessary to satisfactorily remedy or resolve problems identified. Investigation may include interviewing, records searches, site examination, ownership documents, citations, and appearance as witness at court or board meetings.
Inspects completed projects and issues occupancy certificates.
Maintains permit and inspection records, completed reports for administrative and judicial use, as required.
Responds to questions concerning interpretation, requirements and procedures prescribed by applicable codes, ordinances and laws pertaining to assigned responsibilities.
Encourage public awareness of most applicable city codes and ordinances through active participation in City sponsored public information forums.
All other duties as required.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or equivalent. Five (5) years of experience in the residential and commercial building and construction industry at the journeyman or contractor level or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Possess a valid Oklahoma State Drivers License and a driving record acceptable to the City’s insurance carrier.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing; ability to interface with co-workers, supervisors, the general public, and elected officials.
Knowledge of various codes, ordinances, laws and regulations concerning electrical, mechanical, plumbing, property maintenance and building codes.
Must obtain an Oklahoma State Provisional Inspector's License within sixty (60) days after employment; Oklahoma State residential building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical inspector license within 1 year after employment; and designated Oklahoma State unlimited inspector licenses within 18 months after employment.
ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Five or more years experience in municipal or other local government employment.
SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED
Supervision of subordinate employees is not a condition of employment.
Supervision is received from the Director of Public Works, and work is performed without close supervision.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK CONDITIONS
Work is routinely out of doors, walking and driving, often in inclement weather with extremes in heat and cold. Exposed to dust, humidity and fumes, and on wet and slick surfaces. Required to bend, stoop, kneel, walk, and work in confined spaces. Loading and unloading equipment and materials is required. May be required to work after normal duty hours and on week ends or holidays.
Nichols Hills is an equal Opportunity Employer.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER