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Chief Building Inspector/Plans Examiner

City of Hinesville

Posted: Sep. 19, 2018

End Date: Oct. 19, 2018


CHIEF BUILDING INSPECTOR/PLANS EXAMINER
INSPECTIONS DEPARTMENT
 
The City of Hinesville is accepting applications for a Chief Building Inspector/Plans Examiner.  This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with building construction codes and related ordinances, and providing training and supervision to building inspectors and plan examiners.
 
MAJOR DUTIES:
  • Reviews and approves construction plans and specifications for compliance with the applicable building, electrical, fire protection, gas, mechanical, plumbing, energy, and accessibility codes.
  • Conducts on-site residential and commercial building construction inspections to ensure code compliance.
  • Performs business license inspections.
  • Maintains a log of daily inspections performed.
  • Maintains a filing system for plans and drawings.
  • Interprets and discusses construction codes and related ordinances with designers, contractors, property owners, inspectors, plan examiners and the general public.
  • Investigates complaints related to construction code and ordinance violations.
  • Informs designers, contractors of deficient plans; recommends corrective actions for code and ordinance violations. 
 
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
  • Knowledge of the laws and ordinances governing the inspection process.
  • Knowledge of structural, electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing and fire prevention codes for building construction.
  • Knowledge of the geography, subdivisions, and streets of the City.
  • Skills in using computers, scales, various measuring devices and instruments,, voltage meters, and a variety of hand tools.
  • Skills in oral and written communication.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in a course of study related to occupational field and three and five years or more of related experience; or a Master’s Degree and at least two years of related experience. Possession of a Georgia Driver's License; Possession of an ICC Certified Building Official (CBO) Certification at the time of employment or within the first year of employment; Possession of an ICC General Plans Examiner Certification at the time of employment.
               
 Minimum starting salary is $43,037 plus an excellent benefits package. The position is open until filled. 
 
THE CITY OF HINESVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER