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Senior Building Trades Inspector

City of Marietta

Posted: Jul. 11, 2019

End Date: Jul. 23, 2019


Job Description

This is a senior level position in the Public Works Department that reports to the Deputy Director of Public Works (Engineering - Inspections). The employee makes inspections of all commercial buildings under construction to determine compliance with various federal, state or local laws, codes or ordinances.

• Inspects buildings under construction at various stages of completion to ensure compliance with building codes and zoning ordinances.
• Inspects construction sites for compliance to determine if effective methods are in use to control sediment and mud.
• Ensures that the soil bearing for the foundation is adequate to support the building.
• Reviews building plans with architects, engineers and others to determine code compliance in structural, strength, stability, sanitation, lighting, ventilation, fire safety, driveway entrances, and curb cuts.
• Notifies contractors when code violations are found.
• Makes and discusses recommendations for changes and issues stop work orders as necessary.
• Studies and reviews new and existing codes and ordinances as needed.
• Sets up requested meetings with the Board of Construction Appeals.
• Issues citations to code violators, prepares summons, and provides testimony in court.
• Receives and handles calls of complaints and explains and interprets various code provisions to builders, contractors, architects and public.
• Receives telephone calls & emails from contractors to schedule appointments for inspections.
• Maintains daily inspection records and keeps other department records.
• Issues certificates of occupancy or completion or completion.


Preferred Requirements -


• Graduation from a 2 year college with major course work in architecture, building or other engineering technology preferred, and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the construction industry; or graduation from a vocational/technical school and at least 10 years’ experience in construction or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Must have thorough knowledge of federal, state, or local laws, codes, and ordinances.
• Considerable knowledge of building and structure construction; remodeling methods and materials; and tools and accepted safety standards used in building construction.
• Ability to comprehend and interpret the International Building & Residential Codes and other ordinances and codes as applied to construction.
• Considerable knowledge of building and remodeling methods, tools, materials, and safety standards used in building and structure construction.
• Ability to comprehend and interpret the building code and other ordinances and codes as applied to construction.
• Ability to detect structural faults, other code violations and potential violations.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, and blueprints.
• Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with builders, contractors and the public.
• Ability to enforce building codes firmly but tactfully.
• GSWCC Level 1A certified Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector or the ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of hire is required.
• ICC certification as a Building, Electrical, Mechanical, & Plumbing Inspector is required.
• ICC certification as a Certified Building Official is recommended.
• Maintain professional association memberships.


Successful candidates are required to submit to drug screen & background inquiry.