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Building Inspector

Covington


Listing Summary

The City of Covington is currently accepting applications for a Building Inspector in the Planning & Zoning Department, with a starting hourly rate of $19.32 to a maximum hourly rate of $31.36 depending upon qualifications. 

Qualified applicants MUST apply on our website by downloading an application packet at cityofcovington.org, or may apply in person (drive thru only) at Covington City Hall, 2194 Emory Street, Covington, Georgia 30014. This position will remain open until 4:00 PM on Tuesday October 19, 2021. The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DEFINITION

Under the supervision of the Chief Building Official the Building Inspector performs a variety of technical duties in support of the city’s building division; enforces all applicable federal, state and local codes and ordinances, works closely with zoning to ensure compliance in regards to zoning ordinances, performs various building inspections of all aspects of construction from start to completion, interprets and comprehends construction documents, interacts with contractors, design professionals and citizens to educate and ensure building compliance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Building Inspector I

  • Assists in Enforcing building and related codes and City ordinances, including zoning related matters; issues correction notices and citations as necessary.
  • Assists in Performing on-site residential inspections of foundations, framing and electrical, plumbing, mechanical systems and site plan components, such as house location, drainage and other buildings and accessory structures on the lot; schedules and coordinates inspections through the permitting specialist.
  • Maintains records of inspection activities; completes and/or compiles reports using various software for use in permitting, building inspections and plan review.
  • Researches problems and complaints regarding building construction and code compliance; makes recommendations as appropriate.
  • Assists in resolving citizen complaints, either personally, via telephone, or in writing.
  • Assists in resolving building related Code Enforcement complaints, either personally, via telephone, or in writing.  Works alongside Code Enforcement officers until resolution.
  • Interprets, clarifies with supervisor then explains applicable codes to architects, engineers, contractors, developers, or other interested parties.
  • Coordinates efforts with City departments and assists department staff as needed.
  • The ability to review and interpret architectural, structural and site plans for code compliance as they relate field inspections.
  • Performs utility inspections for new and existing services in residential applications.
  • Reads code updates and ordinance changes to keep current on code and ordinance changes; implements changes into day-to-day inspection duties.
  • Completes forms in regards to field inspection results in a concise and legible manner for easy understanding and implementation.
  • Assists in inspecting structures damage by both natural and accidental causes where there are life safety concerns.
  • Reports to Chief Building Official
  • Studies for and obtains certification through International Code Council (ICC) as a Residential Building Inspector or higher level and trade specific certifications (6 months)

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - Building Inspector I

Education and/or Experience:

  • A high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Possess or obtain within 6 months of hire, certification through the International Code Council (ICC) as a Residential Building Inspector at the time of hire.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in general construction and related field or a combination of education and experience. Education (technical or bachelor’s including fields of Construction management, Civil engineering, building or construction science) may be substituted for 1 year of requirement
  • The ability to obtain additional certifications through the ICC in the fields of electrical, plumbing, gas and mechanical trades within 12 months of employment.
  • Possess or obtain GSWCC level 1A (blue card) within 6 months of hire

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS- Building Inspector I

  • Multiple certifications through the International Code Council (ICC) in the fields of building, electrical, mechanical, gas and plumbing (combination residential inspector).
  • 5 years of specialized construction experience. Education may be substituted for experience on a year-to-year basis.
  • Certification through the ICC as a residential plans’ examiner.
  • Possess or obtain GSWCC level 1A (blue card) within 6 months of hire.

Building Inspector II

  • Enforces building and related codes and City ordinances, including zoning related matters; issues correction notices and citations as necessary.
  • Performs on-site residential inspections of foundations, framing and electrical, plumbing, mechanical systems and site plan components, such as house location, drainage and other buildings and accessory structures on the lot; schedules and coordinates inspections through the permitting specialist.
  • Maintains records of inspection activities; completes and/or compiles reports using various software for use in permitting, building inspections and plan review.
  • Researches problems and complaints regarding building construction and code compliance; makes recommendations as appropriate.
  • Resolves citizen complaints, either personally, via telephone, or in writing.
  • Resolves building related Code Enforcement complaints, either personally, via telephone, or in writing.  Works alongside Code Enforcement officers until resolution.
  • Interprets and explains applicable codes to architects, engineers, contractors, developers, or other interested parties.
  • Coordinates efforts with City departments and assists department staff as needed.
  • The ability to review and interpret architectural, structural and site plans for code compliance as they relate field inspections.
  • Performs utility inspections for new and existing services in residential applications.
  • Reads code updates and ordinance changes to keep current on code and ordinance changes; implements changes into day-to-day inspection duties.
  • Provides expertise to Planning & Zoning Manager for projects before the Board of Appeals & Adjustments, Historic Preservation Commission or Planning Commission
  • Assists Planning & Zoning with Comprehensive Plan Update
  • Completes forms in regards to field inspection results in a concise and legible manner for easy understanding and implementation
  • Inspect structures damaged by both natural and accidental causes where there are life safety concerns.
  • Reports to Chief Building Official

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS- Building Inspector II

  • A high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Must possess certification through the International Code Council (ICC) as a Residential Building Inspector at the time of hire.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in general construction and related field or a combination of education and experience.
  • The ability to obtain additional certifications through the ICC in the fields of electrical, plumbing, gas and mechanical trades within 12 months of employment.
  • Possess or obtain GSWCC level 1A (blue card) within 6 months of hire.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS- Building Inspector II

  • Multiple certifications through the International Code Council (ICC) in the fields of building, electrical, mechanical, gas and plumbing (combination residential inspector).
  • 10 years of specialized construction experience, preferably in a supervisory capacity. Education may be substituted for experience on a year to year basis.
  • Certification through the ICC as a residential plans’ examiner.
  • Possess or obtain GSWCC level 1A (blue card) within 6 months of hire.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Valid class A (CDL) Georgia driver’s license and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record for past 3 years.

Must be insurable by City of Covington motor vehicle insurance carrier.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Motorized vehicles and equipment, including dump truck, pickup truck, utility truck, street sweeper, tamper, saws, pumps, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, mobile radio, ditch witch

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.  The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic, or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Listing ends on:

10/19/2021