Building Inspector I or II

Website Arapahoe County

ARAPAHOE COUNTY
Department of Human Resources
5334 S. Prince Street
Littleton, CO 80120

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/arapahoe/default.cfm

Invites Applications for the Position of:

BUILDING INSPECTOR I OR II

An Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY
$22.10 – $37.12 Hourly
DEADLINE

06/28/19

DESCRIPTION

 

Arapahoe County’s Public Works and Development (PWD) Department is an American Public Works Association Accredited Agency, the first County in Colorado to obtain this status. Within PWD, we are seeking a Building Inspector to join our team in the Building Division. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with commitment to excellence and a desire to serve Arapahoe County through this technical position. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, meaningful work, and a flexible and supportive work environment.
Some of the benefits of working for PWD include:

15 days (120 hours) of paid vacation per year
12 paid holidays and 1 additional floating holiday per year
12 days (96 hours) of paid sick leave per year
Flexible work schedules available
Training and development opportunities to help you grow in your professional career
Comprehensive health insurance and retirement plan – see benefits tab for more detail
The Building Inspector performs technical and specialized structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing inspection of new buildings and remodels/repairs to existing structures to ensure compliance with established standards and ordinances, codes, rules, and regulations.

This posting is for two Building Inspector positions with one requiring specialization as a Building / Electrical Inspector and the other specialized as a Building / Structural Inspector. These positions are being posted as both a Building Inspector I and Building Inspector II. Candidates will be considered for the highest level for which they qualify.

The mission of the Building Division of Public Works and Development, Arapahoe County Government is to provide quality customer service in a timely and courteous manner, to enforce adopted codes in a professional and unbiased manner and to earn the respect of the citizens we serve.

The Arapahoe County Government, Building Inspector I inspects applicable IBC-IRC building construction and design, electrical, plumbing / mechanical / fuel gas, energy, and/or accessibility components of construction of new buildings and remodels/repairs to existing structures to assure compliance with codes, resolutions, and regulations enforced by Arapahoe County.

The Building Inspector II inspects three or more of the following specific construction elements of new buildings and remodels/repairs to existing structures to assure compliance with codes, resolutions, and regulations enforced by Arapahoe County:   IBC-IRC building construction and design; electrical; plumbing / mechanical / fuel gas; energy; accessibility; or certified plan review abilities specific to any one above referenced element.

**The anticipated hiring range for a Building Inspector I is $22.10 to $33.15 hourly depending on education and experience.**

**The anticipated hiring range for a Building Inspector II is $24.75 to $ 37.12 hourly depending on education and experience.**DUTIES

The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non essential or marginal duties that may be required.  The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.
Building Inspector I:
Performs inspections of buildings to confirm that the construction is in accordance with the submitted plans, codes, and regulations enforced by the County; reviews submitted plans for code compliance, reads / interprets blueprints and inspects construction activities to assure it is built in a safe manner and in accordance with the adopted codes, the plans and specifications.

Provides advanced advice to construction industry professionals concerning building modifications / corrections, and prepares notices of correction once in progress and notifies builders and owners of corrections.

Reviews quality of materials and methods of construction; posts “Stop Work” orders at construction sites where permits are absent or work is not up to code; maintains records of inspections and the results, and posts Dangerous Building notices.

Answers inquiries and technical questions posed by contractors, engineers, architect, and property owners; investigates complaints and citizen requests on construction; answers questions concerning code interpretation or inspection techniques; assists in the issuance, inspections, case tracking and final resolution of Building Violations and Stop Work notices.

Assists in the training of new inspectors and provides ongoing education to outside professionals within the construction industry.

Assist Front Office staff or Plan Review staff as needed due to workload or available staffing.

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Building Inspector II:
Performs inspections of buildings to confirm that the construction is in accordance with the submitted plans, codes, and regulations enforced by the County; reviews submitted plans for code compliance, reads / interprets blueprints and inspects construction activities to assure it is built in a safe manner and in accordance with the adopted codes, the plans and specifications.

Provides advanced advice to construction industry professionals concerning building modifications / corrections, and prepares notices of correction once in progress and notifies builders and owners of corrections.

Reviews quality of materials and methods of construction; posts “Stop Work” orders at construction sites where permits are absent or work is not up to code; maintains records of inspections and the results, and posts Dangerous Building notices.

Answers inquiries and technical questions posed by contractors, engineers, architect, and property owners; investigates complaints and citizen requests on construction; answers questions concerning code interpretation or inspection techniques; assists in the issuance, inspections, case tracking and final resolution of Building Violations and Stop Work notices.

Assists in the training of new inspectors and provides ongoing education to outside professionals within the construction industry.

Assist Front Office staff or Plan Review staff as needed due to workload or available staffing.

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:
Knowledge of construction practices, procedures, and materials; knowledge of codes, laws, regulations, and resolutions related to construction.

Knowledge of proper inspection methods; knowledge of legal practices involved in enforcement of construction codes, laws, regulations, and resolutions. Knowledge of safety rules, regulations, and practices.

Ability to effectively read blue prints, and interpret plans and specifications; ability to prepare detailed inspection reports and maintain accurate records.

Ability to understand and interpret written and verbal instructions; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, developers, owners, supervisors, other employees, and the general public; ability to calmly and effectively work through and resolve issues pertaining to angry or upset clientele.

Moderate computer and software related skills, and ability to learn / use new systems related to permitting, word documents, along with email and communications systems.

Time management skills and efficient use and development of procedures. Responsible for the safe operation of a County vehicle.

Considerable knowledge of math, spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary.
BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES (required for all position at ACG):

Service First

Excellent Quality

Responsive Government

Visionary Thinking

Innovation

Caring Leadership

Effective Communication

Fiscal Responsibility

Integrity

Respect for Others

Safety Teamwork

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Building Inspector I:

High school diploma or GED is required
5+ years of experience as a skilled craft worker is required
Previous inspections experience is preferred
Supervisory or project management experience within the construction industry is preferred
A combination of licenses/certifications, education, and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job may be considered
Building Inspector II:

High school diploma or GED is required
8+ years of experience as a skilled craft worker is required
Previous inspections experience is preferred
Supervisory or project management experience within the construction industry is preferred
A combination of licenses/certifications, education, and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job may be considered

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Building / Structural Inspector I/II Requirements:

Due to the nature of the Inspector’s background, the Structural Inspector position / applicant must be willing to respond to after-hours calls where structures within the County may have become compromised. This is done on a rotation within the structural group and is typically at the request of the local Fire Authority and/or Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office. This is mandatory as part of this position.

Building / Structural Inspector I:

Structural Inspection – Certifications that must be obtained within first year of employment:

Residential Building Inspector ICC B1
Commercial Building Inspector ICC B2
Building /Structural Inspector II:

Structural Inspection – Certifications that are required at the time of hire:

Residential Building Inspector ICC B1
Commercial Building Inspector ICC B2
One Additional Certification
Plumbing/Mechanical Inspection – Certifications that are preferred at the time of hire:

Plumbing License Journeyman and/or Master
Residential Plumbing ICC P1
Commercial Plumbing ICC P2
Residential Mechanical ICC M1
Commercial Mechanical ICC M2

Additional certifications issued by the ICC and/or considerable field-experience with the construction practices of dissimilar trade-disciplines is preferred.
Building / Electrical Inspector I/II Requirements:

An active Journeyman Wireman or Master Electrician License issued by the State of Colorado is required at the time of hire. Additional certifications issued by the ICC and/or considerable field-experience with the construction practices of dissimilar trade-disciplines is preferred.

 

PRE-EMPLOYMENT ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS (Building Inspector I/II):
These positions require successful completion of pre-employment background and motor vehicle checks.

Possession of a valid Colorado Class “R” driver’s license or the ability to obtain within two (2) weeks of appointment.

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

 

Building Inspector I/II:
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed out-of-doors on construction sites with short periods of time required daily in a standard office environment for job scheduling and records management. Routinely exposed to adverse weather conditions, construction site hazards such as electrical, chemical and fiber exposure, and hazards associated with continually driving from one inspection site to another.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.

No unusual physical demands are associated with this position.

Spends 25% of the time sitting and 75% of the time either standing or walking.

Occasionally lifts, carries, pulls or pushes up to 40 lbs.

Uses cart, dolly, or other equipment to carry in excess of 50 lbs.

Approx 30%-50% of time climbs, stoops, kneels, balances, reaches, crawls and crouches while performing work duties.

Verbal and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication through automated devices, such as telephones, radios, and similar; and in public meetings and personal interactions.

Constant use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of automated office machinery or equipment.

Visual capacity enabling constant use of computer or other work related equipment.

 

Definitions:
Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.
Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/arapahoe/default.cfm

COMPUTER ACCESS IS AVAILABLE AT:
5334 S. Prince Street,
Littleton, CO 80120
EXAM #03676
BUILDING INSPECTOR I OR II
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To apply for this job email your details to AQuigley@arapahoegov.com