Building Inspection Supervisor

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Overall Job Objective
Supervises the day to day work activities of a group of building inspectors. Codes enforced include but are not limited to currently adopted building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, electrical and property maintenance codes. Consistently provides technical assistance and information on construction codes and standards in person and through electronic media to the public, city staff and advisory boards.  Manages projects and processes as assigned by the chief building official. This position functions as a member of a team with an emphasis on problem-solving, effective communication, high integrity, exceptional customer service and accountability.

Duties & Responsibilities
Supervises a team of building inspectors in the inspection of commercial, industrial, multiple-residential and single-family dwelling structures based on the requirements of the currently adopted city codes and standards.

Provides technical assistance, training and expertise to inspection staff to aid them in their work with the public and other staff members. May conduct instructional classes on City-adopted construction codes.

Through training, evaluations, ride-along inspections and audits assures that inspection staff are working in an effective and efficient manner.

Maintains effective and diplomatic relations with property owners, contractors and design professionals by providing information and responses to questions and complaints as necessary.

Works with Information Resources staff to maintain and enhance the computer systems that support the field inspection process.

Maintains knowledge of city plans, policies, codes, requirements, community objectives and issues, maintains personal and professional standards of continuous improvement.

Responds to fire, flood and other emergencies to evaluate the integrity of buildings and systems to ensure public health and life safety.

May act on behalf of the chief building official in his/her absence.

Maintains professional certifications through personal development goals, education and training programs as required.

Reviews and approves construction drawings and specifications for compliance with the building codes, and amendments to the Boulder Revised Code.

Reviews and maintains logs and records of inspections and plan reviews performed.

Testifies in court cases involving violations of City-adopted construction codes.

Recommends appropriate revisions to City-adopted construction codes and assists chief building official in drafting ordinances and code amendments.

Responsible for knowing and complying with all City and department policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies.

Bachelor’s degree in construction technology or related field or equivalent education, knowledge, skills and abilities; and
ICC Commercial Combination Inspector Certification; and
A minimum of five years of journey level or supervisory construction experience in structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical or construction design; and
A minimum of five years of building inspection work in structural, mechanical, plumbing or electrical; and
Must have a thorough knowledge of currently adopted building codes; the ability to deal tactfully with the public in difficult situations; ability to work independently with minimal supervision and effective verbal and written communication skills; and
Must have excellent teamwork and customer service skills; and  ? A valid driver’s license; and
Have and maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record; and
Acceptable background information including criminal conviction record and credit history.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications:
Supervision of employees in construction or building inspection work and an ICC Building Official Certification.
Supplemental Information

WORKING CONDITIONS – Required Physical and Mental Effort, and Environmental Conditions:
Physical Demands: Physical Demands: Requires occasional lifting, carrying, walking, standing and kneeling; frequent hand/eye coordination to operate personal computer and office equipment; vision for reading, recording and interpreting information; ability to communicate with employees and the public. Ability to perform a range of manual tasks in a construction environment such as climbing stairs or ladders, visually observing work performed, and wearing of appropriate safety equipment such as boots, hard hats, and safety glasses. Regularly driving and visiting construction sites to perform building inspections.
Work Environment: Works in both a clean, comfortable office environment and in an outdoor construction site environment in variable weather conditions. Occasional exposure to noise, adverse weather conditions, and machinery/equipment hazards.
Machines and equipment used include, but are not limited to the following: City vehicles, small manual tools, measuring devices, electrical testers, personal computers, telephones, calculators and copy/fax machines.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Note: The above description is illustrative only. It is not meant to be all-inclusive.
City of Boulder
3065 Center Green Drive

Boulder, Colorado, 80301

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