Building Inspector

JOB TITLE:          Building Inspector            

PAY GRADE:       4

DEPARTMENT:     Code                            

FLSA STATUS:     Non-Exempt

 Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

GENERAL SUMMARY

To ensure that plans for, and actual construction of all new and remodeled structures meet specific building and construction safety codes.  Preparation of cases for abatement of dangerous properties.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

This position receives general supervision from the City Administrator.  This position does not supervise any other positions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Review building plans to see if they meet city codes and zoning requirements.
  • Inspect new and remodeled work in progress to ensure that building code requirements are being met according to adopted city code ordinances.
  • Provide advice and assistance to contractors, property owners and others on code and/or ordinance requirements.
  • Maintain current knowledge of technical specifications and other related procedures and rules.
  • Maintains knowledge of current industry standards involving the building industry.
  • Process complaints regarding unsafe structures.
  • Attend educational seminars approved by the City Administrator.
  • Patrol the city to determine areas that are in violation of local ordinances and follows up with ordinance violations with letters to property owners.
  • Answer, screen and refer calls from citizens reporting code violations.
  • Share information and works with law enforcement agencies as necessary.
  • Forward monthly reports to City Administrator.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High School diploma or General Education Degree; sufficient technical training to conduct inspections and at least five years experience in a building trade which included reading and interpreting blueprints (directly relevant trade school may be substituted for up to two years experience) or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

Valid Class C Texas drivers’ license; State of Texas Plumbing Inspector License; and International Code Council Residential Combination Inspector Certification.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

Ability to communicate in the English language both orally and in written form.  Ability to interpret and learn specific city building code requirements.  Ability to place and refer telephone calls.  Ability to follow oral and written instructions.  Ability to produce reports.  Ability to deal tactfully with the public.  Ability to lift 35 pounds.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and the general public.

The City of Springtown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Springtown will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.