Building Codes Inspector III

Location: 
Gallatin

Building Codes Inspector III
The purpose of this position is to perform intermediate technical work in the inspection of residential, commercial, industrial, and public facilities for compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, gas piping and electrical codes, and other ordinances. May be assigned specific inspection areas, and other duties per position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

1. Performs field inspections of residential, commercial, industrial, and public facilities for compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, gas piping and electrical codes, and other ordinances.
2. Conducts building and related inspections.
3. Prepares and maintaining inspection records and files.
4. Receives and investigates complaints regarding non-compliant construction and inspects existing buildings for hazardous conditions or systems failure.
5. Receives and resolves complaints regarding defective construction and handles enforcement issues.
6. Researches manufacturing specs for compliance with standards. Communicates findings.
7. Inspects existing building for hazardous conditions, structural failure.
8. Reports hazardous or life threatening conditions to the Building Official and assists with the complaint as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Codes Inspector III
• High School Diploma/Equivalent. Must have 5 years recent construction related experience.
• Valid driver's license.
• IAE/or equivalent Electrical Certifications required.
• Must have six (6) or more I.C.C. certifications as identified by and beneficial to the City
• Must meet TN requirements for plumbing, mechanical, and/or building.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Based on certifications, knowledge of electrical installations, materials and methods and stages of construction when possible violations and defects may be most easily observed and corrected.
• Based on certifications, knowledge of building construction materials and methods and stages of construction when possible violations and defects may be most easily observed and corrected.
• Based on certifications, knowledge of Plumbing & Mechanical materials and methods and stages of construction when possible violations and defects may be most easily observed and corrected.
• Ability to detect poor workmanship, inferior materials, and hazards of fire and collapse in Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical systems.
• General knowledge of State and City building and related codes, laws and ordinances.
• Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications and blueprints accurately and to compare them with construction in process.
• Ability to contact building owners, contractors and the public and effect satisfactory working relationships.
• Firmness and tact in enforcing ordinances and codes.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, and feeling; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is often in an office setting. However, the employee is subject to outside environmental conditions including, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, dust/dirt, grease/oils, paint fumes, moving parts of machinery and extreme weather conditions both hot and cold.

To apply, go to www.gattatintn.gov or https://cogselfserve.gallatin-tn.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default....

Position open until filled.

The City of Gallatin is a drug-free equal opportunity employer, with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or political affiliation.