Salt Lake City

  • SENIOR BUILDING INSPECTOR

    Requisition ID
    2018-3512
    Department
    COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOODS
    Minimum Salary
    USD $26.66/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $36.40/Hr.
    Post End Date
    4/21/2018
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Under the general guidance of a Building Services Manager, inspects the construction and occupancy of new or existing structures for compliance with one or more of the City's building, housing or zoning codes. Duties include approving completed work, obtaining code compliance of violations, writing reports and advising builders and property owners on code and permit requirements.

     

    Employees work independently in the field and are responsible for decisions requiring a high level of problem solving and expert level knowledge of applicable building, housing and zoning codes.  The Senior Building Inspector will serve as the supervisor and be responsible for the training of inspectors and coordination of all work performed by Building Inspectors and office support staff.

    Responsibilities

    • Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of building inspectors.  Consults with and gives technical assistance to inspectors on complex problems. Provides one-on-one and group training or ensures instruction is provided to team members on recent code developments or changes in inspection work. 
    • Investigates and performs the review on complaint inspections and more difficult problem inspections on new or existing residential, industrial or commercial structures within the city to ensure compliance with all applicable codes: building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, zoning, site development and flood plan regulations.  Oversees the inspection or inspects for all applicable building, mechanical, electrical and related codes.  Accurately records the results of all inspections.
    • Investigates inquiries regarding code interpretation and technical problems.  Interprets the building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical or zoning codes for contractors, inspectors and the general public.  Ensures uniform application of building code enforcement through regular operational audits, on-site reviews, etc.
    • Examines blueprints and specifications and provides plan review to verify code compliance and to determine the capability of material or equipment used to meet the required code. Inspects damaged fire and sprinkler systems at the request of fire, power systems at the request of health or power companies to determine the advisability of reconnecting the system or allowing occupancy of the building.
    • Requires corrections to be made when deficiencies are discovered.  Issues "Stop Work" orders or citations for noncompliance with appropriate codes. Investigates complaints, makes reports of field inspections, and may consult with the City Attorney's office.  Acts as a witness in prosecution of code violators when expertise is needed.
    • Meets with various community groups to solve existing zoning or housing problems, and develops programs to improve the overall quality of the neighborhood, district and communities.
    • Consults with architects, engineers, contractors and developers regarding building standards.  Makes recommendations for code changes and amendments to the Building Services Manager.  May be asked to serve on boards as needed.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Completion of high school or equivalent, plus six (6) years of building construction experience. Post-high school education in a construction related field (construction management, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, etc.) may be substituted for up to four years of the experiential requirement.
    • Certification as a Combination Inspector from the International Code Council OR master level specialization (such as licensed building or mechanical contractor, or master plumber or electrician) proving expertise in building, mechanical, electrical or plumbing. Must be able to obtain and maintain a license from the State of Utah as a Limited or Combination Inspector.
    • Ability to coach and counsel a staff of technical experts in areas critical to their success and the success of the organization.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with business owners or their staffs, citizens and community groups of various social and economic backgrounds.  Ability to negotiate understanding and compliance with various codes, and at times, under stressful circumstances.
    • Ability to perform mathematical calculations such as volumes, areas and percentages.
    • Must possess adequate physical mobility to climb stairs and ladders and negotiate construction site terrain.
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Both a master level certification in building, mechanical, electrical or plumbing AND a combination inspector certification.

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