Salt Lake City

  • BUILDING INSPECTOR

    Requisition ID
    2018-3604
    Department
    COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOODS
    Minimum Salary
    USD $18.75/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $33.39/Hr.
    Post End Date
    6/30/2018
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    This position may be filled as a Building Inspector I, II or III depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. The pay range for each level is as follows:

     

    Building Inspector I: $18.75 - $27.94

    Building Inspector II: $23.52 - $28.84

    Building Inspector III: $27.22 - $33.39

     

    Incumbent inspects the construction and occupancy of new or existing residential, industrial and commercial structures for compliance with one or more of the City's building, housing or zoning codes. Employees work independently in the field and are responsible for decisions requiring a high level of problem solving and are required to perform multiple inspections on a single site.  At the highest level, may serve as a project or site supervisor when responsible for the work of lower level inspectors, including inspectors-in-training.

    Responsibilities

    • Inspects residential, industrial and commercial sites within the City to assure compliance with housing ordinances. Investigates complaints concerning housing and zoning violations, notifies affected parties of needed changes for code compliance.  Develops written evidence in cases where legal action may occur.  Files "Notice and Order" complaints against violator when needed.
    • Interprets the building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical or zoning codes for contractors and the general public. Recommends alterations for compliance with the respective code. Schedules and records routes and re-inspections.
    • Examines blueprints and specifications to determine the ability of material or equipment used to meet the required code. Inspects damaged building systems (i.e. electrical, gas, water, alarm, etc.) at the request of fire, health or power companies to determine the advisability of reconnecting systems 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 and act as a witness in prosecution of code violators.
    • Meets with various community groups to solve existing zoning or housing problem: and develops programs to improve the overall quality of the neighborhood, districts and communities.
    • Inspects buildings for change of use or occupancy. Inspects roofs, crawl spaces, attics, walls, audible fire alarms, back flow devices, foundations, concrete, steel, masonry, wood construction, framing, plastering, heating and electrical systems, soil bearing values, and other complex and routine building system elements.
    • Consults with architects, engineers, contractors and developers regarding building standards.
    • Provides training for building inspectors, plans examiners, citizens, and contractors.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • BLDG INSPECTOR I – Completion of high school or equivalent plus two (2) years of building construction experience. One year post-high-school education in a construction related field (construction management, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, etc.) may be substituted for one (1) year of the experiential requirement.  Two (2) years experience as a zoning compliance assistant or eighteen (18) months as a building inspector trainee may be substituted for the building construction requirement. Within six (6) months of hire date, incumbents must possess four (4) each ICC Commercial or Residential Building, Mechanical, Electrical, or Plumbing Inspector certifications and hold and maintain a license from the State of Utah as an Limited Inspector.
    • BLDG INSPECTOR II – Completion of high school or equivalent plus three (3) years of building construction experience, one year of which must have been performing building inspection work.  Two years of post-high-school education in a construction related field (construction management, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, etc.) may be substituted for two (2) years of the experiential requirement.  Incumbents must possess a minimum of six (6) ICC Commercial or Residential Building, Mechanical, Electrical, or Plumbing Inspector  certifications. Hold and maintain Limited Building Inspector License issued by the State of Utah.
    • BLDG INSPECTOR III - Completion of high school or equivalent plus four (4) years of building construction experience; two years of which must have been in building inspection work. Two years post-high-school education in a construction related field (construction management, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, etc.) may be substituted for two (2) years of the experiential requirement.  Incumbents must possess both Residential and Commercial building certifications for Building, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Inspector. Must be certified as a Combination Inspector by ICC and hold and maintain Combination Inspector License issued by the State of Utah.
    • Knowledge of city building and zoning codes, to include applicable Building, Plumbing, Mechanical Codes, National Electrical Code and zoning ordinances.
    • 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.
    • Adequate physical mobility to climb stairs and ladders and negotiate construction site terrain.
    • Possession of a valid state driver’s license or Utah driving privilege card.

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