Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
This announcement will be used to fill a full-time permanent
Combination Inspector positions in the Office of Inspections and
Permits. This is a Safety Sensitive and employees in this position
are subject to Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) and Alcohol
This is skilled inspection work in securing and maintaining
compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical
codes and regulations governing residential construction.
NATURE AND VARIETY OF WORK
Work involves responsibility for inspecting plans, blueprints,
and diagrams of residential building construction, and for
inspecting the construction at the work site for compliance with
legally established requirements. Work requires the exercise of
independent judgment in the interpretation of codes and
regulations. Work is performed under general supervision and is
reviewed by a superior for conformance with departmental and county
policies, codes, and regulations.
Examples of Duties and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (Note:
The duties and responsibilities enumerated in this class
specification are for the purpose of determining a common set of
minimum qualifications and salary level for all position in this
class. They are not intended to include all of the essential
functions of all positions in the class.)
Conducts final inspections and review plans and specifications
for construction of residential structures; check for possession of
permits; checks for conformity with building, plumbing, mechanical,
and electrical codes and approved plans and specifications.
Uses the call-in system to record and report all pertinent data
on each project assigned; keeps other inspection records as
Receives calls from citizens, contractors and developers;
answers questions, provides status, and resolves routine problems
related to construction projects. Coordinates with specialized
inspectors and/or supervisors on the resolution of more complex or
difficult technical problems.
Issues violation notices and stop work orders; testifies in
court and before licensing boards regarding non-compliance
Attends training and continuing education events as
Performs specialized inspections in area of expertise.
Investigates complaints relative to building, plumbing,
mechanical, and electrical code requirements.
Confers with and advises contractors, owners, architects,
attorneys, and the general public relative to interpretation and
application of the building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical
codes, zoning ordinance, and other applicable laws, ordinances, and
Performs other related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques
involved in building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical
construction, repair, and alteration.
Considerable knowledge of possible defects and flaws in building
construction and of effective corrective measures.
Considerable knowledge of regulations and laws relating to
building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical construction and
Ability to detect and locate defective workmanship and materials
and to ascertain the stage of construction when defects are most
easily found and remedied.
Ability to understand and work from plans, drawings, and
Ability to enforce regulations with firmness, tact, and
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with other employees, craftsmen, building owners,
contractors, and the public.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school; two (2) or
more years of experience in the field of construction, including
one (1) or more year of experience in inspection and code
enforcement; International Code Council certification as a
residential combination inspector; and a valid non-commercial Class
C motor vehicle operator's license.
NOTE: Candidates who do not possess a current ICC Residential
Combinations Inspector certification, but have at least two ICC
Residential Certifications (E1 Residential Electrical Inspector, P1
Residential Plumbing Inspector, M1 Residential Mechanical
Inspector, B1 Residential Building Inspector) may apply. Applicant
must obtain the R5 Residential Combination Inspector Certificate
within six months of hire.
NOTE: Occasional overtime and weekend work is required with this