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Combination Inspector

Company: Anne Arundel County, MD
Location: Annapolis
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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 Testing.

This is skilled inspection work in securing and maintaining compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical codes and regulations governing residential construction.


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 required.

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 issues.

Attends training and continuing education events as required.

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 regulations.

Performs other related work as required.


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 zoning.

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 diagrams.

Ability to enforce regulations with firmness, tact, and impartiality.

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 writing.

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 position.

Keywords: Anne Arundel County, MD, Baltimore , Combination Inspector, Other , Annapolis, Maryland

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