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Building Inspector

High school diploma or equivalent.  Five (5) years of experience in the residential and commercial building and construction industry at the journeyman or contractor level or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Knowledge of applicable City codes and regulations as they relate to plumbing, electrical, mechanical and building construction, etc.  Methods, materials,and techniques in building construction, electrical, plumbing/fuel gas, heating, air conditioning/refrigeration, etc. Inspects the construction, alteration, or remodeling of buildings and structures for
compliance with Building and One & Two Family codes.  Performs minimum housing inspections to ensure that minimum standards for health and safety are met.

Posting Information
Department: 
Planning & Development - Development Services
Location: 
201-A West Gray
Shift: 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Salary: 
$52,645 - $74,959 annually (DOQ)
Date Posted: 
Fri, 12/22/2017 - 8:00am
Closing Date: 
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 3:00pm
Job Description
Duties: 
Inspects the construction, alteration, or remodeling of buildings and structures for compliance with Building and One & Two Family codes. Performs minimum housing inspections to ensure that minimum standards for health and safety are met. Inspects plumbing/gas installations and water and sewer connections. Inspects mechanical installations including alteration, repair, replacements, equipment appliances, fixtures, and fittings. Issues notices to persons involved where work is found to be defective. Makes recommendations to contractors regarding corrective measures associated with code violations found during inspection. Interprets and explains building construction, codes, and regulations to builders, contractors, homeowners, and other interested parties. Checks complaints regarding defective construction and installations; assists in prosecution of violators of regulations. Prepares and maintains necessary records and reports. Sends standard letters to builders, contractors, and general public explaining established procedures, codes, and ordinances. Completes daily inspection report recording job location, name of contractors, and types of inspections made. Operates and performs daily entries on a computer. Assists other inspectors and City staff with various issues and tasks as they arise. Performs other related work as requested.
Working Conditions: 
Frequent exposure of up to 80% of work time to dirt, dust, extremes of temperature, noxious fumes and odors, heights and other related construction site hazards.
Job Requirements
Education and Experience: 
High school diploma or equivalent. Five (5) years of experience in the residential and commercial building and construction industry at the journeyman or contractor level or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Knowledge: 
Applicable City codes and regulations as they relate to plumbing, electrical, mechanical and building construction, etc. Methods, materials, and techniques in building construction, electrical, plumbing/fuel gas, heating, air conditioning/refrigeration, etc. Strong working familiarity with the International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Mechanical Code, International Plumbing Code, International Fuel Gas Code and National Electric Code preferred. Familiar with basic construction site safety protocols, construction terminology and safe work practices.
Skills: 
Effective oral and written communications, including the interpersonal skills required to deliver such communications in a positive manner. Inspecting the work of others and identifying defects or errors. Exercising good technical judgment in the inspection situation. Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with the general public and co-workers. Dealing with the public firmly, tactfully and impartially in order to achieve desired goal. Reading and interpreting engineering and architectural plans and specifications. Interpreting and applying City codes and ordinances. Effective use of a computer including email, word, and other related inspection software; must be able to work effectively from a mobile field office environment.
License and/or Certification: 
Must obtain an Oklahoma State Provisional Inspector's License within thirty (30) days after employment; Oklahoma State residential building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical inspector license within 1 year after employment; and designated Oklahoma State unlimited inspector licenses within 18 months after employment. Must possess a valid state driver's license and satisfactory motor vehicle record.
Mental & Physical: 
Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail. Ability to schedule and coordinate a daily inspection route and efficiently plan a work day. Possess confidence, knowledge, and ability to proceed with necessary work or actions without close scrutiny, direction, and/or guidance. Stable and consistent performance under pressure, opposition, confrontation, heavy workload, criticism, high diversity, and rapid change of priority. Substantial amount of physical effort required to climb/descend ladders and for constant standing and walking often on ungraded terrain and steep changes in elevation.
Additional Information: 

Selected applicant must pass physical examination, drug screen, and
background investigation.