Responsible for the plan reviews, issuance of permits, inspections and enforcement under one or more of the following Electrical, Building, Mechanical and/or Plumbing Codes. Also responsible to provide consultation with contractors and designers to assist them in understanding the State Building Codes. The position is also responsible for enforcement activities that pertain to Town Codes and local zoning ordinances.
?A Code Inspector I holds one North Carolina Level III standard certificate from the Electrical, Building, Mechanical, or Plumbing trades. A Code Inspector II holds at least two Level III certificates. (For Code Inspector II, preference will be given to higher level Building and Electrical certifications.) A Code Inspector III holds Level III certificates in all four trades.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a valid North Carolina driver's license. Graduation from high school and experience in the building construction industry and enforcement of code standards; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Code Inspector I- $40,949 – $51,288 annually (Grade 18)
Code Inspector II - $42,995 – $53,852 annually (Grade 19)
Code Inspector III- $47,404 – $59,372 annually (Grade 21)
CODE INSPECTOR I, II, & III
Performs skilled inspections work to ensure compliance of Town buildings and property with proper building and zoning ordinances.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class is responsible for the issuance of permits; the inspection in one or more of the following areas: electrical, building, mechanical, and plumbing. Work involves interpretation, application, and enforcement of rules and regulations relating to the construction of new buildings and the repair of existing buildings. The employee works daily with contractors in enforcing the State Building code, inspecting buildings and facilities, and reviewing plans and specification for new construction. Tact, courtesy, and firmness must be exercised in dealing with contractors, property owners, and the general public. Work subjects the employees to inside and outside environmental conditions; extremes in temperature; hazards associated with construction work; and may require one to work in close quarters, crawl spaces, and similar enclosed spaces. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Zoning Administrator and is evaluated based on periodic conferences, review of inspection reports, and through contractor and public reactions.
Essential Duties and Illustrative Examples of Work
Inspects buildings in the process of construction, alteration, or repair for compliance with State Code requirements in one or more trades areas; inspects for plan compliance and construction and safety practices; assures quality of design, materials, and work quality.
Reviews site plan, blue prints, and specifications and receives applications for permits.
Advises contractors in interpreting and applying code regulations.
Attends desk to receive and answer inquiries concerning inspections and permit procedures; receives and pursues complaints alleging code violations.
Issues building permits and certificates of occupancy.
Maintains records of inspections and prepares necessary reports for the Fire Marshal.
Notifies responsible parties of defects and reinspects to determine if corrective actions have been taken; issues stop work orders.
Assists Fire Marshal in inspections of building and facilities for conformance with state and local zoning ordinances and in investigations of fires for which origin is not otherwise easily determined.
May enforce other Town ordinances.
May perform minimum housing inspections.
Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of State building codes and local laws, and the Town's minimum housing code.
Considerable knowledge of construction and system installation procedures in electricity, plumbing, heating, and/or air conditioning.
Considerable knowledge of the approved methods and practices involved in the installation, construction, repair and maintenance of buildings.
Skill in the interpretation of codes and ordinances and their application to specific situations.
Skill in reading and interpreting plans and specifications.
Able to detect and locate defective work in construction or repair of buildings.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, property owners, and the public.
Ability to enforce regulations tactfully and firmly.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, walking, pushing pulling, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.
Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently; and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Must possess the visual acuity to do extensive reading, use measurement devices, and perform building inspection tasks.
Desirable Education and Experience
Graduation from high school and some experience in the building construction industry and enforcement of code standards; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
State certification as a Building Inspector and in the appropriate trades areas at Level II.
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status
Minimum Qualifications for Promotion
The purpose of this section is to provide employees a guide for future advancement within the structure of the Code Inspector Rank Structure. This plan allows for employee advancement through skill development, educational attainment, job proficiency, and acceptable performance.
Code Inspector I
State certification as a Building Inspector in the appropriate trades areas at Level III (Building, Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical)
Code Inspector II
State certification as a Building Inspector and in at least two of the appropriate trade areas at Level III (Building, Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical).
Code Inspector III
State certification as a Building Inspector and in at least four of the appropriate trade areas at Level III (Building, Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical).