Full-Time Building Inspector III
Wasatch County Building Department seeks full-time Building Inspector III. (Grade 22 – $21.63-$32.69). Position may under-fill based on recruitment for the position. Responsible to perform building inspections on residential and commercial buildings to determine compliance with adopted State and County construction codes. Applications and complete job description are available from the Wasatch County Personnel Office, 55 S 500 E Heber City, and UT 84032 or online at www.co.wasatch.ut.us. Completed applications with Resume must be submitted to the Wasatch County Personnel Office by 5:00 PM Friday, September 19, 2014. Wasatch County is an EOE.
WASATCH COUNTY JOB DESCRIPTION
TITLE: Building Inspector I / II / III
GRADE NUMBER: Grade 22 ($21.63-$32.69)
EFFECTIVE DATE: September, 2001 REVISED (9-2014)
DEPARTMENT: Building Department
Under general direction, performs building inspections and checks plans to determine compliance with adopted State and County construction codes.
STEP AND GRADE CHARACTERISTICS
Building Inspector I: This is the entry inspector classification level and requires the equivalent to a high school diploma and two (2) years work experience in the construction industry and/or performing building inspections and plan checking activities. Incumbents holding this classification are in training and working toward ICC/State certification.
Building Inspector II: This classification level is held by fully certified ICC/State Inspectors. Requires the equivalent to a high school diploma and four (4) years work experience in the construction industry and/or performing building inspections and plan checking activities
Building Inspector III: This is the lead inspector classification level responsible to perform highly advanced technical duties and to provide training and leadership to other inspectors. Requires the equivalent to a high school diploma and six (6) years work experience in the construction industry and/or performing building inspections and plan checking activities
Schedules and performs code-required building sections and writes finding reports.
Reviews plans and permit files before performing inspections.
Reviews plans, determines permit fees, checks for code compliance, and resolves deficiencies with the builder.
Approves plans, issues permits, and maintains files for permits and plans.
Checks for expiration of plans, permits, and bonds and makes cancellations when required.
Issues building clearance for certificates of occupancy.
Researches pertinent code provisions, ownership records, assessment data, and building permit files.
Identifies and documents building violations and issues notices to comply.
Refers zoning, fire code, and other violations to appropriate office and clears records or refers case for legal action as appropriate.
Answers technical questions on code and accepted construction practices and responds verbally or in a written response when required.
Arranges to meet builders on job sites.
Maintains daily log of activities.
Reviews permits for lapse of inspection or expiration and notifies permit holders.
Forwards complete and closed out permit files for storage.
Updates library with current code books, research reports, and training materials and reviews publications for new products, recommendations, and other information.
Additional Essential Functions Inspector III:
Leads and coordinates inspection activities for large projects.
Trains other inspectors in work process and recent changes in field applications.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work activities. Knowledge of adopted construction codes. Ability to accurately apply codes while inspecting buildings under construction or performing plan reviews. Ability to enforce codes with tact and impartiality. Ability to research and update computer records. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to maintain files, records, and reports. Skill in document composition. Ability to coordinate multiple tasks efficiently.
Regularly walk, stand, or stoop. Occasionally lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects weighing up to 100 pounds. Frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Frequently ascend and descend ladders, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like. Use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity. Walk, stand, crouch, or run on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. Regularly drives a motor vehicle. Work for sustained periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to detail. Communicate via radios or cell phones.
Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Work is performed in environmentally controlled and partially environmentally controlled rooms. Work is performed in a very noisy place. Work exposes incumbent to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Work exposes incumbent to possible bodily injury from moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools, or machinery. Work is performed for sustained periods outdoors and occasionally in hot, cold, or inclement weather. Work exposes incumbent to unknown and dangerous conditions while performing field work.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
-ICC commercial and residential 4-way certification or the ability to obtain it within six months
-6+ years general construction or building inspection experience or combination of post high school education and related experience
-Utah State Driver’s License
-Computer literacy in Microsoft Office software
-In the event of a declared emergency and as directed by the Chief Building Official or authorized Emergency command personnel, inspection services or other work as assigned
-Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or related field from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience
-Strong communication skills
-Experience in custom software applications, ability to use the computer and type into a system.
LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION
Inspector I: Incumbent must possess a valid State of Utah Driver’s License.
Inspector II: Incumbent must possess a valid State of Utah Driver’s License. Incumbent must possess
valid I.C.C. Certification for residential building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspectors.
Inspector III: Incumbent must possess a valid State of Utah Driver’s License. Incumbent must possess
valid ICC Certificates for both residential and commercial building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical
**This description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.