BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Job Opportunity #1103
To be posted May 4, 2012 until the position has been filled
Position: Multi-Certified Inspector
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Building Department, 470 Center St., Chardon
Definition: Under general direction conducts on-site inspections of building construction in commercial, industrial and residential buildings to ensure compliance with building codes; Issues permits and writes plan examinations; Performs related duties as required.
Qualifications: Associates degree or an equivalent technical diploma/certification building technology or a related field with three years of related inspection experience; or any combination of education and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities of the job. Position requires Ohio Board of Building Standards certification as a Class III Building Inspector, (ESI) Electrical Safety Inspector per Section 103.33.55 of the Ohio Building Code and (RBO) Residential Building Official per Section 22.214.171.124.1 of the Residential Code of Ohio.
Performs on-site inspections of all types of buildings (residential, industrial, commercial) to ensure compliance with the building codes; inspects electrical and heating work, footings, foundation, frames and drain tiles, etc.; Enforces standards of workmanship to comply with building codes to ensure public safety.
Interacts with contractors and property owners regarding inspections; answers questions and provides information and technical assistance; Recommends methods for achieving code compliance; issues building and final occupancy permits; Writes plan examinations; Re-inspects violations and conducts final inspections; Appears in court as needed regarding violations.
Reviews and approves plans, engineering reports and other documentation; Enters plan information into computer database; Writes plan examinations; Attends educational meetings; Answers phones for department.
Knowledge of methods of construction including electrical, heating, and structure; Building codes and related laws and legal procedures; and Defects in structural systems and effective corrective measures.
Skill in the use of basic computer software programs.
Ability to read blueprints and compare with construction in progress; Make judgment decisions and interpret codes; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with owners, contractors, co-workers and the public; Explain regulations in a clear, concise manner; And prepare and maintain accurate reports and records.
Must pass (test negative) pre-employment drug test.
May work flexible schedule.
Must possess valid Ohio driver’s license, or equivalent, with acceptable driving record.
Requires vision (which may be corrected) to read small print.
Is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.
Requires the ability to work under conditions where exposure to environmental factors poses a moderate risk of moderate injury or illness.
Submit an Application for Employment and resume to the Geauga County Commissioners, Attn: Human Resources #1103, 470 Center Street, Building #4, Chardon, Ohio 44024. Please refer to details and application at www.co.geauga.oh.us.