|Classification Title||Plumbing Inspector|
|Classification Group||B2400 – Inspection|
|General Overview||Under general supervision; conducts field inspections on commercial and residential plumbing installation for enforcement of state and county codes and ordinances; checks building plans for plumbing system; answers inquiries and interprets plumbing codes. Performs other related duties as required.|
|Required Qualifications||Any combination of training and work experience which indicates possession of the skills, knowledge and abilities listed below.
Completion of a high school equivalent education. Current possession of an Ohio certification as a plumbing inspector issued by the State of Ohio, Department of Commerce.
|Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities||Thorough knowledge of construction techniques for plumbing material installation; inspection procedures; blueprint/schematic reading; local & state plumbing codes; department policies & procedures*; department goals & objectives. Advanced knowledge of public relations. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; understand technical manuals and verbal instructions associated with the trade; handle sensitive inquires from officials and the general public; calculate fractions, decimals and percentages; maintain accurate records; prepare meaningful, concise and accurate reports, develop good rapport with public, builders, contractors & officials; communicate effectively. Skills in plumbing; testing equipment, procedures, and methods (plumbing).
(*Indicates developed after employment).
|Job Duties||The duties listed below are intended to depict tasks performed by this classification.
Performs commercial and residential field inspections on rough and final plumbing installations for compliance with state and county codes and ordinances; approves installation or issues compliance order to have violations corrected.
Confers with architects, engineers, plumbing contractors, property owners and local officials regarding installation of sanitary plumbing compliance with local or state codes.
Responds to, investigates and prepares follow-up information on code violation complaints, (e.g., work without a permit, zoning violations, uncertified equipment, materials, or contractors, etc.).
Attend seminars, workshops, contractors’ meetings to upgrade, maintain skills and knowledge.
|Last Revision Date||12/02/2015|