The City of North Olmsted’s Building Department is seeking a Full-Time Building Inspector. The starting salary and job description are listed below. Qualified candidates may mail, email or fax their resume, salary history, references, and a completed City application located on the City’s website under Human Resources Dept., by 11/23/2015.
City of North Olmsted
Department of Human Resources
5200 Dover Center Road
North Olmsted, Ohio 44070
$48,588.80 – $61,776.00 annual
CITY OF NORTH OLMSTED
JOB TITLE: Building Inspector
DEPARTMENT: Planning and Development – Division of Building
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
SALARY RANGE: See AFSCME Clerical Technical Sub Local Labor Contract
REVISED DATE: November 6, 2015
Purpose of the Position:
Appointed by the Director of Planning and Development and under the general supervision of the Assistant Building Commissioner, the Building Inspector is responsible for conducting inspections of electrical service installations, plumbing systems, construction, maintenance and repair work for conformance with governing codes, requirements and relevant ordinances; performs related duties as required.
Building Inspector Duties:
- Review plans and specifications. Authorize the issuance of permits for electrical installations.
- Evaluate electrical and plumbing applications submitted for permit to determine if it meets code requirement.
- Enforce all applicable electrical and plumbing codes and the City of North Olmsted Building Code.
- Make field inspections of each installation at various stages of completion.
- Make field inspections to determine that construction and alteration work being done complies with the City Building Code and Zoning Ordinances.
- Check the quality of material and methods of construction.
- Consult with Builders and others regarding compliance.
- Review plans filed with permit applications for compliance with City Building Code.
- Inspect all construction, demolition, and repair of buildings in the City for safety from fire and collapse and for confirmation to height and area requirements.
- Check buildings during construction for size and depth of footings, size and type of materials used for walls, sills, beams, joists, bracing, flooring, roofing, lathing, and plastering.
- Inspect soil for its suitability for foundations.
- Inspect work for compliance. Issue stop work orders when necessary.
- Give information to builders and others regarding requirements of the law.
- Make final inspections of completed buildings giving occupancy approval.
- Keep records of all permits and inspections made.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Building Commissioner, Assistant Building Commissioner or Department Director.
- A valid Ohio driver’s license is required.
- High school diploma is required.
- Building Inspector Certification or Building Inspector Trainee Certification by the Board of Building Standards of the State of Ohio. Electrical Safety Inspector Certification and Plumbing Certification from the Ohio Board of Building Standards are preferred.
- Regular and predictable attendance.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of the building construction industry. Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques used in building construction. Thorough knowledge of electrical systems. Ability to obtain thorough knowledge of the Munis Building Modules.
- Ability to comprehend and correctly use a variety of informational documents including reference books and manuals, applications, plans, site plans, grading plans, blueprints, and other reports and records.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, calculate decimals and percentages, and measure data.
- Ability to accurately record and deliver information, meet deadlines and maintain confidentiality of restricted information; ability to use independent judgment and common sense in the performance of tasks.
- Ability to maintain personal composure and tactfully handle difficult situations and interpret questions correctly; ability to behave in a responsive, understanding, helpful and professional manner with coworkers, supervisor and the general public.
- Ability to work effectively in an office environment and at construction site locations being exposed to weather extremes, dust, electrical current, machinery, etc.
- Ability to exert physical effort in light to moderate work involving lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling; ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; ability to climb and balance; ability to perform tasks that require visual perception and discrimination.