Nature of Work: Performs inspections of residential and commercial improvements, repairs and construction, construction sites and rental housing for determining compliance with requirements of the applicable codes, ordinances, standards and regulations Duties Performs under general supervision of the Inspection Supervisor and may be responsible for the following duties: Essential Duties Performs inspections of new and existing building structures, electrical systems, plumbing and mechanical systems during the course of construction, alteration and repair; inspects all existing rental properties and congregate residential facilities for compliance with the City's housing code and associated ordinances and standards; inspects outdoor advertising; performs soil erosion and sedimentation control inspections; conducts code enforcement within technical discipline(s); prepares documentation and manages data related to inspection and enforcement activities; coordinates and conducts investigations of complaints and enforcement of ordinances; interprets and explains City codes and regulations.
Related Work: Examines plans and specifications to determine compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, standards and regulations; coordinates complex enforcement and compliance activities; represents the City before various Boards of Appeal; provides leadership to the inspection team; provides technical demonstration of work and performs other duties as assigned.
Required qualifications: (position requirements at entry and as determined by the job progression)
Training and Experience:
High School Diploma or GED
Four (4) years documented construction experience
Licensing Requirements: Act 54 registration (within 6 months) or
AACE or ICC Housing certification (within 6 months) & 4 years of documented construction experience
Valid Michigan Driver's License
If offered a position you must pass the following pre-employment screenings in order to be hired
Pertinent federal, state, county and city laws, codes, ordinances, standards and regulations related to commercial and residential construction
Review and compliance procedures
Complaint investigation and appeals and associated legal procedures
Construction practices, techniques, plans and specifications
Construction code and housing ordinances applicable to residential and commercial construction and associated rules, regulations and standards
Pertinent federal, state, county and city laws, codes, ordinances, standards and regulations related to soil erosion and sedimentation control
Materials and methods used in structural, plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems for residential and commercial construction
Housing code requirements and other property maintenance codes and standards
Principles and practices of property maintenance, including care, repair, restoration and replacement of various building systems
Principles and practices of team facilitation, coaching and employee development, performance management and communication and customer relations
Computers and software applications used in business settings
Skills and Ability to: (position requirements at entry and as determined by the job progression)
Understand and interpret codes, construction plans, specifications and related terminology
Review construction plans and specify requirements for compliance with applicable codes and standards
Objectively interpret and consistently apply code requirements and related standards in accordance with City policies
Summarize data and information and produce required reports according to a specified standard
Coordinate tasks for Development Services work as assigned by the supervisor
Provide effective technical demonstration of work and guidance to the work of other team members at the direction of the supervisor
Effectively communicate team needs and the status of work being performed to the supervisor
Maintain non-partisan and respectful working relationships with diverse groups of people
Listen to understand the intended meaning of the message
Maintain effective, non-partisan working relationships with fellow employees and the public in the normal course of business, including difficult circumstances
Communicate concisely and accurately, both orally and in writing
Use computers and related software applications
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. The physical ability to climb/balance: climb stairs, ladders, inclines, uneven surfaces where balance is required; stoop, bend, kneel and crouch; stand and walk for extensive periods of time; reach, push, pull, lift, grasp, finger, feel, hear, see, talk and perform repetitive motions. The ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. The ability to safely maneuver in and around construction sites. The ability to traverse on rough, uneven terrain, as well as wet and slippery surfaces to access work areas. Work requires the ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time. The work may occasionally require the ability to move and lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds such as files, supplies, mail and equipment.
Equipment: Personal Computer, specified documentation and tracking system, cell phones and field communication equipment, testing instruments, measurement devices used in the course of inspections, field technology for inspection documentation, appropriate personal protective equipment and motor vehicle.
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