Building Inspector
City of Greenville, NC - Greenville, NC

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Under general supervision, performs skilled technical work in securing compliance with State and Local Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, Energy and other related codes and ordinances.

Hiring salary range: $41,558.40 - $51,958.40, depending on qualifications

Examples of Duties:
• Examines plans or specifications for new buildings for compliance with building and related codes;
• Reviews proposed plans and specifications for plumbing, heating, and air conditioning installations, and verifies compliance with ordinances and regulations;
• Inspects new building construction to determine proper conformance with building and related codes;
• Inspects electrical, plumbing, and mechanical installations during and after construction for compliance with codes;
• Performs energy inspections;
• Confers with contractors, property owners, architects, and other interested parties in explaining and interpreting building codes and related regulations;
• Assists in the preparation of court cases and testifies as needed;
• Supervises the issuance of building permits;
• Maintains records of inspections and prepares necessary inspection reports;
• Conducts necessary inspections for issuance of Certificate of Occupancy;
• Performs other related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED supplemented by courses in building construction (an associate's degree in a related construction field is preferred); and
• Two years of related experience; or
• An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
General knowledge of all types of construction material and methods, and of stages of construction when possible violations and defects may be most easily observed and corrected; thorough knowledge of local and state building, plumbing and mechanical codes and related laws and ordinances; ability to detect poor workmanship, inferior materials, and hazards of fire and collapse; ability to read and interpret plans, specifications and blueprints of ordinary complexity quickly and accurately and to compare them with construction in process; ability to communicate with building owners, contractors and the public and maintain satisfactory working relationships; firmness and tact in enforcing building codes; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

Special Requirements:
• Must possess and maintain a valid North Carolina driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.
• Minimum Level II Probationary certificates in Building, Plumbing, and Mechanical trades required. Level III Standard certificates in Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical preferred.
• Standard level II certifications required within 2 years of hire as outlined by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board. Standard level III certifications required within 4 years of hire, with the exception of electrical which must be obtained within 5 years of hire.

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