The position of Electrical Inspector is full time, permanent and Safety Sensitive within the Inspection division of the Department of Inspections & Permits.
The Department of Inspections and Permits strives to provide the citizens of Anne Arundel County with the highest inspection standards that are consistent with adopted codes and regulations. This is accomplished through the consistent and equitable application of regulations in the built and natural environment. It is done through plans review, inspections, enforcement and the issuance of permits and licenses.
The electrical Inspector position is skilled work in securing and maintaining compliance with County and national codes and regulations governing existing and new building construction, alteration and repair, plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC), electrical systems and associated equipment.
NATURE AND VARIETY OF WORK
Work involves responsibility for inspecting new and existing structures through the entire installation on industrial, commercial and residential construction for compliance with established codes and regulations. Work also involves responsibility for inspecting plans, blueprints, and diagrams of industrial, commercial and residential building construction, alteration and repair, and for inspecting the construction at the construction site for compliance with legally established requirements. Employees in this class perform multidisciplinary inspections based on the number of trade licenses or certifications held by the employee. Work requires the exercise of independent judgment in the interpretation of codes and regulations in the area of specialization.
Work is performed under general supervision, within established policies, regulations, and technical guidelines and is reviewed by a superior for code conformity through conferences and reports.
Examples of Duties and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
ALL CONSTRUCTION CODE INSPECTORS:
Performs code compliance inspection work for conformance to codes, ordinances and standards and to detect potential hazards.
Reviews complaints from contractors, citizens and other County agencies pertaining to non-permitted work, unsafe installations and code violations; prepares complaint reports.
Confers with contractors to resolve installation problems related to code interpretation, correction of code violations, and alternative installations to meet the intent of related codes.
Prepares written stop work orders, pass/fail notices and/or citations for violations or corrective action to construction professionals and general public.
Maintains and updates computerized databases on plans with permits and licensed electrical contractors and electricians, master plumbers and contractors, and licenses required by status of inspections.
Review contractors' licensure for code compliance and periodically checks to ensure that licenses required have been issued; files complaint with appropriate discipline if license has not been issued.
Performs field inspections, prepares report of findings and recommendations, and offers testimony at hearings on violations.
Maintains a permit file of appropriate permits issued and coordinates inspection schedule through an automated inspection system. Enters inspection results in a computer.
Performs related work as required.
Secures and maintains compliance with local and national codes and regulations governing the plans, materials, and workmanship of the installation of electrical systems and associated equipment.
Conducts or assists in conducting difficult and complex inspections, including industrial, commercial, and residential construction.
Checks blueprints, wiring diagrams, plans, and sketches for proposed electrical installations; reviews wiring diagrams to determine conformity to established safety factors and code and ordinance requirements; recommends approval of plans or discusses with engineers, contractors, builders, or owners, or modifications to be made in plans in order to conform to requirements. Reviews and checks for proper electrical licenses.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
ALL CONSTRUCTION CODE INSPECTORS:
Ability to use methods and techniques to detect and locate defective installations and to ascertain the stage of installation when most easily found and remedied.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, contractors, craftsmen and the public when addressing inspections and regulatory matters, and to enforce applicable code regulations with firmness, tact, and impartiality.
Ability to read and interpret plans, blueprints, diagrams, and specifications as related to installations and modifications of inspection.
Ability to calculate mathematical formulas and use other math skills as defined by area of discipline.
Ability to operate a computer and to research permit files.
Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding, use hand tools, and lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
Thorough knowledge of the National Electrical Code, County regulations, and the referenced National Fire Protection Association standards.
Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials and techniques involved in constructing, installing, maintaining, and operating a variety of electrical installations, equipment, and appliances.
Considerable knowledge of possible defects and faults in electrical wiring and appliances, and of the stages in electrical construction where such faults and defects are most readily ascertained and remedied.
Graduation from high school;four (4) or more years experience as a journeyman plumber, journeyman HVACR mechanic, journeyman electrician, or in building construction; State certificate in building inspection, International Code Council certification in building, plumbing, electrical, or HVAC mechanical, or a Master Trade License issued by the State in plumbing, electrical, or HVACR mechanical; and a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator's license.
NOTE: This is a Safety Sensitive position and employees in this position are subject to Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) and Alcohol testing.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
- Possession of a MD Master Electrician License
Anne Arundel County, MD - 18 months ago