BUILDING INSPECTOR I-IV
City of Thornton - Thornton, CO

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Under specified supervision, performs technical inspections to ensure that buildings constructed, repaired, and remodeled are in compliance with City code and safety regulations.

Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from level I or, when filled from the outside, require previous and directly related experience. Level and starting salary will depend upon the successful candidate’s education, knowledge, training, experience, and certifications.

Building Inspector I:
Under immediate supervision, this is the entry-level class in the Building Inspector series. Incumbents generally have limited related work experience. Incumbents’ work is observed and reviewed during performance and upon completion.

Building Inspector II:
Under general supervision, this is the intermediate-level class in the Building Inspector series and is distinguished from level I by the ability to perform inspections and duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance.

Building Inspector III:
Under direction, this is the journey-level class in the Building Inspector series. Incumbents assigned to this class are expected to perform the full range of inspection work assigned to this class and to work with considerable independence and initiative. Incumbents receive minimal instruction or assistance. May train less experienced inspectors.

Building Inspector IV:
Under direction, this is the master-level position in the Building Inspector series. Incumbents assigned to this class are expected to perform the full range of more complex inspection work assigned to this class, exercising independent judgment and decision making. May train less experienced inspectors and exercise functional supervision.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

Inspects new construction during various stages of construction and remodeling to ensure compliance with one or more of the uniform building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical codes. Responds to questions and provides information about construction site inspections and work found not to be in compliance with plans or one or more codes. Investigates violations and complaints. Schedules appointments, maintain files, retrieves data and prepares reports. Explains and interprets requirements and restrictions; answers questions and provides information about safety standards inherent in construction codes. Reviews new materials and methods used in building construction. Studies code and ordinance changes. Applies new codes and other building inspection regulations. Works with customers to explore alternative construction or remodeling methods which comply with the intent of the code. Explains, interprets and applies the City Cross Connection Control Ordinance within the context of state and federal environmental regulations. May issue stop work orders for non-compliance. May assist the public in correcting cross connections of plumbing to prevent backflow. Inspects commercial and residential backflow devices to ensure that they meet proper installation standards. May provide functional supervision or train less experienced inspectors on inspection procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience:

High school diploma or GED required for all levels.

Building Inspector I:
Two years construction experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Building Inspector II:
Two years of construction experience, including at least one year of building inspection experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Building Inspector III:
Three years of building inspection experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Building Inspector IV:
Seven years of building inspection experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:

Valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record required for all levels.

Combination Inspector or Master Plumber preferred.


Building Inspector I:
One building inspection certificate within the first year of employment.

Building Inspector II:
One building inspection certificate or State of Colorado Journeyman Electrician or Plumber License.

Building Inspector III:
Building, Mechanical and Plumbing Inspection Certificates or State of Colorado Master Electrician or Plumber License.

Building Inspector IV:
Building, Mechanical and Plumbing Inspection Certificates; and Electrical, Plans Examiner, Light Commercial Combination or Fire Inspector Certificate.

TESTING PROCEDURES:

Your application will be used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important!

Review and screening of applications/resumes;
Oral Board Examination - Passing Score of 70%;
Background Investigation - acceptable/unacceptable;
Physical examination (to be administered by a City-designated physician) - acceptable/unacceptable;
Drug Test - acceptable/unacceptable.

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