Job Vacancy Building Codes Enforcement Officer Stanly County

Job title: Building Codes Enforcement Officer

Company: Stanly County

Job description: Job Description

An employee in this class inspects construction work-in-progress to enforce State codes for building construction including the four trade areas of building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical codes. This employee will be expected to obtain or have obtained certifications in four trade areas. Pay is based on certifications. Work involves performing skilled inspections to determine the quality of workmanship, materials, and safety precautions; requires exercising judgment in interpreting state codes. Technical judgment is required to interpret provisions of the codes as applied to practical construction projects and circumstances. Inspections may require some physical effort and are performed under hazards present in dealing with construction work in progress. The employee is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions and hot and cold temperatures. Work is also subject to noise and dust. Tact, courtesy, and firmness must be exercised in dealing with contractors and the general public.

Examples of Job Duties

  • Inspects buildings in the process of construction, alteration, or repair for compliance with building code requirements, approved plans, and construction and safety practices; examines plot plans, structural framing, insulation installation, and general arrangement of building facilities for quality of design, materials, and workmanship.
  • Inspects electrical installations and facilities for compliance with code requirements; checks plans and specifications for the proper installation and connections of fixtures; investigates complaints concerning buildings that may not comply with electrical codes.
  • Inspects plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems of building structures; reviews newly issued building permits along with plans and specifications for proper plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems; assists and advises contractors and others regarding pertinent regulations.
  • Inspects new and existing residences, businesses, schools, and other buildings for conformance with safety standards, zoning codes, and ordinances; inspects mobile homes and mobile home parks for adherence to applicable zoning codes and ordinances; issues inspection certificates for approved installation.
  • Receives and answers inquiries concerning planning, inspections, and permit procedures; receives and pursues complaints alleging code or zoning violations, performing inspections as necessary; reviews building plan specifications
  • Enforce state and local building and zoning codes, issuing stop-work orders and pursuing other legal remedies, as necessary, to stop violations; testifies in court, as necessary.
  • Maintains all necessary reports and records pertaining to inspections and code enforcement work

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Reviews and studies building code regulations to stay informed of changes in building codes and ordinances; completes necessary classes to maintain required inspection certification.
  • Considerable knowledge of modern building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical construction practices, materials, and equipment of the various stages of construction when violations and defects should be observed and corrected.
  • Considerable knowledge of state and local ordinances and codes administered through the Planning and Inspections Department applicable to the inspector’s area of certification.
  • Considerable knowledge of the approved method and practices involved in the installation, construction, repair, and maintenance of a variety of electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Working knowledge of the geographical layout of the County.
  • Ability to detect and locate defective workmanship in construction or repair of buildings.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, diagrams, specifications, codes, and building regulations.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and firmly with contractors, property owners, and the general public.
  • Ability to physically maneuver on scaffolds, structural members, and in cramped quarters to accomplish thorough inspections.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.


Graduation from high school, supplemented by special training in building inspection, and some experience in residential and/or commercial electrical, building, mechanical, or plumbing construction work; or any equivalent combination of training that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. A valid North Carolina Driver’s License.

Must be able to pass state exams for plumbing, building, and electrical in a timely manner.

Expected salary:

Location: Albemarle, NC

Job date: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 01:46:29 GMT

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