Job Vacancy Chief Building Inspector County of Dare

Job title: Chief Building Inspector

Company: County of Dare

Job description: About the Position

Performs difficult skilled technical and administrative work planning, directing, and participating in field inspections and reinspections of residential, commercial and industrial facilities for compliance with building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and fire codes, reviewing permit applications, issuing permits, assisting the public, preparing and maintaining files and records, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Planning Director. Continuous supervision is exercised over Building Inspector.

Job Duties

  • Performs field inspections of commercial construction and existing structures for compliance with building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical codes; maintains records of inspections.
  • Oversees building permit issuance and reviews all major permit applications; verifies calculations, permit fees and related permit information.
  • Performs plan reviews.
  • Answers questions and responds to inquiries from private citizens, contractors and builders; provides interpretation of building codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Hears and makes investigations of complaints of inspection activities, takes appropriate action; prepares evidence and testifies in court on code violation cases.

Position Qualifications

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical code enforcement; comprehensive knowledge of building, construction, engineering and structural engineering principles and practices; comprehensive knowledge of State building and related codes, laws and ordinances and practices, policies, rules and regulations; comprehensive knowledge of building construction materials and methods and of stages of construction when possible violations and defects may be most easily observed and corrected; ability to detect poor workmanship, inferior materials and hazards of fire and collapse; ability to read and interpret codes, manufacturer specifications and building site plans and apply code requirements to visual inspections; ability to read and interpret plans, specifications and blueprints accurately and to compare them with construction in process; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates; ability to make public presentations; ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form; ability to deal firmly and tactfully in enforcing ordinances and codes; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with associates, contractors, consultants, engineers, architects, government officials and the general public.

Education, Experience and Supplemental Information

High school diploma or GED and considerable experience in the building construction trades including considerable supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

Obtain Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical and Fire Level III Standard certifications within two years of hire.

Valid driver’s license in the State of North Carolina.

Expected salary: $52648 – 84238 per year

Location: Manteo, NC

Job date: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 01:47:45 GMT

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