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Mechanical Construction Inspector I

Cobb County Governement - Developement and Inspections Division

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This position is located in the MECHANICAL INSPECTIONS SECTION of Development and Inspections Division in the Community Development Department. 

**Applications MUST be completed on the Cobb County Government Website in order to be considered. 

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POSTING CLOSES:   March 01, 2021.


$20.01 - $32.01 hourly

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Essential Functions

Conducts field inspections at residential and commercial construction sites: inspects building, framing, footing/slabs, HVAC, plumbing, insulation, gas, water, and other items; reviews approved building plans and compares to actual construction; and ensures all construction activities comply with applicable local, state, and federal codes, ordinances, and standards; takes photographs of sites; and maintains photo logs and files regarding inspection activities.

Records failed inspections: issues notice of violations and warnings to contractors, owners, developers, builders or other parties; works with contractors, developer, consulting engineers, architects and property owners to resolve conflicts, solve problems, and achieve compliance with all requirements; reports all issues of non-compliance to proper officials for prosecution; and maintains related documentation.

Approves construction activities and final products which meet all building code requirements: maintains inspection records and related paperwork in division files.

Consults with building owners, contractors, developers and the general public regarding codes, inspection procedures, and other issues pertaining to code compliance programs and services: responds to questions, complaints and/or requests for information; and explains and interprets division policies and procedures, ordinances and code.

Maintains a comprehensive and current knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and standards: maintains and awareness of erosion and sediment control methods, materials, inspection practices, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; and attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

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Community Development

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Community Development

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External-Open to Public

Minimum Qualifications

Associate Degree in Building Technology, Construction Management or related field required; supplemented by three years of experience in construction, building trades, site inspections or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Preferred Qualifications

State License for Plumbing, Mechanical or International Code Council (ICC).

License and Certifications

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must acquire required licenses, certifications or equivalent education within the probationary period for the position.

Physical Abilities

Tasks require the regular, and at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).

Sensory Requirements

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate odor, depth, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors

Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, unsafe structures, traffic hazards, or rude/irate customers.

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Open Until Filled


EEO Statement

Cobb County is an equal opportunity employer.

Cobb County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Employment Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact us if you require accommodation to apply for a position. If you need assistance, please contact us at 770-528-2541

Cobb County Government is a smoke-free environment for all employees.

Cobb County Government is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing.

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