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Building Inspector

Meriwether County

Listing Summary

Building Inspector

Building, Planning, Zoning, and Community Development Department

Job Summary

This position is responsible to inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations.

Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.

Essential Functions

Use survey instruments, metering devices, tape measures, and test equipment, such as concrete

strength measures, to perform inspections.

Maintain daily logs and supplement inspection records with photographs as needed.

Inspect bridges; dam’s, highways, buildings, wiring, plumbing, electrical circuits, sewers, heating systems, and foundations during and after construction for structural quality, general safety, and conformance to specifications and codes.

Review and interpret plans, blueprints, site layouts, specifications, and construction methods to ensure compliance to legal requirements and safety regulations.

Measure dimensions and verify level, alignment, and elevation of structures and fixtures to ensure compliance to building plans and code.

Issue violation notices and lope-work orders, conferring with owners, violators, and authorities to explain regulations and recommend rectifications.

Issue permits for construction, relocation, demolition, and occupancy.

Approve and sign plans that meet required specifications.

Compute estimates of work completed or of needed renovations or upgrades and approve payment for contractors.

Monitor installation of plumbing, wiring, equipment, and appliances to ensure that installation is

performed properly and is in compliance with applicable regulations.

Examine lifting and conveying devices, such as elevators, escalators, lifts and hoists, and amusement rides to ensure safety and proper functioning.

Additional Responsibilities

Evaluate premises for cleanliness, including proper garbage disposal and lack of vermin infestation.

Train other construction inspectors as directed.

Other related duties as assigned by the Director of Economic Development.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for Job Performance

Knowledge of building materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

Knowledge of basic principles and application of engineering science and technology.

Demonstrated ability to provide positive customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Knowledge of technical design techniques, including the tools, and principles involved in the production of technical plans.

To maintain a valid driver's license.

Knowledge of business and management principles.

Ability to speak and write in the English language.

Ability to demonstrate "active listening": giving full attention to what other people are saying to reduce communication errors.

Ability to use mathematics, computers, and calculators to solve problems and enhance the workflow.

Ability to practice quality control analysis by conducting tests and inspections of products and services.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

This work is often performed in an office setting. Projects will require the ability to inspect projects and buildings outdoors, and occasionally in harsh weather conditions.

This work will require physical exertion, so an annual physical exam may be required.

Much of this work is done in teams, so the ability to work with others is important to this position. The ability to listen, retain composure, maintain confidentiality, and the ability to work toward resolutions of mutual benefit are important.

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