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Electrical Inspector


Listing Summary

Electrical Inspector, Senior (Job Number: 210894)

Posting: Open Until Filled

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

General Description and Classification Standards

Performs a variety of tasks associated with advanced technical electrical inspection and preliminary plans examining work and enforcing electrical and energy codes, regulations and ordinances for both residential and commercial construction. Duties in this level include, but are not limited to: ensuring electricity is safely used within the City limits; examining installed wiring for a wide range of systems at different stages of construction; visiting worksites to inspect electrical circuits, sound systems, motors and other equipment; and performing checks during the initial phases, throughout the course of construction and a final and comprehensive inspection after the completion of the project. Supervision Received Normally receives guidance regarding the overall mission and unusual priorities, etc. but may set work methods, timetables, etc.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned. Assigns daily tasks and distributes workload evenly among electrical inspectors. Assists with computer software issues that occasionally arise and interfere with department productivity. Coordinates time schedules for inspectors assigned. Performs field inspections of electrical work in the City assuring minimum code standards are met or corrected by electrical contractors or permitted homeowners. Maintains records of electrical inspection activity and completes related reports. Issues certificates and permits as appropriate. Issues stop work orders and correction notices. Assists in researching problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings. Responds to complex and sensitive electrical issues. Interprets codes in the field. Authorizes acceptable alternative methods of code compliance within limits of authority. Uses excellent customer service skills, and establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials and all members of the general public. Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City. Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures. Investigates code compliance and customer service complaints; resolve or refer complaints to appropriate staff. Reads and interprets electrical blueprints. Inspects existing residential and commercial structures for change of use, occupancy or compliance with applicable electrical codes and ordinances.

Decision Making

Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks. Applies organizational policies. May interpret organizational policies and recommend exceptions. Leadership Provided Has supervisory authority over work group (typically at least four to five employees) to include discipline, performance management, scheduling, training, etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job Knowledge of: state and national electrical codes and related laws and regulations; standard practices, processes, tools, equipment and materials of the electrical trade; electrical inspection techniques and practices; occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work; basic investigative techniques and methods; safety standards and methods of building construction for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Skill in: organizing daily inspections, inspection files and test reports; detecting code violations within all required phases of electrical installations; analyzing electrical plans for existing and new structures for code compliance; using specialized technical equipment as assigned; computing mathematical equations. Ability to: learn electrical or energy codes and ordinances adopted and enforced by the City; interpret and apply pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations; read and interpret complex building plans, specifications and building codes; determine if construction systems conform to City code requirements; apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials; detect deviations from plans, regulations and standard construction practices; advise on standard construction methods and requirements for residential, commercial and industrial

Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience

High school diploma or general equivalency degree (GED). Five years of work experience as an electrical contractor or journeyman electrician (in residential, commercial, industrial and low voltage) is required (or equivalent combination of experience and training).

Preferred Education & Experience

Associate's degree or vocational training in topics such as electrical wiring, architectural drawing, electricity, building codes and carpentry; continuing education is desirable. Ten years of related work experience is preferred (equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis).

Licensures and Certifications

The position would be expected to have licensure or professional certifications appropriate to the position.


Valid Georgia driver's license State of Georgia Electrical Contractor License

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with the job.

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