Codes Inspector II
The successful candidate performs responsible technical work in the inspection of buildings for compliance with building, property maintenance, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing codes and City ordinances; does related work as required.
Typical tasks include the following:
Reviews plans for compliance in least one specific trade group as needed;
Inspects buildings in the process of construction, alteration or repair for compliance with appropriate codes and for application of safe construction practices;
Checks quality of materials and methods of construction;
Takes action as necessary to obtain code compliance in cases where code violations are discovered or provides information to the Deputy Building Official and/or the Building Official for action;
Gives information to builders and others regarding regulations;
Answers questions and complaints from private citizens, contractors, and builders that relate to the codes;
Makes reports and keeps inspection records;
Attends seminars and code classes to keep abreast of code changes;
Work on joint investigations with property maintenance and fire officials;
Testifies in court and;
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Must be able to obtain certification from the Department of Housing and Community Development as a Property Maintenance, Building, Electrical, or Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector within three (3) years of the date of employment. Must have a valid VA Driver’s License with a good driving record. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions including cold, heat, rain and snow.
Graduation from high school, or equivalent; Three years of construction, property maintenance or related experience; or equivalent, certification as a Combination Inspector; Property Maintenance, or a related inspections certification within three (3) years of the date of employment.