Civil Engineer Technician
Job Title: Building Inspector FLSA: Hourly/Non-Exempt
Department: Planning & Development Reports to: Director of Planning
Salary Range: $48,151 - $52,662
This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Under the direction of the Director of Community Development, the City of Claremore Chief Building Inspector shall be charged with the review of architectural and civil engineering plans for all commercial, industrial, single and multi-family residential building construction and shall perform, required and non-required, on-site inspections to insure that all applicable International Building Codes, Land Development Codes, City of Claremore-Rogers County Metropolitan Area Zoning Ordinances and City Ordinances are met and maintained. Building Inspectors shall also be charged with the enforcement of all applicable ADA, OSHA, DEQ and EPA regulations for both the construction and building sites.
- Enforces building related codes, including all applicable International Building Codes (IBC), Land Development Codes, City of Claremore-Rogers County Metropolitan Area Zoning Ordinances and City Ordinance, as well as other local codes such as sprinkling requirements, nuisance, clearing, grading, filling and zoning. Issues correction notices and citations for violations or directs the violations to the proper department.
- Performs on-site inspections of footings, foundations, framing, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems.
- Explains, interprets and provides guidance regarding all applicable codes within their area of responsibility to architects, engineers, contractors, developers and other interested parties.
- Assists in researching problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings, building construction and code compliance. Responds to complex and sensitive building issues.
- Issues a Certification of Occupancy (C of O), in conjunction with the Fire Marshal, after development projects achieve a satisfactory final inspection for all new construction of industrial and commercial buildings.
- Issues a C of O, in conjunction with Fire Marshal, for all new industrial and commercial business in existing structures.
- Upon completion of construction, obtains as-built drawings of all residential, commercial and industrial buildings and construction sites. Maintain as-built drawings for future reference by city staff.
- Assists in administering the permitting function, including application processing, fee assessment and collection and permit issuance.
- Answers all questions, to public, regarding permits and inspections required by themselves and/or their contractor or subcontractor.
- Maintains log (digital or written) of all residential, commercial and industrial building inspections which might directly affect project status and development within the City of Claremore.
- Assists the Board of Appeals as needed and provide required information in a timely manner.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Proficient at reading and reviewing all architectural and civil engineering blueprints, plans and details.
- Proficient at determining if architectural and civil engineering plans are in compliance with International Plumbing, International Mechanical, International Residential, International Existing Building, National Electrical, International Fuel Gas, International Fire, Land Development Codes and City of Claremore Code of Ordinances.
- Familiar with and able to research and apply all City of Claremore-Rogers County Metropolitan Area Zoning Ordinances.
- Familiar with and able to apply ADA and OSHA regulations to all building plans and construction sites.
- Familiar with and able to apply DEQ and EPA requirements to all building plans and construction sites.
- Communicate effectively with all City of Claremore and Rogers County agencies to ensure a safe and secure development environment.
- Ability to work well with the public, local contractors, developers, partner organizations, and other departments
- Proficient at giving solutions for compliance using all applicable codes and ordinances.
Training and Experience
- Graduation from a high school or GED, and
- Sixty (60) credit hours of coursework in construction technology, public/business administration or a related field and at least four (4) years of residential or commercial building inspection experience; One year of experience can be substituted for 30 hours of the college credit requirement
- Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Public Administration, or a related field
Licenses and Certificates
- Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class "D" Driver License;
- Become a state licensed Unlimited Building Inspector within two (2) years from the date of hire.
- Required to obtain, a minimum of two, ICC Inspector Certifications a year, with a total of six (minimum) being obtained in a three-year period
- Complete all continuing education credits/hours needed to hold license and certifications after they are obtained.
- Must be insurable by the city’s insurance carrier.
Tools and Equipment:
General office equipment such as a multi-line phone, fax, computer, printer, digital camera, working knowledge of basic software for Windows. Must operate motor vehicle.
- Arm and hand steadiness, as well as enough finger dexterity to use a telephone
- Occasional lifting up to 50 pounds
- Occasional carrying up to 40 pounds
- Occasional pulling up to 5 pounds
- May be subjected to extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, reaching, balancing, bending, kneeling, handling, feeling, climbing, smelling and twisting; vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform the essential tasks.
Working environment is primarily outdoors, occasionally indoors and in inclement weather; and requires traveling to various locations for inspections. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.