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Job title: Building Inspector
Job location: Kerrville, TX 78028 United States
Requisition code: 142-C02
Date posted: 09/26/14
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: $18.56 hour
Excellent benefits

Open Until Filled

Job Classification

Job Category:Code Enforcement

Job Description

Job description:
Job Summary:
Inspect buildings, construction sites and building components for compliance with various codes and regulations. Enforce various ordinances and regulations, maintain accurate records and perform other duties as assigned. May be required to inspect existing buildings for hazardous conditions.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent
1) Inspect all permitted commercial and residential buildings by reading and interpreting codes, ordinances, regulations, communicating with contractors regarding codes and ordinances, asking contractors to make corrections and re-inspecting sites.
2) Inspect new commercial and residential structure for code compliance by driving to the site, instructing contractors and the public regarding codes and regulations, inspecting structures and sites for compliance and maintaining required certification (both hard copy and electronic form).
3) Consult with contractors and subcontractors on an as needed basis in order to gain compliance with applicable building codes throughout the building process.
4) Maintain accurate records by interpreting plans and diagrams, figuring floor loads and roof calculations, detecting code non-compliance, directing owners, contracts and developers toward compliance, making permanent records and reports and completing inspection compliance notifications.
5) Conduct plan reviews of new projects by reviewing plans for compliance with various codes and regulations, researching codes to resolve discrepancies and informing permit applicants of corrections required before permits can be issued.
6) Attend various boards and seminars, set up meeting rooms, gather materials, schedule continuing education classes and code update classes.
7) Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:
Duties are generally performed citywide in both outdoor and indoor settings. This is medium to heavy work requiring the exertion of fifty (50) pounds of force occasionally, up to twenty (20) pounds of force frequently, and up to ten (10) pounds of force constantly to move, lift and push objects. Work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, pushing and pulling. This position is subject to outside environmental conditions, including extreme cold, extreme heat, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.


Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
• Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Possession of a valid Texas Class C Driver’s License.
• Possession of a Texas Plumber’s License and/or Electrician’s License.
• Building Inspector Certification, Plumbing Inspector’s Certification, and/or Electrical Inspector Certification is preferred.
• Five years experience in the building industry.
• Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes training, instructing, and scheduling work.
• Ability to maintain regular and predicable attendance.
• Computer and related software, typewriter, printer, telephone, radios, testing equipment
• Must be certified by the ICC as a Residential Combination Inspector and as a Plumbing Inspector by the State of Texas within one year of employment.
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