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Job title: Building Inspector
Job location: Kingsville, TX 78363 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 04/29/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Non-Exempt $ 18.54 hr, TMRS retirement, annually: 80 hrs vacation, 80 hrs sick leave, 11 holiday, health insurance with zero premium for employee and $74.10 per month for family coverage, additional insurances available

Job Classification

Job Category:Planning

Job Description

Job description:
The primary responsibility of the Building Inspector is to ensure residential and commercial construction is in compliance with applicable codes and ordinances by conducting on-site inspections of building in the process of construction, alternation and/or repair.

Organizational Relationships
1. Reports to: Building Official
2. Directs: N/A
3. Other: Works closely with all City departments/divisions and the general public.

Essential Duties
1. Reviewing of building plans, specification and performing on-site inspections to verify compliance with code requirements and City of Kingsville ordinances including: quality of materials and methods of construction (Example: footings, foundations, excavations, wood framing, concrete and steel work, masonry, electrical/mechanical installation, zoning requirements, sign regulations, etc.).
2. Communicates (verbally and in writing) deficiencies located during inspections and informs owners/contractors of changes required for compliance.
3. Maintaining accurate record of inspections and results.
4. Answers technical code questions and furnishes information to the public (citizens, builders, developers, architects and engineers) regarding the requirements of building codes, zoning and sign ordinances.
5. Assists with the issuance of permits for construction and determination of applicable permit fees.
6. Coordinates with other inspectors, other departments (fire, water, wastewater, engineering, street, health) and franchise utilities to ensure permit, code, and ordinance compliance.
7. Interacts with citizens, builders, developers and design professionals regarding inquiries, complaints and recommendations.
8. Suggests maintenance and updates of codes/ordinance to the Building Official.
9. Adheres to departmental, personnel and safety policies/procedures.
10.Informs supervisor of necessary work activities.
11.Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Requires extensive working knowledge of residential and commercial building construction, electrical, heating/air conditioning and plumbing systems. Requires working knowledge of pertinent construction codes/ordinances, proper inspection methods and legal procedures involving enforcement of building codes/ordinances. Requires daily operation of vehicle. Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with city employees and the public. Three (3) years of responsible related experience. Certificates issued by a trade school may be credited toward experience. Applicants are required to obtain inspector certifications within six months of employment.
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