In a state agency this class is accountable for independently conducting field inspections of building construction and building rehabilitation or renovation and/or improvement projects in order to assure completion of projects in conformance with contract requirements and all applicable building codes, standards and regulations.
Works under the general supervision of a Building Construction Specialist 2, Building Construction Section Supervisor, Public Safety Building Official or other employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Inspects all phases of construction and building rehabilitation or improvements for compliance with building codes, departmental regulations and/or statutory requirements; reviews shop drawings and proposed changes to approved building plans; evaluates field work for adherence to contract documents and/or codes and national standards; determines necessity for specification and design changes and makes recommendations; evaluates site conditions for construction safety including observation of soil, rock, ledge, water and other local conditions; inspects methods and quality of workmanship including performance and observation of testing of construction materials; consults with in-house staff, other agencies, architects, engineers, construction personnel and local building code enforcement officials on problems encountered; prepares technical reports of field conditions; reviews and evaluates schedules of values and payments to contractors; provides technical advice to in-house staff and public or private organizations regarding building projects as required; prepares specifications and construction costs; serves as liaison with state and local housing officials; reviews plans and specifications for compliance with agency and industry requirements; reviews bids and quotes; conducts field visits of proposed projects with applicants; assists with technical feasibility determination; assists and coordinates with receipt of state permits and certifications related to construction projects; reviews payment applications for consistency with project budget and project progress; assists in preparation of proposals for professional services; assists in consultant and construction management duties for agency; may testify at administrative hearings or in state and federal courts of law; may assist in preparation and presentation of education programs mandated by statute to local code enforcement officials, state agencies and professional organizations; may perform limited code compliance plan review; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of principles, methods, materials and equipment used in building design and construction; knowledge of and ability to interpret contracting, zoning and building codes and related regulations; knowledge of major trades areas relative to building construction and maintenance (e.g. plumbing, heating, electrical, structural); some knowledge of fire protection practices and procedures; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to inspect and supervise construction work for compliance with plans and specifications; ability to read and interpret building plans and specifications.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Five (5) years of experience in construction projects involving all building trades (e.g. plumbing, heating, electrical) or as a municipal building inspector.
One (1) year of the General Experience must have included the review and inspection of large scale construction for building code compliance.
Large scale building projects will be interpreted as buildings exceeding 12,000 square feet in size and more than one story in height not including apartment buildings and single family residences.
College training in architecture, civil, mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's Degree
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess or obtain a license as a Construction Inspection Technician or a higher license category within six (6) months of appointment.
Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class must maintain sufficient strength, stamina and agility to effectively perform assigned duties.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from exposure to building construction sites, fire scene or structural failure environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group ES 22 approved effective August 26, 1991.