Under general guidance and direction of the Building Official performs complex technical duties in the enforcement of construction codes through the review and approval of construction plans and blueprints interpretation to ensure public safety and health. Inspects and enforces compliance of applicable building codes and regulations the building of structures in Weber County.
Example of Duties:
Examines and approves all building plans for construction within the County to ensure compliance with plumbing, mechanical, electrical and general building codes.
Reviews building plans with inspectors to familiarize inspectors with specific projects.
Reviews specifications and structural calculations for building plans.
Review contractor licenses.
Conduct or attends pre-construction meetings regarding major commercial and county projects.
Answers questions of other county departments regarding the Building Code.
Reviews contractor and home-owner problems and approves solutions.
Reviews and approve changes to plans.
Inspects buildings under construction for compliance with appropriate codes.
Interprets building codes as applicable within guidelines established by the Building Official.
Receive and ensure that complaints are properly investigated and solved.
Write reports, memos, and keep records.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Education:Two (2) years college or university with an emphasis on mathematics, architecture, engineering, drafting, or a closely related field or a graduate of a recognized Building Inspection Technology or Building Codes Training program.
Experience: Four years of experience in areas related to the duties listed above of which two years was plan checking or blueprint reading.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge: Considerable knowledge of state and local building codes and ordinances; considerable knowledge of mathematics and its application to construction inspection, and engineering computations; working knowledge of the standard practices of architecture and construction work; knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of effective public relations; correct English usage, spelling, and grammar.
Abilities: Ability to read and accurately interpret engineering plans and building construction plans and specifications; ability to professionally furnish and obtain information from other departments and organizations; requires constant contact with the public presenting data that may influence important decisions; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, building contractors, engineers, architects, and the general public; communicate both verbally and in writing.
Applicant must be capable of obtaining a Utah State license and must be ICC certified as a Residential Combination Inspector, Commercial Combination Inspector at the time of hire, and the applicant must have a certification by I.C.C. or other recognized agency as a certified Plans Examiner.
Must possess a valid Utah State driver's license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment and have a good driving record. Must be physically capable of moving about on construction work site.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed both in office and field settings. Considerable outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, or construction sites. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate testing instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and/or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works 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 moderate.
Weber County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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