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  • Commercial Electrical Building Inspector

    City of Superior
    Job Description
    The City of Superior is currently accepting applications to fill one part-time Commercial Electrical Building Inspector position. 

    Commercial Inspector Wages:  $30.01-$37.51/hour (Depending on qualifications/certifications at the time of hire).
    +Annual certification allowance ($500-$1,000 each) for holding state inspector certifications beyond what is required. 

    Benefits: Paid time off and longevity when eligible.
                    Mileage for using own vehicle $.56/mile (IRS rate)
     
    Part-time:  
    Approximately 18.75 hours/week average (not to exceed 975 hours/year)
    Schedule:  Monday - Friday, schedule and number of hours worked per week are flexible.

    Commercial Electrical Inspector:  Must possess a State of Wisconsin Commercial Electrical Inspector certification. Can obtain commercial electrical inspector certification by being a Master Electrician and filing paperwork with the State of Wisconsin. Here is the link to find out more about the certification:

    https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/CommercialElectricalInspector/Default.aspx 

    JOB DEFINITION:
    Note: Inspection work will be limited to certification(s) held.

    Under general supervision of the Chief Building Inspector, this employee performs skilled inspection work related to enforcement of national, state and local building, electrical, HVAC, or plumbing codes for commercial buildings in addition to one- and two-family dwellings; enforces zoning ordinance and related codes and ordinances; does related work as assigned

    DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
    An employee in this class is responsible for ensuring that plans, specifications, and construction components relating to commercial buildings in addition to one- and two-family dwellings are in compliance with applicable national, state, and local code and ordinance requirements.  Plans reviewed and work inspected may include new construction, remodeling, or alterations.   Disciplines inspected include building, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC in accord with the employee’s certifications.   Required Commercial certifications(s) shall be specified at the time of employment.  Additional certification(s) may be requested after hire based on department needs. An employee in this class is responsible for enforcing various codes, ordinances, and regulations. Such enforcement results from the employee’s ability to exercise technical judgement and discretion based on proficiency and comprehension of the various codes, ordinances and regulations.  The Certified Commercial Inspector works under the general supervision of the Chief Building Inspector and the Assistant Chief Building Inspector.

    TYPICAL TASKS:
    1. Assist senior inspectors with inspection and enforcement of national, state, and city building, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and zoning codes for one- and two-family dwellings.
    2. Assist senior inspectors with review of applications and/or plans and specifications for building, electrical, HVAC or plumbing permits for compliance with codes and regulations.
    3. Performs all the duties of the code compliance officer when assigned.
    4. Performs administrative tasks relative to inspections.
    5. Presents oral or written notices of violations of codes to contractors and owners.
    6. Prepares and maintains records of plans, inspections, letters, and reports prepared or used in connection with Divisional activities.
    7. Coordinates work with other departments and agencies.
    8. Answers telephone questions, investigates complaints of code violations, including housing code violations, issuing warnings or citations as appropriate.
    9. Inspects and enforces national, state, and city building, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and zoning codes for one- and two-family dwellings according to the certification of the individual inspector. 
    10. Reviews one- and two-family dwelling permit applications and/or plans and specifications for building, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing for compliance with codes and regulations.
    11. Issues detailed correction orders for housing code violations in accord with the certifications of the individual inspector in coordination with the Code Compliance Officers.
    12. Issues “Raze Orders” or “Raze or Repair Orders” in coordination with the Code Compliance Officers.
    13. Appears in court and testifies concerning violations of laws and regulations.
    14. Participates in public forums regarding inspections and code enforcement.
    15. Consults with and advises builders, contractors, owners and members of the public pertaining to city codes and ordinances.
    16. Performs all aspects of inspections of commercial building construction, remodeling, and alterations to include construction, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and zoning inspections enforcing the Wisconsin commercial codes in accord with the individual’s commercial certification(s).
    17. Reviews commercial permit applications, plans and specifications for building, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing in accord with the certifications of the individual inspector. 
    18. Performs timely annual licensing inspections of hotels, motels, rooming houses, and   manufactured home communities and submits written reports of inspections performed. 
    19. Does related work as assigned.
     
    EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
    Possess a working knowledge of:
    • Building, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing construction materials, methods and practices
    • Building, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing codes
    • Blueprints and plan specifications
    • City code of ordinances related to assignment
    • Computer operation and software including word processing and spreadsheets
    • City zoning ordinances, property maintenance, housing, and public nuisance codes
    Possess a thorough knowledge of:
    • Applicable building, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing construction materials, methods and practices in accordance with employee certification(s)
    • Applicable federal, state, and local building, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing codes in accordance with employee certification(s)
    • Field Inspection procedures and practices including inspection, documentation, and recordkeeping
     Ability to:
    • Communicate effectively verbally and in written format
    • Follow oral and written instructions
    • Work under adverse weather conditions
    • Perform the physical requirements of the position in conducting inspections
    • Keep neat, accurate, and legible records
    • Perform mathematical computations
    • Obtain State of Wisconsin inspector certifications in a variety of disciplines to enhance inspection abilities
    • Work with computer hardware and software including word processing and spreadsheets
    • Perform inspections in a thorough, efficient, and timely manner
    • Explain technical information tactfully and courteously to contractors and general public
    • Enforce and interpret regulations firmly and tactfully  
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, architects, property owners, employees, and the public
    • Train other employees in work performed
    • Draw plan sketches and locate facilities
    • Read and interpret plans, specifications and blueprints for commercial buildings and one- and two-family dwellings.  Detect deficiencies and violations in plans and construction, interpret technical drawings, and interpret codes and ordinances relevant to all disciplines
    • Conduct research and produce technical writing
     
    REQUIREMENTS/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
    Commercial Electrical Inspector:  Must possess a State of Wisconsin Commercial Electrical Inspector certification. Can obtain commercial electrical inspector certification by being a Master Electrician and filing paperwork with the State of Wisconsin.
     
    Two years’ experience performing building inspections for a state or local jurisdiction is desirable. 
     
    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
     
    License Requirement:   Must possess and maintain state certifications as described above.
    Oath of Office Requirement:  Will be required to take an oath of office.
    Driver License Requirement:   Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
    Residency Requirement: No residency requirement.
    Background Investigation Requirement: Must pass a background investigation prior to hire.
    Post Job Offer Medical Examination Requirement: Must pass a medical examination for the occupational group and drug screen prior to hire.
     
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