CLASSIFICATION: Residential Construction and Housing Inspector I
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
- Reviews plans and specifications related to one (I), two (2) and three (3) family residential structures and accessory buildings in order to ensure compliance with applicable building codes and regulations.
- Performs field inspections of residential construction and/or remodeling projects in order to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations advises contractors and building owners of violations and ensures corrective action.
- Performs field inspections and enforces City housing and zoning codes and regulations, advises property owner or occupant of violations and ensures corrective action.
- Prepare and maintains inspection related records, reports, and other documentation.
- Must be able to communicate satisfactorily with other employees and the general public
- Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.
- Performs systematic and complaint-related inspections of residential structures according to City building and public nuisance codes; prepares reports and legal orders, may perform exterior inspections of other build/property according to City building and public nuisance codes.
- Maintains required licensure and certification.
- Assists with completion of routine office tasks such as filing and retrieving of job related documents.
- Performs other related duties.
- Must demonstrate regular and predictable attendance.
- Must be able to perform heavy manual labor, which includes lifting, reaching, stretching, and bending.
- Must have and continually maintain a working telephone (proof will be required and records must be kept up to date).
- Must be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D.
- Working experience with residential construction inspection.
- Must possess a current State of Ohio Residential Building Inspector License.
- Possession of a valid Ohio driver’s license; plus must be able to qualify for and remain insurable under the City’s vehicle insurance policy.
- The candidate must also have working knowledge of: Ohio Basic Building Code; local zoning/housing codes; code enforcement procedures; rehabilitation standards; processing of rehabilitation cases; legal/court process as it relates to code enforcement; safety practices and procedures; state and local laws and/or regulations; department policies and procedures*.
- You will need to have the ability to: interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form; deal with problems involving several variables within familiar context; compile information for and prepare reports; understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, or regulations to specific situations; prepare accurate documentation; communicate effectively; develop and maintain effective working relationships; perform light manual labor; travel to and gain access to work site. Building, zoning, and public nuisance codes; inspection techniques; code enforcement procedures; government structure and process; rehabilitation standards; processing rehabilitation cases; legal/court process as it relates to code enforcement.
- Also have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, or regulations to specific situations; compile and prepare reports; communicate effectively; develop and maintain effective working relationships; travel to and gain access to work site; operate a personal computer.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of safety procedures associated with maintenance work; knowledge of and ability to use basic tools and equipment common to cemetery maintenance work after proper training; ability to follow written and oral instructions.
EQUIPMENT OPERATED: Automobile, step ladder, and standard office equipment (copy machine, fax machine, telephone) personal computer, and inspection tools.
INHERENTLY HAZARDOUS OR PHYSICALLY DEMANDING WORK CONDITIONS:
The employee: conducts inspection in and around construction sites and equipment; climbs ladders and walks on scaffolding; is exposed to construction, power, and mechanical tools and equipment; is exposed to dust, dirt, fumes, and noise; is occasionally exposed to adverse weather conditions.
RATE OF PAY:
- STEP C: $21.9970
- STEP B: $24.4043
- STEP A: $25.4367
SCHEDULE OF HOURS:
Regular Schedule – Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
Overtime work may be required per Union Contract
This position demands off-schedule hours, call-in hours, stand-by work, and other non-routinely scheduled duties. Incumbents must understand that their flexibility is second to the City’s work demands during times of weather or service emergencies.
Qualified candidates should submit a City of Elyria application found at https://www.cityofelyria.org/department/human-resources/ or via e-mail to email@example.com or by mail or in person to ATTN: HR, 131 Court Street, Suite 104, Elyria, OH 44035.
*The above position description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the City.