City of Atlanta
Performs a variety of tasks associated with advanced technical building inspection and preliminary plans examining work to ensure that new plumbing and drainage installations and alterations in public and private buildings are in compliance with established codes, laws and regulations. Duties in this level include, but are not limited to: supervising and scheduling work assignments for Plumbing Inspectors; performing technical and specialized work involved in the inspection of plumbing and mechanical installations to insure compliance with existing regulations, ordinances and codes; and reviewing requests for permits in accordance with established standards.
- Works under very general supervision. May work independently or with other skilled or semi-skilled workers with responsibility for completion of assigned tasks.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.
- Supervises, schedules work, and manages time sheets for Plumbing Inspectors. Investigates and resolves public complaints; recommends appropriate actions. Inspects residential and commercial plumbing/mechanical installations during various stages of construction and remodeling. Enforces compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations. Recommends modifications and adjustments as necessary. Inspects previously occupied buildings, spaces or suites for code compliance. Approves inspected areas for certificates of occupancy.
- Inspects existing residential and commercial structures for change of use, occupancy or compliance with applicable plumbing/mechanical codes and ordinances. Inspects residential and commercial plumbing/mechanical installations and a large variety of other complex and routine building system elements.
- Confers with architects, contractors, builders and the general public. Explains and interprets requirements and restrictions of adopted codes and ordinances. Receives calls and answers questions about permits and code requirements. Directs inquiries as necessary relating to residential and commercial construction. Retrieve permit information from the computer; verifies legal data including owners, tax records and other data needed to issue permits.
- Maintains files and reports regarding inspection activities and findings on all active projects. Testifies in court as necessary. Drives to and from destinations as assigned by supervisor. Conducts pre-construction meeting with architects, engineers and contractors to explain code and legal regulations as related to new
- Decision Making
Applies organizational policies. Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks. May collaborate with managers, supervisors, and colleagues with implementing solutions to procedural problems or issues that come up in meetings.
- Leadership Provided
Has formal supervisory authority over work group (typically at least three employees) to include discipline, performance management, scheduling, training, etc. project construction.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.
- Knowledge of: Uniform Mechanical Code or related general construction codes; mechanical systems; Uniform Plumbing Code or related general construction codes; plumbing and fire protection systems; electrical work, carpentry work, and cement work; complex mechanical and plumbing inspection techniques; residential and commercial plumbing/mechanical construction, materials and methods of construction; safety standards and methods of construction for commercial, industrial and residential buildings; pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
- Skill in: organizing daily inspections, inspection files and test reports; detecting code violations within all required phases of residential and commercial construction; analyzing plumbing/mechanical plans for existing and new structures for code compliance; listening and communicating to effectively convey information verbally and in writing; operating computers with extensive software proficiency, covering a wide array of applications. Ability to: learn plumbing/mechanical related codes and ordinances adopted and enforced by the City, including adopted plumbing/mechanical codes and Zoning Ordinance; read and interpret complex building plans, specifications and building codes; determine if construction systems conform to City code requirements; apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials; advise on standard construction methods and requirements for residential.
Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience
- Associate’s degree or vocational training in mechanical engineering, architecture, plumbing systems or a related field.
- Five to eight years’ of increasingly responsible construction and/or plumbing/mechanical inspection experience including three year of experience working with residential and commercial buildings (equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis); supervisory experience is required.
Preferred Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, architecture, plumbing systems or a related field and ten years of directly related work experience in mechanical and/or plumbing trade (equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis).
Licensures and Certifications
Position would be expected to have the following licensure or professional certifications appropriate to the position.
MUST POSSESS ONE CERTIFICATION IN ANY FIELD LISTED BELOW ON THE DATE OF APPLICATION. CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT REQUIRES THE THREE CERTIFICATIONS IN THE REMAINING FIELDS BE OBTAINED WITHIN TWELVE MONTHS OF THE DATE OF APPOINTMENT.
- Building: International Code Council (ICC) Building Inspector, which requires successful completion of the residential and/or commercial building inspector examinations.
- Electrical: Either of the following will fulfill the electrical certification requirement, provided it is based on the currently adopted National Electrical Code.
1. International Code Council Residential and/or Commercial Electrical Inspector.
2. International Association of Electrical Inspector (IAEI).
- Plumbing: Either of the following will fulfill the electrical certification requirement, provided it is based on the currently adopted National Plumbing Code.
1. International Code Council Residential and/or Commercial Plumbing Inspector.
2. International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Plumbing Inspector certification based on the Uniform Plumbing Code.
- Mechanical: Either of the following will fulfill the electrical certification requirement, provided it is based on the currently adopted National Mechanical Code.
1. International Code Council Residential and/or Commercial Mechanical Inspector.
2. International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Mechanical Inspector certification based on the Uniform Mechanical Code.
Required: Valid Georgia driver’s license
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment
Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.
Salary & Benefits
Commensurate with experience
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