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BUILDING INSPECTOR II

Position Description
Essential Function(s) of the Position:

• Reviews submitted construction plans and specifications for compliance with adopted codes.
• Field inspects work in progress and upon completion, to determine compliance with approved plans and adopted codes.
• Consults with home owners, contractors, architects, etc. on code compliance and Township ordinance issues.
• Issues citations and/or stop work orders.
• Confers with department and Township staff members/consultants to coordinate reviews, inspections, and enforcement activities.
• Answers inquiries from residents regarding construction plans, code enforcement, and plan reviews.
• Coordinates plan review and inspection activities with residents.
• Investigates ordinance violation complaints and enforces the Township codes. At times, may be required to make court appearances on behalf of the Township.
• Perform related duties or projects as assigned by the Building Official.

 

Education/Experience/Licenses/Certificates:

• Possess high school diploma, or its equivalent supplemented by formal training in construction principles and practices, and plan review.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in plan review and inspection activities related to construction code enforcement.
• Possess or be able to obtain building inspector and plan reviewer registrations in the State of Michigan.
• The minimum qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job would be considered.
• Highly developed knowledge of the Michigan Building Codes and modern construction principles and practices is required.
• A valid Michigan driver’s license is required.
 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge and understanding of state and local building codes, zoning ordinances, and related laws.
• Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of plan review, site inspection, and code enforcement.
• Skill in conducting site inspections and interpreting, applying and enforcing building codes and ordinances according to professional standards.
• Skill in reviewing and interpreting site plans, specifications and complex construction drawings.
• Skill in maintaining complex record keeping and document retentions systems, and in compiling comprehensive reports.
• Ability to use office equipment and technology, including computers and related software which include, Apex sketch programs, Microsoft Office Programs: Word, Excel, Access, Power Point; GIS mapping programs and BS&A software.
• Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, communicate clearly to avoid confusion and misunderstanding with other employees, customers, or the general public; remain calm and composed when dealing with distraught or angry employees, or members of the public, make public presentations (as required); read, interpret, or explain applicable standards, technical literature, regulations, plans, and/or specifications; and accurately and clearly complete required paperwork.
• Ability to establish effective working relationships, take initiative and be resourceful when dealing with builders, architects, planners, property owners, the public, professional contacts and elected officials.
• Ability to critically assess situations, problem solve and work effectively within deadlines.
• Be self-directed and highly motivated, and possess leadership, prioritization, time management, analytical, and logical decision-making skills.
• Ability to follow specific practices, standards, and guidelines including the State of Michigan Building, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Code, local ordinances and State of Michigan laws.
• Be flexible in daily schedule; work under stress; remain calm and maintain focus under demanding and often conflicting work schedules with rapidly shifting priorities; be present during deadlines and high stress periods of work; and maintains regular attendance to efficiently process the volume of work.
• Ability to follow specific practices, standards, and guidelines including the State of Michigan Building, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Code, local ordinances and State of Michigan laws.
• Be flexible in daily schedule; work under stress; remain calm and maintain focus under demanding and often conflicting work schedules with rapidly shifting priorities; be present during deadlines and high stress periods of work; and maintains regular attendance to efficiently process the volume of work.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools and Vehicles Used:
Experience and knowledge in the operation of general office equipment this position requires the employee to have knowledge and an understanding of how to access information as it pertains to reference sources and research documentation via the internet.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, bend, reach and lift up to 40 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer terminal and do extensive reading.

Ability to perform duties in all types of weather on a variety of uneven or slippery surfaces; ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, climb-up and down construction sites, move materials, and stand for prolonged periods.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this position, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents, analyze and solve problems, observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information; and interact with members of the public and Township staff.

Reporting Relationships:
This position reports to the Building Official.

Working Conditions:
The employee in this position will be working in an office environment and will be required to work outdoors for property inspections, building inspection, etc. Some travel is required for field inspections, continuing education opportunities and conferences, and off-site meetings.

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