Senior Inspector

DATE: 1-5-01

JOB TITLE: Senior Inspector
DEPARTMENT: Community Development
DIVISION: Building Inspections

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Building Official

DIRECTION OF OTHERS: None

REQUIRED EDUCATlON, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: High school graduate or equivalent degree. A degree in building inspection technology or five years in a recognized construction trade. A minimum of five years of experience as a municipal construction inspector. Ability to perform structural load calculations related to conventional wood frame construction. Must be capable of performing plan reviews of commercial and industrial projects primarily of small to midsize projects. Must possess or obtain within eighteen (18) months of assuming position a Building Official certification from the State of Minnesota. Prefer certification as a building inspector and plans examiner from one of the model code organizations.

NATURE OF WORK: Primary responsibility is plan review of commercial and industrial construction documents and commercial and industrial field inspections.

WORK PERFORMED/AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
I. Review commercial and industrial construction documents to assure compliance with local, state and federal codes, laws and ordinances.

II. Inspect primarily commercial and industrial construction projects.

III. Perform other duties as needed and directed.

EXTENT AND TYPE OF INTERACTION WITH THE PUBLIC:
I. Advise and assist designers, developers, contractors and the general public with code
applications related to building design and construction.

II. Maintain a quality working relationship with all persons involved in the design and construction of projects. Provide written and oral responses to requests for information.

III. Assist other city departments as needed and directed in a team effort to provide quality city services.

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS AND REGISTRATIONS:
I. Must possess a valid Minnesota drivers license.

II. Must be certified as a Minnesota Building Official.

III. Certification as a building inspector and plans examiner from a model code organization is encouraged and recommended.

EQUIPMENT AND TOOL USE AND OPERATION:
I. Employee must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and equipment relative to this position which shall include but not limited to motor vehicles, communication equipment, computers, copy machines, fax machines, measuring devices, leveling devices and calculators.

HOURS OF WORK AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
I. The normal workday is 8:00 am. to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday with overtime as needed and directed.

II. Office environment and construction job site environment. Job performance at construction sites may include walking, climbing, bending and crawling in an environment which may include exposure to the natural elements and external temperatures, dust, insects, construction debris, noise, construction equipment and other conditions normally found at construction sites.

III. As approved by the Director of the Department and the Building Official and based upon the availability of funds, continuing education and technical training will be provided to ensure a competent level of ability to perform the duties of this position and to allow for the maintenance of licenses and certifications.

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands: This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of seventy-five (75) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent outdoors.