Lead Commercial Building Inspector

  • James City County
  • Sep 10, 2021
Full time Government

Job Description

$47,898 year / or higher DOQ + Full-Time County Benefits.

James City County’s Building Safety and Permits division is seeking an individual to perform experienced work inspecting new and remodeled residential dwellings and commercial buildings in multiple trades to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local ordinances.

Responsibilities:

  • Interprets codes and regulations pertaining to the assigned construction discipline; instructs customers in proper use of governing codes and inspection procedures.
  • Assists Plan Review Section Chief with plan reviews; performs plans review for residential and commercial structures when assigned.
  • Maintains effective relationships with inspectors, plans examiners, contractors, building owners, special inspectors, and the public.
  • Provides technical training for contractors, inspectors and plans examiners.

 

Requirements:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma, preferably supplemented by courses in building construction technology, engineering or architecture; considerable experience in inspecting or supervising commercial building construction.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Virginia driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record based on James City County’s criteria.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Virginia driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record based on James City County’s criteria.
  • Must obtain within 12 months of hire Commercial Building Inspector certification from the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Must possess, within 24 months of hire, Commercial Energy Inspector and Amusement Device Inspector certifications from the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 36 months of hire, Commercial Building Plan Review certification from the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of standard practices, methods, processes and tools used in building construction, including standard formulas of structural stability and safety and accepted safety standards; and methods of inspection and the basic principles of statics and equilibrium as applied to heavy construction, and the ability to apply proper inspection building inspection methods; read and interpret plans, specifications; deal tactfully with building contractors and workers.
  • Knowledge of codes, principles, techniques, and equipment used in electrical installations; and, effective corrective measures; principles and processes for providing customer service including setting and meeting quality standards for services; evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, mechanical, fire protection and elevator systems.
  • Skill in use of computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; prepare and present technical information clearly; establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues, employees, representatives of other public agencies, and the general public.

 

Click here for full job description. Accepting applications until 11:59 EST 09/24/2021. Cover letters and resumes may also be attached, but a fully-completed application is required in order for your application to be considered.

 

Only online applications to our website will be considered. To apply, please visit the James City County Career Center at https://jobs.jamescitycountyva.gov