- 17-Aug-2012 to 20-Aug-2012 (CST)
- Pearland, TX, USA
- Full Time
The City of Pearland offers an excellent benefits package including a voluntary ICMA 457 deferred compensation program, as well as membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s medical, dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays a portion of the dependant’s premium.
Job Summary: Inspects new and existing buildings and structures to enforce conformance to building, grading, and zoning laws and approved plans, specifications, and standards by performing the following duties.
Regular and timely attendance at work.
Inspects residential, commercial, industrial, and other buildings during and after construction to ensure that components such as footings, floor framing, completed framing, chimneys, and stairways meet provisions of building, grading, zoning, and safety laws and approved plans, specifications, and standards.
Observes conditions and issues notices for corrections to persons responsible for conformance.
Obtains evidence and prepares report concerning violations which have not been corrected.
Interprets legal requirements and recommends compliance procedures to contractors, craft workers, and owners.
Keeps inspection records and prepares reports for use by administrative or judicial authorities.
Conducts surveys of existing buildings to determine lack of prescribed maintenance, housing violations, or hazardous conditions.
Reviews request for and issues building permits.
Serves as "essential personnel" and is required to remain available for immediate call-in due to any natural or man made disaster, or any other event the Director of Community Development/City Manager deem necessary.
Contributes to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, and Licenses:
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Minimum of two (2) years experience as a building inspector preferred, or 2-5 years experience as an engineer, architect, or as a superintendent, foreman or competent mechanic in charge of construction.
Plumbing Inspector License required.
Building Inspector Certification.
Electrical Inspector Certification is preferred.
Valid, Class "C" Texas Driver's License.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume; ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software, Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
Ability to operate a City vehicle for City of Pearland business; engineering scale, architectural scales, screw driver, plumbing level, pager, cell phone, pc, fax machine, copier, and telephone.
Ability to interpret, implement, explain, and enforce codes, including Code of Ordinances relating to building and construction and the Zoning Ordinances.
Ability to communicate effectively with contractors, architects, engineers, and the public.
Ability to actively listen and demonstrate competence and interest to the general public, citizens, and co-workers.
Working knowledge of all applicable building and construction codes including Standard Codes, National Electrical Code, Housing Code, Unsafe Building Abatement Code, NFPA and ANSI standards.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The employee in this position is considered to be "essential personnel" and is required to be available for immediate call-in due to any natural or man made disaster, or any other event the Director of Community Development/City Manager deem necessary.