Arlington, Virginia
Mar 03, 2017
May 29, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: PLUMBING INSPECTOR Closing Date/Time: Thu. 06/01/17 12:00 AM Eastern Time Salary: $27.25 - $41.65 Hourly
$2,180.00 - $3,332.00 Biweekly
$4,723.33 - $7,219.33 Monthly
$56,680.00 - $86,632.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       This Plumbing Inspector position will be filled at the Construction Codes Inspector I, II, or III level based on candidate's experience and qualifications. Once hired, the employee will receive training on materials, methodology and code requirements for residential and commercial high-rise inspections. The employee must be certified in trade specialty within 12 months of hire and must progress through the Construction Codes Inspector series to Construction Codes Inspector III within three years of hire, completing all of the required training modules and passing the required examinations to become certified as the following:
  • Combination Residential Inspector; and
  • Commercial Building Inspector in trade specialty.
Each Inspector receives cross training in all areas of code enforcement and may be responsible for providing technical direction in their specialty to other inspectors.

Duties of the position include:
  • Conducting and documenting cross connection inspections for the county;
  • Conducting plumbing code enforcement inspections for new construction in residential one- and two-family dwellings and low-rise projects;
  • Assisting in complex plumbing inspections of commercial and high-rise new construction;
  • Inspecting plumbing and gas fitting installations during construction;
  • Examining completed installations for workmanship and use of proper materials;
  • Assisting and advising plumbers, contractors and others regarding plumbing regulations;
  • Ensuring projects adhere to accepted trade standards and applicable codes and regulations;
  • Identifying and recommending solutions consistent with code requirements for field conditions which impact construction plans; and
  • Inspecting cross-connection devices in new and existing installations.

 Selection Criteria: Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma , GED or equivalent, plus;

Codes Inspector III: three years of trades specialty in plumbing or general building construction experience with two years' experience in trades specialty area construction codes inspection or enforcement.

Codes Inspector II: three years' trades specialty in plumbing or general building construction experience with one year of experience in specialty area construction codes inspection or enforcement.

Codes Inspector I: three years' trades specialty in plumbing or in general building construction experience and/or codes inspection or enforcement.

Substitution: Apprenticeship and/or trade school training related to specialty area may substitute for up to 1 year of general experience on a year-for-year basis.

a) Applying and interpreting the Uniform Statewide Codes in plumbing;
b) Experience/certification in cross-connection devices inspection; and/or
c) Certification in another construction trade.
 Special Requirements: A standard County background check will be made on all candidates. Additional background checks may be necessary prior to admittance to secure federal facilities.

The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence and the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
 Additional Information: Positions require climbing ladders and going into trenches, walking up stairways, accessing small spaces and spending several hours a day standing and /or walking. Substantial time is spent outdoors or in buildings under construction/renovation in all types of weather conditions. Ability to work effectively with others is essential, although the employee normally works independently on field inspections, making decisions requiring the use of technical judgment and discretion.

Normal Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Occasionally inspections are scheduled outside of the normal work hours. Inspectors normally start and end the workday in the office, and are required to participate in meetings and task groups.

The salary range listed on this announcement is for a Construction Codes Inspector III.

The salary range for Construction Codes Inspector I is $45,822.40 - $69,992.00.
The salary range for Construction Codes Inspector II is $53,019.20 - $80,995.20.
The salary range for Construction Codes Inspector III is $56,680 - $86,632.

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