Electrical Building Code Inspector II

Alexandria, VA
$44,538.52 - $73,207.80 Annually
Nov 06, 2020
Dec 04, 2020
Full Time
Electrical Building Code Inspector II

An Overview
The Electrical Building Code Inspector II will conduct technical code inspection work on new and existing construction and renovation projects in residential and commercial buildings. You will inspect and approve technical work and enforces compliance with the Alexandria City Code, The Code of Virginia, internal policies and procedures, and the Virginia Uniformed Statewide Building Code, as well as any referenced codes or standards to protect the public against hazards caused by defective materials and workmanship in building construction. You will have the opportunity to learn about our community by working in the field. Inspector responsibilities increase as they advance in the career ladder. This position is part of a career ladder with increasing responsibilities. This work is performed under the general supervision of the New Construction Manager.

The Opportunity
• Performs Code Inspector in accordance with the USBC;
• Assists other staff by researching specific provisions of codes, ordinances, and related City policies;
• Assists in the development of technical training concerning applicable codes, ordinances, policies, and regulatory requirements;
• Reviews construction documents with contractors, homeowners, architects, and engineers regarding the requirements of the USBC, related construction practices, industry, and maintenance standards;
• Addresses complaints, communicates abatement action, and provides required follow up;
• Identifies and documents illegal construction and prepares violation notification and corrective direction;
• Operates and maintains a City vehicle and all other issued equipment;
• Attends training to maintain continuous education and certification requirements as required by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and the Department of Code Administration;
• Maintains a current knowledge of City and department policies, procedures and guidelines;
• Attends meetings and testifies in court, as required.

The Ideal Candidate
To qualify for the Electrical Building Code Inspector II position you must have four years of experience in the construction or construction inspection related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience or an associate degree in engineering, architecture, building construction or related field with 2 years of experience in a construction related field or a bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, building construction or related field.

All candidates must have a valid driver's license, and selected candidate must meet active City of Alexandria Code Inspector Career Ladder requirements within the probationary period of twelve (12) months after their original appointment.

The ideal candidate must have knowledge of the USBC reference standards and codes and City of Alexandria ordinances which apply to building construction or the ability to readily acquire such knowledge. The ideal candidate must have the ability to read and interpret plans in terms of architectural, structural, electrical, mechanical, fire protection, and plumbing disciplines.
Working in a team environment and fostering a positive working atmosphere with internal and external customers is equally as essential.

About the Department
The City of Alexandria's Department of Code Administration 's focus is to assist customers to achieve compliance with the Virginia's Uniform Statewide Building and Maintenance Codes (USBC), and the City Code nuisance and development provisions. The department contains five divisions: The Permit Center, Property Maintenance Inspections, New Construction Inspections, Plan Review Services, and Administrative Services. If you are curious for a broader view of our City government click here , or for a broader view of the City of Alexandria click here .

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Successful completion of the following within 12 months after original appointment:
  • Virginia Building Code Academy (VBCA) Core Module
  • Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) certification (s) as required for a Code Inspector II within the current “Code Inspector- Systems Career Ladder Matrix”.
Physical Requirements:
The following physical requirements are performed with or without reasonable accommodation:
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds with assistance
  • Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment
  • Ability to Work in adverse weather
  • Ability to climb step ladder and ladders up to 40 feet with required safety equipment
  • Ability to crawl, crouch, stoop, and work in uncomfortable conditions
  • Ability to climb multiple levels of stairs
  • Ability to reach with arms extended above the head
  • Ability to go up and down steep inclines
  • Ability to walk and adequately maneuver in an outside/inside environment.


1) Refer to Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) and International Code Council (ICC) for current certification requirements
2) In order to advance to the next career ladder level, a portfolio of work clearly demonstrating ability to perform work at next level shall be submitted to the Director or designee for review and approval

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