Supervising Combination Inspector

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$68,720.08 - $114,533.12 Annually
Posted
May 29, 2021
Closes
Jun 12, 2021
Ref
21-01045
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County boasts a top-notch school system, safe neighborhoods, thousands of acres of parkland, and bustling town centers. County government sits at the heart of this dynamic community of 1.1 million residents and seeks employees eager to bring their energy, enthusiasm and skills to serve Fairfax residents and to shape the county's future. Land Development Services (LDS) is the steward of the county's land development and building construction codes and regulations, and its staff members embrace their essential role as "first preventers." Every day, through careful review, permitting and inspection of site and building construction, our staff protects the health, safety, welfare, and environment for those who live in, work in, and visit Fairfax County. Our department also serves as the gateway to much of the county's economic development, reviewing over 26,000 building and site plans, issuing nearly 60,000 building permits, and conducting over 216,000 building and site inspections each year. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then LDS is the place for you.

Under the supervision of the Chief of the Building Inspections Branch supervises activities of a group of Master Combination Inspectors, Combination Inspectors, and ELT staff, to ensure construction complies with the Virginia Statewide Uniform Building Code. Implements work policies and inspection procedures that promote efficient and effective use of inspection staff. Reviews and updates current county and state code applications and interpretations. Develops and recommends code changes. Interacts with state and county agencies regarding design/construction problems, policies, codes, guidelines and/or ordinances. Develops curricula and conducts training in subject area related to inspections. Participates in emergency response operations or emergency calls on 24-hours basis, as needed. Position requires incumbent to operate a motor vehicle. Clearly communicates safety expectations to employees within work unit.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from high school or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus five years of construction inspection experience.

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CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license.
Certification by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) in all of the following:
VDHCD Commercial Building Inspector
VDHCD Commercial Electrical Inspector
VDHCD Commercial Mechanical Inspector
VDHCD Commercial Plumbing Inspector

And the following certifications by the VDCHD within 18 months of appointment date:
VDHCD Residential Building Inspector
VDHCD Residential Electrical Inspector
VDHCD Residential Mechanical Inspector
VDHCD Residential Plumbing Inspector

OR

Certification by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) in all of the following:
VDHCD Residential Building Inspector
VDHCD Residential Electrical Inspector
VDHCD Residential Mechanical Inspector
VDHCD Residential Plumbing Inspector

And the following certifications by the VDCHD within 18 months of appointment date:
VDHCD Commercial Building Inspector
VDHCD Commercial Electrical Inspector
VDHCD Commercial Mechanical Inspector
VDHCD Commercial Plumbing Inspector

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Extensive code enforcement experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Leadership skills and related experience. Two or more years of supervisory experience. Certifications beyond those required for the position as issued by the International Code Council or Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee of this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driving record, and a pre-employment medical evaluation to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift 50 pounds with assistance. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to distinguish colors of wiring. Ability to work in adverse weather. Ability to climb step ladders and ladders up to 40 feet with required safety equipment. Ability to crawl, crouch, stoop and work in uncomfortable conditions. Ability to walk/traverse through and over various terrain. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview, may include practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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