CONTRUCTION CODES INSPECTOR (ELECTRICAL)

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
See Position Description
Posted
Sep 02, 2021
Closes
Oct 07, 2021
Ref
5313-22A-PHD-CW
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
Interested in working for Arlington County's award-winning, fully accredited Inspection Services Division? We have just the opportunity for you!

The Community Planning, Housing and Development (CPHD) Department is seeking a Construction Codes Inspector (Electrical) to join their Inspection Services Division. The Division is responsible for working with Arlington County citizens and developers to build and maintain property throughout the County. The Electrical Inspector ensures that all phases of building construction are completed in conformance with codes, ordinances, and approved plans and specifications.

Electrical Inspector positions may be filled at level III, II, or I 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Inspecting temporary electrical services, electrical panels, feeder wiring, appliances, grounding, location and installation of equipment motors, and emergency power sources;
  • Using personal computers and/or mobile devices to record the results and status of inspections;
  • Preparing and issuing notices of violation;
  • Assessing job site safety;
  • Researching and interpreting codes;
  • Reviewing construction plans and blueprints;
  • Consulting with homeowners, contractors and construction personnel regarding compliance with codes and ordinances;
  • Responding to emergency and after-hours inspections; and
  • Assessing damages.

Selection Criteria
Minimum:
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent; valid driver's license; plus:

Electrical Inspector I: Three years of experience in electrical or general building construction, including construction codes inspection, enforcement or closely related field.

Electrical Inspector II: Three years of electrical or general building construction experience with one year of experience in construction codes inspection or enforcement or closely related field; PLUS, certification as a Residential Inspector and Commercial Inspector in trade specialty.

Electrical Inspector III: Three years of electrical or general building construction experience with two years' experience in construction codes inspection or enforcement or closely related field; PLUS certification as a Residential Inspector and Commercial Inspector in trade specialty; and certification as a Combination Residential Inspector.

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.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with an Associate degree in related field and experience in one or more of the following:

  • Applying and interpreting National Electrical Codes (NEC);
  • Inspection and enforcement of National Electrical Code (NEC);
  • Enforcement of Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC); and
  • Commercial installation/inspection of electrical systems in mid-rise and high-rise buildings.

Special Requirements

  • The employee must obtain State certifications as a residential and commercial Building Inspector within the 12-month probationary period. Selected inspectors will receive cross training in all areas of code enforcement and may be responsible for providing technical direction in their specialty to other inspectors.
  • The employee 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 a Combination Residential Inspector and Commercial Inspector in trade specialty (Building).
  • 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 employment, a valid driver's license, and must provide a copy of or allow Arlington County to obtain a copy of the driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
  • Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest form will be required of the successful candidate upon hire and annually thereafter.

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