CONSTRUCTION CODES BUILDING INSPECTOR

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$55,140.80 - $103,043.20 Annually
Posted
Jan 21, 2022
Closes
Feb 25, 2022
Ref
5313-22B-PHD-SD
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
The Community Planning, Housing and Development (CPHD) Department is seeking a Construction Codes Building Inspector to join their IAS-accredited, award-winning Inspection Services Division. The Inspection Services Division is responsible for working with Arlington citizens and developers to build and maintain property throughout the County.

The Building Inspector ensures that all phases of building construction are done in conformance with codes, ordinances, and approved plans and specifications. Inspectors in this position use personal computers and/or mobile devices to record the results and status of inspections, as well as to prepare letters and written notices of violation. Additionally, the Inspector will receive training on materials, methodology, and code requirements for residential and commercial high-rise inspections.

Specific duties include:
  • Performing inspections at various stages of residential and commercial construction in compliance with statewide building codes, including issuing notices of violation, and identifying and recommending solutions;
  • Communicating with contractors, developers, builders, and homeowners to explain applicable codes and legal requirements;
  • Reviewing and interpreting construction plans and blueprints;
  • Receiving continuous training on materials, methodology, and code requirements for residential and commercial high-rise inspections;
  • Maintaining knowledge of and researching applicable State, County, and local codes, and applying that knowledge;
  • Completing damage assessments; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate for this position is familiar with State, County, and/or local building codes, with excellent communication skills, thrives in a fast-paced environment and able to work with a wide variety of people to identify and resolve problems.

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

Building Inspector I:

  • Three (3) years of experience in general building construction or construction trade ; and;
  • Possession or obtainment of 2 VA state NCPCCI certs or (ICC) certs: Residential Inspector and Commercial Inspector for assigned trade specialty (building, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical) upon employment or within 12 months of employment date.
Building Inspector II:

  • Three (3) years of experience in general building construction or construction trade;
  • One (1) year of experience in construction codes inspection, enforcement, or closely related field;
  • Possession of 2 VA state NCPCCI certs or (ICC) certs: Residential Inspector AND Commercial Inspector for assigned trade specialty (building, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical); and
  • Possession or obtainment of 3 additional VA (ICC) certifications: Residential Inspector for remaining 3 trade specialties within 36 months of employment.
Building Inspector III:

  • Three (3) years of experience in general building construction or construction trade;
  • Two (2) years of experience in construction codes inspection, enforcement, or closely related field; and
  • Possession of 5 VA state NCPCCI certs or (ICC) certs: Residential Inspector AND Commercial Inspector for assigned trade specialty (building, Electrical, Mechanical, or Plumbing), AND Residential Inspector for remaining 3 trade specialties.

Substitution: Additional college education may substitute for up to one year of construction experience

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Application and interpretation of Building codes or National codes;
  • Enforcement of Building codes or National codes;
  • Reading and interpreting plans, specifications, and blueprints; and/or
  • High-rise/commercial building codes or construction experience.

Special Requirements

  1. The employee must obtain State certifications as a Residential and Inspector for assigned trade specialty (building) within the 12-month probationary period.
  2. 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).
  3. A pre-employment background check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information. Additional background checks may be necessary prior to admittance to secure federal facilities.
  4. The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of employment, a valid driver's license, applicant 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest form will be required of the successful candidate upon hire and annually thereafter.
  7. Covid-19 Vaccination : Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.