ELECTRICAL CODES INSPECTOR

5 days left

Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Salary
$57,907.20 - $108,222.40 Annually
Posted
Apr 28, 2022
Closes
Jun 02, 2022
Ref
5313-22C-PHD-SD
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Note: The pay ranges listed above are effective June 19, 2022.

Interested in working for Arlington County's award-winning, fully accredited Inspection Services Division? We have just the opportunity for you!

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

Electrical Codes Inspector positions may be filled at level I, II, or III, based on candidate's experience and qualifications. The employee will receive training on materials, methodology, and code requirements for residential and commercial high-rise inspections.

Responsibilities include:

  • Inspecting temporary electrical services and panels, feeder wiring, appliances, grounding, location and installation of equipment motors, and emergency power sources;
  • Using computers and/or mobile devices to record the results and status of inspections;
  • Preparing and issuing notices of violation;
  • Assessing job site safety and damages;
  • 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
  • Preforming other duties as assigned.

Selection Criteria
Minimum: High School Diploma/GED; plus

Electrical Codes Inspector I:

  • High School Diploma/GED;
  • Three (3) years of experience in general 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 (Electrical) within 12 months of hire.
Electrical Codes Inspector II:

  • High School Diploma/GED;
  • Three (3) years of experience in general construction or construction trade;
  • One (1) year of experience in construction codes inspection or closely related work;
  • Possession of 2 VA state NCPCCI certs or (ICC) certs: Residential Inspector AND Commercial Inspector for assigned trade specialty (electrical); and
  • Possession or obtainment of 3 additional VA (ICC) certifications: Residential Inspector for remaining 3 trade specialties within 36 months of employment.
Electrical Codes Inspector III:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Three (3) years of experience in electrical or general building construction experience;
  • Two 2 years of construction codes inspection experience or closely related work; and
  • Possession of 5 VA state NCPCCI certs or (ICC) certs: Residential Inspector AND Commercial Inspector for assigned trade specialty (electrical), 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 an Associate degree in a related field and experience in one or more of the following:

  • Applying and interpreting National Electrical Code (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

  1. The employee must obtain 2 of VA state NCPCCI certs or (ICC) certs: Residential Inspector and Commercial Inspector for assigned trade specialty (Electrical) within 12 months of hire. 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.
  2. The employee must progress through the Electrical 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 (Electrical).
  3. A pre-employment criminal records 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest form will be required of the successful candidate upon hire and annually thereafter.
  6. Work Environment: requires 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.
  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.


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