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Building Official, City of Franklin - Department of Planning and Engineering

Date posted:  December 12, 2019

Hourly Rate:  Full Time, Non-Exempt, $45,000-$48,000/year DOQ

Job Description:

The City of Franklin Department of Planning & Engineering has an opening for a  Building Official.  This full-time position reports to the City Engineer and works regular office hours (8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday).

The Building Official is responsible for administering the building inspection services functions of the Department of Planning and Engineering.  This includes reviewing permit application materials, inspecting construction sites, enforcing the Building Code, maintaining permits files, and managing the Unsafe Building Program.

Education Requirements:

  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent plus a minimum of 2 years of construction experience.  Continued education in the area of building codes and ordinances is a requirement.

Primary Job Functions:

  • Communicating with State and Federal agencies regarding building codes and public safety;
  • Enforcing local, State, and Federal construction codes;
  • Performing the appropriate inspections of all building construction in the city;
  • Administers and manages the budget for the Unsafe Building Program.  Enforces unsafe building codes, minimum housing standards, building codes, and construction and housing related municipal codes;
  • Collaborates with parties including Johnson County, Franklin Development Corporation, Franklin Heritage Inc., and Habitat for Humanity to acquire blighted/abandoned/tax delinquent properties, salvage usable content, and return them to the tax rolls in improved condition;
  • Provides outreach and education regarding healthy housing principles in coordination with the Johnson County Health Department;
  • Collaborates with Habitat for Humanity, Franklin Heritage Inc., and other not-for-profit agencies to encourage donation of unsafe, vacant properties;
  • Providing building code interpretations to the public and contractors as appropriate;
  • Maintaining department building permit files; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Regular and dependable attendance is required.

Secondary Job Functions:

  • Assisting the pubic when necessary;
  • Reviewing all building permit applications for conformance with Indiana Residential Code and Indiana Commercial Building Code;
  • Maintaining applicable office files in a variety of electronic and paper-copy databases for the purpose of future reference;
  • Making major contributions involving the authoritative application of city policies
  • Reporting to the Plan Commission, Board of Works and City Council, as needed;
  • Interpreting and understanding codes and ordinances in order to enforce them; and
  • Performance of other related/non-related functions, as required.

Equipment Knowledge:

  • Incumbent must have the ability to operate a variety of office machines such as a telephone, calculator, fax machine, recorder, computer, printer, copy machine, and field and office-based measuring tools.
  • Incumbent must have the ability to operate Department vehicle.
  • Incumbent must have the ability to use electronic devices such as cellular phone.

Critical Skills/Expertise:

  • Thorough  knowledge of building codes, inspections, and file maintenance practices, rules and techniques as developed through construction and training experience;
  • Certification of administering building codes, or ability to obtain certification within one year;
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations and the purpose and application of local ordinances and state statutes as related to the job functions;
  • Extensive knowledge of Indiana building laws;
  • Extensive knowledge of basic construction practices;
  • Extensive knowledge of city ordinances;
  • Extensive knowledge of healthy housing principles and minimum housing standards;
  • Broad knowledge of the history, principles, theories, and practices of the building profession;
  • The ability to react to unprecedented and highly variable issues by both applying accepted theories and techniques and by developing new theories related to local conditions; and
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.

Physical Requirements:

  • The incumbent is expected to work in a position which has been identified as light duty, and shall work in a safe manner consistent with an office environment.  The incumbent will, however, be required to climb, crawl, and enter spaces in which physical exertion maybe required to perform the job functions.

Interested persons shall submit a resume and references to the City of Franklin Department of Planning & Engineering, attention Mark Richards, 70 E. Monroe Street, Franklin, IN 46131 or email mrichards@franklin.in.gov by 4:00 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2019.


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Building & Stormwater Inspector, Town of Ellettsville

Date posted:  December 10, 2019

Part-Time:  25-29 hours per week, flexible
Wage:  $20/hour

Position Summary

This position is responsible for performing technical duties in conducting field inspections to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Local Codes and Ordinances concerning building construction and conducting stormwater inspections during constructions.  The Building Inspector will have a partially set schedule, with the remainder of hours determined by need.  Occasionally hours will fall outside of the 25-29 hours per week range and in rare instances, emergency inspections may be required.  This position works under the general supervision of the Planning Director and Assistant Planner.

Primary Duties

  • Conduct field inspections of construction activity for multiple building types to determine compliance with appropriate codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Review building plans and permits for general code compliance.
  • Monitor active construction sites for posting of requisite permits and properly enforce non-compliance.
  • Read and interprets adopted codes, technical manuals, drawings, instructions, and specifications as related to construction projects.
  • Inspect previously occupied and existing residential and commercial structures for change of use, occupancy, or compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.
  • Maintain and effectively organize daily inspection reports, logs, and results.
  • Perform follow-up inspections to verify compliance with violations and take appropriate enforcement action to ensure compliance.
  • Investigate complaints and issue appropriate violations and/or stop work orders as necessary. 
  • Actively work with contractors to discuss and/or alleviate code violations.
  • Meet the architects, contractors, builders and the general public; explain and interpret requirements and restrictions of adopted codes and ordinances.
  • Perform inspections of construction sites to ensure compliance with stormwater runoff and soil erosion and issue violations as necessary.
  • Conduct other field investigations, including, but not limited to, infrastructure, tall weeds and grass, and others as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Qualification:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of two (2) years related work experience in construction industry required.
  • Trade school certificate/apprenticeship and one (1) year related work experience in the building construction industry, or a college degree in construction management, construction technology, engineering, architecture or related field preferred.
  • International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Residential Combination Inspector (Residential Building Inspector, Residential Electrical Inspector, Residential Mechanical Inspector, and Residential Plumbing Inspector), and/or Commercial Combination Inspector (Commercial Building Inspector, Commercial Electrical Inspector, Commercial Mechanical, and Commercial Plumbing Inspector) preferred.
  • Ability to interpret construction drawings and specifications.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
  • Experience with GIS preferred.
  • Ability to understand and interpret Indiana Building Code, Town Code, and other ordinances.
  • Ability to address and resolve contentious issues in a professional manner.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other Town departments, Town Officials, and the public.
  • Certification in stormwater inspections is required within one (1) year of employment.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

Any person wishing to apply for this position may do so in person at the Ellettsville Town Hall, located at 1150 W. Guy McCown Drive, or electronically to ktolloty@ellettsville.in.us.  Applications are available at www.ellettsvilleplanning.org.  Applications and resumes must be received no later than 4:00 PM on January 10th to be considered for employment.  Resumes may not be used in place of an application.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Town of Ellettsville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, or disability.


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Building Code Variance Analyst, Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security

Date posted:  November 15, 2019

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

About the Indiana Department of Homeland Security

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (“IDHS”) works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to protect the people, property, and prosperity of the State of Indiana. We pursue this mission in order to achieve the highest level of safety and security for Indiana’s citizens, businesses, and infrastructure. It is also IDHS’s goal to efficiently and effectively mitigate and respond to threats and disasters, both natural and manmade. The IDHS team works tirelessly to achieve its vision by focusing on the following three values:

People. IDHS works to enhance the safety and security of Indiana residents by ensuring that first responders, such as firefighters and EMTs, are properly trained and certified to effectively and efficiently provide assistance during emergencies; supporting security measures during major events in Indiana; and continuously monitoring and standing ready to respond to potential hazards and threats.

Property. IDHS works to ensure that public buildings, such as businesses and schools, are compliant with fire and building codes; that our cities and towns are provided with continuous support and resources through our Emergency Operations Center in times of crisis; and that our critical infrastructure is protected from both physical and cyber-attacks.    

Prosperity. IDHS works to ensure that economic activity will continue during and after a natural disaster or manmade crisis by administering disaster mitigation, response, and recovery grant funding from both the state and federal government; by planning and training so that IDHS is able to help minimize the impact of a disaster; and, when necessary, quickly assess damage and seek disaster relief assistance from the federal government.

Click here to learn more about this position and to apply.

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Planner II, City of Fishers

Date posted:  October 30, 2019

Description

Under general direction of the Director of Planning and Zoning, coordinates development applications, site plan reviews, collects and analyzes planning data; assists in preparing planning studies and reports; assists in policy analysis and formulation; assists in updating the City of Fishers comprehensive plan; maintains data files for an automated geographic information system; reviews development applications and prepares staff reports for zone changes, code amendments and variances under the direction of the Director. Conducts field evaluations and inspections/assessments.

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Building Inspector, City of Lawrence

Date posted:  October 30, 2019

Summary

Under general supervision of the Director of the Department of Public Works, this position is responsible for performing technical duties in conducting field inspections to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State and Local Codes and Ordinances concerning building construction. Prospective employee must be able to read and interpret building codes, obtain/maintain International Code Council certifications, City of Lawrence Municipal Code, and other related regulations. Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to inspect construction-related activities, on both a reactive and proactive basis, properly document investigation activities and initiate enforcement actions where appropriate. Interactions may occasionally be adversarial and the employee must use proper conflict resolution skills and judgment to resolve both technical and interpersonal issues related to code compliance.

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City of Indianapolis

Date posted:  October 30, 2019

The City of Indianapolis has a number of positions available.  Click on the links below to learn more about each of these positions and to apply.

Building Code Analyst

Position Summary

Position is responsible to provide expertise in building plan review, inspections, and permit issuance, ensuring compliance with the applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, and codes. Duties include conducting building plan review relative to permit issuance, periodic inspections, process and procedure development, inter/intra departmental coordination, communication and documentation. Incumbents of this classification exercise considerable independent judgment in the performance of their duties and receive general supervision from the Chief Building Code Analyst.

Building Inspector

Position Summary

Position is responsible for conducting field inspections and initiating administrative enforcement actions to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State and Local Codes and Ordinances pertaining to building construction. Employee must be able to read and interpret building codes, obtain ICC certifications, City of Indianapolis - Marion County ordinances, and other related regulations. In addition, the employee must be able to respond to complaints, document investigation activities and initiate enforcement actions including legal case preparation. Contacts may occasionally be adversarial in nature and the employee must use skill and judgment to resolve both technical and interpersonal problems related to code compliance.


Permit Technician

Position Summary

Position is responsible to provide excellent customer service and expertise in plan review and permit issuance, ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and codes. Duties include conducting building and zoning plan review relative to permit issuance, procedures, inter/intra departmental coordination, communication, and documentation. Attend meetings and provide preliminary permit review. Answer/interpret permit, code, ordinance and procedure related questions received from the general public via the internet, in-person, phone, and written correspondence. Utilize computer software such as Accela, GIS, and Pictomerty.

Project Development Analyst

Position Summary

Position is responsible to provide expertise in plan review and permit issuance, ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, petitions, rezonings, variances, and codes.

Property Safety & Maintenance Inspector

Position Summary

The Property Safety & Maintenance Inspector is responsible for conducting field inspections and initiating administrative enforcement actions to ensure compliance with the City of Indianapolis – Marion County environmental public nuisance, vacant building standard, illegal dumping, trash and debris ordinances, and other related regulations. Employee must be able to read and interpret the City of Indianapolis - Marion County ordinances and other related regulations. In addition, the employee must be able to respond to complaints, document investigation activities and initiate enforcement actions including legal case preparation. Contacts may occasionally be adversarial in nature and the employee must use skill and judgment to resolve both technical and interpersonal problems related to code compliance.

Zoning/Licensing Inspector

Position Summary

The Zoning & Licensing Inspector is responsible for conducting field inspections and initiating administrative enforcement actions to ensure compliance with the City of Indianapolis – Marion County zoning, business licensing, environmental public nuisance and other related regulations. Employee must be able to read and interpret the City of Indianapolis - Marion County zoning, business licensing, and other related regulations. In addition, the employee must be able to respond to complaints, document investigation activities and initiate enforcement actions including legal case preparation. Contacts may occasionally be adversarial in nature and the employee must use skill and judgment to resolve both technical and interpersonal problems related to code compliance.


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