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Building Inspector, Madison County Planning Commission

Date Posted:  March 25, 2019

The Madison County Planning Commission is currently taking application for its Building Inspector position.  The Madison County Planning Commission is the land use planning agency for the unincorporated part of Madison County.

Please submit applications/resumes to bnewman@madisoncounty.in.gov or mail or drop off at:

Madison County Planning Commission

16 East 9th Street

Suite 200

Anderson, IN  46016

 

Applications/resumes must be received by the end of business on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Job Description:

  • 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. 
  • Must be able to read and interpret building codes, Madison County Zoning Ordinance, and other related regulations.
  • 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.
  • Conducts field inspections of construction activity for residential, multi-family, commercial, and industrial construction to determine compliance with appropriate codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Monitors construction sites for posting of requisite permits and enforces non-compliance.
  • Typical inspection types are footings and foundations, under-slab, rough-in and final inspection including all phases of electrical, plumbing, and heating/cooling activities and posting of requisite permits.
  • Issues appropriate violation notices indicating code deficiencies, orders to stop work, and prepares orders forbidding occupancy of a structure or portion of a structure.
  • Appears and testifies in court as a professional and expert witness as requested and is considered on-call for structural damage issues
  • Enters detailed inspection results.
  • Meets with contractors to discuss and/or alleviate violations.
  • This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 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 a related field preferred. 
  • Current ICC certification, at a minimum, as a residential building inspector (B1) or the ability to obtain the certification within 90 days of hire.
  • Ability to obtain and hold additional ICC certifications per MCPC policy.
  • Working knowledge of a personal computer in addition to principles, methods, and equipment used in construction trades.
  • Must be able to solve practical problems with tact, diplomacy, and deal with a variety of people in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to interpret construction drawings and specifications, possess knowledge of applicable building codes, and an ability to create accurate and concise written reports.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to both internal and external customers. 
  • Required to be on call and available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to respond to after hour investigation and/or inspection requests.
  • Must have and retain a valid Indiana Driver’s license and have the ability to operate a County vehicle is required.
  • Familiarity with County roads and ability to read County maps.
  • Must be a Madison County resident within six (6) months from date of hire.

 

Compensation:

  • Salary:  $34,000 - $45,000
  • Competitive compensation package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 13 paid holidays, sick and vacation time, and retirement plan through PERF.
  • Hours:  8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday, one hour paid lunch.

 

Background check is required for this position.

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