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Building Inspector - Bureau of Construction Services, City of Indianapolis

Date posted:  May 24, 2019

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.

Position Responsibilities

Conducts field inspections of construction activity for residential, multi-family, commercial, industrial, and high rise 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, framing, 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.

Maintains daily activity logs.

Enters detailed inspection results on a field computer into an established database management system.

Investigates complaints.

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. Additionally, the candidate must have the ability to obtain and hold Special Police Powers issued by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD). Ability to obtain International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Residential Building Inspector within 85 days of hire. Ability to obtain and hold additional ICC certifications per the department policy. Working knowledge of a personal computer, copy and facsimile machines, 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 city ordinance Chapters 536 and 875; 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. On a weekly rotational basis, inspectors are 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. During weather events and other emergency situations, inspectors are required to be available to conduct Emergency Damage Assessments. Must have and retain a valid Indiana Driver's license and have the ability to operate a City vehicle is required. Familiarity with City and County streets and ability to read city maps. Must be a Marion County resident within six (6) months from date of hire. Employee in this position receives direction from the Supervisor in the Bureau of Construction Services – Department of Business and Neighborhood Services.

Independent Judgment

Actions and judgments are controlled through the application of laws, rules, regulations, standards, guidelines, City policies and procedures and state and municipal codes. Incumbent utilizes independent judgment when determining compliance with building codes and violations; issuing orders of violation and determines appropriate action to be taken. A supervisor in the Bureau of Construction Services is generally available; however, incumbent spends most of the time in the field, but may call for assistance from a supervisor.

Salary:  $33,675.20 annually

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Enforcement Inspector - Bureau of Construction Services, City of Indianapolis

Date posted:  May 24, 2019

Position Summary

Position is responsible for investigating building construction and evaluating the scope of work to determine if building permits are required. Employee must be able to review construction plans, permits and projects, and conduct field inspections and for enforcement of the Building Standards and Procedures of the City of Indianapolis and any other applicable Federal, State and Local Codes and Ordinances pertaining to construction without permits. Employee must be able to read and interpret permits, plans, codes, ordinances, regulations and obtain certifications as required. The employee must be able to respond to complaints, perform and document investigation activities and initiate enforcement actions including legal case preparations. The employee must be able to use skill and judgment to resolve both technical and interpersonal issues related to compliance.

Position Responsibilities

Ability to obtain and hold Special Police Powers issued by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD).

Investigates complaints and performs research to determine property ownership, occupancy, permits issued, etc.

Conducts field inspections to determine compliance with appropriate codes, ordinances, and regulations related to permitted and non-permitted building construction activity in residential, multi-family, commercial, industrial, and high rise construction.

Issues Notices of Violation, Stop Work Orders, Citations and assesses administrative fees for construction activities not meeting applicable City of Indianapolis Building Standards and Procedures.

Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to potentially speak in public forums and respond to questions.

Monitors construction sites for posting of requisite permits and enforces non-compliance.

Appears and testifies in court and at administrative hearings as a professional and expert witness as requested.

Meets with home owners and contractors to discuss and/or alleviate violations; must be able to solve practical problems with tact, diplomacy, and persuasiveness in dealing with a variety of people in a variety of situations.

Maintains project files of all written and verbal communication pertaining to construction activities.

Maintains efficient and effective daily reports and other required reports for all assigned work.

Additionally, performs inspections of permitted demolition projects for compliance with the City of Indianapolis Building Standards and procedures.

Attends and successfully completes any required training courses.

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

Skills and knowledge that are typically acquired though a high school diploma or equivalent and preferably two (2) years of work related experience.

Ability to obtain and hold Special Police Powers issued by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD).

Incumbent must certify in the appropriate, approved disciplines per the department's policy to maintain employment.

Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to potentially speak in public forums and respond to questions. Must possess ability to conduct compliance investigations and follow-up activities as needed. Must be able to compile proper documentation, including photographs, to complete case documentation and inspection reports to explain facts and circumstances surrounding investigations and violations.

Basic computer and office equipment knowledge. Must be able to utilize computer for word processing, photo labeling, data entry of detailed inspection results into established database management systems utilizing a field computer.

Must be able to solve practical problems with tact, diplomacy, and persuasiveness in dealing with a variety of people in a variety of situations.

Must have and retain a valid Indiana Driver's license and have the ability to operate a City vehicle is required.

On a weekly rotational basis, inspectors may be 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.

Ability to read plans.

Familiarity with City and County streets and ability to read City maps.

Must be Marion County resident within six (6) months from date of hire.

Employee in this position receives direction from the Construction Services Supervisors – Department of Business and Neighborhood Services.

Incumbent must certify in the appropriate, approved disciplines as prescribed by the Director of the Department of Business and Neighborhood Services, to maintain employment.

Independent Judgment

Actions and judgments are controlled through the application of laws, rules, regulations, standards, guidelines, City policies and procedures and state and municipal codes. Incumbent utilizes independent judgment when determining compliance with vacant building standards, illegal dumping/trash ordinances, environmental public nuisance ordinances, and other related regulations and determines appropriate action to be taken. Incumbent interacts with others within the Department of Business and Neighborhood Services, other City Departments, County agencies, neighborhood groups, property and business owners, tenants, partner agencies, etc. Interactions require the incumbent to use diplomacy and tact when enforcing all ordinances and codes. Incumbent spends most of the time in the field, but may call for assistance from a Construction Services Supervisor.

Salary:  $30,621.00 annually

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Residential Plan Examiner, City of Fishers

Date posted:  May 24, 2019

Description

Twenty five years ago, the population in Fishers was around 30,000. Today, an estimated 91,832 (2017) people call Fishers home. In order to keep up with the growth and effectively serve our citizens, the Residential Plan Reviewer position is critical to provide plan review and code enforcement intervention on new residential construction projects and remodeling projects within the City. We seek a team-minded individual with a passion for their job and the community to join us as we strive to make Fishers a Smart, Vibrant and Entrepreneurial City.

Examples of Duties
  • Review all plans and specifications for residential projects to ensure compliance with the state adopted residential code.
  • Initiate pre-construction conferences with contractors and/or developers and associated staff when necessary.
  • Provide technical direction and assistance to inspection personnel relating to issues in the field.
  • Assess and resolve complaints received from clients, applicants, public, designers, and contractors.
  • Regularly interact directly with municipal clients and their staff.
  • Perform inspections on a limited as needed basis, providing interpretation of codes in the field.
  • Attend meetings, educational seminars, and functions relating to building codes.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Valid drivers license;
  • Possess ICC certification for Residential Plans Examiner and Residential Building Inspector, or be able to obtain within one year of employment;
  • Advanced computer skills including general knowledge of Microsoft Office programs;
  • Thorough knowledge of residential building code and energy code; 
  • Ability to read and understand blue prints;
  • General knowledge of fire protection, mechanical or structural engineering technology, construction management or technology;
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.

Salary:  $37,629 - $45,000

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Infrastructure Inspector, City of Fishers

Date posted:  May 24, 2019

Description

After nearly thirty years of fast, managed growth the City of Fishers shows no signs of slowing down, making the need for a highly qualified Infrastructure Inspector more vital than ever. We are seeking a dynamic individual who thrives in a fast paced, high pressure environment and who finds satisfaction in ensuring the high standards of the community in which they work. Working within the Department of Engineering, this position is responsible for performing technical work inspecting the infrastructure for City-initiated improvement projects as well as various private developments of the City as they are constructed. The Infrastructure Inspector will physically inspect a wide array of streets, trails, signals, sidewalks, storm and sanitary systems and is responsible for proper project reporting and issuing citations or notices of violations to developers which do not comply with ordinances.

Examples of Duties
  • Perform road, sewer, trail, and other infrastructure inspections.
  • Perform commercial and residential inspections.
  • Respond to citizen complaints in an attempt to resolve the various problems.
  • Review contractor pay applications for City-initiated and INDOT projects to confirm accuracy of quantity records.
  • Test construction materials and sanitary sewer systems which may include proof rolls, concrete slump, air entrainment, and compressive strength.
  • Collect material certifications to ensure compliance with City and INDOT construction specifications.
  • Ensure developers acquire the appropriate maintenance bonds.
  • Assist in maintaining roadway pavement condition system to document segments in need of preventative maintenance.
  • Provide constructability reviews of infrastructure improvement projects.
  • Prepare quantity estimates, review contractor pay estimate applications, and change orders.
  • During winter weather, assist in snow removal/snow plow operations.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Associates/Technical degree preferred; 
  • 2 -4 years of relatable work experience in civil engineering or construction;
  • INDOT inspection experience preferred;
  • Valid driver's license required;
  • INDOT Certified Technician (required or obtain within 2 years of employment);
  • INDOT Sitemanager Certified (required or obtain within 1 year of employment);
  • Ability to handle a variety of assignments and problems independently;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people in sometimes stressful situations;
  • Working knowledge of laws, codes, regulations and ordinances as they relate to city, county, state and federal government.
Supplemental Information
  • During winter weather events, this role will assist in snow removal operations.

Salary:  $39,512.00 - $47,414.00

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Building Commissioner, City of Gary

Date posted:  May 24, 2019

The Building Commissioner manage the daily operation of the Building Department, including but not limited to staff, contractors, and public.  Familiar with local and national building codes with the ability to interpret building codes and apply to actual job situations.  Develop and administer department budget, goals, objectives and procedures, interpret and apply federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations.  Attend public meetings sponsored by the Mayor and/or City Council, assist Redevelopment with demolition projects, and represent the Building Department on the Site Plan Review Team.

Qualifications:
College degree with five years of responsible experience in Government and/or Construction.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.  Ability to read Blue Prints and perform plan reviews.  Familiar with construction materials and standard construction practices and procedures.

Salary: 
$65,000.00 annually

Contact Information:

Human Resources Department
401 Broadway Suite 105
Gary, IN 46402
219-881-1346
marlewis@ci.gary.in.us






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