Under direction, inspects new and existing buildings and
structures to ensure compliance with the State Uniform Construction
Code and enforces same to ensure public safety, health, and welfare;
does related work as required.
NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are for
illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title
may not perform all duties listed in this job specification.
Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Examines plans for new structures to ensure compliance with building
Inspects construction jobs, checks quality and amount of work
completed, and resolves construction problems
Enforces rules and regulations regarding building subcodes.
Initiates legal action against violators of building subcodes.
Prepares essential reports.
Establishes and maintains essential records and files.
May give assignments and instructions to employees and may
supervise the performance of their work.
May make recommendations to superiors concerning disciplinary
measures, promotions, and appointments of employees.
Collects fees for the issuance of various permits and keeps
records of same.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and computerized information systems used by
the agency, office, or related units.
Possession of a valid Building Inspector's License of the
appropriate class issued by the New Jersey Department of Community
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than
employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of structural design and analysis techniques
necessary to check compliance with the State Uniform Construction
Code particularly with regard to wood framing, light steel, and wall
bearing systems which include foundation, wall, floor, and roof
Knowledge of basic material standards, codes, and enforcement
requirements related to weatherability and durability of installed
Knowledge of basic fire protection requirements.
Knowledge of basic inspection tools and test methods.
Knowledge of organization and content of the State Uniform
Knowledge of the preparation of violation notices and prescribed
inspection record keeping.
Knowledge of the classification of structures into class category.
Ability to analyze and interpret provisions of the State Uniform
Construction Code that apply to buildings and other laws, rules,
regulations, and policies applicable to buildings
Ability to carry out provisions of the State Uniform Construction
Code as they relate to residential and small commercial structures.
Ability to prepare building construction plans and specifications,
and to review for accuracy and feasibility those prepared by others.
Ability to work harmoniously with other municipal unit heads and with
private contractors and architects.
Ability to make investigations and inspections.
Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative reports of
inspections and investigations containing findings, conclusions, and
Ability to keep essential records and files.
Ability to prosecute violations of the building code by appearing in
The knowledge and abilities for an RCS license plus
knowledge of requirements of the State Uniform Construction Code for
class II construction plus:
Knowledge of the organization and content of the State Uniform
Construction Code regulations, organization, and content of building
Knowledge of basic classification of structures into class
categories. Knowledge of methods of systematic plans analysis.
Knowledge of information pertaining to structural, architectural,
mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical features of
buildings which must be shown on plans to ensure compliance.
Knowledge of code requirements related to fire divisions in
Knowledge of design analyses methods to ensure that structural and
mechanical elements of building depicted on plans do in fact conform
to code requirements.
Knowledge of field inspection and controlled inspection techniques to
ensure that materials installed at construction sites are of same
strength and quality as assumed by the design calculations and that
they are installed in the manner required to achieve and preserve
The knowledge and abilities for an RCS and ICS license plus:
Knowledge of advanced structural systems including structural design
and analysis techniques necessary to check compliance with the code
for the heavily loaded and technically advanced systems which
characterize class I buildings.
Knowledge of pile and other foundation systems used to bear very
Knowledge of analysis of highrise framing systems including wind load
and seismic considerations.
Knowledge of fire protection systems requirements, standards, and
design methods for exotic (nonwater) fire suppression system.
Knowledge of compartmentation elevator, voice alarm, and other
highrise fire safety systems including material and installation
standards and methods for ensuring compliance with those standards.
Knowledge of requirements for and design principals involved in
various types of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems
found in class I structures with particular emphasis on procedures
ensuring adequacy of installation including fire protection
requirements for such systems.
Ability to analyze and interpret the State Uniform
Construction Code, local building code, and other local ordinances
that apply to buildings, and other laws, rules, regulations, and
policies applicable to buildings.
Ability to carry out provisions of the State Uniform Construction
Code as they relate to residential and small commercial structures,
industrial and commercial structures, and to highrise/hazardous
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as
they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable
accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the
accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer se
the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.