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Job Specification

  BUILDING INSPECTOR

  DEFINITION

         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
   subcodes.

         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.

   REQUIREMENTS:

        LICENSE:

         Possession of a valid Building Inspector's License of the
   appropriate class issued by the New Jersey Department of Community
   Affairs.

         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
   the position.

        KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

   RCS License:

              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
   framing systems.

   Knowledge of basic material standards, codes, and enforcement
   requirements related to weatherability and durability of installed
   construction materials.

   Knowledge of basic fire protection requirements.

   Knowledge of basic inspection tools and test methods.

   Knowledge of organization and content of the State Uniform
   Construction Code.

   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
   recommendations.

   Ability to keep essential records and files.

   Ability to prosecute violations of the building code by appearing in
   court.

        ICS License:

              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
   subcode.

   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
   buildings.

   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
   that strength.

        HHS License:

        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
   heavy loads.

   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.

        General Abilities:

              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
   structures.

   Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
   recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
   related units.

   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
   communication.

   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:
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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.

10/18/1996