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
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.
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
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:
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,
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
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
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
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 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.