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Job Specification

ELECTRICAL SUB CODE OFFICIAL

 DEFINITION:

 Under direction of the Construction Official, has the subordinate
 administrative responsibility for administering the electrical subcode
 of the State Uniform Construction Code within the concerned
 jurisdiction, and inspects and/or supervises the inspection of
 electrical work in construction projects underway to ensure that
 compliance with plans and specifications approved in accord with 
 the State Uniform Construction Code is achieved; does other related
 duties.

 NOTE:  The 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:

 Reviews and approves plans of proposed structures as provided 
 in State Uniform Construction Code regulations for conformity with 
 electrical and energy subcodes.

 Has charge of electrical inspection staff and activities concerned 
 in the inspection of construction projects.

 Develops the inspection work program with effective and appropriate
 procedures, analyzes construction inspection problems, and establishes
 appropriate work methods.

 Has final responsibility in the inspection for electrical and energy
 subcode compliance of all new construction and renovation projects.

 Plans, organizes, and assigns the work of the organizational unit and
 evaluates employee performance and conduct, enabling the effective
 recommendation of the hiring, firing, promoting, and disciplining of
 subordinates.

 Gives appropriate assignments, instructions, and supervision to
 electrical inspectors and clerical employees.

 Inspects and evaluates electrical work in construction projects
 underway to ensure that all work installed conforms to the
 requirements of the approved plans and the electrical and energy
 subcodes, and the regulations of the State Uniform Construction Code.

 Inspects electrical installations in existing buildings to ensure that
 installations meet the minimum health and safety standards
 incorporated in the regulations for the State Uniform Construction
 Code.

 Has responsibility in supervising the code compliance for electrical
 and energy subcode of all construction and contractors to ensure that
 required standards are observed in accord with approved plans and
 specifications.

 Takes the initiative in halting construction work by contractors when
 and if reasonable standards of workmanship, safety and plans,
 specifications, and/or legal requirements are not being observed.

 Collects and records permit and other fees, issues permits, and
 verifies that required prior approvals have been obtained and is
 responsible for ensuring that these actions are in accord with the
 regulations for the State Uniform Construction Code.

 Is responsible for establishing and maintaining cooperative 
 working relationships with architects, engineers, and construction
 supervisors.

 Reviews construction to ensure that all materials, methods, and
 assemblies conform to standards referenced by the code and
 manufacturers installation directions as well as other matters not
 shown in a set of plans but required for conformity with the code.

 Issue onsite warnings, citations, and stop work orders in cases of
 serious violations of the electrical or energy subcode that might
 endanger the health, safety, and/or welfare of the public or building
 occupants.

 Prepares recommendations regarding both temporary and final
 certificates of occupancy.

 Prepares violations reports.

 Testifies in court and in administrative hearings.

 Prepares inspection reports showing the progress of work on each
 project relative to construction code compliance, weather conditions,
 and the percentage of the project completed.

 Prepares correspondence as required.

 Maintains and supervises the maintenance of records, reports, and
 files required to show the details of each project inspected.

 Establishes inspection schedules for electrical inspection staff and
 ensures that all buildings being constructed or renovated are
 inspected at critical points during the course of construction as
 provided for in regulations for the State Uniform Construction Code.

 Identifies and inspects all materials being incorporated in the
 electrical construction and renovation of buildings located within 
 the jurisdiction to ensure that they conform to the approved plans 
 and that they meet the necessary performance standards established 
 in the regulations for the State Uniform Construction Code and the 
 adopted subcode.

 Serves subpoenas and other legal process notices including notices 
 of violations.

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

 REQUIREMENTS
 
 LICENSE:

 Applicants must possess a valid license as an Electrical Subcode
 Official issued by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

 NOTE:  Applicants must also possess a valid license as 
 an Electrical Inspector at the appropriate level, industrial and
 commercial (ICS), or high-rise and hazardous (HHS), depending 
 on the class of structure, 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 essential duties of the position.

  KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 ICS License:

 Knowledge of the State Uniform Construction Code, electrical subcode,
 and national electrical codes.

 Knowledge of procedures used in inspecting electrical installations
 and appliances and of checking electrical plans.

 Knowledge of the provisions of nationally recognized electrical
 installation, safety standards, and theoretical and practical
 application of it.

 Knowledge of electrical service sizing and design to ensure adequate
 electrical service.

 Knowledge of branch circuit and feeder design including conductor
 sizing and over current protection requirements for various types of
 circuits including general lighting and power, appliance and motor
 circuits, and switchboard and panelboard systems.

 Knowledge of requirements for special fixtures, methods, and devices
 required by the code in particular circumstances.

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

 Knowledge of electrical subcodes background, purpose, history, 
 place in local government structure, and relation to construction 
 code enforcement programs at other levels of government.

 Knowledge of classification of structures into class categories.

 Knowledge of the methods of systematic plans analysis.

 Knowledge of identification of information that must be shown 
 on plans to ensure compliance with requirements of the code.

 Knowledge of material requirements found in the code.

 Knowledge of proper installations methods for all approved materials.

 Knowledge of basic inspection report writing including preparation 
 of violation notices and required inspection record keeping.

 Ability to organize supervisory and other work and develop effective
 work methods

 Ability to revise, analyze, and interpret codes pertaining to
 electrical installations.

 Ability to supervise the preparation of electrical plans and
 specifications.

 Ability to review working plans and specifications prepared 
 by others for accuracy and conformity.

 Ability to work harmoniously with property owners, private
 contractors, and others.

 Ability to make thorough electrical investigations and inspections.

 Ability to issue electrical work permits.

 Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative reports.

 Ability to supervise the collection of monies involved in the work.

 Ability to give assignments and instructions to assigned employees.

 Ability to supervise the establishment and maintenance of records 
 and files.

 HHS License:

 The same knowledge and abilities as an ICS license.

 Knowledge of advanced electrical systems design

 Knowledge of procedures and methods necessary to check the design,
 material, and installation practices for the more complex systems
 which characterize high-rise and hazardous structures with particular
 attention to hazardous uses identified in article four of the building
 subcode and the hazardous locations identified in the electrical
 subcode.

 ICS and HHS Licenses:

 Knowledge of office procedures for inspectors including forms and
 records used and purpose of each.

 Knowledge of methods of establishing proper review and approval 
 of permit applications for compliance with the construction code and
 applicable laws including application contents, use of procedure and
 information sheets for applicants, use of check lists for compliance
 with applicable regulations, and processing of applications.

 Knowledge of legal aspects of code enforcement.

 Knowledge of purpose and fundamentals of stop orders, notices 
 of penalty, and court action

 Knowledge of powers and procedures available to deal with 
 hazardous conditions and emergency situations including 
 emergency work orders, bids, and quotations process.

 Knowledge of procedures for processing cases involving 
 condemnations and other violations of the subcode from 
 initiation through final compliance.

 Knowledge of the preparation of case records.

 Knowledge of situations requiring a warrant, and of the process 
 of obtaining and issuing the warrant.

 Knowledge of the administrative hearing process under the 
 State Uniform Construction Code Act.

 Knowledge of legal aspects of the operation of enforcing 
 agencies including legal processes and rules of evidence.

 Knowledge of legal responsibilities of inspection personnel.

 Knowledge of methods of appealing hearing decisions to the 
 court, and of the legal basis of doing so.

 Knowledge of related legislation.

 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 essential functions of the job with or without
 reasonable accommodation.  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:
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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.

4/20/2004