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Job Specification



 Under direction of the Construction Official, has the subordinate
 administrative responsibility for administering the plumbing subcode
 of the State Uniform Construction Code within the concerned
 jurisdiction, and inspects and/or supervises the inspection of
 plumbing 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 related work as

 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.


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

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

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

 Has final responsibility in the inspection for plumbing 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

 Provides appropriate assignments, instruction, and supervision to
 plumbing inspectors and clerical employees.

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

 Inspects plumbing 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 and relevant sanitary and public health laws.

 Responsibility for supervising the code compliance for plumbing and
 energy subcode of all construction and contractors to ensure that
 required standards are observed in accord with approved plans and

 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
 regulations for the State Uniform Construction Code.

 Responsible for establishing and maintaining cooperative working
 relationships with architects, engineers, and construction

 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.

 Issues onsite warning, citations, and stop work orders in cases of
 serious violations of the plumbing or energy subcode which might
 endanger the health, safety, and/or welfare of the public or building

 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.

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

 Establishes inspection schedules for plumbing 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
 plumbing 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

 Serves subpoenas and other legal process notices including notices of

 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.



            Applicants must possess a valid license as a Plumbing
 Subcode Official issued by the New Jersey Department of Community

         NOTE:  Applicants must also possess a valid license as a Plumbing
 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 the essential duties of 
 the position.


 ICS License:

 Knowledge of problems and procedures involved in plumbing inspection
 work involved in the enforcement of relevant public health laws and,
 as far as practical, of the broad field of public health.

 Knowledge of design and analysis techniques needed to ensure
 compliance of inbuilding water drainage systems with requirements of
 the code.

 Knowledge of plumbing installation testing methods required to be
 employed by the code and proper application.

 Knowledge of methods of construction, location, and operation of
 onsite sewage disposal systems, small sewage disposal plants, and
 private water supply systems.

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

 Knowledge of organization and content of the plumbing subcode.

 Knowledge of basic classification of structures into class types.

 Knowledge of plumbing subcode's background, purpose, history,
 and place in local government, and relation to construction code
 enforcement programs at other levels of government.

 Knowledge of plan reading sufficient to permit an understanding of the
 process and to perform the duties of the position.

 Knowledge of material standards in the code and methods by which 
 those standards are developed.

 Knowledge of installation methods and practices required to ensure
 that all approved materials including joints, conductors, traps, and
 cleanouts and structural support requirements are installed properly.

 Knowledge of plumbing fitting and fixture requirements.

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

 HHS License:

 The knowledge and abilities for an ICS license plus knowledge of
 plumbing system design component which will ensure the technical
 competence necessary to check the systems design and installation
 for the large and complex systems which characterize class I buildings
 including pumps, pressure tanks, and other such plumbing installation

 ICS and HHS License:

 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 and regulations including application contents, use 
 of procedure and information sheets for applicants, use of check lists
 for compliance with applicable ordinances, and processing of

 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

 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 operations 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 interpret the State Uniform Construction Code and
 applicable New Jersey Health Law and Code and apply them 
 to specific cases.

 Ability to ensure that all fittings and fixtures installed conform to
 the requirement of the State Uniform Construction Code.

 Ability to analyze plumbing inspection problems.

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

 Ability to develop a suitable work program and working procedures 
 for a group of plumbing inspectors.

 Ability to provide assignments and instruction to assigned employees.

 Ability to work harmoniously with concerned persons.

 Ability to establish and maintain proper relationships with business
 proprietors, contractors, housekeepers, and others interested and/or
 concerned with the maintenance of public health standards.

 Ability to take a firm and correct stand when needed.

 Ability to prepare reports.

 Ability to act as a convincing witness in court and to supervise the
 establishment and maintenance of essential records and files.

 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

 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:
Local or
Class of
05056LC N/A31-

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.