City of Pell City
SYNOPSIS: This position involves skilled inspection work in securing compliance with building, housing, zoning, plumbing, and mechanical regulations covering building and housing location, construction, alteration, or repair. Employees in this class inspect buildings and housing for compliance with regulations for structural safety, fire safety, zoning, plumbing, mechanical, and related requirements. Lead subordinate staff as relates to Planning and Zoning law and provide reports to the Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Adjustments and City Manager as necessary. Incumbent supervises the daily tasks of the P&Z Administrator/GIS and Compliance Officer in the Planning Department. This position is considered Safety Sensitive. Incumbent works under the general supervision of the City Clerk
QUALIFICATIONS: Post secondary education in the field of construction and/or building code inspection preferred but not required. Five (5) years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in construction and/or building code inspections. Hold ICC certifications in Residential, Commercial, and Plans Review Inspector or obtain within 2 years from date of hire. Hold a CAPZO certification or be able to obtain within one (1) year. Must possess the computer skills necessary to perform the essential functions of the position preferably in Microsoft Windows® systems and applications. Possess a valid Alabama driver’s license or obtain within 60 days from date of hire. Must have a driving record suitable for insurability. Willing to work non-standard hours and overtime as required. Willing to travel overnight to attend continuing education courses and workshops. Be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position. Must possess computer skills necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Meet with the City Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustments; supervise the maintenance of case files, agenda, and public notices; write and schedule publication of legal notices. Review site plans submitted and make recommendations; assist developers in solving problems of design; hold pre-construction conferences with developers, contractors, and utility companies. Frequently walk around and inspect job sites, walk on uneven terrain, ascend/descend on ladders, stoop, bend, squat, etc. Frequently make on-site inspections for applicants seeking zoning changes, site design approval, proposed sites for subdivisions, complaints, code enforcement, and suspected violations of regulations/ordinances. Frequently inspect buildings and housing in the process of construction for compliance with code requirements; inspect sites before construction for practicability of plans; check sites before footings are poured and check construction in progress. Inspect alteration and repair jobs by checking sites and existing structures; check roof and foundation connections for structural additions; inspect other work in progress. Monitor required business licenses at job sites. Ensure that all commercial and industrial building plans are ADA compliant. Communicate with various State agencies to insure city compliance with existing regulations. Communicate regularly with city departments. Inspect houses for structural condition; check complaints involving housing and yards. Examine plans submitted with permit applications for conformance with code and zoning requirements; investigate complaints and potential violations. Inspect plumbing, electrical, and mechanical installation in progress and on completion to insure compliance with local and State regulations. Operates a computer on a daily basis. Receive applications and plans; compute fees; issue permits and collects fees; answer inquiries concerning building, housing, plumbing, and mechanical code requirements. Condemn buildings considered unsafe for human occupancy and notify property owners when houses must be demolished or repaired; explain the repairs that are required to bring houses up to standard. Maintain records of inspections, including code violations; appear and give testimony before the Board of Adjustment in cases of appeals to that agency. Monitor and enforce Sign Ordinance, Weed Nuisance Ordinance, Junk Ordinance, Garbage Ordinance and other applicable nuisance ordinances. Occasionally move office equipment, boxes, supplies, books, etc. weighing 25 pounds in office area. Frequently move about inside the office to access filing cabinets, storage rooms, office equipment, etc. Perform other job related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Extensive knowledge of building construction materials and methods, and of stages in construction when possible violations and defects may most easily be observed and corrected. Extensive knowledge of city building and housing, plumbing, electrical, and zoning codes and related laws and ordinances. Considerable knowledge of the geography of the city. Ability to make presentations as required to represent the city’s position on job related matters. Ability to detect structural and other faults and to appraise for quality of construction and physical depreciation. Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, and blueprints quickly and accurately and to compare them with construction in progress. Ability to keep a complete, concise set of simple records. Ability to establish and maintain pleasant working relationships with subordinates, the general public, property owners, and public officials and to enforce the building and housing codes with firmness and tact.
BENEFITS AVAILABLE FOR FULL TIME POSITION: BCBS Health/Dental (single coverage paid by City), EMC Life Insurance (paid by City), Retirement through RSA (with a City match), Sick leave (accrued when paid bi-weekly), Vacation (after successfully completing 1 year probation) ,Paid Holidays.
Complete application files must be received at the City Hall. This position will remain open until filled.
A complete file consists of:
• A current City of Pell City employment application
• Current resume [Note: Resume, when required, should address how the applicant has fulfilled the qualifications, required and preferred (if applicable), listed on this job announcement]
The City of Pell City may extend the application deadline to ensure an adequate pool of qualified applicants. Applications received after the deadline or incomplete applications, will not be considered.
Applicant may be required to submit employment verifications from current and prior employers prior to job offer being made.
Application forms may be downloaded at our website: www.Pell-City.com or City Hall and should be returned to:
City of Pell City Human Resources 1905 1st Avenue North Pell City, AL 35125
Individuals selected as finalists will be invited for an interview. Applicants must travel at their own expense. If you have a disability and may require accommodations, please notify us at 205-338-2244.
WEBSITE: www.Pell-City.com The City of Pell City is an equal opportunity employer. It is the official policy of the City of Pell City that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, handicap, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. The City of Pell City will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees