Building Inspector

City of Villa Rica
Job Description

Community Development
Rate of Pay: $41,493 - $51,376
Details: Position open until filled


Building Inspector

Location: City Hall | Villa Rica, GA | Community Development
Work Schedule: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.,
Job Status: Part-Time
Rate of Pay: $41,493 - $51,376
Details: Position open until filled
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Job Description

Job Summary:  This position is an administrative, supervisory and technical position that is responsible for planning and directing residential and commercial project safety and code compliance.



Major Duties

Plans, directs, and supervises the Building Inspection employees engaged in the day-to-day activities which directly related to the enforcement of zoning laws and building, electrical, housing, plumbing, heat and air conditioning codes;
Schedules, assigns, inspects and evaluates work; instructs and trains in correct methods and procedures; monitors work on a daily basis; reviews and evaluates employee performance;
Conducts field inspections of residential and commercial construction sites and structures to ensure compliance with city,county, state and federal codes, ordinances and regulations; maintains inspection log;           
Conducts pre-construction meetings;
Reviews plans and specifications for proposed commercial construction;
Reviews, inspects and recommends corrective action for drainage and erosion and sedimentation control on individual subdivision and/or commercially developed lots;
Interprets codes and ordinances for contractors and property owners, answers questions related to building construction, codes and regulations;
Inspects unsafe buildings to include those that are burned or abandoned and recommends abatement procedures if appropriate;
Patrols and monitors assigned area including demolition, new construction, renovation, housing violations and basic        building and mechanical inspections; 
Inspects buildings for type of occupancy in relation to building type;
Issues warnings; stops work orders and citations for non-compliance;
Inputs inspection reports in computer for access and storage;
Attends and participates in meetings regarding assigned site locations and projects;
Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required by the Position

Knowledge of City and department policies and procedures;
Knowledge of City, State and Federal building codes;
Knowledge of modern building construction, electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning practices, methods, materials and equipment; 
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions;
Knowledge of generally accepted engineering, construction and building practices;
Skill in using independent judgment and discretion;
Skill in prioritizing and scheduling assignments;
Skill in communicating effectively with contractors, builders, developers, the general public and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
Skill in basic computer applications for word processing and spreadsheets;
Ability to understand and interpret building construction plans and specifications; 

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred; five (5) years of progressively responsible related experience in construction trade; must possess a Building Inspector and Soil Inspector Certification; must possess valid State of Georgia driver’s license; equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

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