Current Job Opportunities

Job Title: Chelan County Community Development - Plans Examiner/Building Inspector
Department: County of Chelan Human Resources
Job Type: NonExempt
Salary: $ 4,043.57 - $ 4,681.00 / Monthly  
Posted: April 11, 2017
Position open until filled.

Job Location

County of Chelan Human Resources
400 Douglas Street, #201
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Description

 Chelan County Community Development is looking for a full time Plans Examiner/Building Inspector.

SUMMARY

The Plans Examiner/Building Inspector position is under the direct supervision of the Building Division Manager, or other Division Manager(s) as assigned.  The Plans Examiner/Building Inspector employee performs specialized work in plans inspection and review to assure compliance with State and County codes as they pertain to life, safety, health, structural, mechanical and energy conservation.  This position requires the individual to be responsible to ensure certain standards of safety and structural quality are being met for all structures requiring inspections.  This position will further be responsible for determining if construction work meets current building code requirements, organize daily schedules, answer questions, educate homeowners and builders to any corrections to meet codes, and may be assigned to other Divisions in the Department as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

This job description is intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by the employee working in the Plans Examiner/Building Inspector position and is not intended to reflect all duties performed within the Plans Examiner/Building Inspector position.

  • Review building plans and specifications to assure compliance with applicable codes. Notify permit applicants of information required to correct any deficiencies.
  • Occasional on site inspection.
  • Advise architects, designers, contractors and public on code and design requirements.
  • Assist inspectors on code requirements; provide support to permit technicians and counter activities.
  • Perform inspections of buildings and a wide variety of other structures in various stages of construction, alteration and repair; inspect foundation, concrete, framing, fire safety requirements, mechanical, plumbing, energy conservation, facility accessibility and others items.
  • Perform field and office review of plans and specifications. Notify permit applicants of information required for correction of any deficiencies.
  • Provide information to the public and the building industry to clarify codes and adopted standards at their request. Investigate and resolve complaints from the public.
  • Keep detailed records and prepare reports of inspections, investigations and other work performed; participate in cases for legal action.
  • Verify Flood Plain locations for all permit applications and as requested by the public.
  • Read and interpret building plans and specifications. Read, interpret, apply and explain laws, codes and regulations.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with others.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Perform other work as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Review building plans and specifications to assure compliance with applicable codes.
  • Knowledge of State building, plumbing, mechanical, energy conservation codes and related regulations.
  • Knowledge of building tools, materials and modern methods of building construction, alteration, repair and workmanship.
  • Record keeping techniques including use of personal computers & specialized software.
  • Must have demonstrated oral and written communications skills.
  • Must have the ability to interact with customers/public using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Must maintain an awareness of current building, plumbing, mechanical, energy conservation codes and related regulations
  • Spanish or bilinqual preference given.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

HS diploma or equivalent experience, plus five years experience in various phases of building construction, inspection work or plans preparation.  Course work or formal training in construction plans may be substituted for two year's experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Must be able to communicate with customers and explain potential problems

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, square footages, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS:

Respectful, courteous, and friendly to customers, other County employees, and County leadership.  A team player that helps the organization meet its objectives.  Takes initiative to meet work objectives.  Effectively communicates with customers and other County employees.  Gets along with coworkers and managers.  Positively represents the County, maintaining the trust County residents have placed in each of us.  Demonstrates honest and ethical behavior.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS

Valid Washington State driver's license.

ICC Plans Examiner Certification, ICC Residential Building Inspector Certification, and ICC Commercial Buiilding Inspector Certification.  These certifications can be obtained after hire if agreement with Building Official is agreed upon prior to hire.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are performed indoors and outdoors under all weather condition. Conditions at construction sites may include being exposed to falling objects, loose footing, and construction equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

SUMMARY

The Plans Examiner/Building Inspector position is under the direct supervision of the Building Division Manager, or other Division Manager(s) as assigned.  The Plans Examiner/Building Inspector employee performs specialized work in plans inspection and review to assure compliance with State and County codes as they pertain to life, safety, health, structural, mechanical and energy conservation.  This position requires the individual to be responsible to ensure certain standards of safety and structural quality are being met for all structures requiring inspections.  This position will further be responsible for determining if construction work meets current building code requirements, organize daily schedules, answer questions, educate homeowners and builders to any corrections to meet codes, and may be assigned to other Divisions in the Department as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

This job description is intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by the employee working in the Plans Examiner/Building Inspector position and is not intended to reflect all duties performed within the Plans Examiner/Building Inspector position.

  • Review building plans and specifications to assure compliance with applicable codes. Notify permit applicants of information required to correct any deficiencies.
  • Occasional on site inspection.
  • Advise architects, designers, contractors and public on code and design requirements.
  • Assist inspectors on code requirements; provide support to permit technicians and counter activities.
  • Perform inspections of buildings and a wide variety of other structures in various stages of construction, alteration and repair; inspect foundation, concrete, framing, fire safety requirements, mechanical, plumbing, energy conservation, facility accessibility and others items.
  • Perform field and office review of plans and specifications. Notify permit applicants of information required for correction of any deficiencies.
  • Provide information to the public and the building industry to clarify codes and adopted standards at their request. Investigate and resolve complaints from the public.
  • Keep detailed records and prepare reports of inspections, investigations and other work performed; participate in cases for legal action.
  • Verify Flood Plain locations for all permit applications and as requested by the public.
  •  
  • Read and interpret building plans and specifications. Read, interpret, apply and explain laws, codes and regulations.

Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with others.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Perform other work as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Review building plans and specifications to assure compliance with applicable codes.
  • Knowledge of State building, plumbing, mechanical, energy conservation codes and related regulations.
  • Knowledge of building tools, materials and modern methods of building construction, alteration, repair and workmanship.
  • Record keeping techniques including use of personal computers & specialized software.
  • Must have demonstrated oral and written communications skills.
  • Must have the ability to interact with customers/public using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Must maintain an awareness of current building, plumbing, mechanical, energy conservation codes and related regulations
  • Spanish or bilinqual preference given.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

HS diploma or equivalent experience, plus five years experience in various phases of building construction, inspection work or plans preparation.  Course work or formal training in construction plans may be substituted for two year's experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Must be able to communicate with customers and explain potential problems found during inspections, this requires communicating effectively during stressful situations and with customers that might not want to communicate. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to communicate effective orally and in writing.  Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, square footages, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS:

Respectful, courteous, and friendly to customers, other County employees, and County leadership.  A team player that helps the organization meet its objectives.  Takes initiative to meet work objectives.  Effectively communicates with customers and other County employees.  Gets along with coworkers and managers.  Positively represents the County, maintaining the trust County residents have placed in each of us.  Demonstrates honest and ethical behavior.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS

Valid Washington State driver's license.

ICC Plans Examiner Certification, ICC Residential Building Inspector Certification, and ICC Commercial Buiilding Inspector Certification.  These certifications can be obtained after hire if agreement with Building Official is agreed upon prior to hire.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are performed indoors and outdoors under all weather condition. Conditions at construction sites may include being exposed to falling objects, loose footing, and construction equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

Additional Information

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and completed Chelan County Application to:  Chelan County Human Resources, Attn:  Katie Batson, 400 Douglas Street, Suite 201, Wenatchee,  WA  98801 or email completed application packet to:  Katie.Batson@co.chelan.wa.us

 

This is a bargaining unit position with union dues. Position open until filled.