SUMMARY OF  ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This is a position funded by the American Rescue Plan Act for 2 years. An employee in this position is responsible for inspecting new and existing buildings and residential rental property to enforce conformance to adopted building and life safety codes and approved plans, specifications, and standards of the City. Work is performed under the general direction of the Chief Building Official but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires the employee to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other City Departments, and other agencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs detailed and technical inspections of buildings and sites under development during all phases of construction to monitor for codes compliance and provide information to the public on the nature, requirements, and purposes for existing municipal codes.
  • Conducts final inspections, maintaining the authority to postpone building/project completion based on the adherence to related codes.
  • Performs detailed and technical plan reviews of proposed building designs.
  • Provides information to builders with regard to project design, structural calculations and coordination with other public agencies and seeks to promote a process of cooperation between contractors, builders, building owners and the City.
  • Maintains inspection and re-inspection records and prepares reports for use by administrative or judicial authorities.
  • Prepares violations notices, issues, and delivers citations, prepares legal documents, and testifies in court as necessary.
  • Serves as an information resource for all interested members of the public in code applications, permitting processes and all related construction activities.
  • Responds to and investigates complaints from citizens and other City departments relating to code violations.
  • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.
  • Responds to provide emergency inspections during off-duty hours as need arises.
  • Willingly and cooperatively accepts other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The minimum eligibility requirements for positions within this Class are as follows:

  • EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE - High School diploma or GED from an accredited school, augmented with some college level or vocational/technical school training in engineering, engineering technology or construction related studies, and three years related experience, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
  • CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS – Must be able to attain ICC Residential One- and Two-Family Inspector Certification within 12 months of employment.  
  • Must be able to complete the NIMS Compliance Training, Incident Command System (ICS) 100 and 700 within 6 months of employment.
  • Must possess a Maryland Class C Driver’s License, or a comparable driver’s license issued by the employee’s state of residence, and a proven safe driving record. EOE

 

MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL examination, INCLUDING DRUG SCREEN, AND A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION PRIOR TO YOUR START DATE

CLOSING DATE:  November 30, 2021

Fire Marshal & Permit Services

The Department of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services (FMPS) is divided into two Divisions who are responsible for the management and enforcement of the City’s codes and ordinances as it relates to wide range of areas, to include building and property standards, fire and life safety standards, rental housing licenses and permitting services.  

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