Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description

The hiring range for this position is $29.25 to $38.08 per hour.

 

Appointments may be made at the Building Inspector I, II, or III level depending on qualifications, department needs, and budget availability. Levels are distinguished by additional experience and certifications obtained (see Minimum Qualifications below). 

 

The City of Littleton is looking for a knowledgeable Electrical Inspector to join our talented team of Building Inspectors in providing outstanding customer service, working with contractors and the public, and ensuring code compliance for commercial, residential, and industrial structures throughout our community.

 

The ideal candidate has enjoys working outside the office and has work experience in building or construction electrical inspection. The ideal candidate also enjoys working with people and can explain building or construction related terminology and code compliance issues in a way that helps people understand and move forward with their projects efficiently.

 

The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America’s Best Small Cities. Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to our employees. For more information, please see our Benefit Guide.

 

The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at market pay and career development opportunities. In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for this position with the City of Littleton

 

This full-time position is non-exempt per FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation.

 

This posting will remain open until finalists are identified or the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operates a City vehicle and conducts daily building inspections at construction sites.  
  • Provides the builder or contractor representative with a written inspection report (acceptance or deficiency report) and a notice of any corrections necessary and re-inspects construction per appropriate model codes.  Performs field inspections and plan reviews on all permitted projects and verifies that the project is constructed as per the approved plans and conforms to the model building codes.
  • Prepares records of inspection requests and fills out reports for field inspectors.   Inputs inspection information into computer.
  • Prepares a daily work schedule and maintains a daily inspection log of activities and enters inspection activities into computer records.
  • Issues stop work orders on projects that require but lack a building permit and tracks orders after issuance.
  • Reviews construction plans for compliance with applicable building codes and may assist with issuance of building permits, as required. 
  • Answers questions by telephone and in person regarding the technical requirements of the appropriate model codes from builders, contractors, subcontractors, individual homeowners, and other customers.
  • Assists customers and visitors at the service counter that include builders, contractors, subcontractors, homeowners, general public, and City staff members.
  • Explains laws, ordinances, and adopted codes to builders, contractors, design professionals, property owners, and the general public and members of City staff.
  • Communicates with angry and/or uncooperative citizens and contractors and works with builders and the public to resolve problems and de-escalate appropriately.
  • Prepares letters to customers regarding model code requirements and inspection results.
  • Schedules courtesy appointments with citizens at their property concerning any code requirements or construction practices that pertain to property or projects.
  • Coordinates work with other departments that include engineering, planning, zoning, landscaping, fire, business and industry, police, and streets. 
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker and may also respond to after-hour structure-related requests from the Littleton Police Department or South Metro Fire Rescue.
  • Performs similar duties and projects as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Electrical Building Inspector I

  • High school diploma or equivalent; and
  • One (1) year of previous work experience in building inspection, construction plans design, review, or inspection; construction or an inspection-related position; or
    an equivalent combination of education, formal training, and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of the position.
  • An active State of Colorado Master or Journeyman Electrician’s license is required at time of hire.
  • At least one (1) of the following additional certifications or licenses are required within six (6) months of hire for a total of two (2) different certifications and/or licenses:
    • B1 Residential Building Inspector or B2 Commercial Building Inspector; or
    • M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector or M2 Commercial Mechanical Inspector; or
    • P1 Residential Plumbing Inspector or P2 Commercial Plumbing Inspector; or
    • An active State of Colorado Master or Journeyman Plumber’s license
  • Requires possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, drug screen and physical.

 

Electrical Building Inspector II 

  • High school diploma or equivalent; and
  • Three (3) years of building inspection or plans examination experience required; or
    an equivalent combination of education, formal training, and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of the position.
  • An active State of Colorado Master or Journeyman Electrician’s license is required at time of hire.
  • Requires possession of the certifications and/or licenses required for Building Inspector I position AND an additional one (1) of the following certifications or licenses for a total of three (3) different certifications and/or licenses at time of hire:
    • B1 Residential Building Inspector or B2 Commercial Building Inspector (one of these two certifications is required); and
    • M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector or M2 Commercial Mechanical Inspector; or
    • P1 Residential Plumbing Inspector or P2 Commercial Plumbing Inspector; or
    • An active State of Colorado Master or Journeyman Plumber’s license
  • Requires possession of a valid driver’s License.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, drug screen and physical.


Electrical Building Inspector III

  • High school diploma or equivalent; and
  • Five (5) years of building inspection or plans examination experience required; or
    an equivalent combination of education, formal training, and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of the position.
  • An active State of Colorado Master or Journeyman Electrician’s license is required at time of hire.
  • Requires possession of the B1 Residential Building Inspector Certification and B2 Commercial Building Inspector Certification or B5 Building Inspector Certification AND at least an additional three (3) of the following certifications or licenses for a total of five (5) different certifications and/or licenses at time of hire:
    1. M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector or M2 Commercial Mechanical Inspector; or
    2. P1 Residential Plumbing Inspector or P2 Commercial Plumbing Inspector; or
    3. B3 Building Plans Examiner; or
    4. M3 Mechanical Plans Examiner; or
    5. P3 Plumbing Plans Examiner; or
    6. 77 Commercial Energy Inspector; or
    7. 78 Commercial Energy Plans Examiner or 79 Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner; or
    8. An active State of Colorado Master or Journeyman Plumber’s license
    9. Requires possession of a valid driver’s License.
    10. Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, drug screen and physical.

     

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


    • Expert knowledge of and the ability to read and interpret construction plans and blueprints; reads, understands, and effectively interprets model codes in order to determine compliance of proposed and actual construction with the requirements of the applicable uniform model codes.
    • Expert interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; the ability to effectively interact and communicate with individuals of diverse backgrounds and the ability to de-escalate as appropriate.
    • Expert knowledge of applicable model International codes, including but not limited to Building, Mechanical and Plumbing disciplines; the National Electric Code; and the ability to apply this knowledge while reviewing planned (blueprint or sketch) construction and inspecting actual construction.
    • Ability to operate the following equipment and machines as demonstrated by previous work experience, pre-employment testing, or demonstrated on-the-job performance:  personal computer; telephone; photocopier, fax; typewriter; assigned City vehicle; and extension ladders.
    • Basic knowledge of principles of government regulation and the ability to read, interpret, apply, and communicate the requirements of selected provisions of the City charter, and applicable regulations to perform the essential duties of the position.

      

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

     

    • Physical activities include frequently lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
    • The majority of the work is performed outdoors that includes exposure to adverse weather conditions; unprotected noise exposure up to 130 decibels (use of protective hearing devices is mandatory during construction inspections in close proximity to gasoline engine or electric powered tools and equipment to reduce noise exposure to permissible OSHA exposure levels); exposure to construction equipment and debris, fumes, odors, dusts, mechanical and electrical hazards; poor ventilation; exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals including acids and solvents.  Use of eye protection is mandatory for all work inspections in proximity to gasoline engine or electric powered tools and equipment and other work inspection activities presenting eye injury hazards such as hammering, sawing, and spraying.  Works in low and bright light conditions; requires near and far vision acuity and depth perception.

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