PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Administrative Services, Office of the State Building Inspector this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in assuring proper application of the state building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes, adopted referenced standards and applicable state and federal statutes.
Works under the general supervision of a Manager of Technical Services or other employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- As the authority having jurisdiction, interprets and applies current and previously adopted building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes, adopted referenced standards and applicable state and federal statutes;
- Provides state agencies, local code enforcement officials, architects, engineers, other design professionals and construction industry representatives with technical assistance in proper application of the code;
- Resolves problems in design, construction, alteration or renovation of buildings including testing of engineered systems;
- Reviews, analyzes and prepares written recommendations as to acceptability of requests for modification of state building code;
- Assists State Building Inspector in revision of state building code and referenced standards by conducting research and drafting amendments;
- Conducts technical on-site inspections and evaluations on complex code issues;
- Determines appropriateness of building materials and system components based on code interpretation;
- Prepares technical reports;
- Prepares and administers examinations for building code enforcement officials licensure;
- Prepares and presents mandated educational training programs to local code enforcement officials, state agencies and professional organizations;
- May lead technical staff by assigning and reviewing daily work and providing on-going training;
- May testify at administrative hearings or courts of law;
- May review documentation for issuance of building permits and certificates of occupancy;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- and ability to interpret and apply building construction standards, building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical codes, adopted national referenced standards, standard tests for construction materials and fire rating and applicable state and federal statutes;
- and ability to review complex building plans and specifications for large scale building projects;
- Knowledge of
- basic engineering and architectural principles, practices and methods of building design and construction;
- inspection practices;
- building materials and equipment;
- adverse weather and seismic effects on buildings;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to
- prepare and present technical material during training programs and public speaking engagements;
- present concepts graphically;
- utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in building code compliance plan review and inspection of building construction.
NOTE: This experience may have involved working within a specific area of the building trades such as electrical, mechanical, structural, etc.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in the inspection and review of plans and specifications for building code compliance on large-scale building projects.
NOTE: Large-scale building projects are interpreted as buildings exceeding 12,000 square feet in size and more than one story in height not including apartment buildings and single family residences.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in architecture, civil or mechanical engineering or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
- Incumbents in this class will be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including licensure as a building official or to become licensed within three (3) months of appointment.
- Incumbents in this class will be required to complete ninety (90) hours of job related continuing education every three (3) years in accordance with Section 29-262(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical ability and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as be able to perform the duties.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from exposure to building construction sites and other building site environments, and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year-round weather conditions.
- In accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement’s compensation guidelines.
- The classification of Construction Services Building Official is assigned to Salary Group ES 25a.
- Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group ES 26.
- The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan EE in CORE-CT.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Construction Services Building Official (35 Hour) in Salary Group EE 22 approved effective December 27, 2013. (Revised to modify pay plan, modify compensation guidelines, modernize format, and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-154