In the Departments of Administrative Services and Public Health this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in conducting plan reviews and inspections of facilities for compliance with construction, fire safety and other applicable codes and regulations.
Works under the general supervision of a Fire and Life Safety Supervisor, Public Health Fire Safety and Construction Unit Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs on-site inspection surveys of a variety of facilities;
Reviews documentation, inspects, gathers data and evaluates building interior, exterior, site conditions, building systems and life safety equipment;
Tests required emergency systems;
Consults with facility administrators regarding building, fire and health safety code requirements and corrective measures;
Completes federal and state inspection forms;
Writes citations, narrative reports and other documentation or correspondence as required;
Prepares and presents documentation for conferences, meetings and hearings;
Responds to complaints regarding physical plant or fire safety;
Investigates causes of fires;
Reviews facility related plans and specifications;
May conduct site inspection and feasibility studies for location, renovation or conversion of facilities;
May review facility plans and provide advice to architects, engineers, providers and contractors concerning code compliance;
May inspect amusement park and/or carnival rides;
May conduct in-service training of department staff and other state agencies as required;
May participate in disaster preparedness program, serving as a member of division response team;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
principles, practices and methods of building design, construction and systems;
building, health and fire safety codes and standard tests for fire rating;
building materials and equipment;
health facility building requirements;
oral and written communication skills;
inspect buildings and interpret codes;
review plans and specifications in relation to code compliance;
utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in building design, engineering, construction or inspection including demonstrated experience in reviewing plans and specifications for code compliance for 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, architectural, mechanical, civil, structural or electrical engineering or building construction or related courses in fire technology, fire and life safety systems design or a related discipline 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 may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including certification by the State Fire Marshal as a Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, Fire Inspector, Hazardous Materials Inspector or to successfully complete the first program offered after appointment.
Incumbents in this class may be required to complete ninety (90) hours of job related continuing education every three (3) years in accordance with Section 29-298(a) 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 agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to 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 site, fire scene or structural failure environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year-round weather conditions.
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 Building and Fire Safety Inspector 1 (40 Hour) in Salary Group FT 21 approved effective July 1, 2022. (Revised to modify format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-157