State of Maryland

DEPUTY BOILER INSPECTOR COMMISSIONED (#000346)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $47,795.00-$76,513.00 Yearly


GRADE

17

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

SKILLED SERVICE     BARGAINING UNIT: C       OVERTIME ELIGIBLE      NCP

NATURE OF WORK

A Deputy Boiler Inspector Commissioned is the full performance level of work in the registration and inspection of boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment in order to ensure compliance with applicable State laws, rules and regulations and to safeguard the general public.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions, but may provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from the Deputy Boiler Inspector Supervisor or Chief Boiler Inspector.  Employees may be subject to call-in.  The work is usually performed on-site in boiler rooms, nuclear power plants, manufacturing and repair facilities.  The work requires the use of specialized safety equipment such as safety shoes and gloves, protective eyewear and hardhats and regularly involves exposure to hazardous materials such as asbestos.  The work requires crawling, climbing ladders and bending and stooping in confined spaces.

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Deputy Boiler Inspector Non-Commissioned and the Deputy Boiler Inspector Commissioned are differentiated on the basis of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees.  The Deputy Boiler Inspector Non-Commissioned learns to perform duties under close supervision.  The Deputy Boiler Inspector Commissioned performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.  The Deputy Boiler Inspector Commissioned is differentiated from the Deputy Boiler Inspector Supervisor in that the Deputy Boiler Inspector Supervisor has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Deputy Boiler Inspectors.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Registers and performs initial inspections of new boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation;

Conducts periodic inspections of boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment to ensure compliance with applicable safety codes;

Conducts special inspections of boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment to investigate and resolve issues raised by public complaints, accidents or required repairs;

Monitors inspections performed by insurance company inspectors on insured boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment to ensure adequacy and timeliness;

Monitors, evaluates and documents activities of firms that manufacture, install or repair boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment to ensure compliance with applicable national and State codes;

Provides technical assistance to the public regarding the safe and efficient use of boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment;

Prepares and presents reports on boiler inspections and investigations to document findings and results;

May shut down boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment determined to be operating unsafely and presenting significant risk to public safety;

May testify in court to provide information on the inspection and repair history of boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment that are involved in explosions or accidents;

Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the proper methods and techniques used in the construction, installation, repair and use of boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment;

Knowledge of the basic methods and procedures for inspecting and testing boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment;

Skill in interpreting and explaining applicable laws, rules, regulations and codes of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors and the Maryland Board of Boiler Rules;

Skill in conducting efficient and effective inspections of a variety of boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment;

Skill in conducting a variety of safety and soundness tests on boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment;

Skill in analyzing and evaluating test results;

Skill in preparing accurate and concise reports;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with owners, operators and insurers of boilers, with their representatives and with the general public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three years of experience in high pressure boiler and pressure vessel construction or repair, or as an operating Engineer in charge of a high pressure boiler operation, or as an inspector of high pressure boilers and pressure vessels.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university for two years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree in science or mathematics from an accredited college or university plus one year of experience in the design, construction, operation or inspection of high pressure boilers and pressure vessels for two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute experience in manufacturing, including the use of fabrication methods or processes in a shop or field environment on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement and Compliance classifications or General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement and Compliance specialty codes in the Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for positions in this classification must be commissioned by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors as provided by the Public Safety Article §12-907 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. Applicants must list the commission number and the date that the commission was obtained on the application.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and, therefore will be required to provide the employer with a telephone number where they can be reached.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit C, Regulatory, Inspection and Licensure classes.  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and therefore, all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime as provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.

This classification is one level in a Non-Competitive Promotion (NCP) series.  NCP promotions are promotions by which employees may advance in grade and class level from trainee/entry to full performance levels in a classification series.  In order to be non-competitively promoted to the next level in a NCP series and employee must: 1) perform the main purpose of the class as defined in the Nature of Work section of the class specification; 2) receive the type of supervision defined in the class specification and 3)  meet the minimum qualifications of the classification. 

Date Established

Jan 1 1999 12:00AM

Date Revised

August 24, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000346; EST: 1/1/1999; REV: 8/24/2018;

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