State of Maryland

CHIEF, ELEVATOR INSPECTOR (#003246)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $57,878.00-$92,930.00 Yearly


GRADE

20

NATURE OF WORK

A Chief Elevator Inspector is the managerial level of work in the inspection of elevators, escalators, moving walks, lifts, hoists and other related devices in order to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and codes and to safeguard the general public. The employee in this classification directly supervises Elevator Inspector Supervisors and through them indirectly supervises elevator inspection staff.

Employees in this classification receive managerial supervision from the Program Administrator, Safety Inspections. The work is performed on-site in buildings and outdoor sites where travel is required and where working conditions may be dirty, dusty or uncomfortable. When on-site, the work requires the use of specialized safety equipment such as safety shoes and gloves, protective earwear and eyewear, hardhats and safety lines. When on-site, the work requires climbing, crawling, bending and stooping in confined spaces and at great heights.

The Chief Elevator Inspector is differentiated from the Elevator Inspector Supervisor in that the Chief supervises Elevator Inspector Supervisors and is responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of the elevator safety inspection program. The Elevator Inspector Supervisor is the first-line supervisor of Elevator Inspectors.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Supervises Elevator Inspector Supervisors and evaluates the operation of the elevator safety inspection program; Develops, approves, and implements administrative and operational policies and procedures for the conduct of safety inspections, the supervision and training of inspection personnel, the issuance of written safety orders and reports, and for the enforcement of the regulations and standards applicable to elevators and related devices; Reviews elevator inspection reports, safety orders and reports of suspected violations and accident investigations as part of the inspection; Provides advice, guidance and training to Elevator Inspector Supervisors; Coordinates operations of the elevator safety inspection unit with those of other units and other public and private organizations; Meets with representatives of public and private organizations to exchange information, to explain and interpret elevator safety standards, to resolve mutual problems and to promote cooperation and compliance with safety standards and regulations; Prepares or assists the program administrator in the preparation of annual budget requests for the elevator safety inspection program; May testify in administrative hearings or court cases involving alleged violations of elevator safety standards; May directly supervise the conduct of unusual accident or injury investigations or other special investigations; Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the methods and procedures used for inspecting and testing elevators, escalators, moving walks, lifts, hoists and other related devices;

Knowledge of the proper methods and techniques used in the installation, repair and operation of elevators, escalators, moving walks, lifts, hoists and other related devices;

Skill in interpreting and explaining applicable laws, rules, regulations and codes pertaining to the safety of elevators, moving walks, lifts, hoists and other related devices;

Skill in preparing accurate and concise reports;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with owners and operators of elevators, escalators, moving walks, lifts, hoists and other related devices and their representatives;

Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others;

Ability to develop, implement and evaluate administrative and operational policies and procedures;

Ability to understand, interpret and explain complex legal or technical standards, regulations and procedures;

Ability to evaluate findings and recommendations and to make determinations based on them.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Four years of experience performing safety inspections of elevators and related devices for a federal, state or local regulatory inspection program. One year of this experience must have included training, assigning, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff performing safety inspections of elevators and related devices.

Note: Additional experience performing safety inspections of elevators and related devices for a federal, state or local regulatory inspection program may be substituted on year-for-year basis for the required high school education.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for a position in this classification must be certified as a Qualified Elevator Inspector by an organization accredited by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Applicants must provide a current copy of this certificate with the application.

2. An employee 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 on a 24 hours a day basis and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached, or carry an electronic pager.

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.

Date Revised

Oct 1 2004 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 003246; EST: ; REV: 10/1/2004;

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