State of Maryland

AMUSEMENT RIDE INSPECTOR SUPERVISOR (#003252)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $50,897.00-$81,680.00 Yearly


GRADE

18

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

SKILLED SERVICE BARGAINING UNIT: C OVERTIME ELIGI

NATURE OF WORK

An Amusement Ride Inspector Supervisor is the supervisory level of work in the inspection of amusement attractions, vertical, inclined and stairway chair lifts, personnel hoists and related devices to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and codes and to safeguard the general public.

Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Amusement Ride Inspectors. Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Chief, Amusement Ride Inspector. The work is performed both in normal office surroundings and in amusement parks, carnivals and outdoor sites in extreme weather conditions of heat, cold, wind, and snow and with dirty and greasy equipment. The work requires the use of specialized safety equipment such as safety shoes and gloves, protective earwear and eyewear, hardhats and fall protection. The work requires climbing, crawling, bending and stooping in confined spaces and at great heights.

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 a class specification.

The Amusement Ride Inspector Supervisor is differentiated from the Amusement Ride Inspector II in that Amusement Ride Inspector Supervisor has full supervisory responsibility for Amusement Ride Inspectors while the Amusement Ride Inspector II performs the full range of duties under general supervision. The Amusement Ride Inspector Supervisor is differentiated from the Chief Amusement Ride Inspector in that the Chief has overall responsibility for the Safety Inspections Program and has full supervisory responsibility for Amusement Ride Inspector Supervisors.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of Amusement Ride Inspectors;

Supervises the investigation and inspection of issues related to complaints and accidents;

Inspects new and existing amusement rides and attractions such as go carts, ferris wheels, rollercoasters, and water slides, vertical, inclined and stairway chair lifts, personnel hoists, and related devices to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and codes pertaining to the operation, maintenance, repair and safety of these devices;

Uses rulers, multimeters, and amp meters and arithmetic to measure cubic footage, square footage, pressure per square inch, distance, electricity and illumination;

Examines and inspects assembled and disassembled components of amusement rides such as bearings and pins for wear and tear;

Witnesses tests on existing and altered installations;

Prepares reports of findings and includes recommendations for correction of deficiencies;

Provides technical assistance to owners, architects, engineers and ride manufacturers to resolve design, operation and safety problems related to the equipment and devices inspected;

Prepares inspection reports, that include daily activity, inspection checklist, safety order forms, and accident reports;

Maintains a library of amusement ride manufacturer manuals, codes, and regulations;

May order the termination of work or removal of specified machinery or equipment from service until violations are corrected;

May determine the time period within which a violation must be corrected;

May represent the State as a witness in administrative hearings or court cases involving alleged violations of safety standards;

Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the proper methods and techniques used in the installation, repair and operation of amusement attractions, vertical, inclined and stairway chair lifts, personnel hoists, and related devices;

Knowledge of the methods used in measuring cubic footage, square footage, pressure per square inch, distances, electricity and illumination;

Knowledge of the methods and procedures used for inspecting and testing amusement attractions, vertical, inclined and stairway chair lifts, personnel hoists, and related devices;

Skill in interpreting and explaining applicable laws, rules, regulations and codes pertaining to the safety of amusement rides, go carts, handicapped lifts, hoists, and other related devices;

Skill in conducting inspections of amusement attractions, vertical, inclined and stairway chair lifts, personnel hoists, and other related devices;

Skill in preparing reports;

Ability to plan, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate the activities of lower-level Amusement Ride Inspectors;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with owners and operators of amusement attractions, vertical, inclined and stairway chair lifts, personnel hoists, and related devices and evaluate the work of Amusement Ride Inspectors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Five years of experience in the construction, installation, repair, adjustment or inspection of amusement attractions, vertical, inclined and stairway chair lifts, personnel hoists, and related devices. Two years of experience must have been in the inspection of amusement attractions, vertical, inclined and stairway chair lifts, personnel hoists, and related devices for a federal, state, or local regulatory inspection program or private entity performing similar work.

Note:

1.  Candidates may substitute additional experience performing safety inspections of amusement rides and related devices for a federal, state or local regulatory inspection program or private entity performing similar work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

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

2. Employees in this classification must possess Level 1, 2, or 3 certification from the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials or equivalent certification through an accredited engineering or technical certification program prior to appointment and are required to maintain certification through continued education and training while employed.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and therefore, will be required to provide the employing agency 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.

This classification is assigned to bargaining unit C, Regulatory, Inspections 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 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.

Date Revised

08/01/2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 003252; EST: ; REV: 8/1/2014;

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