The fundamental reason the classification exists is to enforce the International Building Codes, City Zoning Ordinances, Flood Ordinance and Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance with regard to residential and commercial construction. The essential functions are: Inspect residential and commercial construction for the purpose of enforcement of a minimum standard of requirements to provide a reasonable level of safety, public health and general welfare with regard to the built environment; inspects residential and commercial construction for compliance with city zoning, flood hazard and erosion and sediment control ordinances; inspects existing residential and commercial buildings and facilities for the purpose of approving or denying certificate of occupancy, change of occupancy, business license, liquor license and fire/storm damage; investigates complaints regarding: illegal/unlawful construction activities, unapproved occupancy/use of existing buildings and facilities, construction materials dumped on city streets and initiates legal actions as necessary to obtain compliance; communicates inspections results to persons of interest for the purpose of providing information as needed to approve temporary occupancy and authorize connection of utilities. Work requires discretion and judgment in the application of applicable codes and ordinances. General direction is received from the Building Plans Coordinator.
High School Diploma or G.E.D. Five years of experience in building construction in a leadership capacity such as contractor, engineer, architect, construction foreman, construction superintendent, or building inspector.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide
the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be
Must have and maintain a valid Alabama driver’s license and insurable driving record as needed to operate a City vehicle in the inspections of residential and commercial buildings and sites under construction. Must have or obtain certification from a recognized certification program in compliance with the International Building Code as a Building Inspector (Residential OR Commercial) within one (1) year of employment. Must obtain the other certification option (Residential OR Commercial) within two (2) years of employment. Must obtain certification as an ADEM Qualified Credentialed Inspector (QCI) within three years of employment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical ability to stoop, bend, crawl or climb ladders or flights of stairs as needed to make inspections.