The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform supervisory and technical work in administering and enforcing the gas, mechanical, and plumbing codes and ordinances of the City and accepted standards relating to plumbing, gas and mechanical systems, and equipment installations in commercial and residential buildings. Also involved is the maintenance of technical standards with regard to adherence to established codes and regulations, quality of materials and workmanship, and safety precautions throughout the City and police jurisdiction. Essential functions are: supervises two or more full-time employees; acts as liaison to the Alabama Gas Company; performs departmental administrative duties; assists inspectors in the field; coordinates and/or conducts technical review of building plans; acts a liaison to the State of Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board and the State of Alabama Heating and Air-Conditioning Board; and provides technical support to subordinates and contractors. Decisions involving technical matters are usually made independently, but matters of departmental policy are subject to review by the Chief Building Official.
High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Ten years of experience as an architect, engineer, inspector, contractor, or superintendent of construction. Must have all three certifications (Master Plumbing Certification, Master Gas Certification, Heating and Air-Conditioning Certification) with the State of Alabama.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide
the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be
Ability to obtain a valid Alabama Driver's License to operate a city vehicle.
Physical ability to walk, stoop, bend, crawl, climb ladders or stairs as needed to perform inspection duties. Performance of tasks may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, rain, temperature.