Chief Electrical Inspector

Recruitment #19-CI3120-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform supervisory and technical work in administering and enforcing the National Electrical Code, Ordinances and accepted standards relating to electrical system and equipment installation 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. Direction and judgment are required in interpreting and recommending applicable code and ordinance revisions. Essential functions are: supervises two or more full-time employees; provides technical support and information to inspectors, electrical contractors, builders, engineers and citizens; acts as liaison to electric utility companies, fire department and the public; inspects new electrical systems and upgrades of existing electrical systems; and performs departmental administrative duties and referred tasks. Decisions involving technical matters are usually made independently, but matters of departmental policy are subject to review by the Chief Building Official.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Ten (10) years of building electrical construction in a leadership capacity such as Electrical Inspector, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Construction Superintendent, or Electrical Foreman in charge of construction.  Must have an Alabama Electrical Contractors Board Electrical Contractor License.

Special Requirements

PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Physical ability to walk, stoop, bend, crawl, climb ladders or stairs as needed to perform inspection duties. Physical ability to work outdoors while being exposed to inclement weather conditions such as heat and cold.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be certified, or obtain certification within one (1) year of employment, as an Electrical Inspector (Commercial or Residential) through a recognized certification program in compliance with the International Code Council; and within two (2) years be certified in the other (Commercial or Residential); and within three (3) years be certified in Plan Review.  Must have and maintain a valid Alabama driver’s license and insurable driving record as needed to operate a city vehicle in the inspection of commercial and residential buildings and sites under construction

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Inspections Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and attached supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.  If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants.  Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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