Combination Inspector

Combination Inspector

Combination Inspector Job Opening in Atlanta – Position: Open until filled

Salary Commensurate with experience

General Description and Classification Standards

Performs inspections of commercial structures and residential, single-family detached structures for compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.

Supervision Received

Normally receives guidance regarding overall mission and unusual priorities, etc. but may set work methods, timetables, etc

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned.  Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

Inspects the quality of work in the construction, alteration, or repair of commercial, industrial, and residential buildings, and other structures including foundations, cement, framing, and plastering; checks plumbing, heating, and electrical installation, including fixtures and appliances; inspects stud, joist, rafter spacing, and other structural member factors; examines the grade, treatment, and quality of building materials.

Evaluates the quality of materials and work relative to applicable building codes, ordinances, regulations, and relative to approved plans; issues notices to identify corrections required for compliance or to stop work on projects.

Responds to verbal and written inquiries from architects, contractors, builders, City personnel, and the general public; interprets, applies, and explains requirements and restrictions related to building codes, ordinances, regulations, policies, and procedures; develops alternative methods for compliance with requirements and restrictions.

May assist with scheduling appointments and reviewing and approving plans in compliance with building codes, ordinances and regulations.


Decision Making

Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks. Applies organizational policies. May interpret organizational policies and recommend exceptions.

Leadership Provided

Has supervisory authority over work group (typically at least four to five employees) to include discipline, performance management, scheduling, training, etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

This is a partial listing of necessary knowledges, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully.  It is not an exhaustive list.

Thorough knowledge of International Code Council Building codes, related federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; building tools and materials; methods of building construction; safety methods; and principles, practices, and techniques of building inspection.

Read, interpret, apply, and explain building plans, blueprints, specifications, and building codes; make mathematical calculations rapidly and accurately; use word processing and other related computer software programs; prepare and maintain complete, accurate, and concise reports and records.

Communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing; exercise initiative making recommendations to management; communicate effectively with individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and culturally diverse backgrounds; establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and organize and prioritize work.

Proficiency in safely operating office equipment including computers.

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