Nature of work: (Employee may be assigned other duties as determined by the department.) Inspection of buildings for compliance with all applicable codes and regulations and to ensure that work is done to job specifications and in accordance with approved plans on file. Reviews plans and on site construction progress from inspection to completion to ensure compliance with City codes and ordinances. Perform building inspections on commercial, single-family and multiple-family dwellings to ensure compliance; and be responsible for enforcing the City of Taylor’s ordinances regarding property maintenance. Requires a high degree of independence in evaluating plans and construction in various stages.
Employee will work under the general direction of the Department Supervisor.
Typical Examples of Work: Review of plans submitted by builders to ascertain that requirements are being met; makes both rough and final inspections, re-occupancy inspections and building code compliance on homes, multiple dwellings, commercial, and other buildings; sees that necessary permits have been secured for all construction, alteration, repair or removal work under way; interprets codes to general public, issues and keeps record of violations and makes follow-up investigations to assure compliance; investigates complaints; conducts other inspections as required.
Perform re-occupancy inspections and code compliance inspections on single-family and multiple-family dwellings primarily in the Rental Division of the Building Department. Insure that all necessary permits have been secured for the repair or correction of code violations. Follow-up inspections to assure compliance, interpret codes to the general public. Investigate and resolve citizen complaints. Perform visual inspection of exterior property pertaining to property maintenance, issue violations and/or appearance tickets to resolve complaints. Work closely with other departments toward eliminating violations and work closely with prosecuting attorney regarding resolution of tickets, warrants, dismissals and plea agreements. Appear in court as witness to violation of ordinances as needed.
Requirements: One year of field inspection experience; graduation from high school or GED. Must be a licensed Building Inspector with the State of Michigan for “Plan Reviewer” and “Building Inspector” pursuant to all State of Michigan requirements. Successful applicant may not utilize any licenses held to perform any contract work in the City of Taylor while employed by the City of Taylor. Physical condition adequate for performance of work; possession of valid drivers license throughout the length of employment; knowledge of construction, materials and tools used in building construction; ability to read and interpret construction blueprints, plans and specification; ability to enforce necessary regulations; able to represent the City in court related issues; ability to interact effectively with business and property owners.
Compensation includes hourly rate plus attractive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, paid time off, paid holidays, and participation in defined contribution plan.
HOW TO APPLY:
Complete an online application at www.cityoftaylor.com/jobs . Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted regarding the next steps in the application process.
The City of Taylor is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of such factors as race, color, age, sex, national origin, religion, citizenship, handicap, height, weight and marital status. Under the State Persons With Disabilities Act and the Federal Americans With Disabilities Act, an employer has a legal obligation to accommodate an employee’s or job applicant’s disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the employer. A person with a disability may allege a violation against an employer regarding a failure to accommodate his or her condition under Michigan law only if the person notifies the employer in writing of the need for accommodation within 182 days after the date the person knew or reasonably should have known that an accommodation was needed.