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||Asheville, NC United States
|| Construction, Mining and Trades
Code Enforcement Officer III|
We will begin reviewing applications for this position on January 10, 2018.
The City of Asheville is seeking experienced Code Enforcement Officer professionals to join the Development Services team at a Level III. Code Enforcement Officials are responsible for enforcing codes and regulations for commercial and residential construction projects. Duties include conducting inspections to ascertain compliance with codes, inspecting blueprints and schematics, communicating with owners, contractors, and design professionals concerning code issues, interacting with the public to answer questions, completing online reports of inspections, investigating reports of non-compliance, and performing appraisals of damages resulting from natural disasters.
The City of Asheville's Development Services Department is comprised of a team of dedicated professionals who stay committed to the City Council's goals. The Inspections division completes over 36,000 inspections per year. Our approach focuses on compliance, rather than enforcement, in an effort to remain effective, efficient, consistent, responsive and a solution oriented organization. The ideal candidate for this position will have knowledge and experience with North Carolina codes, excellent written and oral communication skills, computer skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
The City of Asheville strives to hire the best and the brightest employees who are committed to public service. Our employees enjoy an innovative, energetic and employee-focused work environment with top down support that embraces bottom up ideas and engagement. Our talented team of professionals have a passion for providing care and services that effect change on the everyday lives of the citizens they encounter. Our shared values of professionalism, innovation, integrity, stewardship and accountability guide the way we conduct ourselves and deliver services to our customers. If this sounds like an organization that models the values you uphold, we invite you to come and be a part of the exciting, healthy and progressive team at the City of Asheville.
Work Schedule: 37.5 hours per week; Typical work hours are a 5 day work week from Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-3:30 PM
City of Asheville Benefits Package Includes:
Health Insurance (choice of plans)
Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours
Nationally recognized disease management programs
5% employer contribution to 401(k)
Contributory retirement system (LGERS)
12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year
12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year
11 paid holidays per year
Employee Assistance Program
Sick Leave Sharing Bank
Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans
Tuition Reimbursement Program
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Inspects commercial and residential construction for compliance with N.C. Building Code, Plumbing Code, Mechanical Code, Energy Conservation Code, and National Electric Code.
Performs foster care home inspections and complaint inspections.
Schedules and performs inspections. Enters results into Acella and retrieves necessary information.
Notifies property owners of specific code or ordinance violation and assists them with specifications for violation correction.
Consults with contractor on job sites to go over work in progress.
Meets with plans reviewers and supervisors to resolve problems.
Attends continuing education classes.
Maintains vehicle and equipment.
Performs other similar duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Comprehensive understanding of the field and application of advanced principles, techniques and theory.
Considerable knowledge of modern building, plumbing, electrical, fire, and mechanical construction practices, materials and equipment of the various stages of construction when violations and defects should be observed and corrected.
Considerable knowledge of state and local ordinances and codes administered through the Division applicable to the inspector's area of certification.
Considerable knowledge of the approved methods and practices involved in the installation, construction, repair and maintenance of a variety of electrical and mechanical equipment.
Working knowledge of the geographical layout of the City.
Ability to detect and locate defective workmanship in construction or repair of buildings.
Ability to interpret blueprints, diagrams, specifications, codes and building regulations.
Ability to deal tactfully and firmly with property owners, architects, engineers, developers, contractors, the general public, etc.
Ability to physically maneuver on scaffolds, structural members and in cramped quarters to accomplish thorough inspections.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc.
Ability to conduct research of existing, internal policies and procedures.
Ability to compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others and often verbally presented.
Ability to think creatively with work practices or program improvement.
Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form.
Ability to research program documents and narrative materials, and develop reports from information gathered.
Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments.
Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks.
Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.
Qualifications & Requirements
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalency supplemented by vocational course work and/or special training in building inspection, AND
At least three (3) years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Possession of a certificate from the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board at a level specified by the City and State for area(s) of inspection.
Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina.
AREAS OF CERTIFICATION
Electrical, building (includes energy insulation), mechanical and plumbing and fire.
Code Enforcement Officer III requires Probationary or Standard Level III certification in a primary area, and Standard or Probationary certification in at least 2 alternate areas.
Limited certification applies only to employees currently in position. New employees must hold stated probationary certification within 30 days and stated standard certifications within one year.
|Contact Name:||Ashley Fay|
The City of Asheville is committed to being the employer of choice in the region and the best local government in North Carolina. If you are a seasoned professional or just beginning your career, we encourage you to join our team.
The largest city in Western North Carolina and the 11th largest city in the state, Asheville is the county seat of Buncombe County with a diverse population of more than 84,000.
Asheville was named one of “25 Best Places for Business and Careers” by Forbes.com. “Our Quality of Service, Your Quality of Life” is what we believe at the City of Asheville. More than 1,100 employees work each day to bring this quality of service to Asheville residents. The City operates under a council/manager form of government. The Asheville City Council sets policies and enacts ordinances, which are then carried out under the city manager’s direction. The city council is comprised of an elected Mayor and six council members. The city council is committed to effec¬tive strategic planning with clearly identified yearly and quarterly goals.
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