We are seeking candidates with exceptional customer service skills who have a proven success record in the performance of field inspections related to development, including: single family, multi-family, commercial buildings and other structures, to ensure compliance with Tacoma Municipal Code, State building code and other applicable codes and regulations. Other Inspector duties include: investigating and resolving code compliance complaints related to buildings and structures; explaining and interpreting building code restrictions and requirements; examining pre-permit plans; assisting customers in the field with the use of the City's permit tr
Inspect buildings and sites during construction, alteration, movement, demolition or repair, as well as existing structures, to assure compliance with building code requirements, City mechanical and plumbing codes and related regulations. Prepare and maintain all associated records and reports.
Examine pre-permit plans to determine compliance with applicable codes for residential structures; perform field reviews of plans and specifications.
Coordinate communication and activities with other City departments and personnel, various governmental and private agencies, contractors, engineers, building owners and public; interpret and explain regulations and codes to owners, tenants, contractors and others.
Investigate and resolve complaints from the public; provide code enforcement functions; explain and interpret requirements and restrictions.
Operate a variety of equipment and machinery such as computers, two-way radios, cameras, calculators and copiers; operate a motor vehicle as necessary to conduct work.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Graduation from high school or equivalent and one of the following:
One year of experience as a Building Inspector using the International Code Council (ICC) building codes
Certification by the ICC as a Building Inspector or Plan Reviewer
Three years of journey-level experience in the building construction trades or in building code or code enforcement for a municipality
Preference will be given to those candidates who have multiple ICC certifications.Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Position requires passing a physical assessment, pre-employment medical exam, and drug and alcohol screening.
Position requires climbing and crawling.
Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to traveling from site to site and adverse weather conditions.
Incumbents may be exposed to potentially hazardous material and heights and subject to moving around in and through construction sites at various stages of completion.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Accepted safety standards related to building construction.
Methods, equipment and materials used in building construction, alteration and repair.
Federal, State and local building, zoning, housing, plumbing codes and related ordinances and regulations.
Technical aspects of field of specialty.
Health and safety regulations.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Oral and written communications skills.
Detect substandard maintenance, repair construction materials or methods, unsanitary or fire-hazard conditions.
Read and interpret plans and drawings.
Read interpret and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
City of Tacoma Recruitment Information:One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.