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Employer: Sedgwick County
Department: MABCD
Job Title: MABCD - Building Inspector IV - Combination
Salary: $20.26 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours: M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location of work: 271 W. 3rd St.

Job Objectives:
Conducts on-site inspections of residential and commercial buildings and other structures in the City of Wichita and unincorporated areas of Sedgwick County. Ensures that buildings/structures and their component electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems comply with minimum Unified Building and Trades Codes (UBTC) standards, and State of Kansas regulations. Reviews plans and inspects buildings on-site in the course of construction, alteration or repair to determine whether plans, workmanship, materials, and related subsystems conform with existing code requirements. Inspector may work independently but difficult situations may be referred to the section supervisor or a higher level of

Essential Job Functions:
- Inspects buildings and other structures in the course of construction, alteration, and/or repair for conformance to existing Unified Building and Trades code requirements and all applicable state and zoning regulations. - Reviews plans to determine conformance with codes prior to issuance of building permits. - Inspects framing to ensure adequate conformity to plan submitted design. - Conducts final inspections of structures to ensure overall code conformity. - Communicates with contractors regarding corrections necessary to ensure conformity with codes and plans; provides information and interpretation to general public on matters relating to building requirements. u- Iinspects mechanical installations during various phases of construction and upon completion to determine compliance with Local and State regulations. - Reviews mechanical plans; advises contractors, tradesmen, the general public and others regarding mechanical installation in proposed new construction or in existing buildings. - Inspects plumbing installations during construction and test completed installations for acceptable workmanship and for use of proper materials. - Analyzes drainage plans and prepares rough lay-in drawings and notes. - Inspects water service installations, gas piping and heating equipment for compliance with regulations. - Advises plumbers, electricians and/or general contractors regarding completions of applications and the issuance of permits. - Inspects electrical installation work in progress and upon completion to determine capacity, safety, durability and compliance with applicable code requirements. - Checks electrical installation plans and specifications for compliance with required codes; confers with electrical contractors concerning electrical installation and correction of work. - Assists and advise builders in relocating electrical installations in proposed new construction or in existing buildings - Recommends appropriate action to correct violations where necessary. - Responsible for structural and remodeling inspections, special projects, and/or inspection of residential and light commercial units as well as miscellaneous inspections. - Conducts field investigations, research and provide response regarding possible building and/or zoning violations of a less complex nature. - This job description is not all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities of this job. May perform other related work and tasks than stated in this job description. - Must possess and maintain a valid Kansas Driver's License, as driving is a requirement of this job.

Job Standards:
- High School diploma or equivalent required. - This position requires a minimum of 5 years experience in building construction or in the trades industry; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Bona fide inspection certifications and degree(s) may be considered in lieu of experience for inspector positions. - Knowledge of approved methods, materials and techniques of construction and code enforcement. - Knowledge of codes and the regulations and laws relating to building construction and zoning. - Ability to determine and/or identify unacceptable construction, materials and/or trade practices and to recommend effective corrective measures. - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, contractors, architects, elected officials, and the general public. - Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations accurately. - Ability to read and comprehend code publications. - Ability to effectively communicate code requirements in laymen’s terms both orally and in writing. - Valid State of KS Drivers License. - Must obtain ICC Certification as a Combination Building Inspector within 12 months of date of hire. -

Testing/Screening Requested:
Must pass KBI background check. Must pass drug and alcohol urine screen. Must possess valid Kansas Driver's License.

Cellphone with camera. Laptop, Notebook, or Desktop computer. Ladder. Copier, fax scanner equipment.

Work Environment:
Indoor and outdoor field inspections. May be exposed to extreme conditions such as cold, heat, rain, snow, and sleet. May be exposed to construction debris, and dirt. May be exposed to electrical hazards.

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.

Vacancy Number: 20008403

Open Date: 2/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 3/2/2017 11:59:59 PM