CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Under the direction of the Deputy Building Official, performs technical work of average difficulty in inspecting electrical installations. Incumbent may also provide some electrical design work for other City departments as called upon. Duties require skilled technical examinations and the application of standard trade practices to inspection work. Work is performed with little supervision. Work is reviewed through written and oral reports and occasional re-inspections. Performs other duties as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSMakes technical inspections of the installation of new or modifications of old electrical wiring, motors, equipment, and related electrically operated apparatus.
Checks each project for defects, omissions, violations, and other departures from correct procedure; where work is not correct, make suggestions for change.
Gives suggestions and recommendations to contractor or owner regarding such changes as are necessary to bring the establishment up to code requirements; insures that all electrical work conforms to national and state electrical codes.
Investigates complaints of defective electrical installations that are reported as fire and other hazards; notifies responsible person of defects and issues verbal or written instructions for correction; makes re-inspections; reports violations.
Consults with contractors and other interested parties and explains and interprets electrical standards and codes.
B. MARGINAL FUNCTIONSDoes electrical design and wiring work for various City facilities when directed.
A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCEGraduation from high school, GED, or equivalent certificate of competency, supplemented by considerable progressively responsible experience in electrical construction and maintenance work, some years of which should have been at a Master Electrician level.
Incumbent must be able to obtain a Provisional Electrical Inspector Certification from the State of Florida, Department of Business and Professional Regulation within 120 days of hire.
Must obtain Certification as a Standard Commercial Electrical Inspector and Electrical Plans Examiner through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation within 12 months of employment.
Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License, or possess a valid out of state driver’s license and obtain the State of Florida within 10 days of employment.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESKnowledge of departmental rules and regulations.
Knowledge of the current edition of the National Electrical Code.
Knowledge of pertinent laws and regulations pertaining to electrical construction and repairs.
Knowledge of principles and practices used in electrical construction and repairs.
Knowledge of the geography of the City.
Ability to read and interpret plans and blueprints.
Ability to explain and enforce the state codes with firmness and tact.
Ability to handle complaints in a courteous and efficient manner.
Ability to work independently and to make sound decisions based on well-established procedures and municipal regulations.
Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
Skill in interpreting and applying codes to field problems and situations in a fair and impartial manner.
Ability to work in heat, cold, around noises and other undesirable weather conditions.
Ability to operate motor vehicles including small trucks, vans or cars.
Ability to hear and comprehend conversations spoken at various tones of voice and various speeds.
Ability to see, read, write, speak and comprehend conversation and symbols in English.
Ability to operate a camera, which requires dexterity in hands and fingers.
Ability to walk, stand and sit for periods of time not to exceed four (4) hours consecutively.
Ability to climb steps and ladders to a height of twenty-five (25) feet in order to perform inspections.
Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl and squat periodically.
Ability to work irregular hours.
Ability to use hands, wrists, and fingers to write and type.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.
Revision Date - 04/22/2014