Job Opening Announcement

Codes Inspector II

Date: November 13, 2017
Due Date: December 08, 2017
Salary: $4,599 – $5,735 per month DOQ

Job Announcement

The City of Coos Bay is soliciting applications for the position of full-time Codes Inspector II (note, a part-time work schedule may be considered).  To apply for the position, interested parties should submit a city application, resume, and letter of interest to the City Manager’s Office.  City applications are available from the City Manager’s Office, City Hall, 500 Central Avenue, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420, by telephone 541-269-8912, or listed at the bottom of this announcement. 

The City may consider filling the position at the Codes Inspector I level (salary range $4,205 - $5,244) depending upon qualifications of applicants. The future incumbent in the Codes Inspector II position could be considered for promotion to Building Codes Administrator/City Building Official when the current Building Codes Administrator retires in approximately two years. 

The deadline for receiving completed applications is 5:00 p.m., December 8, 2017.  Applications postmarked on or by December 8, 2017 will be accepted.  Please include a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted.  All notifications regarding your status in the selection process will be made via electronic mail. 

The City of Coos Bay is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, handicap or any other non-merit factor.  If reasonable accommodation is required to complete the application process, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 541-269-8912 during the hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

Responsibilities

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Reviews plans for and conducts inspections of residential and commercial structures for conformance to the local ordinances, Uniform Fire Code, Uniform Specialty Codes and other regulations.  Meets with building contractors and the general public to discuss code compliance.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the supervision of the Public Works and Community Development Director; otherwise, works under the general supervision of the Building Codes Administrator who assigns projects and reviews work for compliance with standards. Works independently within the framework of established methods and work schedule.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Supervision is not a normal responsibility of an employee in the class.  May assist in training other employees.

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK:  An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties.  However, these examples do not include all the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.

  1. Reviews plans and specifications for conditions hazardous to life or property in building design or use, and completes reports detailing required corrections.
  2. Reviews plans and specifications for building design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location, and maintenance.  Completes reports detailing required corrections.
  3. Reviews plans for hazards of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices.
  4. Conducts periodic and final inspections of all permit controlled sites for code compliance.  Shows final approval on permit.
  5. Inspects individual residential buildings at the request of the occupant.  Follows-up on conditions noted to make sure corrections are made.
  6. Makes inspection, upon request, of commercial and residential buildings for structural safety.  Follows-up on conditions noted to make sure corrections are made.
  7. Investigates complaints and official reports of hazardous conditions or code violations.  Follows-up on conditions noted to make sure corrections are made.
  8. Completes inspection forms, maintains a daily log of activities, and prepares correspondence and notices of correction.
  9. Confers with contractors, design professionals and the general public on regulations and acceptable alternatives to insure code compliance.
  10. Works closely with other inspectors, planners, codes enforcement officer, and other city personnel.
  11. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Considerable knowledge of state and municipal codes or regulations relating to fire and life safety in building materials, methods, and various stages of construction:  electrical, mechanical and gas equipment; flammable and combustible liquids; and fire alarm and protection systems.  Ability to read and interpret the State Code and pertinent city ordinances and regulations.  Ability to read and interpret a variety of plans, designs, and specifications in rough or finished form, and apply accurate standards and criteria established in appropriate codes and ordinances.  Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.  Ability to work and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with the public, other agencies and other employees.  Ability to supervise the work of subordinate personnel.

NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:  Possession of or the ability to secure a valid Oregon's driver's license, and State certifications required in the assigned areas of inspection and plan review to include: A Level Structural, A level Mechanical, A level Plan Review, A level Fire and Life Safety, Manufactured Home Installation Inspector, Park and Camp Inspector, one and two family dwelling certifications from the following fields: structural, mechanical, and plans examiner.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:  Personal computer, including word processing and permitting software; motor vehicle; 10-key calculator; portable radio; phone; ladder or scaffolding; tape measure.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments and construction sites.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office, and moderate to loud in the field.

Benefits

Employees work in a strong team-oriented environment and receive a generous employee benefit package which includes eleven paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long term disability, medical, dental and vision insurance, and retirement through the Public Employees Retirement System. The City pays 90% of the medical and dental insurance premium for the employee only.

Hiring Process

SELECTION GUIDELINES: The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

HIRING PROCESS:  Applicants must complete and submit the required City application packet by 5:00 p.m. December 8, 2017 as specified in this job announcement.  All applicants will be notified of the final status of their application. 

Application Acceptance Period: ...............................November 13th – December 8th

Review of Applications: ...........................................December 11th – December 13th

Interviews with Selected Candidates: ......................December 18th – December 20th

Offer of Employment: ...............................................December 28th  

Projected Start Date: ...............................................January 16, 2018

Applications