Building Inspector
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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, BR
há 6 dias
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If you are a building inspector with a minimum of 5 years experience working with all phases of modern construction practices and building codes, plus 3 years in code enforcement or property maintenance inspection, please read on!Roles and responsbilities of the position : -

Inspect all types of structures including commercial and residential buildings during various stages of construction and remodeling to ensure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations.

  • Examine permit plans and specifications for buildings to be constructed, altered, repaired, moved or demolished to ensure compliance with the provisions of applicable codes, ordinances and regulations;
  • recommend modifications and adjustments as necessary.- Examine site plans for locations of structures, set back requirements, easements and conformance to planning and zoning regulations.

  • Inspect existing buildings and premises for business license, change of use and occupancy for compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Perform business, rental and vacant structure inspections as needed.- Enforce multiple ordinances, such as Property Maintenance, Building Codes and other related codes.
  • Issue notices to comply on violations and issue "stop work" orders for work without permits or in an unsafe manner; maintain records, files, and reports regarding inspection and plan review activities and findings for possible legal actions.
  • Apply valuations, costs and permit numbers, and issue documents such as building permits, inspection notices, occupancy cetificates, stop-
  • work orders, correction notices and citations as appropriate.- Consult with legal, planning, engineering, public work departments and fire safety staff regarding building, fire, life safety, zoning and other code interpretations and applications.

  • Log, route, track and process all incoming plans and related permit submittals; respond to code and related questions in person and on the phone.
  • Attend and participate in meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations on the field of building inspection and plans examination.
  • Attend required continuing education classes to maintain current licenses / certificates.- Periodical patrol and inspection for violation of applicable codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Respond to complaints of code violations related to signage, building occupancy, nuisances, housing conditions, construction, zoning, animals, noise, weeds, dumping and other code-
  • related matters.- Conduct field inspections regarding violations and take appropriate action for individuals to correct the violation, verbal warning, correction notices or citations.

  • Document violations by securing photographs and other pertinent data; research ownership records, prior complaints, municipal codes, ordinances and regulations to establish whether a violation has occurred.
  • Meet with owners, tenants, contractors, business owners etc, to review violations and explain code requirements to achieve code compliance.
  • Draft and distribute a variety of correspondence, memoranda, notices and reports relating to code enforcement, including warnings, citations, notices to appear and other documents.
  • Promote and maintain a positive image in contacts with various persons and agencies, provide effective and efficient customer service, and resolve complex and sensitive issues as they arise.
  • Report situations that may be encountered and are outside the scope of the Building Inspection Services to your Supervisor.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervison and assistence.- Ability to exercise judgement, confidence and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against measurable criteria.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.- Must be able to respond to 24 / 7 emergency on-call requests from Police or Fire Departments, such as for property damage or structural fires.
  • Maintain documentary evidence on cases of non-compliance for use in court. When necessary, appear in court and testify professionally and impartially.
  • Draft, prepare, recommend, and participate in revisions to municipal code and enforcement policies, procedures, techniques and standards, as well as the department director's interpretation.
  • What you need for this role : - Must possess ICC Residential Building Inspector Certification and ICC Commercial Inspector Certification or equivalent.

  • Must possess ICC International Property Maintenance Code Inspector Certification, or equivalent, or be able to obtain such certification within six months of hire.
  • Knowledge of construction practices, local building codes and ordinances is required.- A minimum of 5 years of experience of working with all phases of modern construction practices and building codes, plus 3 years experience in code enforcement or property maintenance inspection is required.
  • Must have a working knowledge of general office equipment and other tools utilized during field inspections.- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to prepare, organize and communicate field data reports is required.
  • Computer proficiency and demonstrated knowledge of computer software applications, i.e word processing, spreadsheets and databases, is required.
  • The ability to set priorities, meet critical time deadlines and follow written and oral instructions.- Handle business acitivities with discretion and integrity is required.
  • The ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, contractors, architects, engineers, owners and the general public is required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. College / University and / or business coursework is preferred.- Must be capable of driving / operating a motor vechicle for company business, and maintain a valid driver's license with a good driving record.
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