• Worcester, MA
  • $27.85 - $36.36 per hour

Seeking qualified applicants for a Building Inspector for the Inspectional Services Department. Under the direction of the Building Commissioner, the position is responsible for enforcement of Massachusetts building codes and zoning ordinances, examining building plans to ensure compliance with state building code (780CMR) and requirements of State Architectural Access Board (521CMR), NFPA (72 & 13) fire protection systems, zoning, and other related laws, regulations, and standards. Work involves judgement in situations that demand immediate corrective action. Some evening work is required.Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:Knowledge of the requirements for building construction, fire prevention, ventilation, and safe egress.Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office Suite; and excellent time management skills.Ability to enforce and interpret laws, codes, and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartiallyExercise independent judgement and decision makingDemonstrate tact and diplomacy in dealing with the public and other officialsPrepare general reports, maintain accurate recordsWork independently; adapt to varying work & weather conditionsAnalyze and evaluate factsExcellent communication skillsCommunicate and work effectively with diverse populationsThe qualified candidate must be a Certified Local Building Inspector OR have the ability to become certified within eighteen (18) months of appointment, by the Standing Certification Committee of State Board of Building Regulations and Standards in accordance with M.G.L. 143 & 3 and CMR 780.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor’s degree in building construction and/or design; OR,o An equivalent combination of education & experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the required duties of the position will be considered in lieu of the above-mentioned requirements.Five (5) years of experience in the supervision of building constructionCertified Local Building Inspector, OR ability to become certified within eighteen (18) months of appointment, by the Standing Certification Committee of State Board of Building Regulations and Standards in accordance with M.G.L. 143 & 3 and CMR 780.Valid MA driver’s license and have reliable transportationPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge of state and local regulations, codes, and ordinances, that apply both locally and to Massachusetts State Building CodeTen (10) years of experience in the supervision of building construction

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