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Building Inspector

Company: Village of Riverdale
Location: Riverdale
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

This position conducts various types of inspections of buildings, structures, and uses of land to determine whether the occurrence is in compliance with Village of Riverdale ordinances and codes.


  • Answers questions relating to building code requirements
  • Process permit applications
  • Process building permits for new and replacement installations
  • Review scale drawings of work to be done to insure compliance
  • Issue various tickets and citations to property owners and business owners to bring their particular establishment up to code, this includes all sanitary regulations pertaining to restaurants
  • Prepare/deliver evidence before hearing officer or judge on ordinance violation cases
  • Conduct "For Sale" and rental inspections for residential and multi-family units
  • Inspect buildings after buildings have been damaged due to fire, water and make a determination as to what is needed for either restoration or demolition
  • Inspect demolition sites as well as Brownfield sites
  • Conduct annual business license inspections
  • Responsible for patrolling assigned area for environmental nuisances, interior/exterior building code violations
  • Ensure public safety and welfare by identifying safety concerns that affect the public, employees and operations of safety personnel (police, fire, public works, etc.; document and report conditions of questionable nature
  • Assist in animal control operations which includes capture, impoundment, wildlife relocation, rodent baiting and subsequent report preparation
  • Attend various public and municipal meetings as required or as needed
  • Enter information in database
  • Handle complaints from citizens, officials and business owners NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be all- inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbent may be requested to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.
    • Knowledge of approved methods, materials, practices and safeguards of general building construction and structures
    • Knowledge of municipal codes, ordinances and regulations as they apply to building construction
    • Ability to detect and locate defective and/or non-compliant construction installations and property maintenance installations
    • Ability to communicate and gain the respect and cooperation from contractors and property owners
    • Ability to read, understand, comprehend and apply blueprints, specifications, plans and codes as they relate to existing and new construction; ability to read, understand and explain blueprints and plans for construction projects and surveys
    • Ability to work independently and enforce Village codes
    • Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, to ensure clear explanation of Village codes and regulations to the general public
    • Proficient in the use of computer software, incl. Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Graduate from high school or a GED equivalent
      • Trade school a plus, but not required
      • Three (3) to five (5) years experience in carpentry, plumbing and or electrical installation
      • Experience at the journeyman or supervisory level in the building construction industry preferred
      • Required: ICC Property Maintenance & Housing Inspection test; ICC B-1 Residential Building Inspector and the ICC B-2 Commercial Building Inspector.
      • Preferred: ICC Plan Review certifications in multiple trades. OTHER RELATED JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
        -- The selected candidate must pass a criminal background check prior to an offer of employment, and a comprehensive employee physical following an offer of employment.
        Incumbent works in a temperature-controlled environment where normal conditions of an office environment apply. Incumbent will be exposed to varying types of inclement weather as occasionally required when inspecting buildings.

        Must not be afraid of heights (acrophobic) or working in confined spaces (claustrophobic)
        While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, walk, talk, bend, stoop, hear, use hands to fingers, wrist/arms, type handle, feel or operate objects; reach with hands and arms, and work in an area that may be confined. The employee may occasionally lift or move objects up to 50 lbs.

        The Village of Riverdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Village of Riverdale, Hammond , Building Inspector, Professions , Riverdale, Indiana

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