CITY OF NICHOLS HILLS
BUILDING INSPECTIONS OFFICER
Department: Public Works
Reports to: Deputy PW Director
Location: Public Works
Salary: BASED ON ASSESSMENT OF SKILLS & LICENSING ($27.07-$30.02 PER HOUR)
A new hire is on probation for a full year with evaluations on performance completed at six months on the job and at the end of the probation period.
All training is on the job, paid time. The ability to earn higher pay is directly proportional to progressing through the levels of expertise, demonstrated proficiency, and years of experience in the profession.
This job classification has been designated as a safety-sensitive job classification in accordance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S., § 427.1 et seq., (OSCN 2019), effective August 29, 2019. This means employees in this job classification can be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination if they test positive for marijuana components or metabolites, even if they possess a medical marijuana license.
This is a non-exempt technical/enforcement position located in the Public Works department. The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Chief Building Inspector. Performs technical building inspection and plans examining work to enforce compliance with building codes, regulations, and ordinances; researches new construction materials and methods; reviews plans for compliance with city, state, and federal rules and regulations; and provides information to and works with the public to resolve problems.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Reviews commercial and residential building plans for completeness and accuracy. Log, route, track, and process all incoming plans; respond to code and related questions in person and on the phone.
Inspects commercial and residential construction and remodeling during various phases of and following completion of construction to ensure compliance with applicable building, zoning, and safety codes, ordinances, and approved plans.
Inspection may include electrical, plumbing, framing, stairways, flooring, chimney, footings, fencing, retaining walls, heating, air conditioning, etc.
Confers with architects, contractors, builders, engineers, developers, and the public in ensuring compliance with codes, ordinances, and approved plans.
Maintain files, records, and reports regarding inspection and plan check activities and findings. Such records and file maintenance will include both hard copy record and file maintenance and the use of digital plan review and building inspection reporting software.
Receives and investigates complaints concerning defective construction and installation, code violations, and public nuisances (including weeds, trash, neglected property, erosion control, etc.) and prepares required reports, abatement notices, and other documentation necessary to satisfactorily remedy or resolve problems identified. An investigation may include interviewing, records searches, site examination, ownership documents, citations, and appearance as a witness at court or board meetings.
Inspects completed projects and issues occupancy certificates.
Maintains permit and inspection records, and completed reports for administrative and judicial use, as required.
Responds to questions concerning interpretation, requirements, and procedures prescribed by applicable codes, ordinances, and laws pertaining to assigned responsibilities.
Encourage public awareness of the most applicable city codes and ordinances through active participation in City-sponsored public information forums. All other duties as required.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or equivalent. Five (5) years of experience in the residential and commercial building and construction industry at the journeyman or contractor level, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Possess a valid Oklahoma State driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the City’s insurance carrier.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing; ability to interface with co-workers, supervisors, the general public, and elected officials.
Knowledge of various codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations concerning electrical, mechanical, plumbing, property maintenance, and building codes.
Must obtain at least one Oklahoma State residential building, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical inspector license within 1 year after employment.
Work is routinely out of doors, walking and driving, often in inclement weather with extremes in heat and cold. Exposed to dust, humidity, and fumes, and on wet and slick surfaces. Required to bend, stoop, kneel, walk, and work in confined spaces. Loading and unloading equipment and materials are required. May be required to work after normal duty hours and on weekends or holidays.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
If you require reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process,
please notify the ADA Coordinator or Human Resource Department Representatives by calling 405-843-6637.
The City of Nichols Hills is an equal-opportunity employer and values diversity and inclusion.
The City of Nichols Hills will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex (to include sexual orientation and gender identity and/or expression), age, genetic information, disability, or political affiliation.
- Uniform, safety boots, and safety equipment provided.
- Sick Leave: 96 hours per year. Max: 960 hours.
- Vacation: 88 hours per year (first 7 years) 128 hours per year after 7 years.
- Holidays: 12 regular holidays per year.
- Wellness Program: sick leave buy-back; vaccine and wellness cash incentives.
- Longevity Pay: All full-time City employees are eligible for longevity pay after completing two consecutive years of service.
- Educational Incentives from $50-$200/month depending on degree; License and Certification incentives from $25-$125/month; Tuition Reimbursement up to $2500/yr.
- Hazard Pay: Non-exempt hourly employees shall be $3.00/hour additional compensation for the duration of the hazardous condition.
- Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employees, household members, and children outside the home up to 26 years old.
- Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA Plan) option.
- Injury Insurance (workers comp): Effective day of employment.
- Retirement: OKLAHOMA MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM: All full-time, non-uniformed employees are enrolled in the Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund on their first day of full-time employment with the City.
- Credit Union: All full-time employees are eligible for membership in the Credit Union.
- Life Insurance: Each full-time employee is eligible for group health and term life coverage as determined by the insurance carrier.
- Health Insurance: Plans are available for employee, family, and dependent coverage. Coverage begins following thirty (30) days of employment.
- Dental Insurance: Dental Plan options are available for employee, family, and dependent coverage at reasonable rates.