Hiring range for this position is $44,720.00 - 50,960.00. Initial placement for new employees is customarily at entry level through 25% percentile. Pay grade for this position is 17.
General Definition of Work:
Performs intermediate skilled technical work investigating and enforcing various building codes and ordinances and abating violations of the County Code. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Lead Codes Enforcement Officer.
Examples of Duties
Essential Functions/Typical Tasks:
Conducting various building and housing codes inspections; responding to and investigating citizen complaints regarding alleged code violations; issuing official notices or citations to correct violations; preparing and maintaining files and records.
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Performs field inspections and reinspection of residential, commercial, industrial and public facilities for compliance with housing, fire, life safety, building, plumbing, electrical and/or mechanical codes.
Receives inspection requests and answers code related questions.
Receives complaints in regard to defective construction and handles enforcement problems.
Reviews plans submitted to ensure compliance with related codes.
Inspects existing buildings for substandard or hazardous conditions, structural failures of improper uses.
Where construction is not being made in compliance with regulations as to the methods and/or materials, issues warnings and stop-work order if necessary; reviews commercial and residential plans for compliance with standards.
Investigates citizen complaints regarding code violations and nuisances such as illegal dumping, illegal construction or occupancy, dilapidated structures, etc.
Issues warnings, official notices and citations as necessary to obtain compliance.
Prepares cases and testifies in court, obtains court orders to abate violations.
Determines habitability of dwellings; investigates abandoned buildings to determine if reparable.
Travels/drives to inspection sites.
Prepares and maintains files and records.
Assists with permit issuance and other codes enforcement administrative and clerical duties as assigned.
Performs related tasks as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
General knowledge of various building and environmental codes; ability to read and interpret blueprints, site plans and designs and to ensure compliance with appropriate ordinances and codes; general knowledge of legal procedures related to the enforcement of ordinances and codes; working knowledge of computers and applicable software applications; ability to prepare factual reports and present same to appropriate board or commission; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, public officials, associates and the general public; ability to enforce ordinances and regulations with firmness, tact and impartiality; ability to communicate simple words, sentences, and phrases orally and in writing in the Spanish language is desirable; and ability to attend work regularly.
Minimum Education / Experience requirements
Education and Experience:
Requires graduation from high school and some experience in commercial or residential inspections.
Requires possession of two level I standard inspection certifications in the categories of building and plumbing or electrical and mechanical issued by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board within two years of employment.
Must obtain NIMS (National Incident Management) classes within 1 year of employment.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions and atmospheric conditions. The worker may be exposed to blood borne and airborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina. Position is a safety-sensitive position as defined by the Drug Free Workplace Policy.
Supplemental and Contact Information
Cabarrus County selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. 'See Resume' or 'See Attachment' will NOT be accepted.
If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the closing date.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. Processing applications will take an average of 6 – 8 weeks due to the high volume of applications received. It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. Upon the closing date, applications are 'Under Review' and will be screened by Human Resources for the most qualified applicants.
For technical issues with your applications, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 704-920-2200.