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Building Inspector 1

City of Amarillo, TX

This is a Full-time position in Amarillo, TX posted July 6, 2021.

Under supervision, this position performs a variety of inspections of building and properties to ensure compliance with City of Amarillo Municipal Code, which may include plumbing, mechanical, electrical, irrigation, nuisance complaints, zoning violations, substandard structures, weeds and uncultivated growth, junk and debris, junk vehicles, building code requirements, mobile homes, mobile home and travel trailer parks, and inspection of existing residences for FHA loan program. No supervision of others.* Performs inspections on residential and commercial buildings, mobile homes and signs, investigating complaints to ensure compliance to the City of Amarillo’s Municipal Code.* Performs graffiti, junk, and debris inspections.* Performs field inspections for compliance with City Ordinances as needed.* Inspects substandard structures and properties, preparing comprehensive reports and providing documentation and notification to property owners.* Performs inspections of existing houses to ascertain compliance with housing standards for qualifications under the Federal Housing Administration program.* Reviews construction documents to verify compliance with applicable City Ordinances and issuance of permits.* Prepares reports for condemnation procedures.* Provides information to the public regarding the requirements and policies of the City.* Coordinate with other agencies and contractors, monitoring condemnation and demolition process.* Assists in the drafting and publication of handbooks and standard operating procedures for the department.* Provides documentation of inspections, research property and inspection history utilizing necessary software and equipment.* Collaborates with the other inspectors, departments, agencies as required to ensure compliance with codes.* Investigates, interprets, and issues zoning violation notices as necessary.* May be required to file suits, prepare cases, and testify in Municipal Court.* Performs other job-related duties as assigned.Minimum Requirements:Requires a high school diploma or equivalent.A minimum of one year of experience in public relations or high public contact. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.Must obtain the ICC Residential Building Inspector and International Energy Conservation Code certifications within one year of employment.A valid Texas Driver’s License required or obtained within 30 days.* The City of Amarillo will consider all relevant education and experience when determining an applicants minimum qualifications and starting salary.Additional Requirements:* Ability to operate highly technical computer applications, such as GIS or CAD.* Ability to operate computers for data entry and word processing and use of small office equipment.* Knowledge of construction standards.* Basic knowledge of typing, drafting and mathematical skills.* Ability to withstand rigors of motivating various hazards to include in and around construction sites through all weather conditions and maintain acute sensory perceptions of surrounding environment to perform inspections.* Must be able to ascend or descend ladders, etc.* Must have strong written and verbal skills necessary to understand and communicate technical requirements to the public.The City of Amarillo is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information or protected veteran status, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.The City of Amarillo provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case by case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 806-378-4294.Essential Job Functions:Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is required to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The employee must also balance, climb, crawl, walk, stand, kneel, stoop, crouch, sit, hear, feel, finger, grasp, handle, reach, push, pull, speak, see, and talk. Also requires the ability to make rational decisions and perform repetitive motions.The employee works in a dynamic environment that requires being sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs.Work Hours:Normal work hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. May be subject to afterhours and weekend inspections.