SUMMARY Inspects construction projects to ensure compliance with Maryland state plumbing regulations and local codes/ordinances during all stages of improvements. This is technical and skilled work of a subprofessional civil engineering nature in the inspection of newly and renovated plumbing installations. Employees in this class inspect construction projects during construction and again on completions of construction to ensure compliance with reviewed plans and specifications.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Reviews digital (PDF) construction drawings to determine compliance and deviations from the Maryland State and Town of Ocean City plumbing regulations.
Checks construction sites regularly.
Inspects plumbing construction to ensure compliance with the submitted and reviewed plans as well as compliance with the Maryland State and Town of Ocean City plumbing regulations.
Requests and posts stop work orders if work has been started without a building permit, or work does not meet the submitted and approved plans.
Conducts the final inspection to ensure that all work is completed and includes smoke test to determine tightness of system, fixture installation and all final reports are completed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); preferably supplemented by courses in construction drawing review and five (5) years of experience as a plumbing inspector or licensed contractor for both commercial and residential work.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Maryland Master Plumber, Journeyman, or Non-Master Inspector, or ICC certifications for Plumbing Inspector, Plans Examiner and Fuel Gas Inspector. Valid driver's license.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Working knowledge of inspection methods in the installation of the plumbing system, and State of Maryland and Town of Ocean City Plumbing Regulations. Ability to interpret and extract information from digital construction drawings to secure cooperation of contractors. Computer skills sufficient for digital plans reviews and record keeping.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne
We offer a competitive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, retirement (401a & 457b), flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability, thirteen paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick leave.
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