City of Binghamton, New York

Code Inspector

March 2, 2017 - 3:48pm -- jmrobb
Date Posted: 
Building & Construction/Code Enforcement
$29,661.00 to $32,456.00 per year
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: 
Good knowledge of the provisions of New York State Code change to and related municipal codes; working knowledge of life safety, fire safety, and building construction systems and methodologies;  working knowledge in the principles and practices of inspecting properties; ability to prepare precise and accurate reports on code violations which will be used in legal proceedings against violators; tact and courtesy; initiative and resourcefulness; keen observations; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Minimum Qualifications: 
(a) Graduation from high school or possession of high school equivalency diploma and two years of experience in building construction or building inspection or.
(b) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college or university with an Associate Degree in civil engineering, construction technology or a closely related field.
(c) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.
Typical Work Activities: 

Performs investigations and inspections to ascertain compliance with New York State Code and related municipal codes; Addresses complaints and permitting issues involving fire safety; installation and operation of heating, plumbing and electrical systems; unsafe or hazardous walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, roofs, chimneys, yards, porches, structural foundations, and sidewalks; Writes detailed and accurate inspection reports on findings of violations to City codes and issues certificates of compliance where corrective measures were taken on reported violations; Issues appearance tickets and testifies at legal hearings involving code violations.