City of Binghamton, New York

Plumbing Inspector

August 3, 2017 - 10:38am -- jlallen
Date Posted: 
Building Inspection & Code Enforcement
$33,994 - $38,687 per year
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: 

This is work in the inspection and enforcement of the Municipal Plumbing and New York State Uniform and Fire Prevention and Building Code.  The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Building Inspection and Construction within the general policies and objectives of the Department and as specifically outlined in the Plumbing Code.  Does related work as required

Minimum Qualifications: 

Six (6) years experience in the plumbing trade with a minimum of one (1) year as a Journeyman plumber. Be qualified to take the competency test for the City of Binghamton Master Plumber or be in possession of a Master Plumber’s License.

Typical Work Activities: 

Reviews plans for plumbing alterations and additions to determine compliance with regulations; Makes inspections of individual water supplies, sanitary sewer and other plumbing fixtures in order to determine compliance with New York State and City plumbing regulations; Issues permits for plumbing construction; Gives information to plumbers, architects and the general public regarding plumbing and drainage codes; Inspects piping, traps and fixtures and sees that work is performed in accordance with permits; Sees that installations are air and water tight; Inspects pipes, fittings, and other materials to determine quality of materials used; Condemns jobs not in accordance with laws and regulations; Investigates complaints and issues violation notices and Court appearance tickets, when necessary; Keeps records and makes reports of inspections; Performs other Building & Construction Division inspections as required; Assist other city departments as required with respect to plumbing; Provides office coverage, as required; Conducts and makes recommendations to the supervisor of Building Inspection and Construction; Keeps up-to-date on latest plumbing technology, and provides information on such to other Building and Construction Division staff.


Thorough knowledge of modern methods, tools and materials used in plumbing installations and general construction; thorough knowledge of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and the City Plumbing Code;  ability to read and interpret plans and specifications, including plumbing plans and specifications, ability to investigate and correct unsanitary conditions;  ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with the general public;  firmness;  courtesy and tact;  initiative and resourcefulness;  good judgment;  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.