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Job ID #08-0023 

  •       CLOSING DATE:  Friday, December 21, 2007
  •       RATE OF PAY: $47,683 – 56,425
  •      EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Completion of two (2) year college level course in architecture, civil engineering or some other related field and six (6) years of experience in a related environment or any equivalent combination of experience or education. Must be certified as an Assistant Building Official or Building Official under the provisions of the General Statutes of Connecticut within six (6) months of date of appointment. Must possess valid driver's license.
  •      HOURS OF WORK:  35 hours per week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but based on the needs of the department.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: This position includes responsible, administrative and technical work, which involves the inspection of residential and commercial construction and plans for conformance to the State Building Code.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general direction of the Town Building Official.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May act as Building Official when Building Official is absent and when so authorized by proper authority.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Inspects all installations pertaining to plumbing, heating, electrical, air conditioning, air cooling, ventilation and sprinkler systems; investigates sanitation; oversees water tests on plumbing, heating and sprinkler installations or tests by air or smoke to insure a tight system; assists in fire inspections; inspects oil burning units and tanks for oil storage, piping for gasoline tanks; verifies appropriate licenses for plumbing, heating, electrical, air conditioning, air cooling, air ventilation and sprinkler contractors; conducts field inspection of soils, footings, foundations and general construction of residential, commercial and industrial buildings; checks conformity of plans with the building; reviews plans; grants or refuse permits; reviews installations at various stages of progress from the initial stage through to completion; assists and advises building, plumbing, heating and electrical contractors and others regarding building, plumbing, heating, electrical and other regulations and requirements; on call 24 hours a day responding to emergencies as required; provide counter service to applicants; regular and punctual attendance.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs related work as required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 required to sit, talk, hear, stand on feet and walk around for long periods of time. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of approved methods, materials and practices and necessary safeguards of the following fields: general building construction and structures, plumbing facilities and systems, heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems and related electrical systems; ability to detect and locate defective installation and repairs in the assigned field; ability to read and understand construction plans and blue prints; ability to consult with property owners, contractors, craftsmen and the public and to establish and maintain effective work relations with them. This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities that comprise this position.

Interested applicants apply by December 21, 2007.  Applications are available on-line at www.enfield-ct.gov, or by calling the Human Resources Department at (860) 253-6345.  Choose ONE of the following ways to apply:  (1) mail completed applications or resumes to Town of Enfield, Human Resources Department, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082 (2) e-mail your resume to jobs@enfield.org, or (3) fax your resume or application to (860) 253-6264.  The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   If you need an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.  EOE/AA/M/F 


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