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The Electrical Inspector is responsible for the inspection, investigation and enforcement of construction-related codes and ordinances, serving as a combination inspector as well as enforcing other applicable Federal, State or local ordinances, regulations or codes. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following are normal for the position but shall not be construed as exclusive or inclusive. Other related duties may be required and assigned. •Responsible for inspection and enforcement of State and City codes pertaining to all electrical installations, alterations and repairs and to one and two-family building construction, alterations and repairs. •Answers inquiries and interprets codes and ordinances. •Interacts with inspectors, contractors, designers and city staff regarding design, installations, defects and other safety related concerns. •Reviews plans and specifications for compliance with codes and ordinances. •Approves and issues permits. •Investigates complaints and issues noncompliance orders and citations. •Provides information and testimony in court regarding lawful orders and citations. •Maintains records of permits, inspections and investigations. •Prepares clear and concise written and/or verbal information. •Responds to emergencies when requested: Fires, Natural Disaster, Etc. •Occasionally works scheduled and emergency overtime and to attend meetings, court, workshops and seminars during work and non-work hours.
Minimum Requirements •HS Diploma or equivalent •Must possess a valid WI Commercial Electrical Inspector, WI UDC Electrical Inspector, and ability to obtain WI UDC Construction Inspector certification within one year of hire. •Valid WI Driver's License at the time of hire. Preferred Qualifications •Knowledge of federal, state and local codes and regulations governing building construction, rehabilitation, alteration, use and occupancy. •Knowledge of the possible defects and faults in building installations and design and ability to detect defective installations. •Basic knowledge of processing permit applications and their issuance. •Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications. •Construction trade experience resulting in a journeyman classification. •Five or more years of experience as a construction tradesperson. •Five years of experience as a commercial and residential electrical inspector. •WI UDC Construction and/or Plumbing Inspector Certification preferred at time of hire. •Ability to establish effective, tactful and courteous relationships with the general public and be able to handle confrontational situations in a professional manner. The City of Wauwatosa reserves the right to utilize equivalencies where deemed appropriate with regard to education and experience requirements and may consider combinations of education and experience likely to lead to success with essential duties and responsibilities. Leadership Competencies We hire people with strong technical skills and who embrace change and who are ready to help make Wauwatosa a better, stronger community. All of our employees are leaders. We place as much emphasis on leadership as technical skills. The following leadership competencies have been identified as essential qualities for success in this position: 1. Self-Directed and Time Management Skills 2.Project Management and Results Oriented 3.Team Player 4.Communication and Interpersonal Skills 5.Analytical Skills and Problem Solving
A suburban city of Milwaukee, WI with a charming and historic village area at its heart, Wauwatosa is a diverse community of approximately 47,000 residents who enjoy friendly, tree-lined neighborhoods; a respected school system and local government; and many fine restaurants, hotels, and thriving businesses that serve people from throughout the metropolitan area. The city is home to a major regio...nal medical center, an expanding technology and research park, and a premier regional mall. Its convenience to the Milwaukee metropolitan area offers easy access to major league sports, a nationally recognized zoo, and abundant cultural and social activities.