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City of Greenville
City of Greenville

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
INSPECTOR I - 0920 Salary

$40,747.20 - $61,131.20 Annually


206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number





10/23/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Description

Brief Description of the Job
Performs inspections and plan reviews for one or more of the following trades: building, plumbing, mechanical, and/or electrical inspections on commercial and residential new construction and renovation projects to ensure building code compliance, as assigned. Preforms daily inspections of construction projects. Enters inspections and results into the Building Codes Department data management system, maintaining accurate records of permits and daily inspections. Reviews construction plans for code compliance and field certification. Provides customer service by drafting inspection summaries, conducting code research as well as working with customers to find reasonable solutions for code violations. Works with other City departments during the inspection process. Maintains all licenses as required by the state licensing board and the International Code Council.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Perform Field Inspections (75%): Perform field inspections and plan review for one or more of the following trades depending on Inspector classification: building, plumbing, mechanical, and/or electrical inspections on commercial and residential new construction and renovation projects to ensure building code compliance, as assigned. Inspect building projects to insure construction proceeds in accordance with approved building design. Interpret adopted codes, technical manuals, drawings, instructions, specifications as related to construction projects. Clearly notify contractor of code violations with written compliance report at the time of inspection. Offer suggestions to contractors for resolving problems encountered in the field. Enter inspections and results into the Building Codes Department data management system, maintaining accurate records of permits and daily inspections. Examines plans, specifications, and other materials to ensure code compliance prior to permitting and during construction. Produces and provides appropriate written or verbal feedback to contractors and other customers as needed to communicate code violations, code interpretations, or responses to any other code related inquiries. Maintain all trade specific personal certifications and licenses required for the job classification employed.

Provide Customer Service (15%): Support the relationship between the City of Greenville and the public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with contractors, the public and other city departments. Prevent customer complaints by using constructive communication techniques and helping to find solutions for code violations. Respond to inquiries from the public and contractors regarding building or occupancy issues both at the office counter, over the phone, and in the field. Monitor phone calls and respond to all messages in a timely manner. Enter inspection results into the data system as soon as possible following the completion of each inspection using our mobile devices. Work with employees, other city departments, contractors, architects, engineers, and citizens as needed to effectively apply, enforce and resolve building code related issues.

Conduct Plan Reviews (10%): Review plans, specifications, and related materials to determine project scope and compliance with adopted codes and standards. Identify code deficiencies within the submitted drawings and input these comments into the data management system. As needed, review code deficiencies within construction drawings with design professionals to ensure the compliance and their understanding of the code requirements, and to help find code compliant solutions to identified design issues. Discuss complex or alternate designs with the appropriate administrative staff to determine jurisdictional acceptance or disapproval.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
Formal Education: Two year Associate`s degree or equivalent in Architecture, Building Sciences, Construction Management or similar degree is required.

Experience: Over one year of experience in inspections is required.

Driver`s License Required: Regular Class D South Carolina license.

Certifications and Other Requirements:

  • Requires SC Department of Labor License and Regulation licensure as a specialty inspector for Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical or Building
  • International Code Council (ICC) certification for residential, commercial and plan review in at least one of the following trades: Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical or Building
  • A SC Department of Labor License and Regulation provisional license and the above International Code Council (ICC) certifications within one year of hire

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge: Inspector I: Work requires a comprehensive practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making. Must be able to exercise independent thinking and the ability to conceptualize and develop new or improved procedures, techniques or ideas appropriate to the work environment. Work product primarily affects processes and program/functional areas within the department.

Reading: Intermediate Level: Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, and policies. Must be able to read plans, specifications, and other materials.

Math: Intermediate Level: Ability to deal with a system of real numbers; and practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.

Writing: Intermediate Level: Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, summaries, meeting minutes, and emails using proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Levels, tape measures, flashlights, calculators, ladders, pressure gauges, temperature gauges, shoe covers, vehicles, safety equipment, copy machine, telephone, printers, IPADS, and fax machines. Personal Computer, computer tablet, printer, scanner, and code compliance related software.

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Outdoors (field inspections).

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to extreme temperature and physical hazards. Weekly exposure to respiratory hazards. Monthly exposure to noise and vibration. Seasonal exposure to wetness and/or humidity.

Protective Equipment Required: Hard hat, steel-toes shoes/boots, and safety glasses.

Physical Demands
Continuously requires hearing, and talking. Frequently requires standing, fine dexterity, walking, sitting, kneeling, crawling, vision, foot controls, bending, crouching, and twisting. Occasionally requires handling, climbing, and balancing. Light strength demands include exerting up to 10 pounds occasionally.

Mental Demands
Frequently requires working closely with others as part of a team. Occasionally requires time pressures, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, and noisy/distracting environment. Rarely requires emergency situations, frequent change of tasks, irregular schedule/overtime, and tedious or exacting work.

How To Apply:
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Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.
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