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Help Wanted: City of New Bedford Deputy Inspector of Building


Performs a variety of routine and complex administrative, supervisory and technical work in administering and enforcing building and related codes.  Ensures and enforces that State and City building and zoning codes are being maintained in order to ensure public safety.

Reviews plans and permits, and makes necessary corrections.  In the interest of public safety or in case of danger, the Deputy Inspector of Buildings may temporarily cease work, and/or close sidewalks or streets adjacent to said building.

Provides technical building code advice to supervisors; makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public.  Enforces a variety of codes, including Uniform Building Code, Uniform Mechanical Code, Uniform Housing Code, Uniform Abatement of Dangerous Buildings Code, and local codes such as nuisance, clearing, grading, filling, zoning, etc. Issues correction notices and citations.  Explains, interprets and provides guidance regarding all applicable codes to architects, engineers, contractors, developers and other interested parties.

Administers the permitting function through the View Permit Program, including application, fee assessment and collection, permit issuance, inspection and occupancy.

The position requires seven to ten years of construction and supervisory experience, supervision of building construction or design; or a four-year undergraduate degree in a field related to building construction or design; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Duties require a thorough knowledge of materials and methods used in building construction and building, electric, gas, plumbing and sanitary codes, zoning by-laws and planning, conservation and historic matters equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

Certification by the MA Board of Building Regulations and Standards in accordance with the provisions of 780 CMR 7.  One or more I.C.C. certifications, including, but not limited to, plans examiner, combination inspector, or local building inspector.  Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license with good driving record. Subject to CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444.  Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.  New Bedford has a residency requirement.   EEO

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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