Livingston County
  • 06-Nov-2017 to 31-Dec-2017 (EST)
  • Building Inspection
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • Starting at $54,449/yr- Grade 9- Non-Union
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefit Package Available- Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, EAP, Pension, 457, Wellness

The Livingston County Building Department (LCBD) covers one of the larger jurisdictions in the state. Serving a population of over 180,000 people and covering approximately 560 square miles, LCBD boasts a mix of high end housing as well as industrial and commercial development. We service 15 Townships, 2 cities, 2 villages and the hamlet of Hell. We are a service oriented department and proud of our exemplary service and commitment to our customers, local units of government and our employees. Livingston County is known as a great place to live and work.

Benefits Offered With This Position Include:

  • Competitive compensation plan
  • Hybrid pension plan which includes a Defined Benefit & 401a with an employer match
  • Comprehensive Medical, Pharmacy, Dental & Vision
  • Optional Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Short-term & Long-term disability & Basic Life & AD&D insurance
  • Health & Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid vacation, sick days & 13 Holidays. Unused vacation and sick time rolls over
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Up to $500 annual Wellness reimbursement* & $100 incentive for completing your annual physical & Health Assessment.
  • Paid training
  • Voluntary benefits such as Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital & Whole Life policies
  • Employee assistance program

 *Pro-rated based on DOH

Pay Structure: Starting wage is $26.177 per hour. Step increase annually to $34.03 ($54,449 - $70,784 annually) based on competency and performance.

Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties, which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  1. Reviews plans, specifications, and blueprints of buildings under construction or being remodeled for compliance to codes and ordinances. Approves permit applications for construction or remodeling when requirements are met.
  2. Conducts inspection of building sites to ensure compliance with local and state mechanical codes. Inspects materials and construction to ensure compliance with approved plans and specifications, and inspects heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, prefab fireplaces, duct systems, gas lines, fire protection, and other elements of the mechanical systems.
  3. Seeks voluntary compliance where standards are not met, issues violation notices when necessary, and performs re-inspections to determine actions taken to bring the structure into compliance with standards.
  4. Gives approval of on-site conditions for temporary and permanent certificates of occupancy.
  5. Answers inquiries from property owners, contractors, architects, local units of government, and others regarding code and ordinance interpretation, clarification of department policies and procedures, violation complaints, and general information.
  6. Provides information to owners, contractors, developers, engineers, and architects regarding building code requirements and construction procedures. Offers assistance in making applications for permits.
  7. Reviews records of permits issued and denied, inspection requirements needed, complaints and their investigation, and prepares reports and correspondence.
  8. Keeps abreast of legislative and regulatory developments and current issues through continued education and professional growth. Attends conferences, workshops, and seminars as appropriate.
  9. Performs other duties as directed. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

 Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

  • State of Michigan Mechanical Inspector and Plan Reviewer certifications or
  • Able to be licensed as a Michigan Mechanical Inspector. Licensing requirements are: one year of experience as a licensed Michigan Mechanical Contractor, holding certifications in 3 of the State of Michigan Mechanical Licensing categories of 1, 2, 4, and 9.
  • The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
  • Michigan Vehicle Operator's License.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of building construction.
  • Considerable knowledge of; reading blueprints and architectural plans, applicable building and mechanical codes, maintaining detailed and accurate records, mathematical and analytical skills, and applying applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Skill in assembling and analyzing data and preparing accurate reports.
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials, and the public.
  • Ability to assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including Microsoft Suite applications and specialized building department software. 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the 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 frequently required to stand, walk, climb stairs, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to communicate by telephone, read regular and small print, use limited mobility in an office setting, and view and prepare documents and reports. The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, and crawl as necessary to observe building components. The employee must lift or push/pull objects of up to 40 lbs. without assistance. Accommodation will be made, as needed, for employees required to lift or move objects that exceed this weight.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works both indoors and outdoors and regularly travels between work sites using a motor vehicle. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to loud.



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