Institute for Building Technology and Safety
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Inspects the construction, alteration, or repair of commercial and residential buildings, and other structures for compliance with applicable codes and standards.
** PLEASE NOTE - the worksite areas are in Metro DC and Blacksburg, VA **
Normally receives guidance regarding overall mission and unusual priorities, etc. but may set work methods, timetables, etc.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned. Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Inspects the construction, alteration, or repair of commercial and residential buildings, and other structures for compliance with applicable codes and standards
- Inspects foundations and concrete; building structure, plumbing, heating and electrical system installations; accessibility, fire and life-safety systems
- Evaluates materials and work relative to applicable building codes, ordinances, regulations, and relative to approved plans; issues notices to identify corrections required for compliance or to stop work
- Responds to verbal and written inquiries from architects, contractors, builders, City personnel, and the public; interprets, applies, and explains requirements and restrictions related to building codes, ordinances, regulations, policies, and procedures; develops alternative methods for compliance with requirements and restrictions
- May assist with scheduling appointments and reviewing plans for compliance with building codes, ordinances and regulations
Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks. Applies organizational policies. May interpret organizational policies and recommend exceptions.
Work with a team of other experienced inspectors, under a Registered Design Professional / Master Code Professional. Participates in regular technical and administrative training and professional development. May have supervisory authority over work group.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. This is not an exhaustive list.
- Thorough knowledge of International Code Council Building codes; related federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; building tools and materials; methods of building construction; safety methods; and principles, practices, and techniques of building inspection
- Read, interpret, apply, and explain building plans, blueprints, specifications, and building codes; make mathematical calculations rapidly and accurately; use word processing and other related computer software programs; prepare and maintain complete, accurate, and concise reports and
- Communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing; exercise initiative making recommendations to management; communicate effectively with individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and culturally diverse backgrounds; establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and organize and prioritize
Proficiency in safely operating office equipment including computers
- High school diploma or GED
- Three (3) years of experience in building trades, or an equivalent combination of closely related education, training, and work experience
Preferred Education & Experience
- International Code Council (ICC) Certified Master Code Professional and five (5) years of building construction and/or construction inspection experience
Must have a minimum of four (4) of the following ICC certifications:
- Residential Building Inspector
- Residential Electrical Inspector
- Residential Mechanical Inspector
- Residential Plumbing Inspector
- Commercial Building Inspector
- Commercial Electrical Inspector
- Commercial Mechanical Inspector
- Commercial Plumbing Inspector
Equivalent state or other certifications will be considered
Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS, where we appreciate and are committed to our employees. We offer outstanding benefits, growth opportunities, and work hard to maintain a culture that values our employees.
The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work. At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.
IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, with additional offices in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC.
We are committed to building a community of experts with diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives who are passionate about our mission. IBTS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. This opportunity is open to Section S3 Residents. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.