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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: December 18, 2018
RESUMES AND LETTERS OF INTEREST REQUESTED BY: 1/28/19 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Inspectional Services Department
Job Title: Building Inspector/Plan Reviewer
Job Code: I212-009
Civil Service Position: Subject to Civil Service rules and regulations
Union Affiliation: Area Trades Council
Hours Per Week: 37.5 hrs/wk

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the general supervision of the Senior Building Inspector, processes building permit applications and examines and approves plans for new buildings/structures, for repairs and alterations of existing buildings/structures in compliance with the State Building Code and other selected codes and ordinances.  In addition, may be required to inspect buildings and structures under construction fulfilling the powers and duties of the Building Official as described in the current applicable building code. Maintains records, investigates and addresses complaints, responds to questions from the public, prepares reports, coordinates with the demands of the department, testifies in court proceedings and performs related work as required.   

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Five years of full-time experience in the supervision of building construction or design and an Associate Degree in a field related to building construction, electro mechanical engineering or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture or in a related field to building construction preferred.  Potential candidates must demonstrate experience in the production of engineering or construction documents, and the ability to read and comprehend complex building plans and specifications, including engineering plans. Additionally, potential candidates must show evidence of general knowledge of zoning regulations, building and related sciences, and be certified by the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) as a local building inspector, or have the ability to obtain such certification within 12 months of employment.  A valid Massachusetts Driver's License and personal motor vehicle are required.  Potential candidates must have a proven history of exceptional inter-personal and customer service skills, oral and verbal communication skills, as well as be known to exercise good judgement and be reliable with assignments. Fluency with computer use, particularly the Microsoft office suite and handheld devices, and the ability to adapt to changing software are mandatory prerequisites.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Exposure to all weather conditions.  Ability to negotiate in constrained areas, e.g., basements, attics, roof areas, etc.  Some occasional lifting, pulling, pushing, squatting and reaching.  The work environment involves field inspections, office duties, such as counter, record room and other work as designated by Senior Inspector.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

RATE: $32.45-$41.29/hour + excellent municipal benefits package

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants, submit job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants, submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139.  Fax (617) 349-4312. Resumes and letters of interest requested by 01/28/19.  Position will remain open until filled.

 

The City of Cambridge is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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