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job Jun 27 2014

Electrical Inspector

THE CITY OF KNOXVILLE

The City of Knoxville only accepts online applications. To apply, go to www.cityofknoxville.org. You must complete ALL APPLICABLE SECTIONS of the application. DO NOT LEAVE SECTIONS BLANK SIMPLY BECAUSE THAT INFORMATION APPEARS ON YOUR RESUME. Doing so could result in your application being deemed incomplete. If you need assistance submitting an application, you may visit the Civil Service office at the address listed above.

The following documents MUST be submitted online by 4:30 p.m. on the extended deadline of: Friday, July 11, 2014.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Unless stated otherwise, applicants must possess and/or meet the following minimum requirements prior to the application deadline.

• Current City Employees may apply, but must have completed initial Civil Service probationary period and must have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last evaluation to receive promotional preference.

• Graduation from a standard high school or equivalent

• A minimum of five (5) years experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of residential, commercial and/or industrial electrical systems.

• Possession of or ability to obtain a Class D Tennessee State Driver's License.

• Ability to obtain ICC Electrical Inspector certification during the one-year probationary period.

• Ability to become a Municipal Enforcement Officer (unarmed) within the probationary period.

EXAMINATION

The selection procedure for this position will consist of a written examination (100% of final score). Subjects on the written examination include: Electrical Code, Installation & Maintenance of Electrical Systems & Equipment, Reading & Interpreting Blueprints, Judgment, Written Communications.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision, responsible for inspecting electrical work for compliance with regulatory codes. Responsible for interpreting and enforcing electrical codes; conducting comprehensive electrical inspections; consulting with electrical contractors; maintaining electrical inspection records; and maintaining good public relations with the citizens of Knoxville.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Consults with the Electrical Inspector Chief concerning interpretation of the National Electrical Code and City ordinances, rules, and regulations related to electrical and construction standards.

Reviews submitted plans for code compliance.

Enforces codes related to residential, commercial and industrial electrical installation and repair occurring within the legal boundaries of the City of Knoxville.

Reviews complaints concerning alleged violations of the electrical code, gathers evidence, and appears in court as a witness when necessary.

Ensures that electricians working within the City limits possess valid occupational licenses; informs contractors of rejected jobs due to violations of the code.

Inspects residential, commercial and industrial electrical installations and alterations in order to enforce compliance with existing electrical codes and other safety and construction standards.

Uses various meters and instruments to test wiring, circuits and feeders for continuity shorts, grounds and proper overcurrent protection.

Inspects installation of electrical conduit, load centers, control panels, etc.

Verifies load demand factors, and number of circuits.

Notes deviations during inspections and advises contractors of measures necessary to bring work into compliance with regulatory codes.

Consults with contractors, architects and engineers regarding the design and lay-out of electrical installations and alterations.

Advises owners and contractors of acceptable electrical practices and standards.

Answers complaint calls, problems and/or questions from the public, electricians, contractors, etc. regarding inspections and code requirements.

Demonstrates effective public relations.

Meets regularly with other inspectors to discuss and coordinate inspection assignments.

Records and maintains information regarding electrical inspections.

Completes a variety of forms and simple reports.

Ensures that appropriate electrical permits and certificates of occupancy have been issued/obtained.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

None indicated.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of standard electrical codes.

Knowledge of the official codes, laws and ordinances relating to electrical installations and systems, e.g. State Municipal Code, International Code Council, National Electrical Code, etc.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES CONT'D

Knowledge of the installation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment.

Knowledge of materials, methods and practices used in electrical installation and repair.

Knowledge of tools, equipment and testing devices and knowledge of electrical principles, required electrical safety requirements and occupational hazards.

Ability to read and interpret electrical blueprints and drawings.

Knowledge of electrical design and layout.

Ability to interpret blueprints, specifications and schematic drawings in order to ensure that proper electrical design and fixtures are used in electrical installations and alterations.

Ability to handle priorities.

Ability to plan and organize time.

Ability to appropriately handle responsibilities

Ability to plan and formulate a course of action that is appropriate and responsive to the specific demands of the situation.

Ability to evaluate and make judgments.

Ability to gather information through observation, personal interview and review of various records.

Ability to distinguish between pertinent fact and irrelevant information

Ability to make accurate judgments based upon such findings in relation to appropriate electrical codes and regulations.

Ability to exercise good judgment in enforcing code compliance when violations exist.

Ability to demonstrate professionalism in one's speech and overall personal demeanor.

Ability to orally communicate ideas and information in a clear and concise manner to a variety individuals.

Ability to solicit input and information from peers, supervisors, the public, etc.

Ability to communicate ideas and information in writing through memos and forms.

Knowledge of the proper use of business English (grammar, spelling etc.).

Ability to compose various types of correspondence according to accepted business practice.

Ability to accurately complete inspection reports and forms, and to maintain records; ability to record accurate notes during field inspections in order document findings.

Ability to establish and maintain courteous relations with the public when responding to questions or complaints; ability to firmly enforce existing electrical codes when dealing with code violations; ability to maintain good working relations with coworkers, supervisors and other personnel; and ability to work cooperatively with others to complete projects, reconcile differences, etc.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This position is rated for medium work, requiring the incumbent to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds (or less) of force frequently, in order to lift/carry, push/pull or otherwise move objects. A description of the specific physical requirements associated with this position is maintained on file in the Civil Service office for review upon request.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Uses logic and/or scientific thinking to define problems, collect information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, devise and implement policies and regulations, and to manage and coordinate multiple programs or projects. A description of the specific mental requirements associated with this position is maintained on file in the Civil Service office for review upon request.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Graduation from a standard high school or equivalent

A minimum of five (5) years experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of residential, commercial and/or industrial electrical systems.

Possession of or ability to obtain a Class D Tennessee State Driver's License.

Ability to obtain ICC Electrical Inspector certification during the one-year probationary period.

Ability to become a Municipal Enforcement Officer (unarmed) within the probationary period.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The hiring authority may give preference to candidates who possess an appropriate electrical license or International Code Congress (ICC) Electrical Inspector certification. Preference may also be given to candidates with vocational or apprenticeship training in the electrical field.

Contact

To apply, go to www.cityofknoxville.org.
Complete City of Knoxville Online Application by 4:30 p.m. on the extended deadline of: Friday, July 11, 2014.

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