SENIOR LIGHTING INSPECTOR                                                      5138

 

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

Under general supervision, an employee in this class is responsible for supervisory and administrative duties necessary for the establishment and maintenance of proper lighting on town roads and for the preparation of town lighting budgets.  The incumbent processes requests for the improvement and installation of lighting units.  The incumbent  is responsible for the processing of licenses and for handling requests and complaints for taxpayers.  Supervision may be exercised over a small staff of Lighting Inspectors and clerical employees, and is received from an administrative supervisor through conferences and written reports.  Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

            Supervises the planning and revision of town lighting requirements;

            Supervises the installation of new or replacement lighting units within a jurisdiction;

            Conducts inspections of installation in progress and after completion;

            Prepares and controls town lighting budgets;

            Processes petitions for the improvement of old installations and the installations of units;

            Supervises the activities of a staff of Lighting Inspectors and clerical employees;

            Prepares and issues license requests and installation work orders;

            Utilizes computerized mapping and inventory systems.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of the methods of establishing proper levels of public area lighting; some knowledge of the methods of supervising employees; some knowledge of the methods of bookkeeping and of the preparation of financial reports; working knowledge of computerized mapping and inventory systems; ability to deal courteously and effectively with the general public; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to conduct field surveys and research projects in the meeting of town lighting needs; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

            OPEN COMPETITIVE

            Graduation from a standard senior high school, vocational school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and five (5) years of experience in the maintenance, installation or inspection of lighting systems.

NOTE:   Experience will be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.  Relevant education beyond high school from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university n Electrical Engineering or a related field will be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.

           

            PROMOTIONAL

            Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Lighting Inspector.

 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

            Candidates must possess a valid New York State driver's license at the time of appointment and throughout the period of employment.

            All employees hired after January 1, 1985 must successfully complete the required basic training program entitled Minimum Standards for Code Enforcement Personnel, established by the State of New York Fire Fighting and Code Enforcement Personnel Standards and Education Commission.  The program must be completed in the appropriate time period as specified in the regulations, and upon completion, the required in-service training programs must be attended as scheduled.

           

R 7/5/96

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive

RR3/10/03