ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR 5175
Under general supervision, an employee in this class inspects and tests residential, commercial and industrial electrical installations and repairs to ensure adherence to regulatory codes, including the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. Work is independently planned and carried to completion, and is reviewed through oral and written reports. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Inspects and tests residential, commercial and industrial electrical installations and repairs to town and other regulatory codes;
Tests electrical lines to ensure proper functioning;
Investigates complaints of violations of electrical codes;
Examines specifications, blue prints and plans of electrical installations for compliance with codes and standards;
Upon completion of electrical projects, performs final inspections, approves or disapproves projects and prepares appropriate documentation;
Discusses electrical installations with contractors, property owners and interested parties to explain and interpret electrical codes and standards;
Writes reports regarding project conditions, actions taken and recommendations for further action.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of methods and practices involved in installing, repairing and maintaining a variety of electrical installations, equipment and appliances; thorough knowledge of possible defects and faults in electrical systems and appliances, and of standard testing practices; thorough knowledge of the codes and regulations governing electrical installations in the County; ability to detect and locate defective wiring and to ascertain the required remediation; ability to read and interpret electrical construction plans and specifications; ability to enforce codes and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially; ability to keep records and to write reports; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, and one (1) year of experience in the maintenance, installation or inspection of structural electrical systems; or,
b) 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 structural electrical systems; or,
c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of a) and b).
NOTE: Education with courses in an electrician program from a trade school that is accredited, registered or licensed by a State Education Department may be substituted for experience beyond high school, to a maximum of two (2) years.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
At the time of appointment, and during employment in this title, employees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.
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.