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Town of Riverhead

Senior Building Inspector
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The Town of Riverhead has a vacancy for a Senior Building Inspector. Salary is $70, 150.01. Please see below for qualifications and typical work duties.


Qualifications: Graduation from a standard senior high school, vocational school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of experience in building construc­tion or inspectional or investigative work enforcing codes and ordinances relating to the safety of building structures and occupancy; two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. 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 or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation requirements of the job.    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.

Typical duties and responsibilities: Plans, assigns and reviews the work of a number of Building Inspectors, and makes re-inspections as indicated; Consults with supervisor concerning new materials and new codes and ordinances; Examines blueprints, plans and specifications of proposed buildings prior to the issuance of the building permit; discusses requirements of plans with engineers, contractors, builders or owners; approves, modifies and makes correc­tions on plans and returns them for correction and re-submission when required;     Supervises and participates in the investigations of complaints of violations of building and/or zoning regulations, may testify in court concerning the violations;        Computes square footage of building and estimated cost to determine cost of building permit;   Discusses building and zoning problems, either in person or by telephone, with build­ing contractors and the public; Explains and interprets the building and zoning regulations and methods of changing plans submitted in order to bring them into conformance with the building and zoning codes.


Applications and/or resumes may be submitted to the Town of Riverhead Personnel Department located at 200 Howell Avenue in Riverhead or faxed to (631)727-6152.  Position is open until filled.