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City of Cambridge Building Inspector in Cambridge, Massachusetts

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the general supervision of the Building Commissioner or Assistant Building Commissioner or Manager of Inspectors, 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 or the equivalent combination of education, experience, and training. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or in a related field to building construction preferred. Potential candidates must demonstrate the ability to read and comprehend complex building plans and specifications, including engineering plans. Additionally, potential candidates must have general knowledge of building and related sciences and be certified by the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) as a local building inspector or obtain such certification within 12 months of employment. A valid driver's license and personal motor vehicle are required. Potential candidates must have a proven history of exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills, oral and written communication skills, as well as be known to exercise good judgement and be reliable with assignments. Fluency with computer use, particularly Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word, 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. *APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal applicants, submit job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants, submit* bothyour resume and letter of interest via email to: or to the Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. Fax (617) 349-4312. Resume and letter of interest requested by 07/12/21. 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. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Department: Inspectional Services Department Job Title: Building Inspector Job Code: I212-003 Civil Service Position: Subject to Civil Service rules and regulations Union Affiliation: Area Trades Council Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours per week POSTING DATE: June 9, 2021 RATE: $34.10 - $43.39/hour + excellent benefits