Supervisor:  Manager of Field Inspections
Location: Waconia, MN
Employee Type: Regular Part-Time
Schedule:  Monday through Friday
Pay Range: $35.00 – 50.00/Hr., DOQ

ABOUT MNSPECT, LLC

Since 1987, MNSPECT has partnered with Minnesota cities, counties and townships of all sizes by providing full-time building safety services and supplemental as-needed building and inspection services.  The MNSPECT Team can be the Building Department of a jurisdiction or it can augment existing building departments (i.e., plan review, field inspections, fire inspections, rental inspections, home inspections, continuing education services, etc.).  We are a partner in building safety.  To learn more, go to www.mnspect.com.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Be an essential member of the MNSPECT Team by becoming a regular full- or part-time employee, serving our client jurisdictions with building safety services that command exceptional customer service skills in a fast-paced working environment.  The purpose of the position is to ensure compliance of client cities, townships and counties with the State Building Code and local ordinances.  The building inspector inspects commercial and residential structures for Code compliance, including structural and non-structural review.  Working mostly independently, the inspector interfaces closely with clients and customers, with an emphasis on teamwork when performing the work.

The responsibilities below are a general overview of the position.  Responsibilities are not limited to those listed; they may be changed in the future to benefit the business.

EXPECTATIONS AND ATTITUDES

  • Possess a positive attitude and the desire to succeed on a daily basis
  • Professionally represent the company, dress construction appropriate
  • Present conduct that reflects positively upon the company – courteous, caring, people oriented
  • Communicate articulately, clear & concise, non-confrontational
  • Interact positively with those internal and external to the organization
  • Be self-motivated, a self-starter, work independently
  • Participant in Staff Meetings and other meetings
  • Adapt to changing needs and objectives
  • Take criticism constructively
  • Work collaboratively, as part of a team
  • Maintain company and client confidentiality
  • Maintain the car, office, common spaces and personal work areas; keep them clean and well-organized

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ensure the effective implementation and enforcement of codes, ordinances, and laws to protect the safety and welfare of the community.
  • Enforce permits as required by the codes, ordinances, and policies in a timely manner through efficient use of the building permitting system.
  • Conduct inspections to ensure compliance with the MN State Building Code, MN Residential Code (MRC), MN Mechanical Code (MRC), MN Plumbing Code (MPC), International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), MN Fuel Gas Code (MFGC) and other applicable code requirements.
  • Confer with designers, builders, and property owners to educate and advise on code requirements related to construction, design, materials and practices.
  • Perform building inspections, or any other inspections as required.
  • Issue correction notices where violations are evident and issue stop work orders when violations are not corrected.
  • Respond to complaints forwarded by the jurisdiction, resolving conflicts as appropriate, consulting with client staff, as appropriate.
  • Prepare complete inspection reports, maintains the records of the building inspection activities.
  • Prepare correspondence, as needed.
  • Observe all safety rules and practices safe work habits, including safe driving.
  • Perform duties and activities as assigned.

WORKING HOURS

Normal business/office hours are 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Extended hours, including evening and weekend hours, may be occasionally required.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Tools and equipment used include, but are not limited to: cars, computers, faxes, copiers, phones, calculators, tablets, GPS devices, flashlight and tape measure.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Office environment and construction sites may require the ability to exert light physical effort, from sedentary to medium light work. Office environment and construction job site activities may include standing, walking, sitting, bending, climbing, crawling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, twisting, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of up to 40 lbs.  Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. While performing the duties of the job, it is required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Requires the ability to recognize and identify degrees of similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes, sounds, tastes, odors and textures associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discern sounds.  Tasks may involve short or long periods of time driving.

ENVIRONMENTAL ADAPTABILITY

Includes work in a normal office environment and work done in the outside environment. Office work includes work and exposures typical to a normal business office. Construction activities may present exposure to natural elements, dust, insects, noise, high elevations, moving objects, heat, cold and conditions which could be hazardous or dangerous.  May include work inside, outside, in confined spaces, on uneven ground, on slippery surfaces. Is subject to phone calls, may work alone, with others, around others, and may have contact with the public.

JUDGEMENT AND SITUATIONAL REASONING ABILITY

Requires the ability to exercise independent judgement to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to achieve problem resolution.  Requires the ability to exercise the judgement, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the planning, direction, and control of a project.

MATHEMATICAL ABILITY

Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute ratio and proportion; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights and measures.

LANGUAGE ABILITY AND INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information such as building codes, statutes, ordinances, regulations, and other related materials.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Possess MN building official certification (BO)
  • Possess MN sediment and erosion control certification (SEC) within six (6) months of employment.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in residential and commercial field inspections (structural and non-structural)
  • Ability to demonstrate written and oral communication skills
  • People skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Valid MN driver’s license and good driving record

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with any form tablet-based field inspections software;
  • Experience in the building trades

Contact: MNSPECT, LLC with questions and for application and supplemental questionnaire: 952-442-7520 or at www.mnspect.com. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

After you fill out the application, the confirmation will also link you to a supplemental questionnaire (you can also find it here)