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State Building Inspector II

Job in Boston - Suffolk County - MA Massachusetts - USA , 02298
Company: State of Massachusetts
Full Time, Part Time position
Listed on 2021-08-01
Job specializations:
  • Construction
    Building, Construction Manager, Bridge Construction
  • Law/Legal
Job Description & How to Apply Below
The division of occupational licensure ("dol"), formerly the division of professional licensure ("dpl"), is responsible for oversight of 39 licensing boards, as well as the office of public safety and inspections and the office of private occupational school education. Collectively, dol licenses and regulates more than 580,000 individuals, businesses, and schools to engage in some 167 trades and professions in massachusetts.

The mission of dol is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by licensing qualified individuals and businesses to provide services to consumers. In addition, it is the duty of the dol to ensure fair and consistent enforcement of the licensing laws and regulations. Dol seeks to promote consumer protection, a fair and competitive marketplace, and education and outreach.

The division of occupational licensure is committed to creating and sustaining a work culture that is welcoming, inclusive, and mutually respectful to all its employees regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran or disability status. We strive to reflect diversity in all facets and levels of our agency.

The division of occupational licensure values inclusiveness and diversity within their employee and management teams. Within our community we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

The division of occupational licensure is committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel respected, valued, and empowered to maximize their skills and talents to serve our citizens.

The state building inspector ii's ("inspector") primary responsibilities include: supervising the enforcement and implementation of the building code; develop and deliver training; inspect new and occupied buildings and structures; to inspect amusement devices; investigate building code complaints and violations; witness the conducting of tests on various building safety devices; provide technical assistance to others; review local building inspection decisions and practices;

solicit information regarding pre-construction requirements; respond to inquires from public and/or private individuals and groups; establish and maintain liaison with federal, state and municipal agencies and other personnel involved in building construction; and perform related work, as required. The basic purpose of this work is to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations relative to building construction and maintenance and determine enforcement action.

This position is assigned to inspect projects under development by the massachusetts bay transportation authority ("mbta") and may require travel to sites throughout the commonwealth.

Primary duties:

* review permits and construction work on all projects under development by the massachusetts bay transportation authority ("mbta") throughout the commonwealth.

* inspect buildings and other structures, (including amusement devices pursuant to mgl chapter 140, section 205a and 520 cmr 5.00), during and after construction for structural and exit safety and for compliance with fire prevention standards, the state building code, referenced standards, and related laws, rules and regulations to recommend the acceptance of completed construction projects; investigate building code violations and enforces all of the provisions of the state building code and referenced standards, the aab rules and regulations, and other state statutes, rules and regulations by issuing notices of violation or exercising police powers to halt construction.

* witness the conducting of tests of various fire protection systems, emergency lighting and generator systems and other safety systems to ensure compliance with massachusetts general laws and regulations and to cite violations when appropriate.

* provide technical assistance and advice to builders, local building officials, and the general public regarding the state building code and other related laws and regulations by responding to questions, researching and interpreting such, and by providing technical information to agency legal counsel in the preparation of legal documents.

* resolve differences between local building officials and building permit holders regarding interpretation of the state building code, laws, rules and regulations, and may review orders or decisions of a local inspector, and local building inspection practices, for conformance to the state building code.

* investigate written complaints concerning construction supervisors, or local building inspectors or building departments. Review credentials of local inspectors or construction supervisors and conduct investigative interviews with interested parties to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations and assigned responsibilities.

* investigate modular building complaints and identify, through inspections and investigative interviews, issues pertaining to compliance or noncompliance with the building code and other applicable laws, rules and regulations; and provide findings to the bbrs in a written report.

* review information stated on permit applications or plans concerning proposed construction or maintenance requirements, real or personal property acquisition, property titles, specifications or plans, environmental alteration, property valuation and land use, etc., in order to approve or disapprove such permits or plans based on conformance to state building code, referenced standards, the aab rules and regulations and other related laws.

* establish relationships with and serve as a liaison to engineers and other professionals, contractors, special interest groups, federal, state and municipal agencies and other interested parties in the planning and review of construction projects and the investigation and resolution of problems to provide uniformity in the interpretation of applicable laws, rules and regulations.

* with direction from supervisor and/or chief of inspections or assistant chief of inspections or dol management, represent the agency at various public and private boards, commissions, committees and in court to provide official policy and expert opinion.

* serve as a temporary special (state) police officer at the discretion of the governor or commissioner of the division of occupational licensure, in order to assist in public emergencies such as a building collapse, hurricanes or tornadoes.

* inspect amusement devices to ensure compliance with massachusetts general laws and regulations.

* determine causes of construction or amusement ride accidents by interviewing witnesses and injured parties and by contacting engineers, building officials, insurance adjusters, attorneys, and other appropriate sources.

* analyze complaints or allegations by identifying issues involved in types of evidence needed, and reviews cases with superiors or other investigators to obtain or share information and formulate the proper course of action.

* respond to inquiries by explaining policies, rules and regulations, and interpreting codes or laws and recommends appropriate referral resources if unable to provide requested service.

* perform related duties such as preparing reports and correspondence; providing notice to appropriate parties as required, and serving on committees, commissions or boards as a representative of the agency.

* serve as a temporary city or town building official at the discretion of the bbrs and the commissioner for a period not to exceed 30 days.

Working conditions:

* building inspectors are exposed to adverse weather conditions and walk and stand for prolonged periods of time.

* based on assignment, incumbents of positions may also travel for job related purposes; may be required to work varied shifts including, nights, weekends and holidays on occasion; may be exposed to hazardous conditions such as construction sites and equipment, bridges and subsurface high voltage wires; and climb stairs in excess of 15 feet in height.

All applicants should attach a cover letter and resume to their online submission for this position.

Salary placement is determined by years of experience and education directly related to the position and the human resources division's recruiting guidelines. In the case of a promotional opportunity, the salary provisions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement will apply to (or will be utilized for) placement within the salary range.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum entrance requirements:

Must have at least five (5) years of full time or equivalent part-time experience in the supervision of building construction or building design, including high rise buildings or large scale building projects, or any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


* an associate's degree with a major in building construction or building design may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

* a bachelor's degree with a major in architecture or architectural or structural engineering may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.

* a graduate degree with a major in architecture or architectural or structural engineering may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required experience

Applicants must possess a current and valid inspector of buildings\building commissioner certification issued by the department of public safety's board of regulations and standards and must meet all requirements as outlined in massachusetts general law, chapter 143, section 3.

At time of application submission, applicants must possess a current and valid national association of amusement rides safety officials (naarso) certification; or amusement industry manufacturer and suppliers international (aims certification). Successful candidates not possessing either one or both of the aforementioned amusement certifications must acquire certification in either or both within 24 months of hire.

License or certification requirements

Possession of a current and valid massachusetts class 3 motor vehicle operator's license.

Must be certified as an inspector of buildings/building commissioner in the state of massachusetts in accordance with m.g.l. Chapter 147, section 2, incumbents of this position may serve as special state police officers at the discretion of the governor or commissioner of the division of occupational licensure.

An equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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