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- Building Department Administration, including all related paperwork, forms, reports, etc.
- Inspection of all construction activities within the city, including footing, foundation, framing, plumbing, electrical and hvac, roofing, remodeling, and all other required inspections.
- Rental Inspections of residential and commercial rental properties within the city.
- Environmental Management, including the activities and inspections required by FEMA and ADEM (Floodplain Management, Stormwater Management, Illegal Dumping, etc.)
- Enforcement of 2009 Property Maintenance Codes.
- 5+ years Construction Experience
- Stormwater QCI Certification required by ADEM
- Inspector Certifications
- Communication skills, both written and oral
- Zoning Certification
Position will be open until filled.
Department: Building Inspection
Job Description Prepared: August 2007
Note: Statements included in this description are intended to reflect in general the duties and responsibilities of this job and are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive. The employee may be assigned other duties that are not specifically included.
Reports to: Mayor
Subordinate Staff: Planning and Zoning Administrator
Other Internal Contacts: Fire Department; Utilities; Public Works; Police Department; Other City Departments
External Contacts: General Public; Board of Adjustments; Architects; Engineers; Property Owners; Surveyors; Code Officials Association of Alabama; Birmingham International Code Association
Under the direction of the Mayor, the employee is responsible for the inspection of public and private buildings and the enforcement of building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical codes adopted by the City. Approves or denies requests for construction permits. Reviews building plans and approves plans when all codes and building standards are met. Carries out supervision and enforcement of zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations.
A. Inspections and Oversight
Inspects all types of construction and building improvements within City limits.
Enforces building codes and zoning ordinances relating to construction, alteration, use, occupancy and location of structures within the jurisdiction.
Completes forms to approve or deny applications for construction permits.
Issues citations or stop work orders for unauthorized construction or modifications.
Issues permits to homeowners or contractors for sewer connections and other housing issues.
Interprets codes and informs applicants of construction codes and zoning ordinance requirements.
Explains code and zoning regulations to Mayor, City Council and citizens with questions or concerns.
Advises construction permit applicants as to whether proposed construction conforms to the building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes as well as zoning ordinances and related regulations.
Conducts inspections of electrical, gas, plumbing, and heating and cooling systems to ensure state and local codes are adhered to.
Photographs plumbing and footing ditches when inspections are made.
Receives and reviews proposed building plans from contractors.
Checks building plans to verify proposed seating capacity.
Ensures plans are approved with affixed architectural seal.
Inspects dilapidated properties.
Checks on vehicles without current tags.
Writes letters to owners concerning violations.
Follows up to verify that violations have been corrected.
Notifies City Attorney if further action should be taken.
Develops and submits departmental budget to City.
Plans work within constraints of assigned budget and monitors expenditures.
Serves on City Zoning Board and Board of Adjustments.
Performs other duties as necessary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (* Can be acquired on the job)
Knowledge of city building codes and ordinances.
Knowledge of building requirements for both residential and commercial structures.
Knowledge of electrical, plumbing and HVAC requirements for residential and commercial structures.
Knowledge of zoning requirements for both residential and commercial structures.
Knowledge of various construction materials and tools.
Knowledge of the various stages of the construction process.
Knowledge of mathematical principles required to perform related calculations.
Skill in using electrical measuring tools such as voltage meters, etc.
Skill in using mechanical measuring tools.
Skill in reading and interpreting technical documents, plans, ordinances and blueprints.
Skill in operating photographic equipment to document evidence.
Skill in preparing formal written documents.
Ability to work cooperatively with other city employees and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively with the public, public officials, supervisors and colleagues in a positive and professional manner.
Ability to objectively and consistently interpret and apply code requirements and related standards in accordance with departmental requirements.
Ability to communicate effectively over the phone or in person.
Ability to work independently without supervision.
Ability to operate and maintain all related equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain records and prepare reports related to work assignments.
Ability to safely operate a City vehicle.
Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in building construction or related field is required; OR
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Building Science or a related field may be substituted for up to 4 years of qualifying experience.
Must possess a valid Alabama Driver’s License and good driving record adherent to requirements to operate a City vehicle.
The work involves moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carats, or machines; with contagious diseases or irritant chemicals, etc. Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves or shields.
The work require some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities; recurring lifting moderately heavy items such as record boxes. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.
Position will be open until filled.
SALARY: $48,651.20 Annually
OPENING DATE: 07/01/16 CLOSING DATE: 07/29/16 5:00 p.m.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or a related field AND three (3) years of experience in accounting, auditing, revenue and/or taxation functions
Working knowledge of personal computers, software applications and spreadsheets including Microsoft Word and Excel
Possession of a valid state-issued driver's license and the ability to meet requirements for a City of Hoover Driver's Permit
Alabama Certified Revenue Examiner Certificate or a Certified Public Accountant
Certification as an Alabama Certified Revenue Examiner is preferred prior to employment, but is required within four (4) years of employment
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Performs municipal revenue audit and accounting functions, to include investigations, audits, inspections and consultations with businesses and taxpayers; investigates complaints and/or reports rendered by various sources on problem accounts or businesses; performs audits on records for compliance and timely reporting of taxes; inspects businesses to ensure proper tax compliance and licensing; provides consultations with taxpayer to address any problems or concerns and provides an explanation of local laws, city ordinances, policies and procedures; performs administrative functions, including, but not limited to preparing documents, answering phones, maintaining a filing system and handling special projects; analyzes data and compiles detailed and accurate reports in accordance with general accounting principles as required; keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions; responds to questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate personnel to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of operations and activities; performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.hooveralabama.gov
Senior Planner - Advanced Planning and Economic Development
Must apply online at www.madisonal.gov.
Provides professional planning support for all Planning and Economic Development activities and work. Provides support and management of staff and casework associated with Planning Commission, Technical Review Committee, Zoning Board, Historic Commission, Redevelopment Authority, and Industrial Development Board. Responsible for management of long-range planning projects and implementation and current planning projects including applicant and resident coordination and report and agenda preparation. Provides oversight of required legal advertising, records and agendas. Provides attraction and retention support to Director for retail and industrial businesses and development and maintenance of marketing information. Supports Director in development agreements, analysis, and growth and annexation strategy.
Examples of Responsibilities
Prepares and provides oversight on preparation of agenda items, staff recommendations and agendas for all boards and committees, including development of agenda items to implement goals and objectives to posting updates for the public.
Assists Director in formulating (re)zoning, master planning, Comprehensive Plan, and policy recommendations, including regular updates to the plans and reporting on plan implementation for the elected and appointed officials and public.
- Coordinates review of and reviews subdivision plats, site plans and other applications for submission to Planning Commission, Zoning Board, and Historic Commission in compliance with all city plans and regulations.
- Participates in and may manage Technical Review process and committee meetings.
- Works with applicants to resolve errors in submissions to the Technical Review Committee and to ensure conformity with the plans and regulations of the city.
- Assists Director in maintaining prospect list, recruitment activities, business calls (retention) plan and follow up activities.
- Manages the maintenance of current business listings and available properties databases, website updates, and marketing materials.
- Supervises Assistant Planner staff and monitors and directs their work.
- Keeps current with all planning, zoning and economic development projects and policies to support other planners or transition to other department functions.
- May perform responsibilities of the Director in her/his absence.
- Normal office working conditions.
- Job may require occasional work on weekends, and requires flexibility to work additional hours when needed to complete projects and assignments.
- Working outside briefly in varying weather conditions.
- Frequent interruptions and evening meetings.
- Occasional appearances at neighborhood, trade, and civic organization meetings.
- Must maintain a strong driving record for city-insurance purpose and record may be periodically checked by the City.
- Strong background record required, due to interaction with public and access to proprietary information, and public and personal property.
- Requires BA/BS or MA/MS/MCP/MURP in urban planning or related field.
- Requires Three (3) years experience in a municipal or urban planning position.
- Strong team skills required, in support of team members and department goals.
- Ability to interpret and explain complex land use regulations such as Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, etc.
- Ability to review subdivision plats and site plans for conformance to applicable law and ordinance.
- Knowledge of Federal, State and local law as it bears on the land use review process in Alabama municipalities.
- Ability to coordinate overall functioning of the municipal Planning Commission including interpretation of by-laws, rules of procedure, creation and approval of the Commission's permanent records, etc.
- Strong project management, planning, organization and prioritization skills.
- Excellent writing and communication skills.
- Strong Technical Planning skills.
- Strong Planning and Urban Design skills.
- Knowledge of Planning and Zoning best practices.
- Knowledge of Historic Preservation best practices.
- Strong ordinances and regulations writing skills.
- Strong typing and computer skills, including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, internet and department GIS/database software.
- Skilled at training, appraising, coaching, counseling, and disciplining personnel.
- Strong understanding of personnel policies and practices and ability to coach employees in these areas.
- Leadership and staff motivation skills.
- Skilled at gathering and evaluating input for decision-making.
- Adept at managing relationships between subordinates and personnel in other departments.
- Ability to manage scheduling and leave issues at workgroup level.
- Ability to communicate verbally and orally with public.
- Ability to work on computer for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to drive.
Equipment Technician II (Heavy Equipment)
This is skilled work at an advanced journey level in the repair and maintenance of automotive and heavy construction equipment. Work involves leading and giving work direction to mechanics engaged in heavy equipment repair. Work assignments are given in the form of repair orders and the employee use extensive independent judgment as to the method of repair. Work is reviewed through inspection in process and at completion of jobs. Leads and performs repair and overhaul of diesel and gasoline powered motors and related operating parts on heavy trucks, power shovels, tractors, air compressors, bulldozers, graders, sweepers, rollers, spreaders, and other construction equipment. Inspects, adjusts, and replaces necessary units and parts, valves, pistons, piston rings, bearing assemblies, cooling, ignition and fuel system parts; repairs and overhauls transmissions, clutches, differentials, front and rear end assemblies; repairs hydraulic systems, brake systems, and suspension parts. Performs work requiring the use of electric arc and acetylene welding equipment. Performs maintenance and repair work on light weight automotive equipment as required; checks and repairs electrical systems. Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team. Performs related work as required.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS INVOLVED:
Work is performed both inside and outside, mostly in a repair shop atmosphere. The incumbent is exposed to extreme temperatures; adverse weather conditions; and high noise levels. The incumbent is also exposed to hazards associated with chemicals, exhaust, gas, diesel, fumes, and dust. Protective equipment is required such as safety glasses, ear plugs, gloves, shoes, uniforms, welding helmet, cutting goggles, and breathing masks. Work involves heavy lifting and carrying of materials and parts; standing for extended periods of time bending over heavy equipment; working in confined spaces; and crawling under heavy equipment. Work also involves grasping high torque air impact tools; plus pushing and pulling on parts.
Applicants May Obtain a Copy of the City of Huntsville's EEOP Short Form Upon Request
Minimum Education, Training and Experience:
High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency, including or supplemented by training in diesel and heavy equipment mechanics; and thorough experience in the repair of diesel and gasoline vehicles and equipment; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the following listed knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and techniques used in the repair of light and heavy automotive equipment. Considerable knowledge of the operating principles of gasoline and of diesel engines. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Ability to diagnose defects in automotive and diesel equipment. Ability to adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems. Skill in the use and operation of tools and machinery utilized in automotive repair work.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification in Heavy/Medium Truck Brakes, Steering, and Drivetrain or equivalent Manufacturer Training & Certification to include but not limited to General Motors, Ford, etc. Candidates hired with equivalent Manufacturer Training & Certifications must obtain ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certifications in Heavy/Medium Truck Brakes, Steering and Drivetrain within twelve (12) months of hire or promotion date.
Commercial Driver's License, Class A with Passenger Endorsement required or must be obtained within twelve months of hire and/or promotion date.