Electrical Inspector

  1. New York,NY
  2. Sep 26, 2019
  3. Skilled Trades : General Skilled Trades

Job ID:409045
# of Positions:15
Business Title:Electrical Inspector
Civil Service Title:
Title Code No:
Title Classification: Competitive
Job Category: Public Safety, Inspections, & Enforcement
Proposed Salary Range: $ 55,108.00 - $ 61,800.00 (Annual)

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)
Work Location:
NYC - All Boroughs
Division/Work Unit:

Job Description
The NYC Department of Buildings is responsible for ensuring the safe and lawful use of buildings and properties by enforcing the NYC Construction Codes, Energy Code and Zoning Resolution. We facilitate compliant development with integrity, efficiency and professionalism. We are committed to becoming a premier municipal building organization, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers and making our city safer. We are committed to improving our performance and developing procedures that are streamlined, understandable and transparent. This position performs work in the inspection of electrical installations, repairs or alterations for conformity with NYC Construction Codes, Electrical Code, Department rules, other pertinent laws and rules, and approved plans and specifications.

Under general supervision:
• Performs technical inspections electrical installations in connection with light, heat or power for buildings and other structures for compliance with the New York building and electrical codes, other pertinent laws and rules, and approved plans and specifications.
• Makes periodic inspections of electrical wiring in combustible occupancies and places of public assembly.
• Performs joint inspections with FDNY at scenes of fires and other accidents regarding potential electrical defect.
• Inspects scenes of fires or accidents to determine whether violations of NYC Construction Codes, Electrical Code, Department rules, and other pertinent laws and rules are present.
• Investigates complaints of defective electrical installations which are reported as fire, shock or other hazard and issues verbal or written instructions for correction.
• Studies drawings to obtain details for inspections.
• Explains and enforces electrical standards, and laws and rules relevant to the field.
• Issues violations, summonses, and stop work orders.
• Verifies licenses of onsite workers.
• When issuing violations, advises the recipient of the nature of the violating condition.
• Testifies as needed, including at ECB, depositions, and court.
• Maintains records and makes reports.
• May assign, supervise, review and evaluate work of subordinates.
• May review applications relevant to the field.
• May assist supervisor.

Some of the physical activities performed by Inspectors (Electrical) and environmental conditions experienced are: driving vehicles to and from inspection sites; walking to and from inspection sites and during inspections; climbing and descending ladders and stairs to get to areas which must be inspected; standing for extended periods of time; maintaining balance while walking over narrow walkways or areas that are elevated; climbing around and over various objects; and working in areas that may be damp, dusty, dark, smoky or acrid.

Special Working Conditions: Inspectors (Electrical) may be required to work shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Candidates must successfully pass a drug screening in order to be appointed.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. Five years of full-time satisfactory experience acquired within the last 15 years as an electrician or inspector of electrical installations, light, heat, and/or power distribution, fire alarm detection or communication systems; or
2. Three years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “1” above, plus either 60 semester credits from an accredited college with a minimum of 12 credits in electrical related courses or two years of full-time training in an acceptable electrical program in an accredited technical school; or
3. A license as a professional engineer or architect valid in the State of New York; or
4. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience that is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. Education may be substituted for experience on the basis that six months of full-time training in an electrical program in an accredited technical school or 15 semester credits in an accredited college is equivalent to six months of the experience described in “1” above. To be credited, college education must include at least 12 semester credits in electrical related courses. However, all candidates must have a minimum of three years of experience as described in “1” above.

Driver License Requirement: By the time you are appointed to this position, you must have a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. If you have moving violations, license suspension(s) or an accident record, you may be disqualified. This license must be maintained for the duration of your employment.
Medical Requirement: Medical guidelines have been established for the position of Inspector (Electrical). Candidates will be examined to determine whether they can perform the essential functions of the position of Inspector (Electrical). Where appropriate, a reasonable accommodation will be provided for a person with a disability to enable him or her to take the examination, and /or to perform the essential functions of the job.
Preferred Skills
-Working knowledge of the NYC Construction Codes and Electrical Code
-Computer literacy
Additional Information
Unit assignment and work location are based on operational need. Transfers may occur at any time with sufficient notice.

Please Note: This position is open to qualified person with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate on your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.
To Apply
For Non-City/External Candidates: Visit the www.nyc.gov/jobs/search, Agency: Buildings, Keyword: Inspector.

For Current City Employees: Visit www.nyc.gov/ess to view and apply for available positions. Click on Recruiting Activities, Careers, and search for the specific Job ID #

No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted. NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED
40 Hours (Minimum)
Work Location

Unit assignment and work location are based on operational need. Transfers may occur at any time with sufficient notice.
Residency Requirement
New York City Residency is not required for this position

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