Electrical Inspector


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Town of Amherst
4 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
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Company Description:
The Town of Amherst seeks a workforce that reflects the diversity of its community and strives toward racial equity and environmental sustainability. All are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO
Electrical Inspector
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Government/Public Service
Some High School Coursework
Up to One Year
Valid Commonwealth of Massachusetts Driver's License plus a valid Massachusetts Journeyman Electricians License. - Preference: Required

Performs a variety of routine and complex technical duties in inspection of buildings to ensure compliance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts electrical codes and other related laws, codes and regulations or the safety of the public.

Major Duties:
1. Performs inspections of electrical installations within buildings and reviews construction plans to ensure compliance with Massachusetts Electrical Codes. Schedules inspections on a daily basis and maintains records of work completed.

2. Issues electrical permits to qualified persons upon receipt of application and verification of insurance coverage. Maintains database of electrical permits and related insurance information.

3. Contacts Power Company for connection of services upon inspection approval. Communicates with Power Company in the event of an emergency or to disconnect services when there is imminent danger.

4. Responds to complaints regarding code compliance and illegal/defective wiring. Investigates complaints and resolves or refers to appropriate person.

5. Responds to emergencies when requested to determine if electrically related.

6. Works to resolve wiring related problems discovered through inspections and conducts research as necessary to determine solutions.

7. Works with other town departments i.e., Fire Department, Police Department, Engineering Department, Health Department, Conservation Department, Public Works, Department of Public Facilities and other State and Federal Agencies.

8. Responds to questions from the public, other departments, and other agencies regarding electrical codes and Town projects. Interprets codes and provides information as needed. Issues Code Interpretations.

9. Enforces codes by issuing stop work orders, correction notices, and citations. Assists in searching for resolutions and follows up to ensure remediation. Authorizes and issues certificates and permits as appropriate.

10. Explains, interprets, and provides guidance regarding applicable codes to architects, engineers, contractors, developers, and other interested parties.

11. Maintains knowledge of all applicable codes and regulations and any changes by reading pertinent materials and attending seminars and peer associations. Keeps abreast of technological and other industry changes.

12. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must possess knowledge of operations, services and activities of a comprehensive electrical inspection program, occupational hazards and standard safety practices, accepted methods of building construction for commercial and residential buildings, and pertinent Federal, State and local laws and regulations, including the Massachusetts Electrical Code. Must have the ability to interpret, explain and enforce Town policies and procedures related to electrical construction standards, interpret and apply pertinent Federal, State and local laws, and electrical codes and regulations, read and understand complex building plans and specifications, apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to determine compliance with plans, codes, regulations, and standard construction practices, prepare clear and concise written reports, communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and maintain effective working relationships.

Special Requirements:
Must possess, or have the ability to obtain a valid Commonwealth of Massachusetts Driver's License plus a valid Massachusetts Journeyman Electricians License.

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The Town enjoys a long tradition of active, participatory, & professional government, and seeks a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community.

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