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Town of Amherst

4 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
Website:amherstma.gov/jobs
Salary Range:Location:
AMHERST, MA
Job Type:Category:
Part TimeGovernment/Public Service
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Nice to have
Up to One Year
Preference: Nice to have
Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
Massachusetts Journeyman Plumbers and Gas Fitters License. - Preference: Required
Description:

Job Summary
Performs a variety of technical duties in inspection of buildings to ensure compliance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts plumbing and gas codes and other related laws, codes and regulations and the safety of the public.

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

2. Issues plumbing and gas permits. Maintains database of permits and related insurance information.

3. Works to resolve problems discovered through inspections and conducts research as necessary to determine solutions.
Responds to complaints regarding code compliance and illegal/defective systems. Investigates. resolves or refers to appropriate person.

4. Responds to emergencies when requested. Works collaboratively with other town departments and other State and Federal Agencies.

5. Responds to questions from the public, other departments, and other agencies regarding plumbing and gas codes and Town projects. Explains, interprets codes and provides guidance information as needed. Issues Code Interpretations.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Required Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of operation and service of a plumbing and gas inspection program. Cognizant of occupational hazards and standard safety practices, accepted methods of building construction for commercial and residential buildings, and pertinent laws and regulations including the Massachusetts Plumbing and Gas Code. Able to interpret, explain and enforce Town policies and procedures related to plumbing and gas construction standards, pertinent laws, and plumbing and gas codes and regulation. Job requires the ability to reads and understand building plans and specifications, apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to determine compliance. Prepares clear written reports, communicates clearly, and maintains effective working relationships.

Special Requirements
Must possess, or obtain a valid Massachusetts Driver's License and a current Massachusetts Journeyman Plumbers and Gas Fitters License.


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