ASSISTANT BUILDING-HOUSING INSPECTOR
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is routine work involving responsibility for observing and reporting findings of unfit housing conditions, in accordance with prescribed standards. The work is performed under supervision, and may involve occasional supervision of subordinate clerical staff.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Notifies dwelling occupants of scheduled inspections;
Inspects dwelling interiors and exteriors, taking prescribed measurements and recording existence or lack of required facilities;
Inspects for condition of electrical wiring, adequate plumbing, ventilation, hot water, and refrigeration;
Examines conditions of masonry, walls, floors, drains, heating, and general sanitary conditions;
Reports all findings on prescribed forms, calling special attention to conditions requiring remedial action.
The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Working knowledge of the Minimum Housing Standards Ordinance; working knowledge of dwelling construction methods and materials; ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports of findings; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to meet and interrelate effectively with people; good powers of observation; good judgment.
- One year of post-high school education in a curriculum relating to construction techniques;
- One year paid experience in the construction or remodeling of dwellings.