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Springettsbury Township

1501 Mt. Zion Rd.
York, PA, United States

Phone: 717-757-3521
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Code Enforcement Officer II


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York, PA, United States 




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Township Related: Code enforcement officer

Job Description:

Position Summary:
This is a full-time position responsible for the review of residential and commercial plans and specifications for remodeling and new construction to ensure compliance with ICC & UCC building codes and other township codes.
General Statement of Duties:
Provides written plan review reports; notifies applicant of noncompliance, provides direction concerning required changes, issues permits for building plans which meet standards. Assists the public in meeting code standards. This includes the administration of the Springettsbury Township Code of Ordinances, the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (PA UCC) as amended, the International Building Model Codes (ex. IBC, IPC, IMC, IEC, and Energy Code), International Residential Code (IRC), and the International Property Maintenance Code. This position conducts complaint inspections, issues notice of violations and other duties when necessary. This position conducts on site building inspections that include: inspections of footing depth and width, foundation, framing, etc. and the final inspection of the finished building.  This position authorizes work and/or issues stop work orders and field correction notices during inspections as necessary, assists with the preparation and submittal of citations to the District Justice office and participates in hearings when needed.

The individual in this position must have good interpersonal skills to deal with developers, construction workers, and residents in their building/renovation projects.

Job Responsibilities: 
• Performs plan review and field inspections of new and existing residential and nonresidential structures for compliance with the applicable UCC/ICC Codes in disciplines including building, accessibility, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, energy efficiency and property maintenance.
• Assists Battalion Chief in performing all fire sprinkler and fire alarm final inspections.
• Works collaboratively with Code Compliance and the Battalion Chief on fire and life safety including reviewing preliminary land development and building plans for building and fire code compliance and coordinating locations of fire protection related equipment.
• Provides technical advice and consult with general and specialty contractors, building owners, design professionals and the general public and in matters related to building construction and applicable code requirements.
• Assists Department’s Director with Stormwater, Erosion and Sedimentation, MS4, and zoning permit applications within Springettsbury Township.
• Assists Department’s Director with reviewing all subdivision/land development plans and Zoning permit applications as submitted to determine ordinance compliance.
• General liaison between permit applicants, third party trades and third-party inspectors
• Performs proactive inspections for enforcement of plumbing construction and provides codes enforcement through the Township.
• Investigates complaints of violations of construction, plumbing and various other codes.
• Performs other assignments as required by the Director of Community Development, Township Manager or designee.
• Investigates complaints of violations of UCC/ICC and property maintenance codes.
• Delivers board packets when requested.
• Attends meetings when directed by the Director of Community Development.
• Assists township residents and the public in complying with Township residential and non-residential building code requirements.
• Issues citations and institute civil enforcement proceedings to individuals or businesses found in violation of Township ordinances and appearing at the District Magistrate's office on behalf of the Township when needed.
• Arranges and conducts meetings with the public and any applicable government officials to resolve permit issues.
• Maintain current knowledge of issues, trends and developments in regulatory standards and building code requirements governing the construction industry.
• Attend applicable building code training in order to maintain current ICC and UCC certifications.


Job Requirements:

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Thorough knowledge of PA UCC (as amended), ICC 2009 International Property Maintenance Code;
• Ability & motivation to successfully obtain two (2) or more certifications from the PA UCC “Certifications Categories and Examinations List” within 12 months of being hired.
• Ability to obtain additional ICC and UCC commercial code certifications per an agreed upon yearly schedule.
• Knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office 2016.
• Ability to build proficiency with ArcView GIS and permit management software.
• Knowledge of office practices, procedures, and equipment.
• Ability to interpret plans, maps, and various technical materials.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with associates and the public.
• Ability to resolve conflicts in calm, successful manner.
• Ability to work on projects and tasks with and without direct supervision.
• Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form;
• Ability to prepare concise and accurate reports and maintain accurate records.
• Advanced knowledge of Township policies, procedures and ordinances*
• Advanced knowledge of Township geography*
• First Aid / CPR/ EAD certification for adults, children, and infant is required. *
*Indicates developed after hiring

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
• Either one of the following: 
  - Graduation from an accredited college with a degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or graduation from an accredited trade / technical school with a construction related major AND minimum of 7-10 years of commercial construction and/or commercial construction management experience AND a minimum of 3 years of construction code enforcement experience.
  - Graduation from High School or completion of GED AND minimum of 10-12 years of commercial construction and/or commercial construction management experience AND a minimum of 5-8 years of construction code enforcement experience.
• Must possess the following certifications:
  - UCC Certification – Comm. Building Inspector
  - UCC Certification – Comm. Building Plans Examiner
• Must possess a minimum of two (2) of the following certifications:
  - UCC Certification – Access Inspector
  - UCC Certification – Mechanical Inspector
  - UCC Certification – Comm. Energy Inspector
• Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. If out of state, the ability to obtain a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license within 30 days.

Special Requirements
• Ability to pass physical/medical tests, including functionality test.
• Ability to pass drug screening test.
• Ability to pass psychological exam.
• Ability to pass background investigation.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work may involve conditions that can only be partially controlled and expose the employee to raw sewage and sewage sludge. Work is frequently performed alone and may be performed inside and/or around noisy equipment or outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Work is performed around a variety of potentially hazardous mechanical and electrical equipment and occasionally around hazardous substances. In emergency situations work after normal hours may be required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required to perform the job.

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