Electrical Inspector

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/16/2021 4:53 PM)
Competition Number
21/28
Number of Positions
1
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Department
Sustainable Planning and Community Development
Close Date
3/9/2021

Job Description

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Competition #21/28

Internal/External Posting

Closing date: March 9, 2021

 

Electrical Inspector (Continuous)  

Sustainable Planning & Community Development Department

 

POSITION FUNCTION

Regulate and enforce the electrical code, acts, associated codes, standards and by-laws through the review of technical plans and documents, on-site inspections and the approving of permits.

 

KEY DUTIES

Review permit applications, plans and specifications for compliance with electrical codes and regulations; provide technical assistance and interpretation to advise applicants, contractors and professionals on required design changes; issue electrical permits.

 

Conduct site inspections during all phases of industrial, commercial and residential installation to ensure that materials used are certified and that electrical work performed complies with applicable codes and regulations; test electrical components including fire alarm and emergency systems; issue certificates of inspection noting acceptance or deficiencies; approve occupancy certificates for completed building permits.

 

Prepare and maintain manual and computerized records related to electrical and service details and inspections; investigate and write reports regarding fires, accidents and equipment failures of suspected electrical origin.

 

Respond to enquiries and complaints from the public, outside agencies and other departments regarding regulations and bylaws, suspected unsafe conditions or installations, zoning, planning and street lighting issues; conduct follow-up on complaints; prepare correspondence as necessary; provide information to City Solicitor and City Manager regarding statutory requirements related to permits and inspections.

 

Perform related duties where qualified.

 

INDEPENDENCE

Work is generated by electrical permit and construction activities and statutory requirements.

Work is reviewed through reports to supervisor.

Issues regarding disputes, policy and procedures are referred to the supervisor.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Effort:

Climb ladders, stairs and scaffolding. (occasional)

Work in awkward spaces such as attics and crawl spaces. (rare)

Mental Effort:

Deal with complaints and negative comments. (occasional)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on detailed drawings and specifications for short periods. (occasional)

Work Environment:

Office.

Work outside in all weather conditions. (often)

Work on construction sites. (often)

Work in an environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to electrical hazards, dust, fumes and asbestos. (rare)

 

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Organize and prioritize work.

Understand and apply principles of electrical design.

Read and interpret technical reports, plans, codes, referenced standards and regulations.

Maintain accurate records.

Deal with applicants and consultants using tact and diplomacy.

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

High school graduation.

Current and valid B.C. Certificate of Trades Qualification in electrical trades. (4 years)

Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence.

Experience:

5 years of related experience including experience with high voltage and high energy low voltage systems.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

OTHER:

Must obtain B.C. Certification as an Electrical Inspector within 6 months.

Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the trade.

May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

 

Work schedule: Monday – Friday, 35 hours per week  

$45.37 per hour, Pay Grade 15 

Job Code #4162

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

 

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume

 

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at HR@victoria.ca

 

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