Supervising Code Enforcement Officer
SUPERVISING CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves planning and supervising the overall building inspection operations of a municipality. Under the general direction of the town or village board, the employee in this compliance with the provisions of the local building, zoning and plumbing ordinances and the Multiple Residence Law. Supervision is exercised over a number of technical and clerical employees. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Plans and supervises the operation of the local building and plumbing inspection activities;
Reviews, checks and passes on plans and specifications submitted with building and
Plumbing permit applications for compliance with the building code, the plumbing code, the zoning ordinance and applicable laws and ordinances prior to issuing permits;
Inspects buildings and structures in the process of construction or repair for compliance
With approved plans and specifications and all requirements of all applicable ordinances and laws;
Inspects piping, traps, fixtures and drainage to see that work is being carried out in
Accordance with approved plans and specifications and applicable ordinances and laws;
Issues building and plumbing permits and furnishes the prescribed certificates of
Occupancy upon application;
Explains the requirements of the local building code, local zoning ordinances and the
New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code Law to building and
Plumbing contractors and to the general public;
Provides for removal of illegal or unsafe conditions and secures the necessary
Safeguards during construction;
Orders unsafe conditions in existing structures to be removed and arranges for
Condemnation notices to owners and builders of improper or hazardous
Inspects existing buildings and structures to ensure their conformity with safety
Investigates complaints and assists in prosecuting violation of the building code,
Plumbing code and zoning ordinance;
Maintains records of acts and decision;
Prepares periodic reports of buildings and structures erected or altered, by such permit
For presentation to the local governing body.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Thorough knowledge of practices, principals, materials and tools used in building
Thorough knowledge of the requirements of the local and New York State Fire
Prevention and Building Code and Zoning Code;
Thorough knowledge of the building trades;
Fundamental knowledge of the principles of engineering and architecture;
Thorough knowledge of fire prevention practices and procedures;
NOTE: New York State Public Officers Law requires U.S. Citizenship.
434.5 Certification of Code Enforcement Personnel
- The N.Y. State Fire Administrator shall certify code enforcement personnel as having successfully complete one or more of the training programs set forth in the Part as follows:
Probationary and non-permanent code enforcement personnel scheduled to perform code enforcement duties an average of more than 20 hours per week shall successfully complete a certified basic training program within 18 months of initial appointment. Code enforcement personnel not appointed for probationary terms by appointed on other than a permanent basis and scheduled to perform code enforcement duties an average of between 10 and 20 hours per week shall successfully complete a certified basic training program within 24 months of initial appointment. Code enforcement personnel not appointed for probationary terms but appointed on other than a permanent basis and scheduled to perform code enforcement duties on average of less than 10 hours per week shall successfully complete a certified basic training program within 36 months of initial appointment. Training may be suspended during periods of non-service, but all periods of service shall be counted toward the fulfillment of the applicable requirement.
- Equivalent New York State Fire or Code Enforcement Training courses, federally-sponsored course, courses taught at an accredited college or university or courses taught by a professional society may be substituted, in whole or in part as the case may be, for the specific course requirements contained in the Part. Adequate documentation regarding course content and attendance shall be submitted to the State Fire Administrator as prerequisite to certification.