Brookings City Building Inspector in Brookings, South Dakota

Assist applicants and City staff with all aspects of building permits by phone, email and in person to assure accuracy and compliance with pertinent laws, standards and ordinances.i Assist in review of residential and commercial building permit applications and construction plans for compliance with building codes, safety, City engineering standards and ordinances. Enter and update application and property data into computerized permitting systems with attention to detail. Assist in performing inspection of all phases of residential and commercial construction work, including but not limited to compliance with building codes, City engineering standards and ordinances, workmanship, safety, and related quality factors. Notify the appropriate parties (owner, contractor, architect or engineer) of any violations or corrections noted and assist those involved in achieving code compliance by using explanations, demonstrations, or reference materials to understand requirements. Follow up where necessary to verify that violations and/or corrections are completed. Interpret and explain policies and regulations accurately and tactfully to the public to assist with questions relating to building permits, codes, ordinances, projects and other technical issues. Operate computer, survey equipment and light tools for general maintenance.i Keep informed on all specifications, regulations, codes, construction practices, ordinances and general engineering standards. Periodically assist at the Brookings Regional Airport with weekend on-call duties including inspection of airport runways and grounds for security and safety and assist with snow removal operations. Assist in preparing and updating CAD and GIS maps.