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Under the general supervision and direction of the SWPP Grading Supervisor this position will perform grading and stormwater inspections and check plans and grading on new and existing structures to ensure compliance with all applicable codes, ordinances, and relevant laws.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Inspects industrial, commercial, residential, and detached buildings during construction and/or remodeling to ensure compliance with State-adopted International Codes and County ordinances.
- Utilize a strong soils and grading background to read and understand soils reports and to effectively communicate with property owners and contractors for compliance to the soils report.
- Inspects existing building for changes and/or complaints to ensure compliance with the adopted State Codes and County ordinances.
- Documents inspection results to verify inspection progress and completion. Maintains records of inspections and inspection results and keeps a daily work record, using the latest computer software.
- Prepares, issues, and tracks necessary violation orders and notices needed to ensure compliance with adopted State Codes and County Ordinances.
- Performs on-site drainage, erosion, grading, and sediment control inspections on residential and commercial land development projects, capital improvement projects, and other related construction activities in accordance with Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District.
- Attends pre-construction meetings, on-site progress meetings, and project acceptance meetings to communicate requirements with developers and contractors through all phases of work.
- Conducts construction site inspections for compliance with the Geotechnical Engineering report and the approved Grading and Drainage plans, May also be required to complete Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) inspections in compliance with the Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) provisions; creates and maintains reports and records of inspections using the latest software (E-process 360 and Utilisync)
- Inspects and investigates complaints of existing structures/construction to determine if hazardous or illegal development exist or is occurring.
- Assists the Attorney’s Office in representing and protecting the legal position of the division and the Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District regarding building code grading violations; testifies in court as required.
- Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.
NATURE OF WORK CONTACTS
- Interacts daily and coordinates with District personnel to discuss everyday operating situations.
- Frequently collaborate and work closely with external agencies, service providers, and technology resource providers
- Interacts with customers to communicate and respond to their Grading and Drainage concerns
TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Three (3) years of experience reading and interpreting blueprints; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
- Possession of or ability to obtain a Storm Water Inspector certification. (RSI or Equivalent)
- A valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah is required to operate a vehicle.
- Training and experiencing in operating a computer and various software applications pertaining to job duties.
- Perform effectively in highly stressful situations
- Interpret and apply codes judiciously and consistently
- Perform a plan Review for Code Compliance
- Resolve conflicts and solve problems
- Enforce all Building, and County ordinances allowed by licensure under State Law
- Enforce all codes pertaining to building and storm water safety that have been adopted by the State of Utah and Salt Lake County
- Maintain records and reports
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Intermittent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior. Required to feel attributes of objects, sit for long periods of time, talk, hear, grasp, push, stand, walk, drive, reach with hands/arms, stoop, kneel, and use repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement. Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs. Specific vision abilities include: clarity of vision at 20 feet or more and 20 inches or less; three-dimensional vision or the ability to judge distance and space relationships; ability to identify and distinguish colors, adjust the eye to bring an object into focus and to see up and down or to the right or left while fixed on a point. Travel to attend conferences, training, outreach and other events occurs weekly.