Plumbing Inspector


Arlington County’s Department of Community Planning, Housing, and Development (CPHD) is seeking an experienced Plumbing Inspector to ensure that County’s initiatives adhere to conventional requirements and applicable codes and law. This position will assist in complex plumbing inspections of business and excessive-upward thrust new construction.

Specific responsibilities include:


Conducting and documenting pass connection and code enforcement inspections for the county’s new residential one- and -own family dwellings and occasional-upward push creation tasks;
Inspecting plumbing and gasoline becoming installations all through creation;
Examining finished installations for quality and use of proper substances;
Assisting and advising plumbers, contractors, and others concerning plumbing rules;
Identifying and recommending solutions steady with code necessities for subject situations that affect production plans.

This Plumbing Inspector role can be filled on the Construction Codes Inspector I, II, or III degrees based on the candidate’s enjoy and qualifications. Once hired, the worker will obtain training on materials, methodology, and code requirements for residential and industrial excessive-upward push inspections (see beneath Additional Information for earnings levels).

Each Inspector gets pass education in all code enforcement regions and can be chargeable for offering a technical route of their uniqueness to different inspectors.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, plus;

Codes Inspector I: three years’ trades area of expertise in plumbing or trendy building production enjoy and/or codes inspection or enforcement.

Codes Inspector II: 3 years’ trades forte in plumbing or standard building construction revel in three hundred and sixty-five days of enjoyment in unique location construction codes inspection or enforcement.

Codes Inspector III: three years of trades distinctiveness in plumbing or popular construction, reveling in years of experience in trade areas of expertise area creation codes inspection or enforcement.

Substitution: Apprenticeship and/or exchange college education related to forte place may additionally substitute for up to 1 yr of widespread revel in on a year-for-yr basis.

Desirable: Preference will be given to applicants with one or extra of the subsequent:

a) Experience applying and deciphering the Uniform Statewide Codes in plumbing;
b) Experience/certification in go-connection devices inspection; and/or
c) Certification in a creative exchange.

Special Requirements

The worker should be certified in trade uniqueness inside three hundred and sixty-five days of lease and need to progress through the Construction Codes Inspector series to Construction Codes Inspector III inside 3 years of hire, completing all the required training modules and passing the specified examinations to end up certified as the following:

Combination Residential Inspector; and
Commercial Building Inspector in change strong point.

The applicant needs to possess or attain by the time of appointment a legitimate motor automobile operator’s license from the applicant’s place of residence, and the applicant ought to authorize Arlington County to reap, or the applicant has to provide a duplicate of the applicant’s professional state/district riding document. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable evaluation of the applicant’s using record.

Additional Information

Salary Information:

The salary range for Construction Codes Inspector I is $ forty-seven 236.Eighty – $seventy two,113.60.
The profits variety for Construction Codes Inspector II is $54,641.60 – $eighty three,449.60.
The salary range for Construction Codes Inspector III is $$58,427.20 – $89,273.60.

Please be aware the salaries listed above are powerful July 1, 2019.

A preferred County background test might be made on all candidates. Additional history tests may be vital before admittance to comfortable federal facilities.

Positions require hiking ladders, going into trenches, walking up stairways, accessing small spaces, and spending numerous hours an afternoon standing and /or walking. Substantial time is spent exterior or in buildings below construction/upkeep in all styles of climate conditions. Working correctly with others is essential, although the employee generally works independently on area inspections, making choices requiring using technical judgment and restraint.

Normal work hours are 7:00 a.M. To a few:30 p.M. Monday via Friday. Occasionally inspections are scheduled outside of the everyday paintings hours. Inspectors commonly start and cease the workplace and are required to participate in conferences and mission groups.