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Electrical Inspector II OR I

Company: City of Hampton, VA
Location: Hampton
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:


A career about community-Are you a professional inspector and have an interest in local government? Do you want to make a difference in your community?

If you answered "yes" then the City of Hampton has an opportunity for you! Come work for Hampton, a vibrant waterfront community celebrating and embracing 400 years of history and innovation, creating an even more dynamic future! We are located in the center of the Hampton Roads region and offer lots of waterfront fun, rich and diverse history, and a vibrant restaurant scene. Hampton offers excellent benefits, career and professional development, tuition reimbursement, flexible and/or remote work opportunities positions, and other benefits.

If you embody the following attributes, consider joining our Community Development Inspectors Team:

* Detailed, yet creative problem-solver
* Versatile and enthusiastic team player
* Passionate about providing excellent customer service
* Effective oral and written communicator

YOU will perform routine and complex inspections on new construction, buildings in progress and remodeled dwellings to ensure conformity with the rules and regulations of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and other city codes and regulations.

Examples of Work

* Analyzes routine and complex electrical installations in field inspections. Performs rough-in and final inspections of electrical installations in one and two family dwellings, commercial, and industrial buildings. Inspects new and existing installations of electrical wires, apparatus, and equipment to insure conformity with the code regulating such installations. Checks plans and regulations pertaining to such installations. Checks plans and specifications of proposed electrical installations.
* Investigates complaints received from citizens, Fire Department, and Health Department officials pertaining to National Electrical Code violations. Submits reports of violations and issues written or verbal orders for correction of same. Makes re-inspection of premises to determine correction of violations.
* Prepares daily reports of inspections. Logs all inspections on a daily basis and notifies contractor of any code violations. Notifies electrical company to connect electrical service when needed. Schedules appointments with contractors and homeowners for electrical inspection. Makes investigations and reports of accidents and fires reported to have been of electrical origin.
* Assists with training classes for Electrical Inspector Trainees. Instructs Trainees in the proper methods and procedures of electrical inspection. Conducts cross-training classes for other inspectors (i.e., plumbing and mechanical inspector, building and codes compliance inspectors). Teaches other inspectors the proper techniques of National Electrical Code enforcement.
* Performs other related duties as required


Graduation from high school or successful completion of the GED; some technical, vocational, or trade school training in electrical installation, maintenance, and repair preferred.

Three (3) years direct work experience in electrical installation, maintenance, and repair or considerable experience as an Electrical inspector. Required to possess a One & Two Family Electrical Inspector Certification and possess or obtain an Electrical General certification within three (3) years of date of employment in accordance with the requirements of the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development (VDHCD). Must possess a journeyman electrician's license.

Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques of the electrical trade at the journeyman level; considerable knowledge of building code regulations pertaining to electrical regulations; ability to locate defects and hazards in new and existing installations; ability to read plans and specifications, and recognize deviations from such plans in the field which work is in process; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with contractors, property owners, and the general public.

Must possess a valid driver's license as issued and must have a satisfactory driver's record based on the City of Hampton's criteria. Any person offered employment in this position shall be required to successfully pass testing for controlled substances and a criminal background check prior to any offer of employment or promotion.


Performs duties under the general supervision of the Inspection Services Manager or designee who provides guidance, advice, and assistance when necessary. Requires considerable field work with the use of a city owned vehicle. Requires ability to work independently, making judgments and decisions in the line of the enforcement of electrical codes. Extensive contact with the contractors, property owners and the general public; requires patience and skill in dealing with citizens on points of law and regulations that are not readily understood. Requires crawling under houses, ascending multi-story building in a semi-finished state, etc., to accomplish inspections. May be required to provide assistance to the Emergency Operations Damage Assessment Team in times of disaster. This is a non-exempt position.

Keywords: City of Hampton, VA, Hampton , Electrical Inspector II OR I, Professions , Hampton, Virginia

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