CLASSIFICATION: CHIEF PLUMBERS’ BOARD INSPECTOR
Class Code: 1900-26 Date Established: 03-18-82
Occupational Code: 3-1-3 Date of Last Revision: 11-12-09
BASIC PURPOSE: To supervise employees in the inspection and investigation of complaints relating to plumbing and the licensing of plumbers, and to ensure compliance with applicable plumbing regulations.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Investigates complaints as directed by the Plumbers’ Board concerning work done by plumbers.
· Investigates as directed by the Plumbers’ Board, any negligence in competency or misconduct in the performance of work in plumbing installations.
· Informs the Board of charges of fraud, deceit, gross negligence, incompetency or misconduct against licensed plumbers.
· Prepares and reviews written reports and training plans for the needs of the Plumbers’ Board.
· Coordinates the work of Plumbers’ Board Inspectors.
· Enforces all Plumbers’ Board rules, regulations and licensing requirements.
· Meets with plumbing contractors, union representatives and concerned public groups for the purpose of explaining licensing requirements and examination procedures.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy, and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of programs or of employees doing work which differs from the supervisor, including disciplining employees, solving personnel problems, recommending hiring and firing employees, and developing work methods. The supervisor in this position manages a working unit or section with responsibility for employee performance appraisal.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Graduation from high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent plus a four year apprenticeship program as a plumber or two years of technical college education with specialization in the area of plumbing.
Experience: Seven years’ experience as a journeyman plumber, at least five of which must have been in a supervisory position concerned with interpretations of the NH State Plumbing Code or have held a Master Plumber’s license for five years.
License/Certification: Valid New Hampshire drivers' license and have access to transportation for use in statewide travel. Possession of a Master Plumber's license.
1. Must be available for emergency work at times other than normal business hours.
2. Preference will be given to applicants who have worked as an inspector in a New Hampshire municipality or who have operated their own plumbing business.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of the plumbing codes and of common plumbing practices. Thorough knowledge of installation, repair, alteration and maintenance of plumbing fittings, devices and fixtures. Considerable knowledge of proper workmanship in installations of the above mentioned. Ability to investigate plumbing installations and prepare reports and recommendations. Ability to understand and apply rules and code of the Plumbers' Board. Ability to maintain records, answer correspondence and prepare reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with plumbers, plumbing contractors, union personnel and the general public as relates to the operation and responsibility of the Plumbers' Board. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.