Plumbing Inspector - The Dalles, OR

Description :

Job Title:       

Plumbing   Inspector


Building   Codes

Reports To:

Building   Official

Salary Grade:





$4,732.75 - $5,625.75

FLSA Classification:


Revision Date:


Under general supervision, the individual in this position will review and inspect all types of buildings; communicating code requirements to the public, contractors, and local officials; and investigating cases of non-compliance and reporting appropriately.

Essential Functions:

JOB DUTIES NOTE: The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by positions in this job classification. Not all duties assigned to every position are included, nor is it expected that all positions will be assigned every duty.

  • Inspects,      using visual observation and mechanical testing equipment, new      installations and alterations of plumbing and drainage systems in public      and private buildings.
  • Checks,      visually and mechanically, such items as piping size, connections, trap      seals, cleanouts, and the use of approved materials, devices, fixtures and      equipment.
  • Issues      written notices of code violations requiring corrective action.
  • Reviews      proposed construction plans and documents to determine compliance with      applicable laws, regulations, and codes.
  • Inspects      approved plans, specifications and permits issued for proposed work      projects.
  • Explains,      verbally and in writing, the plumbing codes to architects, engineers,      owners, contractors, inspectors, plumbers, governmental officials and the      general public.
  • Gathers      evidence on reported and observed code violations and prepares necessary      reports.
  • Testifies      at hearings related to violations of plumbing codes, laws or regulations.
  • Checks      sources to insure that persons doing plumbing work are properly licensed.
  • Assists      in conducting examinations for plumbers' licenses.
  • Prepares      and/or maintains reports, files and written correspondence.
  • Performs      related work as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of state plumbing codes and related laws      and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the standard practices, processes, tools,      equipment and materials of the plumbing trade.
  • Knowledge of plumbing inspection techniques and      practices.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety      precautions applicable to the work.
  • Knowledge of basic investigative procedures and      methods.
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply codes, laws,      rules, and regulations relative to the work.
  • Ability to read and interpret plumbing plans and      specifications.
  • Ability to observe critically, plumbing      installations or alterations, obtain accurate data and prepare reports.     
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work without regular supervision.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED AND
  • Valid Oregon/Washington driver’s license AND
  • Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC)
  • State of Oregon A-Level Plumbing Inspector Certification


Four (4) to Seven (7) years’ experience as a Plumber AND/OR

Associates Degree in a relevant field of study AND/OR

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study.

 Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly works in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office. Incumbent may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to 20 pounds regularly and 30 pounds occasionally.


Contact : Human Resources Department
511 Washington St., Ste 206
The Dalles, OR 97058

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled