Code Official Coordinator $34342 per year

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About the Indiana Department of Homeland Security:
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (“IDHS”) works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to protect the people, property, and prosperity of the State of Indiana. We pursue this mission in order to achieve the highest level of safety and security for Indiana’s citizens, businesses, and infrastructure. It is also IDHS’s goal to efficiently and effectively mitigate and respond to threats and disasters, both natural and manmade.

Salary Information:
The salary for this position starts at $34,342.00 annually but may be commensurate with education and experience.

About the Job:

As the Enforcement Certification Code Official, you will be responsible for serving as a senior level fire & building inspector for the Code Enforcement section of the Division of Fire and Building Safety, of the Department of Homeland Security. You are responsible for conducting field inspections and interpreting code to ensure compliance with applicable codes, standards, laws, rules, and regulations as they pertain to building construction and Class I structures.

A Day in the Life:

​The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Conduct field inspections of construction activity for Class 1 structures, to determine compliance with appropriate codes laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Interpret and issue inspection reports/ violations regarding various fire and building codes, standards, laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Perform damage assessment inspections following natural or man-made disasters to assess affected buildings for safe entry.
  • Issue appropriate inspection orders of code deficiencies, in tandem with local enforcement authority. May issue fire watches and prepare orders for closure of buildings that pose a severe threat to human life/safety.
  • Enter detailed inspection results and code interpretation on a field computer into an established database management system.
  • Explain and provide education on the various fire and building codes and their applicability to architects, engineers, local and fire building officials, contractors, manufacturers, property owners, and/or other staff members.
  • Prepare correspondence and technical reports to explain fire and building code revisions, policies, etc. and answers general code inquiries.
  • Investigate and resolve complaints or refers complaints to appropriate level.
  • Keep abreast of changes in codes, standards, laws, rules, regulations, and procedures as they relate to all facets of job duties.
  • Provide training and education opportunities for local fire and building official through classes and field instruction.
  • Provide code related field, administrative, and policy training of new inspection staff, providing code education and specific on-the-job training.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You’ll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE).
  • Have two (2) years of experience as a code official four (4) for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
  • Must possess an International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Commercial Building Inspector and Commercial Fire Inspector.
  • Working knowledge of a database systems and MS Office applications.
  • Must be able to solve practical problems with tact, diplomacy, and deal with a variety of people in a variety of situations.
  • Extensive knowledge of both construction and fire principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Extensive ability to interpret construction drawings and specifications; possess knowledge of applicable building codes; and an ability to create accurate and concise written reports.
  • Extensive ability to interpret the State’s fire and building codes, standards, laws, rules, and regulations and apply them to inspection practices similar to a Code Official 4.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to both internal and external customers.
  • During weather events and other emergency situations, inspectors are required to be available to conduct Emergency Damage Assessments across the State in partnership with the Response and Recovery Division, which also may require overnights.
  • Must have and retain a valid Indiana Driver’s license and the ability to operate a State vehicle is required.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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(You can apply for this job from Indianapolis, IN and nearby regions.)

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