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ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR II
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for performing technical work inspecting electrical installations to determine and insure conformity to required specifications and compliance with local and state electrical code requirements. Duties require technical examination and the application of electrical trade practices use in inspection work. Assignments are generated by the receipt of building permits, certificate of compliance applications, complaints and referrals. The employee in this class deals with the public and must use tact and judgement in maintaining such relationships.
This class is responsible for conducting plan reviews and inspections of Electronic Fire Protection Alarm Systems. General supervision is received from an administrative superior. This class does not exercise supervision but may assist in on site and in-house electrical training for new employees. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Performs technical inspections on electrical wiring, connections and fixtures in the process of construction or repair for compliance with approved plans, specifications and present ordinances/laws.
Inspects existing wiring and fixtures, noting general condition and safety for continued use.
Conducts field inspections of commercial and industrial electrical wiring and electronic Fire Alarm Protection System installations.
Investigates complaints of defective or inadequate wiring and issues violation notices to owners of buildings with such conditions.
Explains requirements of state and city building codes to contractors and the general public.
Maintains records and issues reports on inspection activities.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of modern practices, principles, materials and tools used in electrical installation.
Good knowledge of all current codes, regulations and laws governing electrical installation.
Working knowledge of Fire Protection Alarm Systems and their installation, including Syracuse Electrical Code, National Electrical Code and National Fire Prevention Code.
Ability to recognize faulty construction or hazardous conditions created by deterioration or faulty installation.
Ability to read and interpret electrical construction specifications and plans, and to recognize deviation from such plans in the construction process.
Ability to keep accurate records and prepare concise reports.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associates Degree in electrical construction or electrical technology or a closely related field and four (4) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in electrical installation or related work in which the major job function must have involved the application of electrical codes to the construction, installation, repair or maintenance of electrical systems, one (1) year of which must have involved the installation, maintenance and repair to Fire Protection Alarm Systems; or,
B) Six (6) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in electrical installation or related work in which the major job function must have involved the application of electrical codes to the construction, installation, repair or maintenance of electrical systems, one (1) year of which must have involved the installation, maintenance and repair to Fire Protection Alarm Systems; or,
C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
Within six (6) months of appointment must successfully complete the licensing examination for a Master Electrician and Special Alarm certification.