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East Tennessee State University

Construction-Building Inspector

Title Code: 6100 

Occ. Group: 

Construction-Building Inspector

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in providing control for construction project development, visiting sites and performing inspections, and managing preventive maintenance and energy conservation programs. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Handles administrative aspects of construction contracts from inception to completion of contract; OR coordinates and conducts field engineering aspects of construction contracts.

Assists in planning each year's operating budget.

Attends pre-construction and bids conferences with contractors, architects, engineers, etc.

Reads blueprints, specifications, contracts, diagrams, etc.

Calculates costs of man hours, materials, services, etc.

Performs daily construction inspections.

Ensures compliance with various codes, standards, guidelines, etc. by contractors.

Confers with architects or contractors regarding time schedules, priorities, inspection dates, etc.

Coordinates with various offices or agencies to obtain parking permits, street closings, etc.

Authorizes payment for work done or services performed as a function of percent of job completed.

Writes correspondence and compiles various forms.

Maintains filing system.

Manages preventive maintenance and energy conservation programs.

Compiles historical data on equipment and systems.

Supervises student workers performing special projects.

Designs or recommends changes to existing or proposed systems to improve or extend capabilities or to increase efficiency.

Drives sedan or pickup truck.

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Ability to attend to details.

Skill in preparing graphics.

Knowledge of properties of building materials and construction techniques.

Ability to read and interpret blueprints.

Ability to express ideas in writing and verbally.

Ability to identify skills, abilities, and performance deficiencies of subordinates.

Ability to work independently and without supervision. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. High school graduate or equivalent; completion of an apprenticeship program or two years toward an engineering or architectural degree: OR a community or junior college degree in construction technology; plus three years experience as a construction contractor, supervisor or craftsman; good physical condition. 

  Date     Skill          Eval            
5/1/83        8     7130424220

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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