Assistant Plumbing Inspector – SR-16

at Hawaii County, Hawaii
Location Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Permanent


Duties Summary

Inspects and tests plumbing, gas, and sewer line installations and equipment in buildings and structures of limited size and scope for compliance with plans and specifications, plumbing code and other pertinent ordinances, and accepted safety and health standards, and performs other related duties as required.

The Department of Public Works - Building Division have the following vacancies:

one (1) immediate permanent full-time vacancy in Hilo
one (1) immediate permanent full-time vacancy in Kailua-Kona

The eligible list may be used for other Assistant Plumbing Inspector permanent and temporary vacancies as they arise during the life of the list. Temporary appointment may lead to conversion to permanent appointment. Examples of Duties

Receives and reviews applications for plumbing and gas permits.
Checks and verifies information recorded on applications with related building permits on file.
Reviews less complex plumbing and gas installation plans to determine their compatibility with code requirements.
Inspects plumbing and gas installations in existing or new residential and small commercial and industrial buildings.
Check installations and equipment including sanitary plumbing systems, domestic water systems, lawn sprinkler systems, water heaters, gas piping, cesspools, and septic tanks.
Inspects the installations of sewer lines, wet and dry standpipes, and fire sprinkler systems.
Checks for detective materials and for size and type of pipes and fittings.
Checks for grade and alignment.
Checks installations of gas and hot water systems for quality, capacity of tanks, pressure and leakage.
Issues notices of violations of codes and ordinances.
Follows up on violation notices to see that corrections are made.
Inspects plumbing and gas installations and equipment in existing buildings.
Provides information to plumbing contractors, owners, and others on plumbing code and regulations.
Keeps work records and prepares reports on inspections.
May assist in inspecting plumbing and gas installations and equipment in large or multi-storied buildings.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Training and Experience:

A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to:

graduation from high school, and
three (3) years of experience in inspecting or supervising plumbing installation work, and
possession of a current State of Hawai'i Master Plumber or Journeylevel Plumber license at the time of filing (scan and attach license to your application), and
possession of a valid State of Hawai'i driver's license (Class 3) or any other valid comparable driver's license at time of filing. (You will be required to submit your valid driver's license at time of hire).

Examination: All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be assigned a score of 70 points. An education and experience evaluation will be conducted based on the applicant's training, education and experience as presented in the application.

Please read the minimum qualification requirements carefully. Be certain to list all pertinent training and experience, as this may be important in determining your examination score. It is essential that the applicant describe fully the duties and responsibilities of each position held, specify the date of each position held (from and to, month and year), and indicate the number of hours worked per week.

Attach all required documentation (e.g. official transcript, professional license(s)/certification(s), DD-214, etc.) at the time of submitting your application.

Note: In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawai'i County may be required at the discretion of the hiring department/agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing are required, applicants who are referred to the hiring department/agency must be available to participate in person and at their own expense at that phase of the selection process.

Knowledge of: the Hawai'i County Plumbing code, safety codes, and other pertinent ordinances relating to plumbing, gas, and sewer line installations in residential and small commercial and industrial buildings; standard practices, methods, materials, and tools of the plumbing trade; basic principles of hydraulics as they apply to plumbing installations.

Ability to: inspect plumbing, gas, and sewer line installations and equipment and render decisions in conformity with pertinent codes and ordinances; recognize hazardous situations and determine means of correction; read and interpret plans and specifications, and plumbing and sewer codes and ordinances and apply them to specific cases; deal tactfully with plumbing contractors, workers, and the general public; keep records and prepare reports.

Physical Requirements: Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Physical Effort Grouping: Light

Supplemental Information

Please scan and attach these supporting documents to your on-line application, if required:

an official college transcript,
a valid driver's license,
a temporary assignment verification,
professional licenses, and/or

Veterans applying for veteran's preference points shall also scan and attach their DD-214 form and as needed, their VA claim letter to the on-line application.



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