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State of Massachusetts Elevator Inspector II in Boston, Massachusetts

The Division of Occupational Licensure (“DOL”) is responsible for oversight of 39 licensing boards, as well as the Office of Public Safety and Inspections and the Office of Private Occupational School Education. Collectively, DOL licenses and regulates more than 580,000 individuals, businesses, and schools to engage in some 167 trades and professions in Massachusetts. The mission of DOL is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by licensing qualified individuals and businesses to provide services to consumers. In addition, it is the duty of the DOL to ensure fair and consistent enforcement of the licensing laws and regulations. DOL seeks to promote consumer protection, a fair and competitive marketplace, and education and outreach. The Division of Occupational Licensure is committed to creating and sustaining a work culture that is welcoming, inclusive, and mutually respectful to all its employees regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran or disability status. We strive to reflect diversity in all facets and levels of our agency. The Division of Occupational Licensure values inclusiveness and diversity within their employee and management teams. Within our community we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. The Division of Occupational Licensure is committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel respected, valued, and empowered to maximize their skills and talents to serve our citizens. The purpose of this position is to supervise the Elevator Inspector I positions, and to ensure safe ensure safe operation of elevators and related machinery. The general duties and responsibilities of this position are to inspect and test elevators, dumb waiters, moving walkways, sidewalk elevators, hoists, lifts, escalators and related machinery for compliance with laws; approve plans for the installation of and conduct practical tests on these devices; issue certificates of inspection; and perform related work as required. Primary Duties: * Supervise a number of regionally assigned Elevator Inspector I position. * Set priorities for inspections of elevators and related machinery based on urgency and need; schedule overtime inspections for elevators that can’t be shut down during normal working hours. * Requisition tools and other supplies. * Schedule Compliance inspections, and track other items such as elevator keys that the department oversees. * Travel throughout the entire state and inspect and test elevators, dumb waiters, moving walkways, sidewalk elevators, lifts, escalators, hoist and related machinery by observing mechanical and electrical systems and safety control devices from inside, on top of or underneath such equipment; and issue or revoke certificates of inspection and advise contractors or building owners of violation to ensure that elevators meet legal operating requirements. * Review and approve or deny plans and specifications for proposed installations or alterations of elevators and related machinery. * Investigate accidents and complaints of defective or unsafe equipment by interviewing witnesses or examining evidence in order to determine cause, extent of damage, injuries sustained, etc. * Provide technical assistance by responding orally or in writing to inquiries from contractors, local building officials, complainants or others in order to interpret and explain safety codes and laws governing the installation, and operation of elevator systems. * Order shut-downs of and/or corrective action to be taken on facility or unsafe elevators to ensure that such systems meet operating requirements as set forth by law. * Prepare documentation in the form of narrative or technical reports on elevator accidents or on results of investigations for use in court action. * Review complaints or allegations made in connection with elevator system being operated in violation of safety codes and laws in order to determine whether investigation is necessary. * Perform periodic inspections during construction or alteration to assure conformance with approved plans, and perform periodic inspections of temporary workmen’s elevators to ensure safety. * Conduct elevator operator’s licenses examinations as required. * Perform related work such as coordinating and scheduling inspections with other agencies; contacting parties to verify or clarify information; compiling statistical data; maintaining personal logs; and representing the agency at hearings or meetings. Working Conditions: Elevator Inspectors work under exposure to hazards associated with construction sites, elevator shafts, moving machinery, electrical systems, etc.; work outside in all types of weather; may work under timelines and require tactful communication with contractors, building owners, etc; travel for job related purposes; stand for prolonged periods of time and may be subject to being on a standby (on-call) work status. Must be able to work different shifts including graveyard shifts *Monday-Friday and or Sunday-Thursday.* Preferred Qualifications: * Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action. * Ability to give oral and written instructions in a precise and understandable manner. *Please attach a resume and cover letter when applying for this position.* _ *The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check (CORI) and a physical exam, prior to hire._* First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a current and valid License as an Elevator Constructor, Maintenance Man, and Repairman issued by the Division of Occupational Licensure – Office of Public Safety and Inspections, pursuant to Chapter 143, Section 71B of the Massachusetts General Law and at least three (5) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a licensed elevator inspector. Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment. Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Compliance and Certification* *Organization: Division of Occupational Licensure *Title: *Elevator Inspector II Location: Massachusetts-Boston - 1000 Washington St Requisition ID: 210008TO