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Town of Hopkinton Assistant Building Inspector in Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Under the Direction of the Director of Municipal Inspections, the Assistant Building Inspector-Zoning Enforcement Officer enforces all applicable codes and laws including zoning bylaws, and conducts plan reviews and issues building permits. Interprets laws, codes and regulations. Conducts inspections including existing buildings/uses and new construction. QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma and five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in the supervision of building construction or design; two (2) year associate degree in a related field preferred; Experience with zoning regulatory board or enforcement preferred; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Ability to obtain Certification as a Local Building Inspector in accordance with Section 110.R7 of the State Building Code within 18 months of the date of hire required. Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: * Thorough knowledge of Mass. Zoning Act (M.G.L. Ch. 40A) and ability to obtain a working knowledge of Hopkinton\'s Zoning Bylaws. * Knowledge of Architectural Access Board Regulations. * General knowledge of the accepted requirements for building construction, fire prevention, light, ventilation, and safe egress. *Working knowledge of State building codes. * Ability to apply knowledge of Hopkinton\'s Zoning Bylaw to Board of Appeals applications. * Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and orally. * Ability to interpret technical bylaws and assess situations independently in the field; enforce regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially. * Ability to perform onsite inspections. * Ability to review plans for conformance with applicable laws and codes. * Skills with Google Suite (Google docs, Google sheets, Gmail, Google Drive), Smartphone or IPad to record inspections. * Excellent customer service skills. Licensing/Certifications: A valid U.S. Driver\'s License State Certification as a Local Building Inspector within 18 months of appointment