Electrical Inspector

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 29, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description

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Electrical Inspectors work involves the inspection of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical installations. They examine equipment, wiring and appropriate installation regarding existing structures, as well as new construction. The work is performed to ensure compliance with related codes and ordinances and adherence to existing building code standards. Electrical Inspectors plan their own daily inspection schedules, taking into account priorities and availability of citizens or ongoing construction. All work is performed under the general direction of a supervisor and is reviewed through records, reports, and oral communication.

  • Conducting electrical inspections to ensure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.
  • Enforcing codes and ordinances to ensure compliance and safety.
  • Conducting general inspection activities.
  • Interpreting codes and ordinances for construction professionals and the general public to clarify information.
  • Maintaining inspection records by filing, researching, documenting records; calculating fees and preparing for court cases.
  • Engages in activities designed to ensure professional development, awareness of developments in the field, and knowledge of relevant practices, rules, laws, policies, and/or guidelines.
  • Researching and reviewing codes, ordinances, notices, and permitting to ensure knowledge is current or to provide information to others.
  • Conducting inspections related to life safety, handicap accessibility, and natural disasters to ensure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.


The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board’s job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.

  • Driver's License.
  • Master Electrician Certification from the State of Alabama, Jefferson County, or the City of Birmingham or Certified State of Alabama Electrical Contractor License.
  • Experience inspecting the work of other electricians.
  • Experience using and interpreting the National Electrical Code (NEC).

  • International Code Council (ICC) Electrical Inspector Certification.
  • Membership in the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI).
  • 10 years of experience with electrical installation and supervising/overseeing projects.
  • Experience in residential, industrial, commercial and medical electrical installations.
  • Experience as an Electrical Inspector within a government entity.
  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Fire Alarm Certification.
  • Plans Examiner Certification.

  • Adaptability & Flexibility.
  • Learning & Memory.
  • Mathematical & Statistical Skills.
  • Oral Communication & Comprehension.
  • Planning & Organizing.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making.
  • Professionalism & Integrity.
  • Researching & Referencing.
  • Reviewing, Inspecting & Auditing.
  • Self-Management & Initiative.
  • Sensory Abilities.
  • Small Tool & Equipment Use.
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal.
  • Technical & Job-Specific Knowledge.
  • Technical Skills.
  • Written Communication & Comprehension.

  • Knowledge of basic electronics to include circuitry design and repair.
  • Knowledge of building construction related to building maintenance and materials used for building construction.
  • Knowledge of construction trade terminology (electrical, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry).
  • Knowledge of electric power distribution installation, maintenance and repair terms and their meaning (e.g., primary, secondary, conductors, switches, etc.).
  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering principles as applied to the design and installation of mechanical equipment and systems in buildings.
  • Knowledge of electrical wiring in order to install and repair various electrical components.
  • Knowledge of field inspection procedures and techniques.
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Codes.
  • Knowledge of National Fire Protection Association Standards (NFPA) 70 National Electrical Code.
  • Knowledge of the different types of commercial and residential power meters and their specifications.
  • Knowledge of the principles of electricity such as units (e.g., amps, ohms, watts, volts), current flow, circuit, lock-out/tag-out, horsepower, SCADA systems, generators, transformers, and electrical controls.

  • Work is primarily performed at outdoor worksites such as residential and commercial properties.

  • Job involves moderate physical exertion required for occasional prolonged periods of lifting, carrying, balancing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling.
  • Work may involve occasional lifting of items or objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.


Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at ADAO@pbjcal.org, or by accessing the "Request for Accommodation" form through the following website: http://www.pbjcal.org/


The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Birmingham, Alabama United States View Map