Elevator Code Enforcement Officer 1 or Trainee

  • Full Time
  • Madison

Website City of Madison

Salary  $63,003.72 – $67,546.18 Annually
Fire Department
Job Number 2022-00009
General Description 

The Madison Fire Department is looking to hire an Elevator Code Enforcement Officer.  This is skilled work within the Fire Prevention Division that involves technical field inspection work in the enforcement of safety laws and codes pertaining to elevators, escalators, and lifts.  This work also involves issuance and follow through on violation notices and citations, and related plan review work. Work is normally performed with a high degree of independence in the field, under the general supervision of the Fire Marshal.

Note:  This position may be filled in a trainee capacity in which the incumbent would be required to obtain the required certification and licensure by the end of their initial probationary period.  The designation of Elevator Code Enforcement Officer Trainee (starting annual salary is $63,003.72) will be given to an incumbent who does not possess required certification and licensure.  An incumbent with Certification as an Elevator Inspector (QEI-1 Certification) and licensure as a State of Wisconsin Licensed Elevator Inspector will be hired as an Elevator Code Enforcement Officer  1 (starting annual salary is $67,546.18); to be determined at the time of hire.

 

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities 

Research the Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, the Wisconsin Administrative Code of the Department of Commerce, and other relevant laws/ordinances for determining compliance.

Perform periodic inspections of elevators, escalators and lifts to ensure compliance with applicable codes.  Document inspection results.

Conduct on-site inspections of elevators and identify faulty or inadequate construction methods or code violations.  Conduct accident investigations.

Witness safety, load, and speed tests on passenger and freight elevators when required.

Supervise drop tests of safety devices on all elevators as required by the State Elevator Code.

Draft and send to owners legally enforceable orders to correct conditions in cases of non-compliance.  Issue violation notices, recommend the issuance of citations and referrals to the City Attorney.

Meet with contractors, business owners, design professionals and others to provide technical guidance.  Process complaints and referrals.

Review plans for compliance with applicable codes and standards, and approve permit applications for new elevators or modifications to existing elevators.

Enter data on computer inspection program and maintain accurate records of inspections.  Complete detailed reports on complaints and rejections.

Prepare and testify in municipal court against owners of buildings for failure to correct violations of the code.

Prepare and testify at the Building and Fire Code Review, Licensing, and Appeals Board meetings for orders that are appealed.

Train other department staff and city employees in elevator safety and inspection practices.

Perform related work as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications 

Certification as an Elevator Inspector (QEI-1 Certification)

OR

Four (4) years of experience in the mechanical and/or electrical aspects in the elevator industry and is a person deemed to meet the A17.1 Code definition of “elevator personnel” and has documented training AND at least one (1)  year of experience performing inspections and performing or witnessing tests as specified in A17.1 Sections 8.10 or 8.11 and A18.1. This year may be concurrent with the four (4) years of experience.

OR

Two (2) years of college courses in an elevator industry related engineering field (Documentation of education is required.) AND at least one (1) year of experience performing inspections and performing or witnessing tests as specified in A17.1 Sections 8.10 or 8.11 and A18.1.

OR

Meet the definition of “elevator personnel” and have documented training AND at least one (1) year of experience performing inspections and performing or witnessing tests as specified in A17.1 and A18.1 as one of the following:
a) an Elevator Inspector performing inspections for an enforcing authority, or
b) an Elevator Inspector trainee working under the direct supervision of an Elevator Inspector performing inspections for an enforcing authority, or
c) an Elevator Inspector performing inspections and licensed by or under the jurisdiction of an enforcing authority, or
d) an Elevator Inspector trainee licensed by or working under the direct supervision of a licensed Elevator Inspector performing inspections and working under the jurisdiction of an enforcing authority.

The City of Madison strives to provide exceptional customer service to all its residents and visitors.  Therefore, successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to work effectively with multicultural communities.

For a list of the knowledge, skills and abilities, please view the class specification.

 

Special Requirements 

Certification as an Elevator Inspector (QEI-1 Certification) and licensure as a State of Wisconsin Licensed Elevator Inspector will be required within six months of hire and must be maintained during the course of employment.  Failure to obtain these within the probation/trial period will result in the employee not passing probation/trial period, absent extenuating circumstances.

Possession of a valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for use during employment.
Physical Requirements

The incumbent will be expected to physically access and inspect elevators and elevator shafts in a variety of buildings throughout the City of Madison.  Must have the physical ability and strength necessary to climb, stoop, and access confined spaces in order to conduct inspections.  Ability to work in inclement weather.

In order to support the safety, health, and wellbeing of our employees and the public we serve, the City of Madison is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine or get tested for COVID-19 weekly, except where a reasonable medical or religious accommodation can be granted. Upon hire you will be required to provide proof of your vaccination in the form of your vaccination card or through immunization records.

To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.

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