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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Interim Local Inspector of Buildings Opening

The Town of Douglas, MA seeks a part-time interim local inspector of buildings, to fulfill all of the duties required of this role under State statutes and regulations, as well as local by-laws, which includes serving as the local zoning by-law enforcement official.  The employee will serve as an at-will, part time employee of the Town, supervised by the Town Administrator, for a period not to exceed six (6) months or until the Town determines a permanent arrangement for filling the requirements of this position, whichever comes first. 

The successful applicant will have a valid certification as a Building Commissioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or be a local inspector in good standing that obtains that certification within ninety (90) days of accepting the position with the Town.  Prior experience as a building commissioner or local inspector is preferred but not required.  To be considered, the applicant must have no less than ten (10) years of experience working as a licensed general contractor or in one of the licensed construction trades.

                The Town requires that the interim local inspector of buildings be on call 24/7 to respond to public safety incidents when requested.  The Town further requires that the employee be in town for no less than eight (8) hours per week during the posted regular business hours of the Douglas Municipal Center (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM and Tuesdays 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM) for customer interaction, inspections, and employee supervision.  The employee will have the flexibility to manage time and resources to meet all plan review, inspection and enforcement activities beyond the mandatory hours, provided that those hours do not exceed 19 per week.

                The interim local inspector will be compensated at a rate of $31.48 per hour, which is equivalent to the pro-rated hourly rate for an M-3 grade, Step 1 employee, for time worked.  This is a part time position with no fringe benefits or earned benefit time.  The employee will be reimbursed at the federal mileage rate for all documented miles driven in connection with the position on a monthly basis.

                This position will remain open until filled.  Candidates should forward a letter of interest and professional resume to the Town Administrator at 29 Depot Street, Douglas MA 01516 for consideration.  This posting will be open for ten (10) business days before the first set of applications are reviewed.  Thereafter, as needed, applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

                The Town of Douglas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provider.  Posted January 7, 2019.  First round closes January 22, 2019.

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