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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Director of Plumbing Inspections is responsible for planning and directing the state plumbing inspection and licensure program. This

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Occasional overtime may be required. Frequent or occasional in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of a staff by approving hiring recommendations, reviewing performance evaluations, and determining policies and procedures for the program. Supervises the inspection of water systems, gas fittings, and licensing investigations to ensure compliance with state plumbing codes. Plans and coordinates programs with various state agencies, reviews major violations of plumbing codes, and recommends legal action to Arkansas State Board of Health, if necessary, and revises policy and procedures, as needed. Directs the licensing of plumbers and plumber training programs by reviewing out-of-state plumbers’ credentials and making recommendations to the Arkansas State Board of Health concerning licensure. Reviews plans of new public buildings to ensure compliance with plumbing codes. Prepares or supervises the preparation of section budgets, reviews revenues collected, monitors expenditures, and makes budget adjustments. Provides plumbing information and technical assistance to agency management, vocational-technical schools, plumbers associations, and private companies and individuals concerning plumbing codes and licensing. Edits and prepares new additions for plumbing standards code book. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing plumbing procedures. Knowledge of basic plumbing procedures. Knowledge of state government budgetary procedures. Ability to plan and coordinate work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors. Ability to review building plans for compliance with plumbing codes. Ability to prepare and present technical oral and written reports. Ability to prepare budget and monitor expenditures. Ability to compile data and prepare reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus seven years of experience as a master plumber or in a related field, including three years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must be licensed as a Master Plumber by the Arkansas Department of Health in accordance with ACA 17-38-301. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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