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Employment Opportunities

The City of Huntington provides work opportunities in a variety of fields, including public works, public safety, administration, administrative support and community development.

The Division of Human Resources accepts applications for open public works and administrative positions. Currently, the Division is seeking candidates for the position of Chief Electrical Inspector in the Department of Public Works.

Candidates for the Chief Electrical Inspector position are asked to submit a cover letter and resume via email to Human Resources Director Sherry Lewis at Candidates may also apply in person at the Human Resources Office in Room 14 at City Hall. The application period for the Chief Electrical Inspector position will remain open until the position is filled.


Chief Electrical Inspector


$31,650.74 - $36,525.42

This is skilled inspection work in securing compliance with municipal electrical and related codes, ordinances and regulations governing the construction, maintenance and operation of electrical installations and equipment. The employee is responsible for the enforcement of city electrical codes through personally participating in the examination of electrical plans and in the inspection of electrical installations during construction and upon completion in order to determine adherence to established codes and regulations and required standards of construction. Work includes responsibility for interpretation of and making recommendations for changes in legal provisions governing electrical installations. The employee works independently in routine inspection and enforcement activities, but general direction is received from the division supervisor.


  •     Makes inspections of new and existing wiring and electrical installations in residences, business, commercial and other buildings for conformance with safety and other requirements of the electrical codes.
  •     Reviews plans and specifications for new and remodeling of electrical systems and installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings for compliance with safety and other requirements of the electrical codes.
  •     Investigates complaints of defective electrical installations which are reported as fire and other hazards; notifies responsible persons of defects and issues verbal and written comments on code violations; makes re-inspections; reports violations and assists in representing the City in court hearings.
  •     Advises electricians, builders, owners, contractors or architects on electrical problems and interprets codes, standards and departmental regulations.
  •     Prepares reports of inspections performed covering conditions found, action taken and recommendations made for further action.
  •     Prepares and issues building and electrical permits.
  •     Checks requirements for all utilities prior to issuance of demolition permit.
  •     Performs minor vehicle equipment maintenance work.
  •     Promotes courtesy and professionalism throughout the City of Huntington.
  •     Other duties as assigned.

Graduation from high school, a GED or trade school, including or supplemented by courses in electricity; minimum ten (10) years of experience in electrical construction; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


  •     Conformance with Article 1731 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Huntington, West Virginia.
  •     Considerable knowledge of the methods and practices involved in constructing, installing and operating a variety of electrical installations, equipment and appliances and of standard testing devices.
  •     Considerable knowledge of possible defects and faults in electrical wiring and appliances and of effective corrective measures.
  •     Considerable knowledge of municipal ordinances relating to electrical appliances and installations and of state and national electrical code standards.
  •     Knowledge of current computer software (Word, Excel, etc.).
  •     Ability to issue citations.
  •     Ability to detect and locate defective electrical wiring and construction and to determine proper remedial measures.
  •     Ability to detect illicit discharge.
  •     Ability to understand and work from construction and wiring blueprints, drawings and diagrams.
  •     Ability to contact owners, contractors, craftsmen, appliance dealers and others and to effect and maintain satisfactory working relationships in the enforcement of regulations.
  •     Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, the general public, City officials and employees.
  •     Ability to handle confidential information and matters in a discreet and professional manner.


  •     Certified Master Electrical license in the State of West Virginia.
  •     Ability to obtain certification as Certified Building Code Inspector within ninety (90) days from date of hire.
  •     Valid driver’s license from state in which employee resides.

Motor vehicle, telephone, computer, calculator, copy machine, multi-meter and scanner.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, bend, stoop, climb, crawl, walk, talk, see, hear and smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is occasionally exposed to excessive noise and potential hazards on construction sites. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet in the office and moderately loud while performing field work.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City of Huntington and the employee and is subject to change by the City as the need arises.