Occ. Code 6630100


                                        INSPECTOR, GRADE 14



New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




          Inspectors perform inspections to gather and verify information, and determine compliance with laws, rules and regulations. Incumbents plan inspections, complete inspection reports, and review and maintain records relating to inspections. Positions in this class exist in several State agencies.




INSPECTOR: entry level; conducts a wide range of inspections in the administration of an agencys regulatory program.




          The positions in this series differ from other specialized inspector classes in that the latter require extensive knowledge of laws, rules and regulations covering an agency's program and, in some instances, by advanced education and/or experience in certain fields.




          INSPECTOR: inspect, test, or measure materials, products, installations, or work for compliance with requirements, using various tools; read plans, diagrams, manuals, or other documents to ascertain specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, or measuring instruments required; collect or select samples for testing or for use as benchmarks; record inspection or test data; write inspection reports describing results, recommendations, or corrective actions; issue citations when violations are identified; meet with representatives of inspected entities to discuss inspection procedures and results,  and provide technical assistance on ways to comply with laws, rules and regulations; perform follow-up inspections to ensure that  violations have been corrected; testify in court or administrative hearings relative to inspections conducted; conduct training and informational sessions for regulated entities on inspection program.



          Inspectors work under the supervision of a higher level program administrator who assigns cases and trains incumbents in such matters as techniques of inspection, legal requirements and departmental procedures. The supervisor reviews written reports for quality, completeness and logic of recommendations. During the actual inspection, however, an incumbent works independently. A supervisor may accompany an Inspector to observe his or her performance.


          Inspector is a non-supervisory class, but incumbents may assist in orientating and training new employees.




Open Competitive:  two years of experience in conducting inspections.



Date: 9/14




NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualifications for appointment or examination.