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Elevator/Amusement Inspector - Marion County

Date Posted:  Sep 10, 2019
Requisition ID:  11531

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About IDHS:

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (“IDHS”) works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to protect the people, property, and prosperity of the State of Indiana. We pursue this mission in order to achieve the highest level of safety and security for Indiana’s citizens, businesses, and infrastructure. It is also IDHS’s goal to efficiently and effectively mitigate and respond to threats and disasters, both natural and manmade. The IDHS team works tirelessly to achieve its vision by focusing on the following three values:


People. IDHS works to enhance the safety and security of Indiana residents by ensuring that first responders, such as firefighters and EMTs, are properly trained and certified to effectively and efficiently provide assistance during emergencies; supporting security measures during major events in Indiana; and continuously monitoring and standing ready to respond to potential hazards and threats.


Property. IDHS works to ensure that public buildings, such as businesses and schools, are compliant with fire and building codes; that our cities and towns are provided with continuous support and resources through our Emergency Operations Center in times of crisis; and that our critical infrastructure is protected from both physical and cyber-attacks.    


Prosperity. IDHS works to ensure that economic activity will continue during and after a natural disaster or manmade crisis by administering disaster mitigation, response, and recovery grant funding from both the state and federal government; by planning and training so that IDHS is able to help minimize the impact of a disaster; and, when necessary, quickly assess damage and seek disaster relief assistance from the federal government.


This position will inspect Marion County

Elevator/Amusement Inspector serves as a division field representative for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) making acceptance and annual inspections/tests to determine whether systems and components adhere to the requirements of applicable elevator and amusement device codes/ski lift regulations.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Applies elevator, escalator and amusement device codes to the various units installed or operating in the field;
  • Inspects new installations for compliance with applicable rules and regulations;
  • Advises local elevator manufacturers, amusement device owners/operators, building and fire authorities, architects and engineers regarding the application of promulgated codes;
  • Causes cessation of operation of units for non-compliance with codes, laws, rules and regulations and insures the proper filing of plans and specifications for alterations and repairs before  releasing elevator/rides for normal use;
  • Investigates and attempts to resolve field complaints;
  • Serves as a witness in court on elevator and amusement device code violations when litigation becomes necessary;
  • Prepares and submits weekly reports to the applicable field supervisor;
  • Recommends elevator code revisions based on field experience.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.


  • Ability to secure National Certification for an Elevator Inspector;
  • Working knowledge of state codes, administrative rules and regulations governing elevator, escalator and amusement devices installations and maintenance;
  • Specialized knowledge of standard practices, principles, processes, tools, equipment and materials used in the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of elevators, escalators and amusement devices;
  • Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work;
  • Ability to interpret elevator, escalator and amusement device codes;
  • Ability to read construction plans, specifications and shop drawings;
  • Ability to use various measuring instruments as related to elevator and amusement device equipment;
  • Ability to technically and effectively explain codes to manufacturers, architects, engineers, building contractors, building owners and amusement device owners/operators;
  • Ability to resolve problems concerning non-compliance with codes;
  • Ability to gain access to elevator car tops and climb in potentially hazardous equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

No direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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