Job Title: Building Inspector II

Applications for a full-time Building Inspector II position in the Community Development department are currently being accepted.  Under the direction of the Chief Building Official, assures citizen compliance with city ordinances and assists with primary construction inspections.

Applications for a full-time Building Inspector II position in the Community Development department are currently being accepted.  The wage range for this position is $26.79 to $37.51 per hour. Starting wage is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Below is a listing of some of the benefits that are also available:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and long-term disability insurance
  • 401(a) Plan with 6% employer match
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays and 2 personal days per year
  • Educational opportunities


Under the direction of the Chief Building Official, assures citizen compliance with city ordinances and assists with primary construction inspections.

Essential Functions:  (with or without reasonable accommodation)

1.     Reviews construction plans, development plans and proposals to assure compliance with the city ordinances and zoning requirements and prepares reports as required.

2.     Identifies municipal code violations.  Informs citizens of violations and takes appropriate action.  Maintains accurate files/records regarding violations and any action taken.

3.     Performs field inspections of new construction, alterations, renovations and repairs of all buildings within the city limits and the extra-territorial jurisdiction to ensure compliance with the appropriate adopted edition of the Uniform Code, applicable city ordinances and codes, and approved plans and specifications.

4.     Assists in the investigation and resolution of complaints relating to code and ordinance requirements; inspects dangerous buildings and assists in the coordination of abatement actions pursuant to City codes; confers with the Code Enforcement Department and the City Attorney on legal action as necessary; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues.

5.     Maintains accurate files/records regarding construction inspections.

6.     Performs inspections for the Rental Inspection Program.

7.     Issues residential light remodel permits.

8.     Performs final inspections for certificates of occupancy.

9.       Operates and maintains the computer-assisted building permit tracking system; enter inspection, plan review, and permit status records.

10.  Responds to requests by Police, Fire, and Emergency Management to assess damage to properties, including after-hours inquiries.

11.  Performs other duties as directed or as the situation dictates.

Essential Physical and Environmental Demands

Work is generally performed outdoors year-round, periodically during inclement weather, at construction sites, which may be dusty, noisy and hazardous.  Job duties require a considerable amount of physical activity, including walking, standing, kneeling, bending, crouching, reaching and climbing.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Hearing at normal conversation levels. Incumbents must have the ability to transport themselves to and from inspection sites and to lift up to 50 pounds.  Incumbents must also possess the coordination and manual dexterity necessary to physically access and maneuver on rough terrain and at construction sites to conduct inspections.  Work duties may also be performed indoors in an office setting.

Education, Training, License, Certification and Experience

1.       Graduation from an accredited high school or GED.

2.       Five years of construction experience or a combination of post-secondary education and experience.

3.       Must possess a valid driver’s license.

4.       ICC Certification in one of the following: Building Official, Building Inspector, Plans Examiner, Plumbing Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Special Inspections Inspector, or able to secure a certification within one year of hiring.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1.     Knowledge of or ability to become familiar with municipal codes.

2.     Knowledge of modern building construction practices, methods, materials and equipment. The ability to read and interpret building plans, plumbing, electrical and mechanical system schematics.

3.     Knowledge of basic construction methods and techniques.

4.     Ability to perform field inspections on new construction, alterations, repairs and remodels within the city limits and the extra-territorial jurisdiction as they relate to building construction.

5.     Ability to utilize computers and software applications in the performance of job duties.

6.     Ability to accurately perform mathematical calculations in the performance of job duties.

7.     Ability to utilize independent judgment in the performance of job duties.

8.     Ability to apply departmental policies and procedures in the performance of job duties.

9.     Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team and with the public.

10.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

11.  Ability to read blueprints and building specifications.

12.  Ability to incorporate new regulations in duties.

13.  Ability to maintain confidentiality.

14.  Ability to enforce ordinances and other regulations with firmness, tact and impartiality.

15.  Ability to prepare and maintain accurate departmental records and reports.

16.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with building owners, contractors,

       engineers, architects, other governmental agencies and the general public.

17.  Ability to maintain regular and dependable attendance on the job.

18.  Ability to perform virtual inspections as requested or required.

  Note:    Background and drug screening tests will follow all conditional offers of employment.


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