Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

To perform a variety of technical inspection work to enforce compliance with International Code Council (ICC) building codes and National Electrical Code (NEC) regulations and ordinances. This position reports to the Chief Building Official.

The successful candidate will have the knowledge and/or the ability to learn and keep abreast of existing, revised, and new state and local codes and ordinances and professional developments within the field. In addition, the person will have an understanding of and the ability to implement building related codes and ordinances enforced by the County, including the International Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Energy Conservation codes, and Zoning codes.

Salary will be based upon knowledge and experience:
Building Inspector I: $50,794.24- $71,111.94

Building Inspector II: $53,841.89-$75,378.65

Examples of Duties for Success

Building Inspector I:

  • Conduct small to mid-sized inspection types and support duties with a high degree of support, supervision, direction, and guidance.
  • Perform small or basic inspections such as residential based projects to include water heater, furnace, A/C, footings, foundations, and sheathing, roofing, and lath type inspections.
  • Perform mid-sized inspections to include tenant finish, rough-in installations, remodeling, renovations, and additions.
  • Inspect industrial, commercial, and residential buildings during various stages of construction and/or remodeling to ensure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations; make determinations regarding approval or disapproval of work being conducted.
  • Inspect existing buildings for change of use, occupancy, or compliance with applicable ICC codes and ordinances.
  • Inspect the demolition and removal of structures in the county.
  • Respond to emergency call out situations to inspect buildings after fire or other catastrophic events; evaluate structural stability; determine if building is habitable and write up reports.
  • Inspect foundation, concrete, steel masonry, wood construction, framing, plastering, plumbing, heating, and installations that contain a large variety of other complex and routine building system elements. Conduct mobile home installation inspections.
  • Issue "Notices to Comply" on violations; issue "Stop Work" orders on work that has been completed without a permit or that is in violation of the established codes; maintain records of historical facts for possible legal actions.
  • Perform inspection activities with other county departments and outside agencies as required.
  • Confer with architects, contractors, builders, and the general public in the field and office; explain and interpret requirements, procedures, and restrictions; perform field inspections.
  • Research problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings, building construction, and code compliance.
  • Explain laws, ordinances, and code provisions to contractors, property owners, and the general public. Advise homeowners, architects, designers, contractors, and developers on code and design requirements.
  • Provide information to designer to assist in correcting deficiencies in construction; develop citizen assistance/code related handouts and information.
  • Resolve and respond to complex and sensitive customer service issues either in person, by telephone, or in writing.
  • Maintain log of inspection activities performed regarding the findings of daily inspections.
  • Perform searches of legal records for names of property owners not in compliance with construction regulations.
  • Review plans in the field to determine conformity to building and zoning codes.
  • Testify in court as an expert witness, as needed.
  • Support the front counter, approve the issuance of building permits, and verify valuations based on the level of work being completed.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Building Inspector II:
  • Perform small to mid-sized inspections and support duties with general support, supervision, direction, and guidance.
  • Perform large sized inspections with a high level of support, supervision, direction, and guidance; large scale inspections involve major components, complex systems or controls, and require a high degree of project management.
  • Inspect industrial, commercial, and residential buildings during various stages of construction and/or remodeling to ensure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations; make determinations regarding approval or disapproval of work being conducted.
  • Inspect existing buildings for change of use, occupancy, or compliance with applicable ICC codes and ordinances. Inspect the demolition and removal of structures in the county.
  • Respond to emergency call out situations to inspect buildings after fire or other catastrophic events; evaluate structural stability; determine if building is habitable and write up reports.
  • Inspect foundation, concrete, steel masonry, wood construction, framing, plastering, plumbing, heating, and installations that contain a large variety of other complex and routine building system elements. Conduct mobile home installation inspections.
  • Issue "Notices to Comply" on violations; issue "Stop Work" orders on work that has been completed without a permit or that is in violation of the established codes; maintain records of historical facts for possible legal actions.
  • Perform inspection activities with other county departments and outside agencies as required.
  • Confer with architects, contractors, builders, and the general public in the field and office; explain and interpret requirements, procedures and restrictions; perform field inspections.
  • Research problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings, building construction, and code compliance.
  • Explain laws, ordinances, and code provisions to contractors, property owners, and the general public. Advise homeowners, architects, designers, contractors, and developers on code and design requirements.
  • Provide information to designer to assist in correcting deficiencies in construction; develop citizen assistance/code related handouts and information.
  • Resolve and respond to complex and sensitive customer service issues either in person, by telephone, or in writing.
  • Maintain log of inspection activities performed regarding the findings of daily inspections.
  • Perform searches of legal records for names of property owners not in compliance with construction regulations.
  • Review plans in the field to determine conformity to building and zoning codes.
  • Testify in court as an expert witness, as needed.
  • Support the front counter, approve the issuance of building permits, and verify valuations based on the level of work being completed.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications for Success

Building Inspector I:
Experience:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of construction related job experience as an inspector, contractor, engineer, architect, or as a superintendent, foreman, or competent mechanic in charge of construction.
Education and Training:
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Completion of college coursework in Building Technology, Construction Management, Architecture, or Engineering from an accredited college, university, or technical school is preferred.
License or Certificate:
  • Possession of a valid Colorado Driver's License, class "R", with a safe driving record is required.
  • Obtain two of the following with in 12 months of employment:
  • ICC Residential Building Inspector Certification
  • ICC  Residential Plumbing Inspector Certification
  • ICC Residential Mechanical Inspector
Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

Building Inspector II:
Experience:
  • A minimum of three (3) years of construction related job experience as an inspector, contractor, engineer, architect, or as a superintendent, foreman or competent mechanic in charge of construction.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of inspection experience is required to qualify for Building Inspector II.
Education and Training:
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Completion of college coursework in Building Technology, Construction Management, Architecture, or Engineering from an accredited college, university, or technical school is preferred.
License or Certificate:
  • Required to possess two of the following combined certifications:
    • ICC Building Inspector (Commercial and Residential) Certification required.
    • ICC Plumbing Inspector (Commercial and Residential) Certification required.
    • ICC Mechanical Inspector (Commercial and Residential) Certification required.
    • Possession of a valid Colorado Driver's License; class "R", with a safe driving record is required.
Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

More Qualifications for Success

Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:

  • Ability to withstand exposure to confining spaces, noise, outdoor weather conditions, electrical hazards, dust, and mechanical hazards as these conditions occur on the job.
  • The individual in this position must have the ability to climb ladders to inspect roofs.

Application Instructions

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