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, and Energy Conservation codes and Zoning codes.


Examples of Duties for Success

  • 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

  • Understand and implement building related codes and ordinances enforced by the County, including the International Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Energy Conservation codes, and Zoning codes.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to learn and keep abreast of existing, revised, and new state and local codes and ordinances and professional developments within the field.
  • The ability to research codes and ordinances as assigned and trends within the field.
  • Apply accepted safety standards and methods of building construction for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings.
  • Apply basic principles of structural design and engineering mathematics; make mathematical calculations accurately and rapidly.
  • Apply knowledge of major types of building construction, materials, and methods used on inspections.
  • Apply complex principles and techniques of building inspection work.
  • Learn and demonstrate thorough knowledge of county code requirements and related policies.
  • Interpret and apply pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Read and interpret complex building plans, specifications, and building codes.
  • Ability to use all job-related tools, including ladders, tape measure, calculator, and level.
  • Apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials, and detect deviations from plans, regulations, and standard construction practices.
  • Enforce necessary regulations with firmness and tact, always maintaining excellent customer service whenever possible.
  • Take proper safety precautions, anticipate unsafe circumstances, and act accordingly to prevent accidents. Use all required safety equipment.
  • Computer skills: Learn the operation of computer and County-supported software, to include MS Office Suite, Accela, JD Edwards, E-Docs and other software used in the Building section, including the use of I-Pads for field inspections.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

More Qualifications for Success

  • Experience:
    • A minimum of (5) five 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 five (5) years of inspection experience is required to qualify for Combination Inspector.
  • 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:
    • ICC Electrical Inspector (Commercial and Residential) Certification required
    • 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.

Application Instructions

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