Job Opportunity – Inspector 1 | Ballwin, MO

C I T Y  O F  B A L L W I N                            





JOB SUMMARY:  To assist in ensuring that all new construction within the City of Ballwin meets zoning, flood plain, safety, building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical code requirements, and that all existing properties are maintained and operated according to the codes and ordinances of the City of Ballwin.  To pursue both formal training and informal on the job training with the purpose of achieving a better and more complete knowledge of construction building codes, City ordinances and inspection methods.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works with other Inspectors and the Building Commissioner in the enforcement of all construction, licensing, occupancy, nuisance and zoning code regulations of the City of Ballwin.  This includes conducting on-site inspections, meeting with builders, developers and citizens with an appropriate demeanor, carrying out necessary correspondence, maintaining complete succinct and accurate files, and providing reports when requested or required on enforcement activities. Duties include:

Field inspections of all structures prior to sale and/or issuance of occupancy permits as part of the enforcement of the Housing Code and Non-Residential Building Codes of the City.  

Field inspection of all construction, both residential and commercial, including new construction, remodeling, repairs, additions and alterations, for compliance with City ordinances, codes and regulations.  Field inspections of electrical, plumbing and mechanical installations and other more complicated field inspections.  These field inspection duties will include walking, climbing and descending in roughly graded and unpaved areas around construction sites and sometimes on temporary stairs and ladders.

Prepares or oversees the production of written reports, “Notices of Violation” and court summons to achieve code compliance.  (Building, Housing, Plumbing, Mechanical, Signs, Zoning and Nuisance)

Prepares monthly reports on status of cases in the court system and appears in court to represent the City when necessary.

Assists in the maintenance of all files and records related to the performance of duties.

Handles referrals of code problems to other appropriate agencies such as St. Louis County Health and Industrial Hygiene Departments and neighboring fire districts.

Obtains additional training and education in order to gain adequate knowledge of construction codes, methods and materials with the purpose of keeping up with advances in the construction and inspection fields and advancing within the City of Ballwin Inspector Career Path Program.  


Issues permits as a backup to the Building Commissioner.

Handles research, messenger and delivery assignments for supervisor and department head as needed.

Performs other duties as required.


The minimum certification requirement for this position is the “Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector Certification” and certification in two of the four ICC Residential Inspector Exams including the Building exam.  Attainment of additional certifications specified in the Career Path Program is expected within the first two years of employment.

Knowledge of the principles, methods, practices, procedures and materials involved in construction.  Five years’ experience in the construction and inspection fields including at least 3 years in the inspection field preferred.

Oral and written communication skills sufficient to enable study of the codes and ordinances of the City, pursue training in Code Enforcement and deal with contractors, workers, and the general public in a firm, fair and tactful manner.

Ability to work within a “team” approach, keep his/her supervisor informed and complete tasks in a timely, professional manner.

A valid Missouri driver’s license and a good driving record.


Computer workstation                 Calculator                        Automobile

IPAD                                           Truck                                Telephone

Photocopier                                Cellular Telephone            Tape Measure

Electrical Tester                         Flashlight                         Level

Camera                                     Plan Scale                         Facsimile Machine


Minimum:  High School diploma or equivalent, plus certification as a property maintenance inspector and certification in 2 of the 4 Residential Inspection categories including the residential building inspection exam.

Preferred:  A minimum of 3 years of inspections experience is preferred. Additional technical training in building inspection and code enforcement, and practical experience in building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical code enforcement. Related experience in construction.

Technical training or certification should be obtained through the ICC.  Experience in database and word processing computer program use.  Other equivalent combinations of education, training and experience will be considered.

We hire based on attitude and ability.  Additional training to be provided as necessary.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Considerable Inspection work out-of-doors during all seasons and weather.  This includes walking, climbing and descending in unpaved rough terrain and climbing and descending stairs and ladders in order to make inspections.  Ability to work with people in difficult situations and maintain a common sense approach in problem solving.  Employees in this position are encouraged to pursue full certification from the ICC.

Job Opportunity – Commercial Inspector | Florissant, MO

City of Florissant, Missouri is seeking a Commercial Inspector

General Purpose of Position

Enforces, by field inspection, compliance with City codes and ordinances pertaining to commercial building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and fire related construction work, and compliance with City codes

 Major Duties and Responsibilities

Provides enforcement support for the Building Divisions

  • Issues notices and court summonses pertaining to code and ordinance violations
  • Provides necessary investigations regarding the issuance of liquor licenses
  • Enforces code on behalf of City in regards to residential and commercial codes
  • Enforces property maintenance code for commercial properties
  • Reviews, inspects, and reports on special use permits and Planned commercial districts
  • Performs all other related work as required
  • Uses personal vehicle to perform daily duties, unless City provides a vehicle 

Provides for proper inspections on behalf of the Building Division

  • Performs field inspection work on new construction, remodeling, alterations, additions, repairs and demolition to commercial properties
  • Provides project oversite and coordination duties on large commercial projects
  • Performs field inspections commercial properties and buildings to determine compliance with city codes and ordinances
  • Inspects existing structures prior to change of occupancy for compliance with city codes
  • Performs routine exterior building inspections of commercial properties
  • Assists with residential construction inspection and multi-building inspector duties when commercial related duties permit.
  • May fill in as inspector supervisor as needed

Provides for effective communication on matters relating to the Building Division

  • Appears in court representing the building division on court issues
  • Responds to complaints from residents regarding code violations, mediates disputes and resolves neighborhood problems regarding code violations
  • Prepares required reports, memos, notices and correspondence relating to work activities
  • Deals with the public on the telephone and at the counter for all Departmental concerns
  • Performs other duties as directed

Education and Experience

Applicant must have graduated from High School, or equivalent.  Must have at least three years of experience and progressive responsibility in construction and building trades, and three years of experience in code enforcement.  Shall have advanced formal training in the locally enforced building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and fire codes.

Licenses and Certifications

Must obtain and maintain certification as an ICC Combination Commercial Inspector (this requires Commercial Building, Commercial Electric, Commercial Mechanical, And Commercial Plumbing Certification) within 12 months of hire.  Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

How to Apply

Applicant may apply online at  or submit resume to [email protected]  Human Resources, 1055 rue St. Francois, Florissant, MO 63031, open until filled.                     

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Veteran/Disabled

Job Opportunity – Planning/Permit Technician | Brentwood, MO

Position Title:                   Planning/Permit Technician                               

Department:                      Planning and Development

Immediate Supervisor:    Director of Planning and Development

Position Summary

Under direction, performs administrative and secretarial work for the Department of Planning & Development, the Planning and Zoning Commission, Board ofAdjustment and Architectural Review Board. Processes requests for City business licenses and maintains related records. Performs a variety of tasks related to the issuance of City permits including building permits, sign permits, zoning inquiries, and scheduling and recording of building inspections. Assists the Director of Planning and Development with processing development applications and preparation of staffreports.  Serves as the City’s initialpoint of contact with the public, answering multi-line phones and greeting,assisting, directing and serving the public on a daily basis.

Grade:                     9

FLSA Status:          Non-Exempt

Hours:                      Full-time 40 hour position

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties, responsibilities and expectations are not necessarily limited to the following, and are not enumerated in any particular order or priority.  At any particular time the frequency or duration with which one or more of the following specific duties is performed may vary widely.

  1. City business licensing responsibilities
    1. Determine applicant qualifications and ensure the application meets all requirements of the city’s municipal code.
    2. Coordinate with Planning and Development department and ensure other departments have processed their specific portions of the application and provide quality assurance.
    3. Maintain licensing database.
    4. Process license renewal invoices within two weeks of submission.
    5. Serve as initial city contact for all business license applicants and assist them in their application process.
    6. Guide applications through all city department processing requirements.
    7. Process applications and issue city business licenses.
    8. Monitor city business activity to ensure businesses are following licensing requirements as outlined in the city municipal code.
    9. Apply periodic auditing procedures of license data.
  2. Develops daily inspection schedules for Building Inspectors.
  3. Communicates with inspectors, contractors, permit applicants and other interested parties with regards to scheduling and permit issues. 
  4. Composes and prepares various correspondences. Gathers data and compiles a variety of narrative and statistical reports for submission or analysis. 
  5. Processes results of inspections, including data entry in the MyGov permit tracking system. 
  6. Maintains department databases and manages related documentation for tracking and reporting on all services delivered by the Planning and Development Department to compile the department’s annual performance measures
  7. Provides extensive customer service to department and city customers and visitors in person and by phone; acquires and maintains adequate knowledge of all city departments to assist callers and visitors in meaningful ways; often handles complaints and concerns without assistance from others.
  8. Performspermit related responsibilities such as issuance, payment receipt, tracking, scanning/saving, address file creation, permit, and inspection data entry.
  9. Provides administrative support to Director of Planning & Development/Assistant city administrator and Building Official, as well as other P&D staff; assists with special projects; serves as notary for the City; tracks inventory and maintains sufficient supplies for Department; maintains permits, handouts and brochures for public use.
  10. Schedules, coordinates, supports and facilitates administrative functions for boards and committees including scheduling meetings, processing development applications and assisting with notices and staff reports. 
  11. Serves as Planning & ZoningCommission Secretary. Prepares packets for attendees. Prepares and updated schedules.  Transcribes minutes for the planning & Zoning Commission; disseminates information to the public as directed.
  12. Performs accounts payable/accounts receivable functions, deposits funds, tracks construction escrow, and prepares monthly escrow settlement for Finance Department.
  13. Designs and updates department materialsand publications, assists with permit and inspection document preparation.
  14. Takes direction from the BuildingOfficial during the absence of the Director, Planning and Development.
  15. Performs other job-related duties asassigned.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of computers and standard office equipment and practices
  • Proficient in MS Office suite of applications including Access database, Excel and Word
  • Knowledge of MyGov Building Permit, Code Enforcement, Contractor’s Registration and Business License tracking modules
  • Knowledge of accounts payable and cash transactions
  • Knowledge of city operations, rules and regulations required within six months of date of hire
  • Must possess excellent typing, grammar and spelling skills
  • Must possess strong attention to detail
  • Must possess a pleasant personal demeanor and courtesy in receptionist duties
  • Ability to manage several tasks concurrently, moving quickly from one task to another
  • Ability to work under general supervision and proceed alone on regular duties
  • Ability to manage phone system operation and a quantity of incoming calls
  • Abilityto perform a variety of secretarial duties including arithmetic computations
  • Abilityto transcribe dictation accurately
  • Abilityto read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos
  • Abilityto write complex, and technical correspondence
  • Abilityto effectively present information in one-on-one situations to the generalpublic and fellow employees
  • Abilityto perform effectively with multiple interruptions and distractions withoutlosing focus on exceptional customer service
  • Abilityto diplomatically and tactfully deal with irate or upset customers and visitors

Minimum Requirements – Education, Certification, and Experience

  1. Highschool graduate or GED equivalent.
  2. Must achieve certification as a Permit Technician through the International code council (ICC), or be able to obtain certification within one (1) year of employment.
  3. Minimum of three years administrative support experience with emphasis in customerservice.
  4. Additionalexperience may be substituted for education beyond high school level.

Preferred Qualifications – Education, Certification, and Experience

  1. Associates Degree

Physical Work Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is consistently required to talk or hear
  • The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or controls
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; balance; and stoop, kneel or crouch

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an all-inclusive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.


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Job Opportunity – Building and Zoning Official| Indianola, Iowa

Building and Zoning Official
Posting Date: 12/10/18
The City of Indianola is currently welcoming applications for the position of Building and Zoning Official.
The City of Indianola (pop. 14,278) is a growing community with a historic downtown, located approximately 15 minutes south of Des Moines. It is a safe community with Midwestern values, friendly people and excellent schools. Indianola, which is home to Simpson College, the world-renowned Des Moines Metro Opera and the National Balloon Museum and U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame, is known for its excellent access to outdoor activities, a nice trail system, five major parks, and two golf courses. The community welcomes thousands of visitors annually who come to Indianola to enjoy major events such as the National Balloon Classic, Bike Night, the Warren County Fair and other events.
This position is responsible for a number of tasks, including, but not limited to:
▪ Ensures the enforcement of Federal, State and local ordinances and codes related to commercial and residential construction, zoning administration and fire protection through building inspection, permit issuance, plan check and related code enforcement activities.
▪ Resolves difficult and complex building and code compliance problems, meeting with developers, contractors, architects, engineers and homeowners as necessary.
▪ Conducts and provides coordination of the building inspection process and code enforcement process.

For a full job description, please visit the City’s website at 

The successful candidate will have:
▪ A high school diploma or GED. ▪ Three (3) years experience in building construction including electrical, mechanical and plumbing work or any combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skill, and abilities.
▪ Certification by a recognized organization (I.C.B.O or I.C.C desired) as a building plans examiner, inspector and building official for a variety of municipal plumbing, mechanical, electrical, zoning and building codes, or the ability to obtain certifications within eighteen (18) months of employment.
The salary range for this position is $26.72/hour – $34.41/hour. The City offers an excellent benefits package. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer drug screening and background
check. Position is open until filled. To apply, submit a resume and application to Human Resources at [email protected]
Applications may be downloaded at
The City of Indianola is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Opportunity –Building Inspector| City of St. Charles, MO

Job Title Building Inspector
Department Community Development
Posting Date December 7, 2018
Closing Date for Resumes/Applications December 19, 2018
Salary Range $51,631.39 – $72,283.95 / annually
Benefits Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance;
FSA; Retirement Benefits; Paid Vacation; Paid
Holidays; Employee Assistance Programs and
Educational Benefits.
Exempt/Non-exempt Non-exempt
Status Full time

The City of Saint Charles Community Development Department is currently recruiting for the position of Building Inspector The purpose of this position is to inspect residential and commercial property for compliance with building codes, electrical codes, mechanical codes, property maintenance codes, zoning codes, and city ordinances.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties
may be required and assigned.

 Perform construction inspections and inspections on new structures and existing structures for building
codes, plumbing codes, mechanical codes, electrical codes, handicapped accessibility requirements and
city ordinance.
 Inform and advise the general public, contractors, property owners, architects, engineers, developers
and others regarding inspection activities, violation correction procedures, building standards, codes and
zoning matters.
 Verify and document code violations.
 Notify builders, contractors, home owners, tenants and business owners of code violations.
 Perform follow-up inspections for corrected violations.
 Receives and responds to code violation complaints.
 Maintains records of inspection activity.
 Act as inspection liaison to other agencies.  Coordinate inspection functions with other City Departments and agencies.
 Assist the Code Enforcement Division in inspection and enforcement of property maintenance code
violations on an as-needed basis as assigned.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
 Vocational or technical training in building codes, zoning codes, property maintenance enforcement,
building inspections, building trades or related area.
 Three years general building construction or related experience.  ICC Residential and Commercial Building Inspector and Property Maintenance certification required within 6 months of hire date.
 A valid driver’s license required.
 Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.

How to Apply:
Online employment applications can be accessed on our City Website:
The City of Saint Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify

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