Job Opportunity – MULTI-DISCIPLINARY INSPECTOR | University City, Missouri




Department of Community Development 

Pay Range: $44,345 – 56,594

Full-time position



Nature of Work

This skilled inspection positon works at ensuring compliance with the various municipal codes including building, mechanical, fire, property maintenance, electrical, plumbing, and other municipal regulations.


Work is performed both in the office and in the field, and involves considerable contact with the public and other persons engaged in building construction activities.  Work will also involve the review of permits, reports, and records.  Work assignments and instructions are received orally or in writing from a supervisor.  Performance is reviewed on an annual basis.


Examples of Work/essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Performs on-site inspections of permitted construction activity; determines if work has been performed in compliance with approved permits/appropriate codes and is of good quality and workmanship
  • Performs permit review for building related activity
  • Investigates construction related complaints such as, but not limited to, work without a permit and hazardous conditions
  • Confers with owners, contractors, and others on matters relating to code requirements
  • Maintains active department files on all work
  • Prepares, reports, and accumulates inspection reports
  • Serves as liaison between administrative staff and public
  • Explains codes and policies of University City to those with questions
  • Assesses damage from fires/natural phenomena occurring in the city and may prepare related reports
  • Performs plan review as needed
  • Performs other work as required or assigned

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • At least three years building or construction related experience as engineer, architect, building inspector, construction trade journeyman, contractor, or equivalent
  • International Code Council certifications are preferred


Required Experience and Training

  • Graduation from high school, preferably supplemented by additional education
  • Prior experience with building code interpretation and enforcement
  • Proficiency with computers, including Microsoft Word and Excel or comparable software programs preferred
  • Good oral and written communication skills including good phone etiquette
  • Good driving record and a valid driver’s license
  • Must obtain ICC certification as a Building Inspector (B5) within the twelve months of employment


Physical /Visual Activities or Demands

  • Sitting, talking, hearing, walking (including up and down stairs), reaching, stooping, bending, lifting, and standing for extended periods of time
  • Ability to climb ladders and crawl in tight spaces such as attics and crawl spaces
  • Ability to endure extreme climate changes
  • Concentrated mental and visual attention with normal hand-eye coordination
  • Regularly moving/lifting of items up to 100 lbs.



  • Telephone, computers desk / tablet, copy machine, printers, scanner, digital camera, personal vehicle


Physical /Visual Activities or Demands

  • Hearing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending, climbing and lifting.
  • Concentrated mental and visual attention with normal hand-eye coordination.
  • Occasional moving of items up to 80lbs.
  • Ability to work inside and outside in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work from aerial lifts and raised platforms/ladders.


TO APPLY:  Interested applicants should complete an application and deliver to the City of University City Human Resources Department, 6801 Delmar Blvd. University City, MO 63130. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Employment applications can also be downloaded from the City’s website No faxes accepted.  No Phone Calls please



The City of University City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  The City of University City is a drug and alcohol free work place.  A pre-employment physical is required for this position.



Job Opportunity – NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION INSPECTOR | St. Louis County, Missouri

  Division of Personnel  

An Equal Opportunity Employer

$19.58 – $24.31 Hourly    $40,726.40 – $50,564.80 Annually

OPENING DATE: 12/21/16

CLOSING DATE: 01/11/17 11:59 PM


DESCRIPTION:  If you have previously applied for this position, you do not need to re-apply.

Are you interested in serving your community and assisting in preserving your neighborhood? Apply for this full time position in the department of Transportation/Public Works.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Inspect commercial, residential and industrial buildings for property maintenance by: conducting building surveys and structural inspections; inspecting foundations, masonry work, life safety, means of egress and site work; inspecting condition of electrical service drop, overhangs, extensions, decorative appurtenances, chimneys, sidewalks, doors, decks, exterior plumbing and electrical systems; and compiling inspection data and submitting reports.


Perform administrative and enforcement tasks in an assigned area by: investigating complaints and advising owners, contractors and supervisors regarding inspections results; discussing problems found during inspections and recommending corrective action; maintaining inspections records, reports, violation notices and order to vacate notices; researching tax and deed records; coordinating inspection activity with community, state and other county agencies; reading and interpreting approved construction plans, researching codes and ordinances; and initiating or assisting with the preparation of court cases including providing testimony when necessary.


Enforce codes and ordinances by: identifying and resolving property maintenance violations, issuing notices on violations; posting property to control construction, occupancy and usage of unfit structures or equipment; testifying in court regarding inspections of specific violations; initiating disconnection if hazardous conditions exist; and determining if work is performed by licensed or authorized personnel.


Use standards, codes and regulations for condition of inspection in an assigned area or expertise such as ICC codes, St. Louis County codes, ordinances and regulations, Uniform Plumbing code, and the National Electrical code.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Possession of three years of experience in property maintenance OR Certification by ICC (International Code Council), AACE (American Association of Code Enforcement) or any other approved organization as a Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current valid driver’s license.
EQUIPMENT USED: (Illustrative examples) CRT/PC work station, tape measure/measuring wheel, light meter, locator and zoning maps, hand level, electrical testing equipment, camera, telephone, thermometer, automobile, van, light truck (up to 21/2 tons).
WORKING CONDITIONS: Balance, bend at waist, climb stairs, exposure to dust/dirt, fumes, hazardous materials and aggressive or hostile animals and people, kneel, lift, push/pull, reach above shoulder level, sit, squat, stand, stoop, walk for long periods, and work in extreme temperatures out of doors.



SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT: A selection committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant which will include recency and appropriateness of the applicant’s education and experience, results of employment references investigated and any other appropriate information available.
The selection committee will admit to the interview only those persons who possess the most job related qualifications and may establish admittance criteria beyond the minimum qualifications stated above. The interview will comprise 100% of the applicant’s earned grade.
A candidate must earn a qualifying grade of 70 or more on the interview to be eligible for appointment.
The five top ranking candidates, based on the final grade, will be certified to the Director of the Department who will make the final decision.
All applicants conditionally offered a permanent part-time, full-time; term or on-call position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Screening will be performed by a reputable clinical laboratory. The cost of screening will be borne by the County.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at or apply in person at St. Louis County Government, Division of Personnel located at 41 S. Central 7th Floor, Clayton, MO 63105.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY: The policy of the Civil Service Commission of St. Louis County is to support fair and equitable employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability/handicap condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veterans’ status, or political affiliation. Call the Division of Personnel at 615-5429 for more information on this policy.
41 South Central, 7th Floor, Clayton, Missouri 63105 – (314) 615-5429
An Equal Opportunity Employer – Hearing Impaired TTY: (314)615-5889 – Fax: (314)615-7703


OR 41 South Central – 7th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 615-5429
EXAM #2016-00154
Neighborhood Preservation Inspector Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Do you have a current and valid driver’s license?
Yes    No
* 2. Explain your three years of experience in building construction and maintenance, field inspections.
* 3. List any Certification by ICC (International Code Council), AACE (American Association of Code Enforcement) or any other approved organization as a Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector that you posses.
* 4. Has your driver’s license ever been suspended? If so, please explain.
* Required Question

Job Opportunity – BUILDING INSPECTOR | City of Collinsville, Illinois

The City of Collinsville is accepting applications for the position of Building Inspector. This is a full-time, non-union, nonexempt
position that reports to the Chief Building Official. This position is primarily responsible for plan review and the
inspection of buildings at various stages of construction for compliance with approved plans and adopted codes. In
addition, this position is responsible for investigating violations of and pursuing compliance with the various sections of
the City’s Municipal Code.

Primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: performing field inspections of residential and/or
commercial buildings during various stages of construction and remodeling; ensuring that structures are being
constructed in accordance with approved plans and specifications, and in compliance with applicable state and local
laws, City ordinances, and codes (including but not limited to building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, energy, and
zoning codes) to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

The successful applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent; possess or be able to obtain within three (3)
months of hire International Building Code certification as either a Residential Building or Commercial Building
Inspector; a valid driver license; strong customer service skills; computer proficiency; and three or more years of
experience in the inspection field or journeyman-level experience in general building construction.

Salary depends on qualifications. Entry-level range begins at $50,000. The City of Collinsville offers a comprehensive
benefits package, which includes health, dental, vision and prescription 100% funded by the City for single coverage.
Pension is with the Illinois Municipal Retirement system.

To receive full consideration, submit cover letter, resume and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three
to five professional work-related references by 5 pm CST on Friday, December 16, 2016. Successful candidates must pass
a background, physical and drug screening after contingent job offer. To apply, go to

Job Opportunity – Code Enforcement Officer | City of Ellisville, Missouri


Code Enforcement Officer: The City of Ellisville (9,133 pop.), located in western St. Louis County, Missouri, is seeking an individual to serve as Code Enforcement Officer. General duties include: Investigating complaints of violations of city codes and ordinances for residential, commercial and industrial property and enforcing compliance of the Property Maintenance, Building, Zoning, Sign and Nuisance Codes and other matters of public concern. The position is also responsible for reviewing and issuing sign permits. Other duties as assigned. For a full position description see

The salary range is $37,200 – $71,000, DOQ plus excellent benefits. The Code Enforcement Officer reports to the Director of Planning and Community Development. Minimum High School Diploma required. At least two years of practical experience in code enforcement or a planning related field desired. Previous municipal experience preferred. Qualified persons should submit a resume, cover letter and professional references to: ATTN: Code Enforcement Officer Search, City of Ellisville, 1 Weis Avenue, Ellisville, MO 63011 by no later than December 22, 2016. The City of Ellisville is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Opportunity – Building Plans Reviewer | City of Champaign, Illinois

logo-city-of-champaignThe City of Champaign seeks qualified candidates for a career opportunity as a
Building Plans Reviewer in the Building Safety Office of the Fire Department.
Responsibilities of Position
This position will review commercial and multifamily specifications and plans
and conduct field inspections for the purpose of obtaining compliance with the
City’s building and related codes. The successful applicant will have the ability
to communicate with inspectors, designers, developers, builders, owners, and
the public in an effective and courteous manner through excellent oral and
written communication skills. Must be able to review, understand and interpret
codes, plans and specifications and obtain compliance of projects; handle a
high volume of projects and priorities with minimal errors; prepare accurate and
concise reports; and maintain effective records.

Required Qualifications
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• 5 or more years experience in building trades or inspection at the
journeyman, foreman, supervisor, contractor, building inspector, plans
reviewer or building design level.
• Possess, or be able to successfully obtain within one year from date of
hire, certification as a Building Plans Reviewer.
• Knowledge of building mechanical, electrical, plumbing and subsystems
and their interrelations with the structure.
• Understanding of basic construction techniques and mathematics as
applied to building applications.
• Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications
• Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in building construction, design or
related field.

Drug screening and criminal background check will be required. The annual
starting salary is $33.6221 per hour plus an excellent fringe benefits package.
Applications must be submitted online no later than Sunday, December 4,

The City’s mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in
partnership with our community. The following values guide our work: Personal
Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, Results.

To apply, visit the City’s Online Hiring Center at

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