Job Opportunity | Building Inspector/Plan Reviewer | Ashland MO

Job Title: Building Inspector/Plan Reviewer

Pay Grade: B2 ($47,341-$53,123) Permanent Full Time

Job Description Summary

Review construction plans for compliance with federal, state, and local codes, regulations and ordinances. Administer the City’s permitting process by reviewing applications and answering customer inquiries. Perform residential and commercial building inspections.

Supervisor:  Works under the general guidance of the City Administrator.

Essential Job Functions

  • Review submitted construction plans for compliance with all relevant codes, regulations and ordinances.
  • Draft letters to construction professionals relaying comments and concerns on reviewed construction plans.
  • Review construction permit applications to ensure completeness and compliance.
  • Consult with engineers, architects, developers and contractors to review plans for potential compliance issues and design flaws.
  • Review zoning applications for residential, industrial and commercial properties.
  • Perform a variety of building inspection tasks, including, but not limited to: Setbacks, Silt Fence, Sewer Tap/Backflow, Driveway, Sidewalk, Yards, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing.

Ancillary Job Functions

  • Maintain appropriate records for plan reviews and permit applications; prepare reports for relevant review boards and commissions as necessary.
  • Serve as a customer service representative for the division by answering inquiries concerning permitting, zoning, and plan compliance with codes, regulations and ordinances.
  • Perform administrative work for the division as required.
  • Assisting other City departments with engineering/construction related concerns.
  • Act as liaison to the City’s Planning & Zoning Commission.
  • Attend Planning & Zoning Commission meetings.
  • Attend Board of Aldermen meetings as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Civil Engineer, Construction Management or related field required.
  • Minimum three years of experience in construction plan reviewing/building inspection or in a relevant construction field.
  • Minimum 2 ICC Certifications or ability to obtain within 1 year


  • An equivalent combination of education and experience necessary to perform the essential job functions is acceptable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this position      

  • Thorough knowledge of construction and land use methods, materials, techniques and planning.
  • Must be able to read and understand a variety of construction plans and blueprints.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment when ensuring codes and legal regulations.
  • Strong written and oral communication plans to consult with construction professionals to convey compliance concerns and recommendations and to compose related reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to successfully develop positive intergovernmental and private sector relationships.
  • Strong sense of professionalism to calmly represent the City when addressing complaints and difficult customers.

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job

  • A combination general office and construction site conditions.
  • May be required to work outside or drive in inclement weather.
  • Exposed to moderate to very loud noise levels at construction sites.

Physical Abilities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions        

  • Required to use close vision and be able to focus.
  • Regularly required to talk, listen, stand, and occasionally drive to complete construction plan reviews.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement to type and work on computer.
  • Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination to work on computer, telephone, and related office equipment.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.

Supervision Exercised   None. However, the employee is expected to give guidance and assistance to division support staff and site inspectors.

Driving   Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain an excellent driving record.


If selected for hire, the appointment in this position will be conditional based upon a satisfactory background check. A background check encompasses criminal history, verifying education, and verifying dates of employment.

Job Opportunity | Building Inspector | St. Charles City

Job Title: Building Inspector
Department: Community Development
Posting Date: November 6, 2021
Closing Date for Resumes/Applications: Open Until Filled
Salary Range: $53,717.30 – $75,204.22 / annually
Comprehensive, Cost Effective Benefits Package: Medical, Dental, Voluntary Vision, Life and Disability Insurance; FSA; HSA; Retirement and Deferred Compensation programs; 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.
 Performs residential plan review under supervision.
 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 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

Job Opportunity | Senior Building Inspector | Richmond Heights



Salary Range: $62,022 – $66,543 or DOQ

Civilian Pay Grade: 13

FLSA Status: Exempt 

The Building Inspector Senior is a full-time, benefit-eligible position that includes a full range of benefits including paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and employee health, dental, vision, life, disability, and pension programs.


The Building Inspector Senior will perform complex skilled technical work inspecting properties and reviewing plans for compliance with City codes, and related work as apparent or assigned. The work of the Building Inspector Senior is performed under the limited supervision of the Building/Zoning Administrator. A full job description for the Building Inspector Senior position is available here


Education Requirement: The Building Inspector Senior position requires a High school diploma or GED and extensive experience in building inspections and plan review.

Certifications Required: The Building Inspector Senior position requires International Code Council (ICC) certifications for Plans Examiner for International Building & Residential Codes, 1 & 2 Family Building Inspector, Building Inspector, and Commercial Building Inspector. A valid driver’s license is also required for the Building Inspector Senior position. 


Submit a City of Richmond Heights online employment application for the Building Inspector Senior position. Applications will be accepted until the Building Inspector Senior position has been filled.

 The City of Richmond Heights is an equal opportunity employer. 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 Richmond Heights is a drug and alcohol-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen and background check are required for all positions. Additional pre-employment testing may be required for certain positions.  It is the policy of the City of Richmond Heights not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, religion, sex, or disability except where specific age, sex, or physical requirement constitute a bona fide occupational qualification. 


Job Opportunity | Building Official | Brentwood

Position Title:                                    Building Official                                 

Department:                                      Planning and Development

Immediate Supervisor:                    Director of Planning and Development

Position Summary

Under the direction of or as authorized by the Director of Planning & Development, performs administrative and responsible technical work in enforcing building and zoning ordinances, and conducting plan review and inspections.

Grade:                     21

FLSA Status:          Exempt

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. Applies specialized knowledge in the enforcement of numerous municipal ordinances pertaining to zoning, building, plumbing mechanical, electrical and fire codes, fences, residential and commercial building and site exteriors, signage, grading and land disturbance permits, facilities permits, occupancy permits, special use permits and other regulatory systems of the Brentwood Municipal Code or other codes, regulations and provisions; floor plain administration and permitting
  2. Oversees the inspections of commercial, industrial and other buildings for compliance with fire prevention codes and ordinances
  3. Working cooperatively with the Brentwood Fire Department, inspects commercial, industrial and other buildings for compliance with fire prevention codes and ordinances
  4. Assists the Director on matters related to code enforcement and interpretation, application and promulgation of applicable codes, regulations and provisions
  5. Reviews residential, commercial and industrial plans for compliance with building and fire protections codes and coordinates zoning code compliance with Director.  Approves all permits; conducts and oversees the inspection of permits and construction work to assure compliance with approved plans and issue violation or stop work notices when necessary
  6. Serves as liaison to the Architectural Review Board (ARB), prepares all materials for meeting packets and prepares meeting minutes; ensures meetings information is property posted and placed on City website; maintains ARB records.  Attends Municipal Court as needed for matters related to code enforcement.  Attends other board or commission meetings as required by Director
  7. Receives permit applications and issues permits after ensuring that applications are complete and in compliance; performs inspections as required to ensure compliance with building and zoning codes, and approved site plans
  8. Investigates complaints of possible building and zoning violations; takes appropriate enforcement action; prepares correspondence pertaining to applications, complaints and non-compliance; and issues notices for corrections of deficiencies
  9. Reviews plans and specifications for public works projects, and performs project management duties as requested
  10. Meets with residents, businesses, property owners and managers, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and public agency officials to advise them on building regulations and other ordinances and laws, and to resolve problems and conflicts
  11. Serves as the City’s Floodplain Administrator by administering, implementing and overseeing provisions of the Flood Hazard Control Ordinance, and reviews and issues floodplain development permits
  12. Prepares and maintains all necessary records, reports, and documents submitted to or generated by building officials in a manner so as to be readily retrieved and referenced as required
  13. Works cooperatively with Brentwood Fire Department to test of fire hydrants and water supplies
  14. Works with computer hardware and software to perform necessary job functions
  15. Assists with or coordinates special projects as required
  16. Performs related work as required

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of modern building construction principles, practices, methods and techniques
  • Considerable knowledge of the regulatory and enforcement provisions of the Brentwood Municipal Code and accepted professional and trade practices
  • Working knowledge of the International Building and Residential Codes and other codes and regulations adopted thereby
  • Knowledge of the legal procedures utilized in the enforcement of the City’s building, fire and zoning codes
  • Ability to read blueprints, construction plans, and other technical drawings
  • Ability to locate and detect defects encountered through regulatory inspections
  • Ability to objectively enforce regulations with consistency, firmness, impartiality and tact
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with developers, property owners, contractors, engineers, architects, city employees, and the general public
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form

Minimum Requirements – Education, Certification, and Experience

  1. Graduation from a general or technical high school
  2. 3-5 years’ experience in conducting building inspections and code enforcement
  3. ICC Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector
  4. ICC Residential Plans Examiner
  5. ICC Residential Building Inspector
  6. ICC Building Plans Examiner
  7. ICC Commercial Building Inspector

Preferred Qualifications – Education, Certification, and Experience

  1. Associates degree or equivalent education or training experience in the construction industry
  2. Certified Building Official
  3. Certified Fire Marshal
  4. Certified Floodplain Manager

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.


I have read and understand the duties and responsibilities of the job for which I am applying. I can meet these requirements with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Opportunity | Building and Code Inspector | City of Peculiar, Mo

Job Title: Building and Code Inspector

Reports To: Development Services Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Codes Administration

Starting Salary Range: $40,000-$50,000


The City of Peculiar is accepting applications from qualified candidates to serve as a full-time Building and Codes Inspector. The Building and Codes Inspector is responsible for all stages of minor permitting, performs inspections of new and remodeled structures, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Codes Department, interprets and enforces the building and property maintenance codes, and assists all other departments as required. The ideal candidate has previous municipal experience, is an exceptional communicator, and thrives in a busy and growing community.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Interacts with and advises builders and citizens on their individual building and code requirements.
  1. Conducts building, plumbing and electrical inspections of new and remodeled structures to ensure compliance with city code.
  1. Issues minor permits to include but not limited to, fence, pool, and roof permits.
  1. Conducts property inspections to ensure compliance with the Property Maintenance code.
  1. Issues code violation notices and tickets, maintains files and records of violations, issues tickets to violators and oversees cleanup, mowing and demolition as needed.
  1. Prepares and organizes files of permits and violations issued.
  1. Interprets and enforces the City’s building and property maintenance codes.
  1. Works closely with the public to handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.
  1. Assists other departments as needed during staff shortages and/or heavy workloads.
  1. Performs other duties as assigned by the City Administrator and Development Services Manager.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Certificates and Licenses:

IRC (International Residential Code) Certification from ICC (International Code Council) to preform Building, Electrical and Plumbing Inspections.


Bachelor’s degree (B. A. / B. S.) in Construction Management or a closely related field from a four-year college or university is desirable.


Minimum three years of new and remodeled structural inspection experience.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write notices and letters of compliance. Ability to make persuasive presentations on controversial codes topics to top management, citizens, and/or public boards.

Math Ability:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as building or lot areas, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of building and property codes.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software; spreadsheet software; design software and internet software.

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:

  • Works with minimal supervision
  • Ability to multi-task

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands. The employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.      

Additional Requirements

  • Subject to pre-employment, random, post-accident, and for-cause drug testing
  • Pre-employment screening may also include comprehensive background check, criminal history check, driving record, and physical.


  • 100% Employer Paid Missouri LAGERS L6 Retirement Fund
  • 7.5 hrs of PTO earned per pay period
  • 90% employer paid medical for employee and 75% employer paid medical for dependents.
  • Vision Insurance- 100% employer paid for employee and 75% employer paid for dependents
  • Dental Insurance-100% employer paid for employee and 75% employer paid for dependents
  • 100% employer paid short term disability
  • 100% employer paid $15K life insurance policy (additional elective life insurance available)
  • 457b retirement option

The City of Peculiar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job posting closing date:  Open until filled

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Cyndora Gauthreaux
City of Peculiar
Human Resources Manager
Email- [email protected]
or mail to:
City of Peculiar
250 S Main St.
Peculiar, MO 64078

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