Job Opportunity | Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer | City of Wright City

Status: Full time
Department: Building Department
Reports to: City Administrator
General Purpose of Position
Enforces, by field inspection, compliance with City codes and ordinances pertaining to residential,
commercial and industrial building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and fire related construction work,
and compliance with City codes and ordinances pertaining to minimum property maintenance.
Responses to violations of the City codes and ordinances, address citizen concerns relating to public
nuisance and zoning related issues.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Review all blueprints/drawings provided by resident, contractor, property owner.
• Enforces Code on behalf of the City, regarding residential and commercial codes.
• Reviews and reports on special use permits pertaining to planning and zoning adjustments.
• Investigate and manage complaint violations by contacting the complainant, reviewing the
issues, performing on-site visits, and recording the information in the City database.
• Issues notices and court summonses pertaining to code and ordinance violation.
• Provides necessary investigations regarding the issuance of home office and liquor licensing.
• Performs interior and exterior field inspection work on new construction, remodeling,
alterations, additions, repairs, and demolition to properties to determine compliance with City
codes and ordinances.
• Inspects existing structures prior to change in occupancy to assure compliance to City codes.
• Attend Planning and Zoning and Board of Aldermen meetings.
• Appears in court representing the building division on court issues.
• Maintain and prepare required reports, permits, files, memos, notices, and correspondences
relating to work activities , maintain database spreadsheet.
• Deals with the public on the telephone and at the counter for Departmental concerns.
• Performs all other related work as required by City Administrator and Board of Aldermen.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Ability to read construction plans and understand how the plans relate to the construction site.
• Ability to execute building, property, site work, and land disturbance inspections.
• Demonstrate problem solving skills to resolve issues quickly and efficiently.
• Conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.
• Read and interpret basic civil engineering principles, practices, and methods applicable to
municipal setting and digging grades.
• Federal and State statutes concerning the work of the department.

• Mathematical skills, including addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication as well as
algebra and geometric functions.
• Ability to build positive working relationships across both operational and City functions.
• Ability to act and make decisions independently and provide support for decisions.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products, Excel, Word, Power Point.
• Use common sense, pay attention to details.
• Meet specific deadlines, prioritize daily workflow.
• Must be able to make safe decisions in a hazardous construction environment.
• International Code Council Building Codes (2015)
• National Electrical Code
• ADA guidelines
• City Ordinances and Zoning regulations
Education, Certification and Experience Required
• Associate Degree in Applied Science or Architecture or related field.
• Must have three to five years of experience and progressive responsibility in construction
building trades, and three to five year experience in code enforcement. Shall have advanced formal training in the locally enforced building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and fire codes.
• Must maintain a valid, current driver’s license.
• Must obtain and maintain certification as an ICC Inspector.
Work Environment
• General office conditions and construction site conditions
• Using computer
• Working outdoors (in all weather conditions)90%, working indoors 10%
• Use of City vehicle
• Safety and Legal accountability
• Possible exposure to chemicals and hazardous material
• Stress level, moderate, varies with project
• Work as a team member with other employees
• Work closely with members of law enforcement on matters regarding Code enforcement
Physical Abilities
• Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, kneel and crawl, talk and hear, lift and carry 50 lbs.
• Must be able to traverse a construction site under all conditions, i.e., uneven terrain, slippery
conditions, unstable soil, step over obstacles, duck under objects, climb stairs or ladders, etc.
• Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination to work on computer, telephone, and
related office equipment, must have clarity of vision and three dimensional vision.
• Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.
• Must have flexible schedule to meet the needs of clients.
• Employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by
immediate supervisor and other management as required.
Responses and resumes to: [email protected]