Job Opportunity | BUILDING INSPECTOR I | St. Charles County





Starting Salary:           $39,466.89 per year

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position which includes a full range of benefits including Paid Time Off, Extended Medical Leave, Holidays, Employee Health, Dental, Life, Disability, Retirement, and Tuition Assistance programs.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The purpose of this position is to inspect residential building projects for compliance with applicable codes. The work is performed under the supervision of the Inspection Manager.

• Inspects buildings under construction or remodeling for plumbing, electrical, mechanical, sewage and structural code compliance. Inspects buildings damaged in disasters for safety.  
• Consults with and provides information to developers, builders and the general public regarding code requirements.  
• Issues stop work orders for unauthorized construction.  
• Examines building plans and specifications for code compliance.  
• Writes inspection reports and related documents to comply with department policies and reporting requirements. Approves or disapproves inspections. Inputs inspection data on device.  
• Discusses building deficiencies with permit applicants and approves alternative methods if applicable.  
• Investigates building activity complaints.  
• Maintains knowledge of current ICC and NEC codes, applicable ordinances and construction principles.  
• Performs damage assessment of building structures after disasters.  
• Ensures storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPP) are adhered to on construction sites.  
• Maintains vehicle, tools, and equipment.  
• Attends training seminars. Takes professional certification courses to improve knowledge and skills.  
• Investigates code enforcement complaints as directed.  
• Conduct plan reviews as needed.  
• Performs private sewage disposal inspections and related work as needed.  
• Performs other duties as assigned.


•  Education

• High school diploma or equivalent, vocational/technical training in building technology, engineering, construction, or related field.


• Minimum of one-year experience in construction, code enforcement or a related field; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.

•  Certifications

• Current ICC Residential Combination Inspector certification or become certified within 1 year of employment.

               •  A valid motor vehicle operator’s license required.

•  Employment is contingent on successfully passing a full criminal background check.

TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted only through our Self-Service Website at We do not accept faxed, e-mailed or print applications.

*To assure consideration, applications must be submitted by May 11th, 2021 *

St. Charles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  St. Charles County is a drug and alcohol-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen is required for all positions.