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.