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Building Inspector


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Pay Grade:                 112

Job Code:                  TBD

FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt




This person in this position is responsible for reviewing plans and ensuring construction projects are in compliance with adopted state codes and city ordinances. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Senior Building Plans Reviewer and Inspector.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS                                                                                          


  • Conducts field inspections of residential and commercial construction sites and structures to ensure compliance with City, state and federal codes, ordinances and regulations; maintains inspection records;
  • Investigates possible violations of the Building Codes; sees that all violations are corrected or cited as necessary;
  • Provides data for computer files of building, occupancy type, area, height, and the associated structural appurtenances, and listing of permits issued;
  • Inspects existing buildings in conjunction with commercial occupational business licensing to ensure building codes are maintained;
  • Reviews plans and construction documents;
  • Interprets codes and ordinances for contractors and property owners; answers questions related to building construction, codes and regulations;
  • Inspects unsafe buildings to include those that are burned or abandoned and recommends abatement procedures if appropriate;
  • Issues warnings or stop work orders for non-compliant construction;
  • Attends and participates in meetings regarding assigned site locations and projects;
  • Financial Responsibilities: Prepare and/or process purchase orders; and make recommendations that impact the budget.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




Requires an Associate’s Degree and three (3) to (5) five years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.




  • Knowledge of City and department policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of City, state and national building codes;
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions;
  • Knowledge of generally accepted engineering, construction and building practices;
  • Skill in using independent judgment and discretion;
  • Skilled in prioritizing and scheduling assignments;
  • Skilled in communicating effectively with contractors, builders, developers, the general public and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
  • Skilled in basic computer applications for word processing and spreadsheets;
  • Skilled in operating voltage/amperage testers;
  • Ability to maintain routine records;
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others;
  • Ability to operate City vehicles.



Requires a valid State of Georgia   Driver’s License

Primary certification includes International Code Council Certification as Commercial

Must obtain a commercial combination inspector certification or residential combination inspector certification within one (1) year.

Combination Inspector or Residential Combination Inspector preferred.  

Secondary certification include Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing ICC Certifications preferred.



Work is typically performed with the employee walking, sitting, standing, balancing, bending, kneeling, crouching or crawling. The employee must occasionally lift light to moderately heavy objects, climb ladders, use tools or equipment that require high degree of dexterity and distinguish between shades of color.



Work is typically performed outside at construction sites and may include occasional exposure to hot, cold or inclement weather, rough terrain, noise, dust, dirt and machinery with moving parts. At times the employee may be required to wear protective equipment.

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