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Building Inspector


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Job Description

Performs technical work inspecting new and existing buildings to ensure structural safety and compliance with building codes.

Job Responsibilities

•Enforces building codes and local ordinances, issues correction notices and citations.
•Interprets, applies, and enforces the provisions of standard building codes, electrical codes, plumbing codes, mechanical codes, fire prevention codes, life/safety codes, energy codes, handicapped accessibility codes, policies, and procedures; researches code-related issues in code books as needed; and initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
•Plans daily inspection schedules and travel routes to achieve maximum efficiency and to ensure completion of scheduled inspections; drives to construction/property sites to conduct inspections and related work activities.
•Reviews building plans, site plans, plan revisions, specifications, previous inspection records, or other documents in association with inspection activities.
•Performs on-site inspections of residential and non-residential housing footings, foundations, framing, electrical hookups, plumbing, HVAC systems, etc.
•Examines general framing and structure of single family or multi-family housing and non-residential buildings to ensure that corners are tied down and set at proper distances, that floor joists are set at right distances and proper spans, that building is put up and in place, and that the general quality and grade of lumber used in construction is at least standard, etc.
•Maintains records of inspection activities; completes related reports; and issues certificates and permits as appropriate.
•Responds to building complaints; researches problems and complaints regarding residential and non-residential buildings, building construction, and code compliance, and makes recommendations concerning the condemnation of sub-standard housing or non-residential buildings.
•Assists in resolving complex and sensitive customer service issues, either personally, by telephone, or in writing; maintains records and documents of customer service issues and resolutions.
•Conducts formal surveys and interviews to determine needs for regulatory purposes.
•Conducts title searches and gathers data from property record files.
•Assists in administering the permitting function, including: application processing; fee assessment and collection; and permit issuance.
•Explains, interprets, and provides guidance regarding applicable codes within areas of responsibility to architects, engineers, contractors, developers, members of the public, and other interested parties.
•Assists the Board of Appeals as needed, providing required information.
•Assists in monitoring contractors for labor standards compliance in accordance with federal grant requirements.
•Reviews proposed subdivisions for code compliance; reviews and examines plans and performs construction inspections as needed pursuant to qualification.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Education and Experience -
High School diploma or equivalent, preferably supplemented by vocational/technical training in general building construction, construction trades and/or a variety of inspection specialties; five (5) years of related work experience as a construction superintendent, foreman, Inspector or competent mechanic in charge of construction; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Certifications
International Code Council (ICC) certification as a building, electrical, mechanical, or plumbing inspector. Must have the ability and willingness to obtain such certifications as deemed necessary by the Building Official within the first year of being hired.

Required License
A valid State of Georgia driver’s license.

Special Requirements
Designated as a safety sensitive position, this position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing and any other drug testing methods as stated in policies adopted by City of Woodstock concerning drug and alcohol.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Knowledge of applicable building codes, zoning and land use applications, and applicable City ordinances.
•Skill in operating equipment related to this position such as hand tools and detection devices.
•Skill in communicating, both verbally and in writing.
•Ability to interpret and work from codes, technical sketches, drawings, schematics, and blueprints.
•Ability to work well with the public and contractors.
•Ability to read and understand ordinances, codes, plans, and blueprints.
•Ability to work safely.

Physical Requirements

The work is light work and requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, crawling, crouching, manual dexterity, grasping, hearing, kneeling, reaching, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.

Work Environment
Some work is performed in an office setting; most work is performed outside on land development and construction sites. Requires working in outside weather conditions; working near moving mechanical parts; being in high, precarious places; and working with occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, airborne particles, smells, and vibrations. While the noise level in the office work environment is usually quiet, the noise level is moderate to loud in the field.

Additional Information



All applicants tentatively selected for a position will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing and background investigations prior to hire.

The City of Woodstock is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

E-Verify: In accordance with state and federal law, this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, this employer uses E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph.

Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9.

IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

Application Special Instructions


The City of Woodstock provides a competitive benefits and compensation package to eligible employees including paid time off, health, dental, vision, and employer-paid long term disability as well as life insurance; an employer-paid pension plan and 457 tax deferred savings plan w/employer match; and free gym membership.

Starting Base Pay Rate: $21.26 per hour, and based on experience and qualifications.

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