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Land Development Inspector

Johns Creek

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Listing Summary

The Land Development Inspector is an entry-level position and is responsible for performing inspections of construction development sites involving clearing, grading, paving and installation of stormwater structures and facilities, verifying land disturbance activities are in compliance with approved documents and land development plans. The position also serves as the City’s soil and erosion inspector and is responsible to ensure regulatory compliance with all local, State and Federal standards and regulations during inspections of development sites and enforces codes/ordinances governing soil erosion and sedimentation control.

Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Interprets, applies, and ensures compliance with related codes/ordinances, approved construction plans/permits, and other applicable federal, state, and local codes, laws, rules, regulations, specifications, standards, policies and procedures
  • Researches code-related issues as needed; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations
  • Reads and interprets plans, land development plans, blueprints, permits, or related documents; reviews approved plans prior to inspections
  • Conduct field inspections of road construction and utility infrastructure regarding erosion and sediment control, grading, clearing, drainage, landscaping, infrastructure, wetlands and stream buffers
  • Perform land development plan review to ensure compliance with all city, county and state environmental codes and regulations
  • Conduct a variety of testing procedures relative to the inspection process
  • Ensure full compliance with permit conditions, approve construction plan/specifications, contract requirements, applicable codes and standards for city, state and federal regulations
  • Determine the nature of potential violations; issues citations and provide Municipal Court with documentation and testimony as required
  • Interact and communicate with agencies, staff and individuals on various inspection related topics; provide interpretation and assistance with code definitions; respond to reports of alleged ordinance or code violations and drainage issues; advise the appropriate parties on erosion control requirements; and conduct meetings with supervisors on current projects
  • Work with other city departments and agencies to resolve issues
  • Evaluate complaints, conduct inspections to support investigations and resolution
  • Determine the nature of potential violations; issues citations and provide Municipal Court with documentation and testimony as required
  • Perform site inspections on related infrastructure systems to ensure compliance; note code violations; notify developers of related problems; conduct inspections/re-inspections on retaining walls for compliance and applicable codes; conduct landscaping inspections for compliance and applicable codes; conduct other inspections for compliance and applicable codes
  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars
  • Manage any maintenance and/or performance bonds associated with land development sites
  • Prepare reports, forms, citations, and other regulatory enforcement information, and document information in the City’s databases
  • Assists Stormwater Manager and/or other in department with various research projects and/or special projects
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Two (2) years of experience involving soil erosion and sedimentation control, construction site inspection, and construction plan interpretation; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.
  • Must possess a valid Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) Level I B Certification.
  • Must possess a valid Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) Level II Plan Reviewer Certification, or be able to obtain certification within one (1) year of hire.
  • Experience with MS Office computer applications.
  • Exceptional written and spoken English, using good grammar and spelling.
  • Ability to interact professionally and calmly with contractors, citizens, vendors, fellow employees, and others at all times.
  • Must possess a valid Georgia Driver's License.
  • Must have at least five (5) years of good driving history.


  • Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering, construction, or related field.
  • Ability to assess both soil and site conditions to determine whether an activity is environmentally suitable for the proposed location.
  • Have a solid understanding of civil engineering, standard construction practices, material, methods and codes.
  • Have an understanding of soils and plant types.
  • Knowledge of land development and environmental planning.
  • Arborist certification preferred but not required.


While performing the duties of the job, employee is often in the field within the city limits.  Employee typically handles office equipment, objects, or controls and frequently communicates with others. Moderate physical exertion is present because of physically walking sites, entering and exiting a motor vehicle.  Some stooping and kneeling will be required.  Employee will walk, sit, and/or stand for long periods of time and may lift and move up to 25 pounds.  Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and to perform tasks involving manual dexterity, such as use of a computer.  Work may at times require more than 8 hours per day or require irregular hours to perform the essential duties of the position.  Will require travel between facilities or to external sites and agencies.


While performing the responsibilities of the Land Development Inspector job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment he/she will encounter:

  • Time on the job will be spent outside in the field at job sites throughout the City.
  • Travel will be required between job sites, facilities, and to external agencies or other locations.
  • When working inside the office to prepare reports, conduct research, and do other duties, employee will be assigned a desk in a shared office workspace.
  • Noise levels will vary by job site and location.
  • Lighting and temperature will vary based upon seasons, time of day, and other factors.
  • Employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • The employee may be required to work evenings, early morning, or weekend hours depending on workload factors in addition to normally scheduled work hours.

Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request to Human Resources to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

The City of Johns Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, or any other class or status protected by law.

IMPORTANT: By submitting your resume online, you hereby authorize the City of Johns Creek to contact, obtain, and verify the accuracy of information contained in this application from all previous employers, references, and educational institutions. You also hereby release from liability the City of Johns Creek and its representatives for seeking, gathering, and using such information to make employment decisions and all other persons or organizations for providing such information.

You understand that any misrepresentation or material omission made by you on this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application or immediate termination of employment if you are employed, whenever it may be discovered.
The Land Development Inspector starting pay will be competitive and commensurate with the chosen candidate’s qualifications and experience. The City of Johns Creek also offers an attractive benefits package, including health benefits, retirement (401(a) and 457 Plans), and paid leave.  

Interested professionals should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for professional references via this online portal.  No unsolicited letters, emails, telephone calls, or in-person submission will be considered in fairness to other potential candidates for this position.

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