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Building Inspector

Johns Creek

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The Building Inspector performs inspections of commercial structures and residential, single-family detached structures for compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.  Reporting to the Chief Building Official, the Inspector receives guidance regarding overall mission and priorities but may set work methods, timetables, and more independently.

This position is non-exempt, and some overtime will be required as necessary.

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

  • Performs daily field inspections of residential, commercial and public facility construction projects.
  • Routes scheduled inspections daily for efficiency and to accommodate time requests.
  • Interacts with the public and explains technical information to both technically and non-technically trained individuals.
  • Maintains accurate records to document inspections, test results, and additional details pertaining to inspections.
  • Verifies field conditions for compliance with approved plans, specifications, engineered drawings, permit requirements, and conditions of plan approval.
  • Provides written correction comments with code references when inspections are failed or partially approved.
  • Enters inspection results in permitting software upon completion of inspection.
  • Investigates, evaluates, documents/photographs, and posts Stop Work Orders on properties that violate building code and City Ordinances.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance and upkeep of assigned department vehicle.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • ICC Residential and Commercial Inspector certifications required or qualifications set forth in O.C.G.A Section 8-2-26.1 (a)(2) and 8-2-26 (g)(1)(B).
  • Employee must have extensive working knowledge of building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical codes, and related Federal and State laws, City codes, ordinances, policies, and regulations.
  • 5+ years of experience with the Interpretation of codes in the field providing code-compliant solutions.
  • Must possess the ability to positively interact with the other staff members, the general public, contractors, governmental entities, and other clientele.
  • Professional-level writing techniques, including proper grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation using the American English language.
  • Able to make field interpretations, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and Local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations, and City policies, procedures, and codes.
  • Prepare and present clear, concise, and logically written and oral reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Explains technical information to both technically and non-technically trained individuals.
  • Communicate effectively in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment and software programs relevant to the work performed.
  • Consistently demonstrate professionalism, ethical integrity, and exceptional customer service.
  • Georgia driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.


  • ICC Inspector certifications in multiple trades or be willing to obtain certifications in 12 months.


While performing the duties of the job, the employee typically handles office equipment, objects, or controls and frequently communicates with others.  Moderate physical exertion is present because some stooping and kneeling are required.  The employee will sit, and/or stand for long periods of time and may occasionally move up to 25 pounds.  Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and perform tasks involving manual dexterity, such as the 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 agencies.


The employee works in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.  The employee may work in the field and occasionally be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and/or hot temperatures, noxious odors, gases, fumes, contact with water and/or wastewater, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, mechanical and/or electrical hazards.  Great mental effort is required daily; moderate mental pressure and fatigue exist during a normal workday due to constant exposure to deadlines; frequent contact with high-profile individuals.  Predominantly indoor work.  Conditions also involve some travel and attendance at meetings.  The work schedule may include occasional irregular 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 Building Inspector's starting pay will be competitive and commensurate with the chosen candidate’s qualifications and experience.  The targeted starting pay is between $28.41 and $32.35/hour.  This is a non-exempt position.  The City of Johns Creek also offers an attractive benefits package, including health benefits, retirement (401(a) and 457 Plans), and paid leave.  


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 the 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.

Please note that resumes or other information delivered by email, mail, or in person will not be considered by the City in our initial review of your qualifications in fairness to other potential candidates.

Also, note that this online system only permits ONE document to be uploaded as an attachment. If you have multiple documents, such as a cover letter and resume, either combine all into one .pdf or MS Word file to upload as one file OR copy-and-paste your cover letter into the space provided and upload your resume file. A resume is required.

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