Building Inspector

Job Title: Building Inspector

Salary range: 19.53 - 27.91 Hourly

Hours: Full Time

Job Description:

Job Title:          Building Inspector                                 Reports To:     Code Compliance Administrator            

Department:      Community Development                      Pay Grade:       TBD

Division:           City General                                         FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt

Direct Reports: None                                                   EEO Category: Technicians


The Building Inspector plans the review process, inspection process, and inspects all building in all phases of construction. The incumbent also oversees the permitting process.


  • Inspects and ensures inspection of all construction within City limits.
  • Meets with contractors, (Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC at City Hall or on-site to review plans and discuss building issues.
  • Schedule meetings with contractors, builders, and subcontractors to facilitate building issues

and address problems that occur with City ordinance, State, Federal and local building codes.

  • Interprets ordinances, zoning, construction and building codes.
  • Work in tandem with Fire & Police, Street and Stormwater departments to achieve cohesiveness in shared situations as necessary, such as fire damage, code enforcement, etc.
  • Work with other departments on code and building problems respective to their departments.
  • Notify appropriate personnel regarding stormwater violations and potential violations that may affect Utility services.
  • Provides technical information and answers questions in person, by telephone and by written notice of violation regarding zoning, landscaping, subdivision ordinances, or other regulations governed by IRC/IBC requirements.
  • Maintain all required job certifications (see Minimum Qualification Section).
  • Perform other duties/task as assigned.
  • Operate a City Vehicle in the performance of essential job functions.
  • Operate computer, cell phones, camera as part of essential duties.
  • Re-inspect properties, job-site where a violation occurred to determine whether violation has been corrected.



  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Twelve (12) to Eighteen (18) months of related experience.
  • Licensed Arkansas State Plumbing Inspector (or be able to obtain within 6 months).
  • Licensed in Arkansas HVAC inspector (or be able to obtain a license within 6 months).
  • Licensed Electrician/Inspector (preferred) or 4 years working experience in this field or related field.  (As an apprentice, worker, or person with extensive knowledge).
  • Level III Building Inspector (preferred) knowledge of building construction experience.
  • Working knowledge of building practices.  (Framing, foundations and building construction.
  • Knowledge of current City Codes, Ordinance that apply to building and construction.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and City (Residential, Commercial Building Codes, IRC/IBC).
  • Knowledge of approved building materials and installation practices.
  • Ability to read, interpret and comprehend laws, codes, and ordinances.
  • Ability to read, interpret and comprehend federal housing rehabilitation rules and regulations.
  • Ability to locate read and interpret legal descriptions, maps, and plot plans.
  • Strong customer focus and relationship building skills.
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Valid Arkansas Drivers’ License.




The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.  While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to talk or hear; frequently required to walk, sit, reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to stand, climb, or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. May be required to climb a ladder.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision.


The following work environment may be common for this position: indoor and outdoor weather conditions, such as wet, humid, or extreme heat.  Work in high or precarious places.  May be exposed to loud noise from building equipment and motorized equipment.  May be exposed to fumes, dust, toxic, or caustic chemicals.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and minimum qualifications of this job.  The incumbent(s) may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign job-related responsibilities and tasks to this job at any time.  Certain functions are understood to be essential; these include, but are not limited to, attendance, getting along with others, and dealing with and working under stress.  Any essential function of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.



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