Building Inspector III

  • City of Buckeye, AZ
  • Buckeye, Arizona
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Building and Safety Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $30.12 - $45.18 Hourly USD

Job Description

Under general supervision, inspects ongoing residential, large commercial and industrial construction projects for compliance with all building and construction codes, City regulations, and construction plans.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Schedules and coordinates the field activities of building inspectors; assists in conducting training sessions and verifies inspection records for building inspectors; assists with establishing and creating inspection policies; assists in preparing monthly inspection reports through the compilation of statistical data; conducts minor plan reviews as required
  • Exercises direct supervision over all level I and II Building Inspectors
  • Conducts routine and more complex inspections of commercial and industrial buildings (new and additions) and custom homes by performing advanced journeyman-level inspection work in the enforcement of building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, housing, disabled access, energy, and related codes and regulations governing the construction, alteration, repair and use of buildings and structures
  • Inspects structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical installations at a level of complexity generally found in residential and commercial construction to ensure that work complies with the City Construction Code, City Zoning Ordinance, and other applicable regulations and approved plans and specifications
  • Provides information to contractors, owners, or other customers regarding the Construction Code and other regulatory requirements and specifications
  • Monitors an assigned geographical area to identify construction being performed without a permit and for dangerous structures
  • Issues notices of violation where unsafe or illegal conditions exist, and conducts follow-up inspections to ensure corrections are made
  • Monitors and inspects the construction of City projects with, other departments, contractors, and subcontractors
  • Responds to citizen complaints and requests for information regarding construction projects
  • Performs inspections in accordance with approved plans and all disciplines
  • Requires construction corrections to be made when deficiencies are discovered and assists builders an owners in determining methods to achieve code conformance
  • Conducts site inspections and authorizes release of Certificate of Occupancy
  • Approves alternate methods or materials for code compliance within the scope of authority as delegated by the Building Official
  • Documents construction project progress
  • Inspects projects for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent and four (4) years of building construction experience
working as a Building Inspector I or II; or a skilled journey level in electrical, plumbing, mechanical, carpentry, masonry or related building trades; or certification by a model code agency as an Inspector or Plan Reviewer; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • City Construction Code and the Zoning Ordinance applicable to construction and associated rules, regulations, and standards
  • Materials and methods used in residential construction including carpentry, masonry, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) construction requirements
  • Stages of construction when possible violations and defects may most easily be observed and corrected
  • Mathematical principles required to perform related technical calculations


Skill in and Ability to:
  • Perform assigned inspections
  • Accurately read and comprehend construction plans
  • Detect possible defects and faults in construction and recommend or stipulate appropriate remedial measures
  • Objectively interpret and consistently apply code requirements and related standards in accordance with department policies
  • Communicate in the English language by phone or in person in a one-to-one setting
  • Observe or monitor objects to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards
  • Use graphic instructions, such as blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts, or other visual aids
  • Measure distance using a tape measure
  • Sort, distribute, and file material such as plans, permit files, notice of ordinance violations, and survey sheets in some prescribed manner
  • Conducts employee performance reviews for Building Inspectors I and II
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others
  • Operate a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software
  • Establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of work

Additional Information:
Special Requirements:
  • Possession of a minimum of three (3) Building Inspector Certifications and possession of, or required to obtain within 12 months of hire or promotion, a fourth certification as listed below from a recognized code publishing organization:
    1. Electrical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, Combination Plans Examiner, Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner, Residential Combination Inspector, or Commercial Combination Inspector
  • All positions require the use of City vehicles. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid Arizona driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage
  • Some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions

Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work is performed outdoors in potentially extreme weather conditions and in standard office environment. Work requires heavy physical exertion and effort. Forces exerted are equivalent to lifting between 25 and 50 pounds. Work requires occasional to frequent standing, sitting, walking, lifting, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, pushing/pulling, reaching overhead, twisting, climbing, balancing, and entering confined spaces. Work could involve the coordination of body movements involving various body postures to include the travel over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces or terrain, and maneuver around scaffolding, bracing, or unfinished construction elements.
Reports To: Building Official or designee
Supervision Exercised: Building Inspector I and II
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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