Combination Building Inspector

  • City of McKinney, TX
  • McKinney, Texas
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Building and Safety Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $49,143.12 - $72,239.44 Annually USD

Job Description



Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named “The #1 Best Place to Live in America.” Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That’s why we exist.


City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-inspired values - Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.


Under general supervision by the Chief Building Inspectors, the purpose of the position is to ensure compliance with the ICC Building Codes and City Ordinances. Employees in this classification perform skilled level work. Position is responsible for inspecting and certifying new, existing, and altered buildings and structures. Performs related work as required.


In order for us to continue to achieve our primary function of making McKinney a better place to live, work, and raise a family, we hold these expectations for all employees.
  • Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how team, department, and City goals are interconnected.
  • Contribute to a positive work culture.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to assess his/her work performance or the work performance of the team.
  • Contribute to the development of others and/or the working unit or overall organization.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, to demonstrate team skills, and to perform a fair share of team responsibilities.
  • Ability to continuously learn and develop through a mix of internal and external training opportunities, and if applicable, encourage subordinates to do the same.

Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Under the supervision of the Chief Building Inspectors, responsible for inspecting new and existing residential, commercial, multi-family, and other buildings and structures for critical life safety standards.
  • With the assistance of the Chief Building Inspectors, uses knowledge from studying and training on Codes and standards to verify conformance with adopted International Codes, construction documents, and the City's Code of Ordinances.
  • Responsible for safely driving a City vehicle to all inspection sites as assigned.
  • Responsible for effective communication addressing the needs and concerns of contractors, homeowners, developers, designers, and the general public regarding City inspection requirements.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and proficiency in the areas of building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing codes.
  • Responsible for working independently to manage time, plan routes, and execute assigned inspections.
  • Responsible for documenting inspection results that are thorough, clear, precise, and accurate into computer database to track and maintain inspection records.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of common software applications and inspection database software on a tablet and laptop computer.
  • Responsible for responding to phone calls from citizens and building professionals regarding inspections.
  • Responsible for investigating and responding to construction complaints from the general public.
  • Complies with all written City and department policies and procedures.
  • Complies with safety standards, including prompt reporting of incidents.
  • Responsible for adhering to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.
  • Participates in special team projects.
  • Achieves ICC certification in either residential or commercial building within 6 months of employment.
  • Periodically leads department training.
  • Works outdoors in inclement weather conditions, including periods of extreme heat and cold.
  • Maintains focus while managing a variable and often heavy workload to complete 100% of assigned inspections each day.
  • Responsible for determining if construction work may be covered and if construction can move forward.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

  • Ability to embrace and embody the City’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and people to whom service is provided.
  • Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.
  • Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and if applicable, that of subordinates.
  • Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data and/or information. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.
  • Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
  • Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information, such as building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical codes, the City Ordinances, and architectural drawings.
  • Requires the ability to perform mathematical operations involving basic algebraic principles and formulas, and basic geometric principles and calculations.
  • Requires ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
  • Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties which are often characterized by frequent change.
  • Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as climbing, walking over uneven surfaces, utilizing a screw and nut driver, circuit tester, level, tape measure, water meter key, and operating a vehicle.
  • Meet the City driving standards and the ability to pass a background check and drug screen.
  • The ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect.
  • Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.
  • Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • The ability to review and interpret construction plans, architectural and engineering drawings is required in the effort to apply and enforce applicable State and local building codes.
  • Able to compare plans to existing conditions to determine if deviations exist.
  • Able to recognize the need for a permit or additional review.

Required Qualifications


High school diploma or GED. Two (2) years previous related experience with training in the construction field. ICC Residential or Commercial Building Inspector certification is preferred or must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications may be an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.


ICC Combination Inspector certification and a Texas State Plumbing Inspector license.

  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.
  • Must have Class C Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Demands/Supplemental


Tasks involve the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds). Some tasks require visual and odor perception and discrimination.


There is limited exposure to environmental conditions. Task may require exposure to strong odors and/or smoke, traffic hazards, extreme heat/cold or extreme weather conditions.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The City of McKinney is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to an alcohol / drug free workplace and to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

The City offers a full complement of benefits:

Health Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Medical and Childcare Account (FSA)
  • Mental Health Care and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • City-paid and VoluntaryLifeInsurance
  • City-paid and VoluntaryLong Term Disability Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance through Aflac
Additional Benefits
  • Legal Services through Legal Shield
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $10,000 per year)
  • Wellness Program (earn up to $600 per year)
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)
    • Mandatory 7% employee contribution
    • City match 2:1
    • 5 year vesting
    • Retire after 20 years of service, or age 60 with 5 years of service
457(b) Deferred Compensation PlansPaid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Vacation (80 hours per year for new hires; tieredincreases after 2 yrs)
  • Sick Leave (135 hours per year for yourself and immediate family)
  • Paid Parental Leave (80 hours for birth, adoption, or placement of a child in foser care)
  • Ten Paid Holidays
  • Personal Day
  • Optional compensatory time for hourly employees
  • Compensatory time for salaried employees

For more detailed information, please see the City of McKinney's summary of benefits .

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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