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Building Inspector, City of Indianapolis

Date Posted:  May 15, 2018

Salary Range:  $15.87 Hourly; $1,269.23 Biweekly; $33,000 Annually


Position is responsible for conducting field inspections and initiating administrative enforcement actions to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State and Local Codes and Ordinances pertaining to building construction.  Employee must be able to read and interpret building codes, obtain ICC certifications, City of Indianapolis - Marion County ordinances, and other related regulations.  In addition, the employee must be able to respond to complaints, document investigation activities and initiate enforcement actions including legal case preparation.  Contacts may occasionally be adversarial in nature and the employee must use skill and judgment to resolve both technical and interpersonal problems related to code compliance.


  • Conducts field inspections of construction activity for residential, multi-family, commercial, industrial, and high rise construction to determine compliance with appropriate codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Monitors construction sites for posting of requisite permits and enforces non-compliance.  Typical inspection types are footings and foundations, framing, and final inspection including all phases or electrical, plumbing, and heating/cooling activities and posting of requisite permits.
  • Issues appropriate violation notices indicating code deficiencies, orders to stop work, and prepares orders forbidding occupancy of a structure or portion of a structure.
  • Appears and testifies in court as a professional and expert witness as requested.
  • Maintains daily activity logs.
  • Enters detailed inspection results on a field computer into an established database management system.
  • Investigates complaints.
  • Meets with contractors to discuss and/or alleviate violations.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

High School Diploma or Equivalent and minimum of two (2) years related work experience in construction industry required.  Trade school certificate/apprenticeship and one (1) year related work experience in the building construction industry, or a college degree in construction management, construction technology, engineering, architecture or a related field preferred.  Additionally, the candidate must have the ability to obtain and hold Special Police Powers issued by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD).  Ability to obtain International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Residential Building Inspector within 85 days of hire.  Ability to obtain and hold additional ICC certifications per the department policy.  Working knowledge of a personal computer, copy and facsimile machines, in addition to principles, methods and equipment used in construction trades.  Must be able to solve practical problems with tact, diplomacy, and deal with a variety of people in a variety of situations.  Ability to interpret construction drawings and specifications; possess knowledge of applicable building codes and city ordinance Chapters 536 and 875. and an ability to create accurate and concise written reports.  Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to both internal and external customers.  On a weekly rotational basis, inspectors are required to be on call and available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to respond to after hour investigation and/or inspection requests.  During weather events and other emergency situations, inspectors are required to be available to conduct Emergency Damage Assessments.  Must have and retain a valid Indiana Driver's license and have the ability to operate a City vehicle is required.  Familiarity with City and County streets and ability to read city maps.  Must be a Marion County resident within six (6) months from date of hire. Employee in this position receives direction from the Supervisor in the Bureau of Construction Services - Department of Business and Neighborhood Services.

Actions and judgments are controlled through the application of laws, rules, regulations, standards, guidelines, City policies and procedures and state and municipal codes.  Incumbent utilizes independent judgment when determining compliance with building codes and violations; issuing orders of violation and determines appropriate action to be taken.  A supervisor in the Bureau of Construction Services is generally available; however, incumbent spends most of the time in the field, but may call for assistance from a supervisor.

Work is primarily performed in the field and approximately 75% of the time the employee is at various construction job sites.  While conducting an inspection it may require the incumbent to walk over rough uneven terrain surfaces, walk up stairs, navigate trenches and other obstacles, climb steps, be exposed to noise, dirt, debris and other hazards.  Work is performed in a variety of weather conditions.  The inspector should be able to have acceptable vision that will allow driving at night, and inspecting properties and places with lower light level.  Employee must be able to lift/move up to 25 lbs.  Most work is performed in a mobile field office with some work performed in a standard office environment.  Other job related duties as assigned.

To apply for employment with the City of Indianapolis, applicants are required to apply online:

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Building Inspector, Development Services - Brownsburg, IN

Date Posted:  May 15, 2018

General Description/Responsibilities

Assist in the daily operations of the Department of Development Services including but not limited to: 

  • Responsible for scheduling, inspecting, and recording inspections for residential, commercial, infrastructure, erosion control, clean water, and Stormwater Rule 5 and 13 inspections.  
  • Responsible for enforcing and explaining the requirements of all International, Federal, State, and Local building ordinances and regulations to contractors and the general public.
  • Assist with short-and long-term planning and implementation of all building projects.
  • Assist with, as well as ability to review, all construction plans.
  • Assist with issuing all Building permits, Certificate of Occupancy and Certificate of Completion.
  • Assist with enforcing all Plan Commission projects, Board of Zoning Appeals, and all Town Ordinances.
  • Assist with office duties as needed and understand office procedures.
  • Assist with researching, developing, and implementing, and/or reviewing, interpreting, and recommending changes to specification, standards, policies, procedures, codes, regulations, and ordinances that relate to department goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • May be required to participate in local and state initiatives, task forces, events, and related professional committees.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to make practical application of Department and OSHA safety policies and procedures.
  • Assist with completion of MS4 for IDEM and EPA Stormwater required tasks such as: illicit discharge response, construction, post-construction, and housekeeping program, and annual report preparations.
  • Ability to apply accurate, proper work methods, and techniques, in complying with applicable standards and specifications.
  • Ability to coordinate and effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, Director of Development Services, Building Commissioner, Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager, Town Council, other Town Departments, contractors, vendors, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.
  • Assist with building enforcement, Town Code enforcement, and other miscellaneous issues, and initiates action to resolve valid complaints/requests.
  • Attend all meetings and trainings as required.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding Town issues.
  • Work requires occasional moderate to heavy lifting with occasional standing, bending, and carrying. Subject to dust, grease, extreme temperatures, severe weather conditions, noise, fumes, vibrations, or moving parts. At times required to work under inclement weather conditions.
  • Serve on 24-hour on-call for emergencies including calling in personnel after work hours; and monitoring activity related to Department of Development Services.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Building Commissioner or his/her representative. This position will be subject to the rules, policies, and operating procedures established by the Town, as they may be amended from time to time.

Job Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent followed by completion of vocational training and/or training in Building Inspections.
  • Must have or be able to obtain within a 2-year period, certification of completion from Indiana Association of Building Officials for Residential Inspection Codes.
  • Must have 5-years experience in inspecting the footings, foundations, rough-ins, electrical, and final inspections of 1- and 2-Family Residential Houses and Commercial/Industrial Buildings.
  • Must have knowledge in Rule 5 and Rule 13 Stormwater Management rules and regulations.
  • Must have knowledge of applicable codes and standards, construction standards, erosion control, sediment control methods and techniques.
  • Must be able to read and interpret building plans and specifications.
  • Must have computer knowledge with experience in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Must have a safe work record with good ethics and dependable attendance record.
  • Must have and maintain a verifiable Indiana Driver’s License, a demonstrated safe driving record, and must remain insurable through the Town’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to lift 50-75 pounds with the use of Personal Safety Equipment.
Applicants should apply using the following link:


Address: 17437 Carey Road #265, Westfield, IN  46074

Phone: (317) 824-0940


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