Building Inspector

Ongoing Applications


Education and Experience:

High School Diploma/GED and three years of experience in general construction, contracting, planning, project design or materials procurement that includes leadwork, supervisory or foreman experience over assigned projects; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Possession of a valid State of Missouri or Kansas Driver’s License.
  • Completion of ICC Building Inspector Certification or the ability to obtain full certification within one (1) year of appointment.

Required Knowledge of:

  • Construction permitting processes; industry standard building construction practices, methods and materials.
  • Principles and techniques of review and evaluation of construction plans and related technical data for compliance with codes and standards.
  • City/departmental standards for the creation and maintenance of records, including automated records and databases.
  • Procedural and legal processes involved in the resolution of code violations.
  • Federal, state, and local laws applicable to building and zoning codes.
  • Effective communication principles and practices to include public relations.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers, computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Principles of business letter writing.

Required Skill in:

  • Utilizing personal computer software programs and other relevant software affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
  • Interpreting and applying building codes, laws, ordinances, statutes and construction industry standards.
  • Analyzing construction plans, specifications and associates technical data for compliance with codes and standards.
  • Detecting and documenting defects and deviations from permitted construction activities and codes and standard.
  • Preparing and maintaining files and records for code violations in both manual and computer-based systems.
  • Scheduling worksite inspections and technical plans reviews in response to code violations or allegations.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing sufficient to explain the codes enforcement processes and requirements to interested and affected parties. Conducting code interpretation, building inspections, and code enforcement.
  • Maintaining confidentiality and communicating with tact and diplomacy.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

Work is performed in a standard office environment; routinely travels to various inspection sites and occasionally may be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, and potential physical harm when conducting on-site inspections.

Interested applicants should submit an City application, resume and cover letter to Madison Smith, or by mail to 520 Main Street, Belton, MO 64012.

Upon selection, a background check and physical/drug test are required.

The City of Belton, Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (EOE)