Building Inspector

Ongoing Applications

GENERAL PURPOSE:  Under general direction, conducts and documents building inspection activities to ensure compliance with adopted building codes and related municipal codes and zoning ordinances for the City.


Education and Experience:

High School Diploma/GED and three years of experience in general construction, contracting, planning, project design or materials procurement that includes lead-work, 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. 

Interested applicants should submit an 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)