Building Inspector

Ongoing Applications

The Planning and Building Department is seeking qualified applicants with the right attitude and ability for the position of Building Inspector.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all team members 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.

  • Reviews plans and related technical materials for compliance with adopted codes, regulations and industry standards.

  • Reviews permit applications for adherence to associated codes, regulations, and industry standards; approves permits; documents and enters approval into records/files.

  • Responds to questions from the public, property owners, and other parties/agencies by explaining the applicability of codes, ordinances, city and state statutes and related regulations and industry standards, the codes enforcement processes, and case-specific information while maintaining required security and confidentiality of information created or encountered in the course of assigned duties.

  • Creates and maintains files and related records in manual and automated systems, and assures proper retention and archiving.

  • Conducts field work and inspections of properties related to building codes and other codes enforcement for compliance with permitted activities, adopted codes, regulations and industry standards; writes up violations, if found; and documents and takes pictures of violation issues.

  • Researches code issues; ensures familiarity with adopted codes; identifies discrepancies, anomalies and conflicts in City codes and regulations and refers the same to management for attention.

  • Prepares and submits routine, recurring and special reports to management.

  • Assists with the review and development of policies and procedures associated with building, zoning, and related codes and regulations for the City.

  • Supports the relationship between the City of Belton and the constituent population by providing excellent customer service; promotes the City goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures; maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, client records and City information; and performs related duties as required or assigned.

  • Ensures that job duties are completed in strict adherence to established safe work practices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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. 

Salary range is $40,490.74 - $61,611.89, DOQ, with a competitive benefits package.

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 application, resume and cover letter to Brian Hunt, bhunt@belton.org 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)