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.


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.


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, 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)