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CODE INSPECTOR II (BUILDING INSPECTOR)
To save lives and property by providing quality and effective inspection and code enforcement services to the community. To provide a high level of inspection and enforcement services that follow Development Department and City, codes, policies, and objectives; while providing the citizens and contractors of the community high quality service.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Performs inspection responsibilities in the following areas: Building Codes and Standards, Electrical Codes and Standards, Plumbing Codes and Standards, Mechanical Codes and Standards, and Dangerous Building Codes and Standards. General field inspections to determine code compliance with the City’s adopted codes and ordinances. Enforce code and permit compliance as required. Receive and investigate code and permit complaints and prepare written reports as needed. Interpret and explain building ordinances, codes, and regulations to builders, contractors, homeowners, etc. and as it pertains to inspection duties. Inspect dangerous or substandard structures and prepare report for purposes of condemnation and compliance actions. Review plans and specifications for all new constructions and alterations for compliance with adopted codes. Prepare written reports of findings and initiates letters to occupants and owners ordering correction. Review the City’s adopted Codes and ordinances and make recommendations for adoption. Understand and follow oral and written instructions and orders. Wear all required personal protection equipment and visually assess involvement in situations to assure personal safety. Participate in classes and on-going training sessions relative to the Code Inspection Division; obtain and maintain level of proficiency specified and required for position. Read and study inspection training material and literature to stay abreast of new and/or updated rules and regulations. Perform work within the scope of the currently adopted codes and standards. Work with the Construction Board of Appeals. Provide support / assistance to Code Inspector I as needed or required. Assist and perform rental and nuisance inspections and enforcement as needed or required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience: Five years’ experience in active code enforcement and/or construction experience required.
Minimum Training: High school diploma/GED required plus formal training in administration of building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and related codes required. Training in utilization of testing and monitoring equipment desired. License or Certificate: Valid Iowa Driver’s License required. Building Inspector’s Certification - International Code Council (ICC) required, or the ability to obtain certification within 18 months of employment. Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Certifications - International Code Council (ICC); within 24 months of employment. Must live in Iowa within fifteen air miles of the Burlington city limits or in Des Moines County. Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen and physical.
HOURLY WAGE
Starting: $50,021 – $57,524 DOQ, with full benefit package.
HOW TO APPLY
Complete job description and Application are available at www.burlingtoniowa.org
or in person during business hours at:
City Hall, City Clerk’s office-2nd Floor, 400 Washington St, Burlington, IA.
Position will be open until filled.

THE CITY OF BURLINGTON DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES

The City of Indianola is currently welcoming applications for the position of Building and Zoning Official.

The City of Indianola (pop. 14,278) is a growing community with a historic downtown, located approximately 15 minutes south of Des Moines.  It is a safe community with Midwestern values, friendly people and excellent schools.  Indianola, which is home to Simpson College, the world-renowned Des Moines Metro Opera and the National Balloon Museum and U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame, is known for its excellent access to outdoor activities, a nice trail system, five major parks and two golf courses.  The community welcomes thousands of visitors annually who come to Indianola to enjoy major events such as the National Balloon Classic, Bike Night, the Warren County Fair and other events. 

This position is responsible for a number of tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Ensures the enforcement of Federal, State and local ordinances and codes related to commercial and residential construction, zoning administration and fire protection through building inspection, permit issuance, plan check and related code enforcement activities.
  • Resolves difficult and complex building and code compliance problems, meeting with developers, contractors, architects, engineers and home owners as necessary.
  • Conducts and provides coordination of the building inspection process and code enforcement process.


For a full job description, please visit the City’s website a thttp://indianolaiowa.gov/jobs.aspx

The successful candidate will have:

  • A high school diploma or GED. 
  • Three (3) years experience in building construction including electrical, mechanical and plumbing work or any combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Certification by a recognized organization (I.C.B.O or I.C.C desired) as a building plans examiner, inspector and building official for a variety of municipal plumbing, mechanical, electrical, zoning and building codes, or the ability to obtain certifications within eighteen (18) months of employment.

The salary range for this position is $26.72/hour - $34.410/hour.  The City offers an excellent benefits package.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer drug screening and background check.  Position is open until filled.

To apply, submit a resume and application to Human Resources at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A copy of the application and job description can be found on the right under "Attached Files."

The City of Indianola is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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