Job Postings

Building Inspector
Neighborhood & Development Services/Neighborhood Services
City of Iowa City

Full Salary Range: $54,350.40 - $68,140.80
One permanent full time position available
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Application deadline is Friday, September 28, 2018.


Under general direction, performs field inspections of all commercial, industrial, institutional and residential structures for compliance with related codes and regulations. Prescribes action for conformance to codes and standards. Assists in the planning and implementation of owner-occupied and rental housing rehabilitation programs. Schedules, conducts and performs field inspections related to commercial, industrial, institutional and residential structures for compliance with codes and regulations. Provides information concerning the housing, building and zoning code enforcement and procedures to the general public and conducts public education and outreach. Attends Board of Appeals hearings and initiates legal action. Testifies and presents evidence on behalf of the City on matters related to housing and building code enforcement. Issues rental permits and closes out open building permits. Investigates and researches vacant and abandoned buildings. Identifies non-compliance issues associated with specifications and the inspected buildings and informs appropriate parties of lack of compliance with City standards; works with other inspectors and City staff regarding compliance issues and interpretation. Meets with building owners, tenants, contractors, developers, architects, general public and homeowners to answer questions concerning code requirements, including pre-design meetings. Meets with Development Services Building Inspectors and Legal, Planning and Engineering departments to answer questions or resolve problems with different properties. Assists with all aspects of rehabilitation projects. Conducts property surveys and processes bid and loan documents. Provides assistance to clients and contractors including outreach and guidance on home repairs and lead paint hazards in home. Assists with the administration of emergency repair, exterior repair, accessibility and energy conservation programs and some comprehensive and rental rehabilitation projects. Surveys dwellings, estimates feasibility and costs of rehabilitation, prepares bid specifications and cost estimates, reviews and evaluates bids and recommends project awards. Monitors construction work and repairs on projects to ensure compliance with all local, state and federal laws, as well as assurance to quality standards. Maintains detailed files for projects. Reviews and monitors all budges and expenditures for each individual project. Creates and prepares loan documents and duties pertaining to loan closings. Reviews and recommends approval of all rehabilitation payments and processes check requests. Prepares rehabilitation reports including expenditures and client characteristics and quarterly Housing and Urban Development contractor reports. Writes detailed construction specifications. Updates and edits construction and program manuals. Interacts with all City departments and divisions concerning development and administration of City ordinances and policies. Answers questions concerning code compliance. Enters information into computer and prepares reports, recommendations and correspondence. Establishes, submits and maintains records and reports on all inspections. Maintains files. Compiles statistical data for inclusion in annual reports. Recruits contractors for rehabilitation program and maintains prospective bidders list. Writes grant applications for housing rehabilitation. Conducts environmental review for all housing rehabilitation projects. Conducts Davis-Bacon interviews for community development projects. Represents the City in appeals of code requirements. Researches plans, standards, specifications and codes, and development of proposed changes. Investigates nuisance complaints. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned.  Minimum education, experience and certification Associate’s degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body or equivalent experience in a related field required. Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body or three years experience in construction/building FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service trades preferred. Experience in construction/building trades preferred. Additional certifications above what is required in position announcement preferred including certified building inspector, certified plans examiner, electrical inspector, plumbing inspector, heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning inspector. Individuals are required to hold International Code Inspector Certification required within 12 months. International Residential Code for one and two family dwellings preferred within 12 months. Certification(s) required as identified in the position vacancy announcement (depending on primary inspection assignment) within one year of hire. Certified Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor certification required within one year of hire if position works within Neighborhood Services division. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check.
Application deadline is Friday, September 28, 2018.
To apply, please visit the City’s Self Services website at to complete the City of Iowa City online employment application. 

To comply with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired will be required to provide verification of identity and employment eligibility per provisions of the Act.  The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Iowa City is a supporter of the National Career Readiness Certificate.

Building Official - Franklin County, Kansas

Under the supervision of the Planning Director, the Building Official is responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of all codes related to building construction, structural installation and demolition as adopted by the Board of County Commissioners for the unincorporated areas of the County.  The Building Official shall have authority to render interpretations of the codes; adopt policies and procedures in order to clarify the application of the codes provided such are in conformance with the intent and purpose of the codes and do not have the effect of waiving requirements provided in the codes.
Franklin County participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS & KP&F).


How to Apply:
Complete On-Line Application at Current Job Openings at

or at  Alternative application available at Human Resources. 

Base Rate:       $21.69 per hour depending on qualifications 

Date Opened:   Tuesday, September 18, 2018 

Date to Close:  Sunday, November 4, 2018 

Hours:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Some Overtime may be required.


Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Additional Information:

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university OR four to five years related experience and/or training OR equivalent combination of education and experience required.  International Code Council (ICC) Certified Building Official (CBO); ICC Combination Residential Inspector and Plans Examiner, and Valid driver’s license required.


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Building Inspector I – City of West Des Moines

Salary / Pay Rate: $50,294 - $70,411/year
Job Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/30/2018
Expire Date: 09/28/2018


Department/Division     Development Services
How to Apply     Must complete online application and apply for position.

A resume must be attached to your online application; however, all sections of the online application must also be filled out completely in order to be considered.
Where to Apply                Online

(A public use computer is available on a first come, first serve basis to apply for positions, located in Human Resources. See contact information provided below)

Deadline to Apply            Friday, September 28, 2018 by 11:59 PM

Rate of Pay         $50,294 - $70,411/Year

Employment Status        FLSA: Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Civil Service Status           This is a Civil Service Position

Overtime             As Required, but not typical

Weekend Work                As Required, but not typical

Tentative Start Date       November, 2018

Job Summary & Requirements  Under the general direction of the Chief Building Official, provides inspections and enforcement of all building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and/or Fire Codes adopted by the City of West Des Moines for, commercial, residential construction, and rental housing.  Provides plan reviews for the above codes, addresses questions and concerns from architects, general contractors, sub-contractors and homeowners concerning code issues.  Advises the public on acceptable, proven corrections to problems found in the field, and seeks compliance with the intent and purpose of model code standards. 

 The primary focus of this position will be inspection of existing rental housing, and will not include new construction inspection for the immediate future.   

 Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent; 2-3 years of additional schooling; 3-5 years of related work experience; and possession of a valid Iowa Driver’s License or evidence of equivalent mobility.

 Certified Building Inspector or similar certification required within 12 months of employment.  

Steps to Apply   Follow ALL of these Steps to Apply: INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

  1. Online Profile: You must complete an online profile. This includes ALL sections of the profile. A link is provided below for the Online Application System.
  2. Attachments: You must attach the following documents to your profile under the "My Attachments" section:
  3. Resume
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Supplemental Questionnaire (Link provided below) Your completed responses MUST be attached to your online profile under the "My Attachments" section in either a Microsoft Word or PDF format before the posted deadline. Late attachments will NOT be accepted.
  6. Applying for Position: Once you have completed your profile, you MUST then apply for the position (The link to Apply is located on the right side of the main menu. An email will be sent confirming you have applied. It will also be displayed in the “My Application History” section).


All steps MUST be completed before the posted deadline to be considered for this position. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616.

Civil Service Exam            Applicants that submit all of the required application materials, meet the minimum requirements, and pass the supplemental questionnaire will be invited to the Oral Boards. Qualified candidates will be notified of their interview date and time via e-mail.

To be considered for placement on the certified list, applicants must successfully complete each step of the examination process.

Physical/Drug Test           Post offer, pre-employment drug test required.

Contact Information
Human Resources, 2nd floor
4200 Mills Civic Parkway
PO Box 65320
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265-0320
515-273-0601 (FAX)
Application System         City of West Des Moines Online Application System

Application Materials & Related Documents        Full Job Description

You will need to complete an online profile and apply for this position online. There are Instruction Sheets under the Employment section of our City website as well as a number of topics in our FAQ section. If after reviewing these help guides you still need additional help, please visit or contact Human Resources 515-222-3616.

If you are currently employed with or you have been employed with the City since July 2009 (in any capacity), do NOT create a new profile.  Contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616 for instructions on how to log in.

**If you have applied for a position with the City of West Des Moines since July 2009, please refer to the instruction sheets listed above.**


City of Rock Island
Chief Building Official - Inspections
The City of Rock Island currently has an opening for the position listed below. As a part of our affirmative action efforts we are asking your help in referring to us any interested individuals who meet the minimum requirements.
POSITION TITLE: Chief Building Official
SALARY RANGE: $61,648.00 - $95,636.00
Minimum Requirements: This is a responsible technical, administrative, and management work involving all activities of the Inspection Division of the Community and Economic Development Department. Serves as the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for all Building Code matters. Work involves the supervision of staff in the Inspection Division; final reviews of plans and specifications for all building construction or repairs to ensure compliance with all building codes and ordinances; performs inspection work; investigates and follows up on complaints regarding building and other property related ordinances. Work includes considerable contact with the general public, contractors, engineers and architects. Work is performed and reviewed by the Department Director. Graduation from a four-year college/university with major course work in civil or structural engineering, architecture, or related field; thorough experience in construction; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must pass a background check, substance screening, physical exam. Selected candidate must meet residency requirement which includes a ten mile radius on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities within one year of hire date. For full job description details and to be considered for the position you must apply online at Applications will be accepted continuously. EOE
Personal Leave
Paid Holidays
Accumulated Sick Leave
Paid vacation
Longevity Pay
Health, Dental & Vision
Employee Discounts
Disability Insurance
All persons interested in this position should apply online at
For questions, please call (309) 732-2058 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.


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