Building Inspector

  • CITY OF LOVELAND, COLORADO
  • 500 E. Third Street, Loveland, Colorado
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Building and Safety Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description

Under direct supervision of the Chief Building Official, inspects routine and complex structural systems at various stages of new construction as well as alterations and repairs; ensures compliance with building codes, and general land use standards, acts to protect life and safety of the public concerning work by ensuring compliance with all adopted city, state, and national construction codes. The salary range for this position is $26.64- $40.00 per hour with a hiring range of $26.64 - $33.32, depending on qualifications and experience. Position will close to applicants on: Monday, December 20, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. M.S.T.

As a growing community on the North Front Range, Loveland has embraced many planning and land use challenges, including a strong downtown redevelopment program, affordable and attainable housing initiatives, complete neighborhoods development opportunities, and the accommodation of new residential product types and arrangements, including small lot development, cottages, accessory dwelling units and the expansion of traditional occupancy limitations.

With our office adjacent to the revitalizing downtown, historic neighborhoods and nearby parks and trails, staff has ready access to a variety of attractive amenities. The broader community is known for its beautiful setting, home-grown arts and access to a range of recreational opportunities. We are excited to welcome a new inspector to our team.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Reviews applications and plans during inspections for conformity with all adopted city, state, and national codes, while remaining current with construction technology.
  • Inspects routine and complex structural building systems at various stages of new construction as well as alterations and repairs, sign installations; ensures compliance with zoning and general land use standards; acts to protect life and ensure safety of the public concerning local building codes, by inspecting buildings for compliance with the local, state and national codes.
  • Informs contractor and owners, architects/engineers and designers of non-compliance with codes and specifications through effective communication, both written and verbal.
  • Requests removal of faulty or dangerous installations.
  • Prepares records of inspection activities and prepares reports.
  • Prepares and posts Stop Work notices as required and/or directed.
  • Responds to requests for code-related information from customers and staff members.
  • Represents Building Division at Construction Advisory Board (CAB) meetings as required.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists public with preparation of permits and explains how to comply with ordinances.
  • Consults with the Building Official regarding construction and electrical regulations.
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: None

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge, sufficient to perform essential functions, of city, state, and national and related codes; of methods, materials, and techniques of trade; and of safety practices and precautions. Ability to interpret plans and blue prints, to diagnose hazards and defects, to enforce and maintain regulations fairly and tactfully, and to establish successful working relationships with involved parties. Must possess excellent communication skills, team player and customer service oriented.

Core competencies:
Accountability, Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness

Job specific competencies:
Communication, Job knowledge, Decision making/judgment

Education and/or experience:
Experience is required as listed below to qualify for specific level designation. A combination of verifiable work experience in different aspects of construction and post high school course work in building codes and construction related curriculum may be substituted for experience requirement.

Licensure and/or certifications:
Must possess a valid driver’s license. Certifications are required as listed below to qualify for specific level designation.

Building Inspector – Level 1:
Minimum of two (2) years of municipal building department experience or construction related experience and possession of a Residential or Commercial Building Inspector certification from the ICC within 12 months of hire or possession of State of Colorado Journeyman’s or Master Plumber’s license or Journeyman’s or Master Electrician’s license required. This requires one certification per the salary survey job description

Salary Range: Minimum of pay range to midpoint

Building Inspector – Level 2:
Minimum of three (3) years of municipal building inspection experience and possession of a Commercial Building Inspector certification from the ICC and two of the following required: An additional ICC certification in the building, plumbing or mechanical disciplines or a State of Colorado Journeyman’s or Master Plumber’s license or Journeyman’s or Master Electrician’s license.Requires two certifications

Salary Range: 2nd Quartile to Midpoint of range

Building Inspector – Level 3:
Minimum of five (5) years of municipal building inspection experience and possession of a Commercial Building Inspector certification from the ICC and a minimum of two (2) of the following required: Additional ICC certifications in the building, plumbing or mechanical disciplines or a State of Colorado Journeyman’s or Master Plumber’s license or Journeyman’s or Master Electrician’s license.Requires 3 certifications.

Salary Range: full pay range?

Building Inspector – Level 4:
Minimum of eight (8) years of municipal building inspection experience and possession State of Colorado Journeyman’s or Master Plumber’s license or Journeyman’s or Master Electrician’s license.

Utilize the entire range for Master level Plumber and Electricians based on experience? Do you need any other certifications with the Master licenses?

Material and equipment directly used:
Ladder, vehicle, standard office equipment, computer, telecommunications equipment

Working conditions and physical requirements:
Work is generally performed outside in all types of temperatures. Must be capable of performing on-site field inspections at construction sites and be able to navigate through site and buildings. Walking and climbing on uneven and slippery surfaces in all types of weather conditions. Job safety requires the following abilities: depth perception, balance, stooping, crawling, handling, reaching, color perception, hearing, kneeling, visual acuity and visual discrimination; ability to climb ladders or enter narrow, confined spaces.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

With over 300 days of sunshine, and just 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park in the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home. Known as the Sweetheart City, this vibrant cultural hub is home to nearly 500 sculptures and public art installations, the world-famous Valentine Remail Program, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. The community is bustling with a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene. Enjoy headliner concert and theatre productions, professional hockey events, endless community recreation and open space opportunities, art and sculpture shows, and several local festivals. Loveland also boasts an award-winning golf course and an inclusive library and community center. Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE! In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence, is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. and as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America.

Apply today to join more than 800 employees who work to meet the core values of: Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness. The City of Loveland is a diverse and welcoming community organization and our employees enjoy a competitive benefits program, various opportunities for growth and development, and an exceptional work-life balance.

A vibrant community, surrounded by natural beauty, where you belong!

Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:

  • Two (2) medical plans, Dental, Vision (for self/ spouse/ children)
  • Employee Health & Wellness Center (self/family)
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and medical leave
  • Flexible spending including Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term disability, and voluntary Critical Illness Coverage
  • Retirement 401a, 457, Roth (pre-& post tax) and company match
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary 529 College Invest program
  • Personal and Professional Development opportunities
  • Discounted recreation passes
  • Employee recognition program
  • Exceptional work-life balance
  • Market based pay & regular performance reviews
  • Local Government employment is eligible for Public Loan Forgiveness Program
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Loveland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.

Job Address

500 E. Third Street, Loveland, Colorado 80537 United States View Map