Building Inspector

  • City of Grand Prairie, TX
  • Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Building and Safety Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $39,689.31 - $60,639.49 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to inspect new and existing structures for compliance with the latest adopted codes and ordinances to safeguard the public safety, health, and general welfare within the built environment. This includes but is not limited to conducting inspections in the following disciplines: Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical, and Structural. This is accomplished by performing field "Site" inspections; documenting inspections; investigating compliance concerns; administers and interprets applicable sections of adopted codes and ordinances. Other duties include driving to job sites; writing field reports; and interacting and providing customer service to all affected parties including but not limited to citizens, contractors, builders, developers, owners, and other city employees. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.

This position has responsibilities that require lifting to 20 pounds on occasion.

  • Work utilizing computer system to obtain requested inspections for workday to schedule, route and perform
  • Perform site inspections for new and existing residences, commercial, multi-family projects and all associated structures as part of construction projects to ensure work done is in compliance with adopted codes and ordnances.
  • Complete inspection results of inspections by entering inspection information into computer system; tracking inspections; writing field reports as needed.
  • Driving to and from job sites.
  • Administers and interprets applicable sections of the adopted codes and ordinances.
  • Respond to concerns and inquiries from citizens, contractors, builders, engineers, and other entities on all aspects of building inspection including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, mechanical, structural and ordinances.
  • All other duties as assigned by a supervisor/manager within your department/division.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may qualify. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

  • Education: Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.
  • Experience: Over two years up to and including four years.
  • Licenses: Valid Class C Driver's License required
  • Certifications Required: State Plumbing Inspectors License within one year of employment.
  • Preference given to Candidates with applicable ICC Certifications.
  • Reading: Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • Math: Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions, and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • Writing: Basic - Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • Managerial: Receives limited direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment according to his or her own judgment, requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary. The assignment may be reviewed upon completion. Performance is reviewed periodically.
  • Budget Responsibility: N/A
  • Supervisory / Organizational Control: No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.
  • Complexity: Work is governed by broad instructions, objectives, and policies. Requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent analytical and evaluative judgment.
  • Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills: Persuasion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions


Job Address

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