Condemnation/Demolition Inspector

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 19, 2022
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections

Job Description

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A Condemnation/Demolition Inspector examines buildings and structures to determine existing violations of the building codes and to define improvements necessary to bring structures into compliance that are considered a nuisance, dangerous, or abandoned. Additionally, Condemnation/Demolition Inspectors condemn and demolish structures that fail to comply within the time frame required in accordance with established procedures. Condemnation/Demolition Inspectors perform various administrative tasks (e.g., review forms, mail notices, write reports) related to condemnation/demolition inspections and procedures. The completion and quality of work is reviewed by the Chief Condemnation/Demolition Coordinator through monitoring performance and total results achieved.

  • Reviews and prioritizes requests for condemnation/demolition inspections and required follow-up inspections.
  • Conducts condemnation and demolition inspections to ensure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.
  • Completes write-ups of inspected properties and forwards write-ups to administrative staff for entry into tracking program (Tidemark).
  • Analyses inspection results to determine if structure should be condemned or if rehabilitation is possible.
  • Contacts owners of properties set for demolition through tax assessor's records or other means to inform them of demolition plans.
  • Conducts final post-demolition inspection to ensure soil is free of debris, the soil has been properly landscaped/compacted, and grass seeds have been spread.
  • Performs administrative tasks related to condemnation/demolition inspections and procedures.
  • Maintains inspector's job sheet and daily report to document actions taken in field and time spent on sites.


The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board’s job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.
  • Driver's license.
  • Experience or coursework involving reading diagrams, blueprints, maps, graphs, charts, etc.
  • Experience in all phases of the construction of commercial or residential projects (i.e., gas, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry).

  • State of Alabama Asbestos certification.
  • Experience working as a building inspector in local government.
  • Experience in the construction of residential and non-residential structures.
  • Experience using computer software applications (e.g., CRM 311, Advantage Tidemark, Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, etc.).

  • Adaptability & Flexibility.
  • Computer & Technology Operations.
  • Heavy Equipment & Vehicle Use.
  • Mathematical & Statistical Skills.
  • Oral Communication & Comprehension.
  • Physical Abilities.
  • Planning & Organizing.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making.
  • Professionalism & Integrity.
  • Psychomotor Abilities.
  • Researching & Referencing.
  • Reviewing, Inspecting & Auditing.
  • Self-Management & Initiative.
  • Sensory Abilities.
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal.
  • Technical & Job-Specific Knowledge.
  • Technical Skills.
  • Written Communication & Comprehension.

  • Knowledge of basic residential, commercial and industrial construction materials.
  • Knowledge of building construction material costs and estimating techniques.
  • Knowledge of construction materials and methods (e.g., egress, square footage, occupancy, exit capacity) of one or more construction trades.
  • Knowledge of construction trade terminology (electrical, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry).
  • Knowledge of field inspection procedures and techniques.
  • Knowledge of potential environmental hazards in building construction (i.e., lead paint, mold, mildew, etc.).
  • Knowledge of software that documents and tracks various work activities and provision of services, including handling of customer complaints, completing. service requests, managing service provider schedules, and producing descriptive summary reports (e.g., Medsphere, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Incode, WebQA, etc.).
  • Knowledge of the Erosion Control, Sediment Control, and Storm Water Management ordinance.


Work is conducted both indoors in an office setting as well as regular field visits to external places of business, residence, or construction worksites.


Job involves moderate physical exertion required for occasional prolonged periods of lifting, carrying, balancing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Work may involve occasional lifting of items or objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.


Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at, or by accessing the "Request for Accommodation" form through the following website:


The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Birmingham, Alabama United States View Map