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Building Inspector I or II

at Arapahoe County Sheriff

Pay: $22.63 to $38.01/hour
$22.63 - $38.01
Posted: 6/22/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2800287

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Arapahoe County's Public Works and Development (PWD) Department is an American Public Works Association Accredited Agency, the first County in Colorado to obtain this status.  Within PWD, we are seeking a Building Inspector to join our team in the Building Division.  We are seeking a highly motivated individual with commitment to excellence and a desire to serve Arapahoe County through this technical position.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, meaningful work, and a flexible and supportive work environment.
Some of the benefits of working for PWD include:

  • 15 days (120 hours) of paid vacation per year
  • 12 paid holidays (96 hours) and 1 additional floating holiday (8 hours) per year
  • 12 days (96 hours) of paid sick leave per year
  • Flexible work schedules available
  • Training and development opportunities to help you grow in your professional career
  • Comprehensive health insurance and retirement plan - see benefits tab for more detail
The Building Inspector performs technical and specialized structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing inspection of new buildings and remodels/repairs to existing structures to ensure compliance with established standards and ordinances, codes, rules, and regulations.  This posting is for a combination Building Inspector who will perform inspections in multiple areas.  
For recruiting purposes, this position is being posted as both a Building Inspector I and II.  Candidates will be considered for the highest level for which they qualify.  The pay range for a Building Inspector I is $22.63 to $33.95 and for a Building Inspector II is $25.34 to $38.01.

  • This posting initially closed on June 12th but has been reopened. If you applied under that previous posting, your application is still under consideration and you do not need to reapply.


The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.

The primary responsibilities of the Building Inspector I and II as follows, with the Building Inspector II performing these functions with a higher level of independence and across multiple disciplines:

  • Performs inspections of buildings to confirm that the construction is in accordance with the submitted plans, codes, and regulations enforced by the County; reviews submitted plans for code compliance, reads / interprets blueprints, and inspects construction activities to ensure it is built in a safe manner and in accordance with the adopted codes, the plans, and specifications.
  • Provides advanced advice to construction industry professionals concerning building modifications/corrections, prepares notices of correction once in progress, and notifies builders and owners of corrections.
  • Reviews quality of materials and methods of construction; posts "Stop Work" orders at construction sites where permits are absent or work is not up to code; and maintains records of inspections and results and posts Dangerous Building notices.
  • Answers inquiries and technical questions posed by contractors, engineers, architects, and property owners; investigates complaints and citizen requests on construction; answers questions concerning code interpretation or inspection techniques; assists in the issuance, inspections, case tracking, and final resolution of Building Violations and Stop Work notices.
  • Assists in the training of new inspectors and provides ongoing education to outside professionals within the construction industry.
  • Assists front office staff and plan review staff as needed due to workload or available staffing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Knowledge of construction practices, procedures, and materials.
  • Knowledge of codes, laws, regulations, and resolutions related to construction.
  • Knowledge of proper inspection methods.
  • Knowledge of safety rules, regulations, and practices.
  • Ability to effectively read blue prints and interpret plans and specifications.
  • Ability to prepare detailed inspection reports and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to understand and interpret written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to calmly and effectively work through and resolve issues pertaining to angry or upset clientele.
  • Ability to operate a computer and to learn/use new systems related to permitting, documents, and email and communications systems.

  • Service First
  • Excellent Quality
  • Responsive Government
  • Visionary Thinking
  • Innovation
  • Caring Leadership
  • Effective Communication
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Respect for Others
  • Safety
  • Teamwork



Building Inspector I:

  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • 5+ years of experience as a skilled craft worker is required.
  • Previous inspections experience is preferred.
  • Supervisory or project management experience within the construction industry is preferred.

Building Inspector II:
  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • 8+ years of experience as a skilled craft worker is required.
  • Previous inspections experience is preferred.
  • Supervisory or project management experience within the construction industry is preferred.

An equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job may be considered.

  • This Combination Building Inspector position requires professional license issued by the State of Colorado at the time of hire as either (1) an active Journeyman Wireman or Master Electrician License OR (2) an active Plumbing Journeyman or Master License.
  • In addition to an electrical or plumbing license, relevant certifications at the time of hire are preferred.  These certifications include but are not limited to:
    • Residential Building Inspector ICC B1
    • Commercial Building Inspector ICC B2
    • Residential Mechanical ICC M1
    • Commercial Mechanical ICC M2

  • Successful completion of pre-employment background and motor vehicle checks is required.
  • Possession of a valid Colorado Class "R" driver's license or the ability to obtain within two (2) weeks of appointment is required.
  • The applicant selected for this position must be willing and able to respond to after-hours calls where structures within the County may have become compromised, typically at the request of the local Fire Authority and/or Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office. This on-call status is assigned on a rotating basis within the structural group. This is mandatory part of this position.

Supplemental Information


  • Work is performed outdoors on construction sites with short periods of time required daily in a standard office environment for job scheduling and records management. Routinely exposed to adverse weather conditions, construction site hazards such as electrical, chemical and fiber exposure, and hazards associated with continually driving from one inspection site to another.

The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.
  • Spends 25% of the time sitting and 75% of the time either standing or walking.
  • Occasionally lifts, carries, pulls or pushes up to 40 lbs.
  • Uses cart, dolly, or other equipment to carry in excess of 50 lbs.
  • Approximately 30%-50% of time climbs, stoops, kneels, balances, reaches, crawls and crouches while performing work duties.
  • Verbal and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication through automated devices, such as telephones, radios, and similar; and in public meetings and personal interactions.
  • Constant use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of automated office machinery or equipment.
  • Visual capacity enabling constant use of computer or other work related equipment.

Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.
Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

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