Building Inspector I
Company: City of Boise
Posted on: September 14, 2023
Building Inspector I
Building Inspector I
$22.33 - $24.50 Hourly
Full Time Regular
9/25/2023 12:00 PM Mountain
Planning and Development Services (PDS) consists of four
interconnected divisions that work to ensure a safe, livable, and
economically viable community. Through robust building compliance,
current and long-term city planning and transportation planning,
housing and community development, and collaborative administration
and operations, PDS is committed to "Building Boise Together."
Building Inspector I provides a full range of skilled building code
inspection and review services for all types of residential and
commercial construction projects. Responsible for verifying
buildings in the process of construction meet current building
codes, selected zoning requirements, specifications, plans, and
permit requirements Works independently while making decisions that
require technical discretion and sound judgment. Work is performed
under general supervision.
+ Conducts inspections on building projects with City-issued
building permits. Inspects buildings in the process of construction
or renovation from beginning to end, to be in compliance with
currently adopted building codes and city ordinances. Performs
structural framing inspections of floors, walls, and roof systems.
Inspects structures for energy code compliance with the
International Energy Conservation Code and other recognized energy
codes. Verifies structures under construction are in compliance
with city-reviewed construction documents. Inspects complex
engineered systems specific to the building and its use. Interprets
building code provisions to verify code compliance. Inspects
conditions of buildings before occupancy, and determines when a
certificate of occupancy can be issued. Coordinates and verifies
final approval of all other trades, all jurisdictional ordinances,
and life safety provisions of the International Building Codes.
+ Reviews and processes all deferred plan submittals. Conducts
minor residential field plan reviews of construction plans and
documents for compliance with all adopted building codes and city
ordinances. Documents inspections and field plan review
modifications and any other code provisions that need to be
corrected in department permit tracking software.
+ Serves as the primary point of contact in the field to
facilitate, conduct, and manage project scope from permit issuance
to completion. Conducts pre-construction meetings with the public
and various city officials. Advises designers, contractors, and
property owners on code requirements, and City procedures.
Facilitates the resolution of plan, code, and building
deficiencies. Collaborates with other city personnel to confirm
final project approvals before issuing a certificate of occupancy.
Resolves conflicts and communicates options for code
+ Conducts enforcement activities to ensure compliance with City
Codes. Investigates existing residential construction regarding
complaints per the uniform housing code. Researches, records, and
writes reports pertaining to enforcement of building codes. Issues
correction notices and stop-work orders. Under the direction of the
Building Inspection Supervisor, assists in the issuance of
citations and other legal notices and orders listing deficiencies
in code compliance and providing deadlines for mitigation of code
+ Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job
description restricts management's right to assign or reassign
duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training
High school diploma or equivalent plus prior two years experience
inspecting residential or commercial projects for building and
energy code compliance as a Building Inspector or experience in the
construction trade with these types of projects, or an equivalent
combination of education and/or experience.
+ The International Residential Code (IRC)
+ International Building Code (IBC)
+ and International Existing Building Code (IEBC) knowledge of
local ordinance amendments and codes
+ construction materials and properties
+ construction trade and common practices
+ time management principles
+ advanced customer service principles
+ International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and various energy
code certification requirements and other green or environmental
+ current word processing, database, email, and internet computer
+ communicate effectively with others, including people who are
angry, hostile or confused
+ maintain composure and exercise sound judgment in adverse
+ work independently with limited oversight from the supervisor and
complete assignments in a timely fashion
+ Read and interpret building plans
+ develop innovative and equitable solutions to complicated code
+ Interpret and effectively explain residential and commercial
building code requirements, relevant standards, and problems with
architectural and structural plans to other city staff, owners,
contractors, building tenants, and designers
+ display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all
levels of City employees, the general public, and other
+ Communicate effectively in the English language at a level
necessary for efficient job performance
+ complete assignments in a timely fashion
+ understand and comply with all rules, policies, and
+ maintain prompt and regular attendance
+ and perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by
an authorized employee, supervisor, and/or manager with or without
a reasonable accommodation.
Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have
an acceptable driving record.
Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training
Three years prior experience in the construction trade or as a
Building Inspector and hold Current International Code counsels
(ICC) certifications as a residential and Commercial Building
Licensing And Other Requirements
Valid driver's license.
Have or obtain International Code Council (ICC) certification as a
Residential Building Inspector within 6 months.
Applicants must be able to pass:
City of Boise background check processes which include a criminal
history check and reference checks in accordance with the City of
Boise Hiring Process Regulation
Driving Record Check
The physical effort characteristics and working environment
described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently
lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifting/carrying
up to 35 pounds. Also, the employee is frequently pushing/pulling
up to 10 pounds and occasionally pushing/pulling up to 35 pounds.
The noise level is occasionally moderate and rarely loud. Work
includes the sensory ability to talk, hear, and touch. Work in this
position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral
vision, and depth perception. Employees will sit, stand, walk,
stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, climb and balance.
Position requires hand/finger dexterity.
The work environment will include inside conditions, outdoor
weather conditions, extreme temperatures, wet and humid conditions,
and areas of dust, odors, mist, and gases or other airborne matter.
Employees are exposed to mechanical and electrical hazards, and
work in/at heights and confined spaces. Employees will also drive a
vehicle as part of this position. Hazards associated with all
conditions at construction sites for new and existing buildings in
varying stages of completion: heavy equipment, falling hazards,
open excavations, and temporary safety installations.
Top talent deserves top-notch benefits. The City is among the best
in the Treasure Valley when it comes to the benefits and perks we
offer our employees.
Most positions are eligible for the general benefits listed here;
firefighters, police officers, senior managers, command staff, and
directors may be offered other benefit plans.
Healthcare- ZERO premium medical coverage for you and your
+ Low-cost dental and vision options.
+ Post-employment health savings account.
Retirement and Investment Plans:
+ PERSI retirement benefits
+ 401(k) or 457b pre-tax investment options with employer
+ 457b Roth after-tax investment options with no match
+ Up to $500 cash per year for participants.
+ Alternative transportation incentives.
Paid Leave City employees receive generous paid leave:
+ 8 hours of vacation per month, and this increases the longer you
stay with the City
+ 11 paid holidays every year
+ 8 hours of sick leave per month
+ Six weeks Parental Leave
Life & Long Term Disability:
+ Basic Life insurance at no cost to you
+ Long Term Disability insurance at no cost to you
Other optional benefits:
+ Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts
+ Supplemental Life Insurance
+ Supplemental Disability Insurance
+ Tuition reimbursement
+ Free local bus pass
+ Corporate discount programs
+ Employee Assistance Program for short-term counseling on work,
family, finances, and personal issues.
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