IABO- Building Inspector Posting- City of Urbandale

4/1/2015 9:07:42 AM

invites applications for the position of:
Building Inspector


$21.89 - $32.83 Hourly
$1,750.96 - $2,626.50 Biweekly
$45,525.00 - $68,289.00 Annually


OPENING DATE: 03/31/15

CLOSING DATE: 04/14/15 11:59 PM



Under the general direction of the Building Official, provides inspections and enforcement of all building, housing, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, energy and handicap accessibility codes adopted by the City for industrial, commercial and residential construction.  May provide plan reviews for the above codes, addresses questions and concerns from architects, general contractors, sub-contractors and homeowners concerning code issues.  May represent the City during pre-construction, project update, and pre-final meetings with construction supervisors, design professionals, and project owners.   Advises the public on code compliant solutions to problems found in the field, and seeks compliance with the intent and purpose of model code and standards. May administer and enforce the Sign Ordinance, and/or the Zoning Ordinance including investigation and responding to nuisance complaints.  May administer and enforce the Rental Housing Code including conducting required inspections, ensuring the minimum standards are met, and responding to sanitary and safety issues.
The position of Building Inspector is approved for Fiscal Year 2015/16. The start date will be July 1, 2015 or after.



• May provide residential plan review for building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and/or fire codes.
• Performs field inspections and provides code requirement interpretations relating to building (structural, framing, footings, etc.), plumbing (utility, sanitary, storm sewer, etc.), electrical, and mechanical (HVAC, venting, gas line, etc.) for commercial and/or residential construction to ensure compliance with adopted building codes and ordinances.  This includes new construction, remodeling, additions, rehabs, rental properties and/or other structures (fences, garages, storage sheds, etc.).
• Ensures that Special Inspection reports are submitted as required.
• Assists, consults and informs architects, engineers, contractors, builders and homeowners providing code related interpretations and education. 
• Enforces site plan requirements to ensure the construction complies with the zoning and engineering requirements regarding location and size, consults and coordinates with the Planning Division and\or Engineering\Public Works Department.
• Provides updates to the Building Official and inspection team regarding critical or controversial determinations made during on-site inspections or plan review, which may require further review or an official administrative policy to maintain consistency.
• May administer and enforce nuisance ordinances including responding to complaints.
• May administer and enforce the Rental Housing Code by arranging/conducting inspections, keeping accurate records, billing owners/landlords and conducting re-inspections.
• Maintains accurate records of all inspections and correspondence including, but not limited to, construction permits, property activity, code violations, and contractor licensing and schedules appointments as required.
• Ensures the collection of fees.
• Assures that all work performed meets the City’s standards for customer service, accuracy, quality, and efficiency.
• Assures that the City’s mission, goals and objectives are fully supported and initiated.
• Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Periodic Job Duties/Responsibilities
• May serve as a member of the Safety Committee
• May be required to attend and report at Board meetings as assigned by the Building Official
• Visually checks storm and sanitary sewer structures and existing sidewalks located in construction areas to determine possible damage caused by construction activities.
• Compiles various reports as required.



• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Two (2)  years of additional schooling in construction management or technology, engineering, architecture or related field or 3 years of inspection, plan review or applicable construction experience.

• Valid Iowa Driver’s license
• Certified Residential and Commercial Electrical Inspector by the International Code Council (ICC) within 12 months of employment. (ICC #E1 & #E2)
• Certified Residential and Commercial Building Inspector by the (ICC) within eighteen months of employment (ICC # B1 & #B2)
• Other certifications as required for area of expertise within 18 months of employment.



Civil Service score will consist of a written test and scored panel interview, each with a minimum score of 70% and each weighted equally. Candidates with the top ten passing scores on the written test will be invited to the scored interview. Candidates invited to testing will be notified of testing dates/locations via www.governmentjobs.com notifications.

Pre-employment drug screen required.

NOTE: Persons with disabilities must submit requests for ADA accommodations
to the Human Resources Department, in writing, prior to the application deadline. EOE



3600 86th St.
Urbandale, IA 50322

Position #15-Bldg Insp-01