BUILDING INSPECTOR III/IV

  • Full Time
  • Thornton, CO
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Website City of Thornton

City of Thornton

*Journeyman or Mater Electrician license preferred for this position*
Under specified supervision, performs technical inspections to ensure that buildings
constructed, repaired, and remodeled are in compliance with City code and safety regulations.
Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from level I
or, when filled from the outside, require previous and directly related experience.
Building Inspector III:
Under direction, this is the journey-level class in the Building Inspector series. Incumbents
assigned to this class are expected to perform the full range of inspection work assigned to this
class and to work with considerable independence and initiative. Incumbents receive minimal
instruction or assistance. May train less experienced inspectors.
Building Inspector IV:
Under direction, this is the master-level position in the Building Inspector series. Incumbents
assigned to this class are expected to perform the full range of more complex inspection work
assigned to this class, exercising independent judgment and decision making. May train less
experienced inspectors and exercise functional supervision.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the
following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE
ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in
this class.)
Inspects new construction during various stages of construction and remodeling to ensure
compliance with one or more of the uniform building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical
codes.
Responds to questions and provides information about construction site inspections and work
found not to be in compliance with plans or one or more codes. Investigates violations and
complaints.
Schedules appointments, maintain files, retrieves data and prepares reports.

Explains and interprets requirements and restrictions; answers questions and provides
information about safety standards inherent in construction codes. Reviews new materials and
methods used in building construction.
Studies code and ordinance changes. Applies new codes and other building inspection
regulations.
Works with customers to explore alternative construction or remodeling methods which comply
with the intent of the code.
Explains, interprets and applies the City Cross Connection Control Ordinance within the context
of state and federal environmental regulations.
May issue stop work orders for non-compliance.
May assist the public in correcting cross connections of plumbing to prevent backflow.
Inspects commercial and residential backflow devices to ensure that they meet proper
installation standards.
May provide functional supervision or train less experienced inspectors on inspection
procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Building Inspector III:
Three years of building inspection experience. Equivalent combinations of education and
experience may be considered.

Building Inspector IV:
Seven years of build ing inspection experience. Equivalent combinations of education and
experience may be considered.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe d riving record required for all levels.

Building Inspector III:
Building, Mechanical and Plumbing Inspection Certificates; or State of Colorado Master
Electrician or Plumber License.

Building Inspector IV:
Building, Mechanical a nd Plumbing Inspection Certificates; and Electrical, Plans Examiner, Light
Commercial Combination or Fire Inspector Certificate.