Combination Inspector

Website Grand County Department of Community Development

Grand County has an opening for a Combination Building Inspector. You would have the chance to join a dynamic team that is highly respected within the building community. Customer service is valued and we emphasize service that is accurate, consistent and timely.


Due to the nature of our county, currently the majority of our building and septic permits are issued for residential projects. You would be asked to inspect all phases of construction (except electrical) as well as septic systems. Our department is part of the Office of Community Development and we work closely with the Planning and Zoning Department.


Our department is small enough to provide face-to-face public service. In response to a rapidly increasing demand for our services, we are implementing procedures to streamline the building permit application process. You would have the opportunity to help make this process an effective tool that serves the needs of our clients as well as our own office.


Grand County has nearly unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. It is a large county with several communities that are distinct in what they offer for options in housing, eating, shopping and recreation. There are two school districts within the county, both of which have earned awards for excellence.


Inspects new and existing buildings and structures in municipalities contracted to the County Building Department and in unincorporated areas of the County to enforce conformance to County building codes and standards by performing the following duties.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. .
 Inspects residential, commercial, industrial, and other buildings during and after construction to ensure that construction components meet provisions of County building and safety standards and adopted International Codes to include:
 International Residential Code
 International Building Code
 International Plumbing Code
 International Mechanical Code
 International Code for the abatement of Dangerous Buildings
 Sewage disposal guidelines
 Other applicable International Codes.
 Conducts surveys of existing buildings to determine absence of hazardous conditions.
 Identifies and reports potential zoning violations to the County Planning and Zoning Department.
 Identifies building code violations, prepares and posts correction notices and “stop work” action and issues notices for corrections to persons responsible for conformance.
 Obtains evidence and prepares reports concerning violations which have not been corrected.
 Interprets legal requirements and recommends compliance procedures to contractors, craftworkers, and owners.
 Keeps inspection records and prepares case histories for use by the County Attorney in the event of legal action.
 Assists the public with matters regarding building construction and inspection and explains and interprets codes.
 Provides technical assistance in Grand County building and remodeling projects as directed by the Building Official.
 Maintains technical currency by reviewing building, plumbing, and codes adopted by the County as well as County amendments.
 Performs other duties as assigned.
OTHER DUTIES: Other duties as assigned.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Any combination of education and experience or equivalent to one year certificate from college or technical school in building construction; or three years of related experience and/or training in construction and design. Building, plumbing and mechanical experience preferred. Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license.

Application Submittal Information:
Please send completed applications and resumes to Colleen Reynolds, Grand County Human Resources, PO Box 264, Hot Sulphur Springs CO 80451 or email to [email protected] For more information, please call 970-725-3047. Application can be accessed off of the County’s website (

Position Information:
Full time position
Full benefits position
Grade 56a, minimum rate = $47,394 annual; $24.305/hour