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Ouray County, Colorado

Salary: $53,506 – $60,256


Ouray County is located in southwest Colorado and encompasses a diverse landscape, including the headwaters of the Uncompahgre River in the high country of the San Juan Mountains, the broad mesas of the Uncompahgre Plateau region, and the valley of the Uncompahgre River. The county covers 542 square miles, has a population of approximately 4,800 residents, and has two incorporated municipalities: the City of Ouray, the county seat, and the Town of Ridgway. Visitors from around the world are drawn to Ouray County for its history, natural beauty, and variety of outdoor activities.


Ouray County’s Land Use Department is responsible for the planning and building functions in Ouray County. Ouray County has adopted the 2018 International Building Code, 2018 International Code, and the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code. Working under the supervision of the Planning Director, the Building Inspector performs a variety of tasks associated with advanced, technical building inspections and preliminary plans examining work. This position is also responsible for the enforcement of building codes, regulations and ordinances for both residential and commercial construction.


Candidates must have a high school degree or GED, and 3-5 years of experience working as a building inspector or in a related field. A bachelor’s degree or significant college coursework in engineering or a similar field is preferred. The selected candidate must possess or be able to obtain a valid Colorado Driver’s License.


For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on “Open Recruitments” and then click the position title. To apply, click on “Apply Online” and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Ouray County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: May 30, 2021 (open until filled).

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