Building Inspector / Plans Examiner

Website Park County Building Department

General Description:  Under supervision from the Director of Development Services or Designee, the Building Inspector/Plans Examiner 1)performs inspections and evaluations of new and existing building construction, and 2)reviews plans and specifications for construction projects, to ensure compliance with building codes and other applicable regulations.

Essential Duties:

  • Inspect buildings during construction to ensure compliance with the building code, other applicable regulations, and approved plans and specifications
  • Inspect existing buildings to determine if hazardous or illegal conditions exist relating to structures and their use
  • Assist and advise the general public in matters relating to construction and code requirements
  • Process building permit applications
  • Investigate complaints regarding nuisances and land use violations
  • Issue notices to correct code violations; issue “stop work” notices; and testify in court regarding violations, if necessary
  • Assist and advise architects, designers, contractors and owners on code and design requirements for residential and commercial structures
  • Assist building inspectors on difficult or unusual code requirements for residential and commercial structures
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports of plan checking procedures
  • Prepare written reports, documentation and correspondence;
  • Obtain and track information in the County’s permit database, which may be accessed from the office or remotely
  • Track maintenance of county vehicle and keep vehicle clean
  • Support team members and the over-all goals of Development Services
  • May be required to respond to emergency events
  • Other duties as assigned

The job location is based in Fairplay, Colorado although travel throughout the county is required for inspections.

High school diploma or GED
Minimum 3 years of experience in the trades or professions directly associated with the structural aspects of building construction
Building inspection experience or supplemental education in applicable engineering or construction technology subjects may be substituted for trade or professional experience; Any person who possesses current certification as a building inspector by IRC/IBC shall be deemed to have satisfied the technical requirements for the position
Valid Colorado Driver’s License
Must pass background check
Special Requirements
Must obtain IRC building inspector certification within six months of appointment
Must obtain IBC building inspector certification within one year of appointment
Miscellaneous Information
Park County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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