Combination Inspector

Website Town of Frederick

Local Government


The mission of every employee at the Town of Frederick is to “Foster an Exceptional and Inclusive Community that is Built on What Matters”. Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the Town’s core values of Family, Respect, Empowerment, and Dedication.


This position supports the goals of the Community and Economic Development Department, which plans, promotes, and sustains an attractive and high-quality living and working environment by facilitating appropriate land use and infrastructure decisions ensuring that the community continues to develop in a safe, aesthetically pleasing and sustainable manner.



The Combination Inspector will support the initiatives of the Building Division and Community and Economic Development Department. This position will operate as a team member and work individually on a variety of projects, and on some occasions will function as a project lead. The ideal candidate will be effective and thrive in a relationship building role while also exemplifying the FRED values of the Town.


The Combination Inspector serves under the direction and general leadership of the Chief Building Official. The Combination Inspector performs professional project management and inspections; develops and maintains relationships with the development community, and is able to address difficult or contentious issues in a constructive manner.


The individual in this position must be able to establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work and act as an am ambassador by understanding and fostering the organizations mission and vision.



The duties listed herein are illustrative of the essential duties of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required or assigned.

Understand all state and local building codes and regulations pertaining to the building and construction of new buildings.
Inspect all buildings under construction ensuring compliance with all adopted building codes.
Gain compliance with applicable codes and ordinances tactfully.
Establish and maintain working relationships with other employees, building owners, tradesmen, contractors and the general public.
Complete plan reviews on residential and commercial plans as assigned.
Work independently on field inspections and plan reviews making independent decisions utilizing technical judgement.

Works independently on field inspections and makes decisions exercising technical judgement; consults with a technical superior on more difficult and unusual cases.
Submits work to periodic checks and reviews by a technical superior.
Prepares and maintains necessary records and reports.

Inspects new and existing residential, commercial and industrial installations and equipment for compliance with applicable state and local codes and ordinances.
Issues correction notices where installations or equipment are found to be defective or in violation of applicable codes and ordinances.
Makes recommendations on correct methods of installation and construction.
May review submitted plans and specifications for compliance with applicable state and local codes and ordinances.
Confers with contractors regarding the design of new residential or commercial buildings as well as the alteration of existing residential and commercial buildings within the Town.
Possesses a valid driver’s license and operates a Town motor vehicle in a safe and responsible manner.
Maintains regular and punctual attendance.
Must be able to operate tape measures, levels, computer, mobile tablet, calculator, telephone (office and cellular), light ladders, small hand tools, office equipment, radios, boots, hard hat, safety glasses, gloves and light-duty pick-up truck or SUV.

Graduation from high school or GED.
Possess International Code Council certifications in residential and commercial inspections; or the ability to obtain certifications within six months of hire as a condition of employment.
Desire to obtain International Code Council certifications in residential and commercial plan review.
Possession of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record prior to start of employment.
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is subjected to constant standing and walking on uneven terrain in various conditions to perform inspections; constant squatting, bending and kneeling to perform inspections at various sites. The employee must be able to frequently sit to write reports and drive to and from inspection sites, frequent twisting to inspect site structure and electrical wiring. Any employee in this position is subjected to occasional crawling to inspect multi-level structures; occasional climbing and balancing on ladders, stairs, framing and step ladders at unprotected heights to look for structural hazards; occasional reaching overhead and below shoulder to manipulate tools. Frequent stepping up/down to get in and out of vehicles, trenches and foundations; frequent actuate mechanism needed to safely operate vehicles. Employees are subjected to frequent use of far acuity to detect hazards; constant use of near acuity to write reports and perform offices tasks. Occasionally, employees are required to lift or carry burdens of up to thirty (30) pounds 100 feet to move ladders from vehicle to inspection site; occasional pushing/pulling of up to twenty (20) pounds to open garage doors and overhead doors. Work is frequently performed indoors and outdoors occasionally under extreme temperatures. Frequent hearing is needed to provide a high level of communication and customer service to contractors through spoken word in a noisy construction environment.

The Town of Frederick is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, religion, creed, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. The Town complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s readjustment Act of 1974, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and all civil rights laws of the State of Colorado. Accordingly, equal opportunity of employment shall be extended to all persons and the Town shall promote equal opportunity and treatment through fair and equitable hiring practices.  The Town of Frederick Administration Building is located at 401 Locust Street, Frederick, CO  80530.
Compensation: $57,499.00 – $71,874.00 per year