Building Inspector

Website Town of Telluride

The Building Inspector position inspects buildings and structures in all stages of construction, alteration, and repair; assists in the review of building plans and specifications for permit issuance; enforces building (residential and commercial), plumbing, electrical, mechanical, energy, green building, and zoning codes and laws; assists in the issuance of permits and collection of fees as needed.

The Town of Telluride is hiring either a Building Inspector II or Building Inspector III, dependent on qualifications. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Full Job Description- Building Inspector II(PDF)

Full Job Description- Building Inspector III(PDF)

Building Inspection

  • Conducts field inspections of building construction or mechanical installations in all stages of completion in residential, commercial, or public structures to ensure compliance with applicable building, mechanical, energy, and health and safety codes, ordinances, and regulations
  • Works with the Town of Mountain Village to ensure electrical and plumbing inspections for the Town of Telluride residential, commercial, and public structure integrity
  • Examines foundations, walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, windows, and doors for proper installation and code compliance.

Plan Review

  • Conducts preliminary examinations of plans and specifications for new construction, additions, and alterations to residential, commercial, and industrial buildings to determine compliance with the provisions of the building codes.
  • Reviews plans to ensure compliance with adopted codes and land use regulations
  • Performs plan review for minor construction alterations and additions

Recordkeeping

  • Maintains logs and other records f work; checks plans and specifications for completeness and accuracy; assists with issuing permits and collecting fees when needed

Code Compliance

  • Identifies and documents any violations and works with the property owner to develop a plan to correct violations
  • Attends continuing education courses to keep up to date on changes in building codes and inspection methods

Minimum Qualifications
Building Inspector II: Valid driver’s license required; high school diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s degree in Building Construction / Inspection Technology or related college coursework is highly desired; International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) and/or the International Code Council (ICC) certification preferred; two (2) years of building inspection experience with a public agency inspecting all the major trade fields (carpentry, mechanical, electrical, plumbing) are required, or three (3) to five (5) years of responsible and relevant journey-level experience in either one of the major trade fields or in the performance of a wide variety of building trades work performed in conformance with standard building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing codes are required.

Building Inspector III: Valid driver’s license required; high school diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s degree in Building Construction/Inspection Technology desired or related college course work desired; certifications with the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) and/or the International Code Council (ICC) are required; three (3) years of building inspection experience with a public agency inspecting all of the major trade fields (carpentry, mechanical, electrical, plumbing) are required, or five (5)- six (6) years of responsible and relevant journey-level experience in either one of the major trade fields or in the performance of a wide variety of building trades work performed in conformance with standard building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing codes are required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
Knowledge of: methods and techniques of building, electrical, and mechanical inspection; major types of building construction, materials, and methods; computer and technical data entry of inspection reporting; inspection equipment and tools; occupational hazards and safety practices; building-related codes and ordinances enforced by the Town; principles and techniques of building inspections.

Skill in: reading and interpreting construction plans and blueprints; making arithmetical computations accurately; using software, tools, and technology that are used in the inspection process; using computers, Microsoft Office applications, and building permit software; verbal and written communication

Environmental Factors
Most work is performed outdoors with daily travel from site to site, checking on construction and walking around the exterior and interior of buildings, subject to inclement weather. Some time is spent in an office setting, reviewing plans and blueprints, writing reports, and meeting with building owners, architects, and contractors.

Physical Factors
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand and walk significantly on a daily basis and often required to bend, crouch, or twist; the ability to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders and work in confined spaces; may be required to wear personal protective equipment during onsite inspections.

Salary
Full-Time Year Round. FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Building Inspector II: Grade  50; minimum $ 61,736- maximum $ 86,431 DOQ

Building Inspector III: Grade 55; minimum $ 67,910  – maximum $ 95,074 DOQ

Benefits
The Town of Telluride offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, retirement with Town match, paid time off, sick leave, comp time, 10 paid holidays, and a merchant ski pass!

To Apply
Email the Employment Application(PDF), cover letter, and resume to Sydney Roop, HR Coordinator.

Email Sydney Roop

To apply for this job email your details to sroop@telluride-co.gov