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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Job Opportunity - Building Inspector


The City of Pelham is currently accepting applications and resumes for the full time position of Building Inspector.  This position reports to the Building and Zoning Official.  They are responsible for inspecting new and existing buildings and structures to enforce conformance to building, grading, and zoning laws and approved plans, specifications, and standards.  The following is a list of duties involved:

  • Inspects residential and commercial buildings during and after construction to ensure components meet provisions of building, grading, zoning, and safety laws and approved plans, specifications, and standards.
  • Provides plan review on all residential plan submittals.
  • Works with contractors, builders and public to consult and advises regarding procedures and regulations and ensuring conformity with regulations, code compliance, and public safety.
  • Ensures gravel is placed on driveways and silt fences and hay bales are in place and maintained at each building construction work site for storm water runoff.
  • Interprets, answers questions, and recommends compliance procedures to contractors, craft-workers, and owners in reference to zoning and building codes.
  • Observes conditions and issues notices for corrections to persons responsible for conformance.
  • Maintains inspection records electronically and prepares reports for use by administrative or judicial authorities.
  • Reviews applications and issues building permits.
  • Approves permits for signs. Enforces sign ordinances.
  • Conducts inspections of existing buildings to determine lack of prescribed maintenance, housing violations, or hazardous conditions.
  • Obtains evidence and prepares reports concerning violations which have not been corrected.

A complete job description can be made available upon request.

Must have a Bachelor’s degree and four years of Inspector experience and/or training with knowledge of building codes, zoning ordinances and codes; or, equivalent combination of education and experience. A Certified Commercial Building Inspector license or experience as an electrical inspector or licensed electrician is preferred.

Building Inspector Certification through International Code Council, Storm Water Runoff Certification, Qualified Credentialed Inspector, and Member of International Association Electrical Inspectors are preferred.  Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Compensation is $49,911- $69,517, depending on experience, education, and other training.  The City of Pelham offers an excellent benefits package.

Applicant must satisfactorily pass a Background Investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving conditional offer of employment.  Applications are available on this website and can be downloaded.  Completed applications and resumes may be emailed to  Final date to submit applications and resumes is Friday, January 31, 2020, at 5:00 PM.

City of Pelham is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is E-Verify compliant. 


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