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Building Commissioner, Town of Sellersburg

Date Posted: June 12, 2018

Department:  Building Department

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Reports to:  Director of Public Works1


The Building Commissioner works under the general direction of the Director of Public Works. The Building Commissioner must have thorough knowledge of accepted requirements for building construction, fire prevention, light and ventilation.  Possesses the ability to enforce and interpret regulations such as state building codes, state sanitary codes and local zoning ordinances firmly, tactfully and impartially.


Requirements of Work

  • Extensive understanding of current building codes;
  • Sound understanding of planning and zoning regulations and laws;
  • Sound understanding of federal, state and local laws pertaining to code enforcement;
  • Sound understanding of federal, state and local laws pertaining to special flood hazard areas;
  • Sound understanding of building practices;
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals, drawings, and specifications, including layouts, blueprints and schematics;
  • Ability to conduct requested inspections and prepare reports;
  • Ability to issue and track permits using computer software.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform in a satisfactory manner the functions listed below.  This list is not exhaustive; other duties may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Develops, reviews and modifies annual goals and objectives of department; manages operations to achieve these within available resources; and evaluates degree of achievement of goals and objectives.
  • Prepares and administers annual operating budget of department; reviews and makes recommendations regarding fees; and provides appropriate reports about activity and revenue levels.
  • Inspects all new and renovated residential and commercial buildings for building code compliance and issues of notice of violation and/or takes corrective action as appropriate.  Inspects types of materials used in construction for compliance with codes.  Ensures building sites have current building permit.
  • Completes daily inspection reports and maintains inspection records and monitors progress made towards compliance.  Enters inspection notes and results into computer tracking system.
  • Assists contractors and property owners, explaining policies and procedures and answering questions pertaining to code compliance.  Received and investigates code compliance complaints, determining and asking corrective actions as appropriate.
  • Assures effective communication and coordination with other Town operations, department heads and staff.
  • Provides customer service in the form of assistance, expertise and guidance to residents, business owners, developers and contractors needing services related to land use planning and cases.
  • Serves as staff for the Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals and attends their meetings as such.  Prepares Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals agenda material, reports and recommendations.
  • Acts as technical advisor to Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Town Council on matters related to land use planning.
  • Carries out all follow through tasks resulting from Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals cases.
  • Interprets and enforces zoning bylaws, initiating inspection and enforcement actions as prescribed by statute and bylaw.  Prepares complaints for legal action against violators of the Zoning Bylaw and, when necessary, works with legal counsel for prosecution through the courts.
  • Reviews development proposals for compliance with Town code including traffic flow, landscaping, building placement and infrastructure.
  • Maintains permanent and current records of the Zoning and Subdivision Control Ordinance and amendments thereto, and to initiate, direct and review, from time to time, the Ordinances and to make written reports of recommendations to the Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.
  • Works with town staff, review agencies and any other necessary parties to ensure site plan compliance.
  • Issues interpretations of zoning and subdivision control ordinance.
  • Maintains case records and zoning map.
  • Processes applications for building and related permits, such as plumbing, heating and electrical, including reviewing construction blueprints/plans, performing onsite inspections before, during and/or after construction, determining compliance with applicable codes and standards, and issuing permits as appropriate.
  • Processes applications or various contractor licenses, including giving tests, completing forms and issue licenses.
  • Ability to oversee administration of Comprehensive Plan and enforcement of applicable state and local ordinances, including, but not limited to, subdivision control, public environmental nuisances, abandoned vehicles, transportation and land development; investigates complaints and take appropriate action for non-compliance.
  • Attends training classes for continuing education as required.
  • Must be available outside of normal business hours to respond to town needs;
  • Must possess a valid driver's license;
  • Frequent local travel is required;
  • All other duties as may be delegated by the Director of Public Works.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Quality Management - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Ethics - Works with integrity and ethically.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner.
  • Quantity - Completes work in timely manner.
  • Safety and Security- Observes safety and security procedures.
High school diploma or GED is required with three (3) to (5) years of experience relating to construction, building codes, special flood hazard areas and planning and zoning administration and interpretation.  Must possess an ICC Certification of Residential Building Inspector license.

Language Ability:
Ability to respond to common inquiries and complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the community.

Math Ability:
This position requires the employee to perform basic mathematical calculations, measurements, and elevations.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to define problems, collect date, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, and individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software and Internet software.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to stand and sit for periods of time and to move intermittently throughout the workday;
  • Ability to work both indoors and outdoors with exposure to hot, cold and inclement weather conditions;
  • Ability to perform focused work with close attention to detail, using strong sensory skills such as good eyesight, hearing and manual dexterity;
  • Ability to push, pull and move up to one-hundred (100) pounds;
  • This position may include exposure to high hazard areas i.e. high voltage, to high levels of noise and to hazardous fumes, odors, dirt and dust.
Resumes may be sent to

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Building Inspector, Monroe County Building Department

Date Posted:  June 8, 2018

Position Summary:
Inspectors perform on-site inspections of various types of structures to determine compliance with relevant building codes and regulations.  Responsibilities include continuing education, interpretation of regulations, documentation and record keeping, data entry, research capabilities and communication skills.

Person must be able to learn construction industry terminology and techniques, and have the ability to communicate effectively.

Job requires an ability to comprehend a variety of reference materials and manuals.  Involves computer use, math skills, and work in inclement weather, familiarity with or ability to learn component assembly, footing systems, foundations, structural construction, heating, cooling, electrical systems, energy conservation and accessibility regulations.

Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or vocational/technical degree, three plus years' experience in relevant trades within the construction industry or a combination of education, apprenticeship, training or experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.  Valid driver's license.

Salary:  $36,451.00 year to start + benefits

Submit Resume and References to: 

Misty Deckard, Administrative Assistant

501 N. Morton St, Rm 220B
Bloomington, IN 47404

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Building Inspector, City of Indianapolis

Date Posted:  May 15, 2018

Salary Range:  $15.87 Hourly; $1,269.23 Biweekly; $33,000 Annually


Position is responsible for conducting field inspections and initiating administrative enforcement actions to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State and Local Codes and Ordinances pertaining to building construction.  Employee must be able to read and interpret building codes, obtain ICC certifications, City of Indianapolis - Marion County ordinances, and other related regulations.  In addition, the employee must be able to respond to complaints, document investigation activities and initiate enforcement actions including legal case preparation.  Contacts may occasionally be adversarial in nature and the employee must use skill and judgment to resolve both technical and interpersonal problems related to code compliance.


  • Conducts field inspections of construction activity for residential, multi-family, commercial, industrial, and high rise construction to determine compliance with appropriate codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Monitors construction sites for posting of requisite permits and enforces non-compliance.  Typical inspection types are footings and foundations, framing, and final inspection including all phases or electrical, plumbing, and heating/cooling activities and posting of requisite permits.
  • Issues appropriate violation notices indicating code deficiencies, orders to stop work, and prepares orders forbidding occupancy of a structure or portion of a structure.
  • Appears and testifies in court as a professional and expert witness as requested.
  • Maintains daily activity logs.
  • Enters detailed inspection results on a field computer into an established database management system.
  • Investigates complaints.
  • Meets with contractors to discuss and/or alleviate violations.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

High School Diploma or Equivalent and minimum of two (2) years related work experience in construction industry required.  Trade school certificate/apprenticeship and one (1) year related work experience in the building construction industry, or a college degree in construction management, construction technology, engineering, architecture or a related field preferred.  Additionally, the candidate must have the ability to obtain and hold Special Police Powers issued by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD).  Ability to obtain International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Residential Building Inspector within 85 days of hire.  Ability to obtain and hold additional ICC certifications per the department policy.  Working knowledge of a personal computer, copy and facsimile machines, in addition to principles, methods and equipment used in construction trades.  Must be able to solve practical problems with tact, diplomacy, and deal with a variety of people in a variety of situations.  Ability to interpret construction drawings and specifications; possess knowledge of applicable building codes and city ordinance Chapters 536 and 875. and an ability to create accurate and concise written reports.  Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to both internal and external customers.  On a weekly rotational basis, inspectors are required to be on call and available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to respond to after hour investigation and/or inspection requests.  During weather events and other emergency situations, inspectors are required to be available to conduct Emergency Damage Assessments.  Must have and retain a valid Indiana Driver's license and have the ability to operate a City vehicle is required.  Familiarity with City and County streets and ability to read city maps.  Must be a Marion County resident within six (6) months from date of hire. Employee in this position receives direction from the Supervisor in the Bureau of Construction Services - Department of Business and Neighborhood Services.

Actions and judgments are controlled through the application of laws, rules, regulations, standards, guidelines, City policies and procedures and state and municipal codes.  Incumbent utilizes independent judgment when determining compliance with building codes and violations; issuing orders of violation and determines appropriate action to be taken.  A supervisor in the Bureau of Construction Services is generally available; however, incumbent spends most of the time in the field, but may call for assistance from a supervisor.

Work is primarily performed in the field and approximately 75% of the time the employee is at various construction job sites.  While conducting an inspection it may require the incumbent to walk over rough uneven terrain surfaces, walk up stairs, navigate trenches and other obstacles, climb steps, be exposed to noise, dirt, debris and other hazards.  Work is performed in a variety of weather conditions.  The inspector should be able to have acceptable vision that will allow driving at night, and inspecting properties and places with lower light level.  Employee must be able to lift/move up to 25 lbs.  Most work is performed in a mobile field office with some work performed in a standard office environment.  Other job related duties as assigned.

To apply for employment with the City of Indianapolis, applicants are required to apply online:

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Building Inspector, Development Services - Brownsburg, IN

Date Posted:  May 15, 2018

General Description/Responsibilities

Assist in the daily operations of the Department of Development Services including but not limited to: 

  • Responsible for scheduling, inspecting, and recording inspections for residential, commercial, infrastructure, erosion control, clean water, and Stormwater Rule 5 and 13 inspections.  
  • Responsible for enforcing and explaining the requirements of all International, Federal, State, and Local building ordinances and regulations to contractors and the general public.
  • Assist with short-and long-term planning and implementation of all building projects.
  • Assist with, as well as ability to review, all construction plans.
  • Assist with issuing all Building permits, Certificate of Occupancy and Certificate of Completion.
  • Assist with enforcing all Plan Commission projects, Board of Zoning Appeals, and all Town Ordinances.
  • Assist with office duties as needed and understand office procedures.
  • Assist with researching, developing, and implementing, and/or reviewing, interpreting, and recommending changes to specification, standards, policies, procedures, codes, regulations, and ordinances that relate to department goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • May be required to participate in local and state initiatives, task forces, events, and related professional committees.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to make practical application of Department and OSHA safety policies and procedures.
  • Assist with completion of MS4 for IDEM and EPA Stormwater required tasks such as: illicit discharge response, construction, post-construction, and housekeeping program, and annual report preparations.
  • Ability to apply accurate, proper work methods, and techniques, in complying with applicable standards and specifications.
  • Ability to coordinate and effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, Director of Development Services, Building Commissioner, Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager, Town Council, other Town Departments, contractors, vendors, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.
  • Assist with building enforcement, Town Code enforcement, and other miscellaneous issues, and initiates action to resolve valid complaints/requests.
  • Attend all meetings and trainings as required.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding Town issues.
  • Work requires occasional moderate to heavy lifting with occasional standing, bending, and carrying. Subject to dust, grease, extreme temperatures, severe weather conditions, noise, fumes, vibrations, or moving parts. At times required to work under inclement weather conditions.
  • Serve on 24-hour on-call for emergencies including calling in personnel after work hours; and monitoring activity related to Department of Development Services.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Building Commissioner or his/her representative. This position will be subject to the rules, policies, and operating procedures established by the Town, as they may be amended from time to time.

Job Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent followed by completion of vocational training and/or training in Building Inspections.
  • Must have or be able to obtain within a 2-year period, certification of completion from Indiana Association of Building Officials for Residential Inspection Codes.
  • Must have 5-years experience in inspecting the footings, foundations, rough-ins, electrical, and final inspections of 1- and 2-Family Residential Houses and Commercial/Industrial Buildings.
  • Must have knowledge in Rule 5 and Rule 13 Stormwater Management rules and regulations.
  • Must have knowledge of applicable codes and standards, construction standards, erosion control, sediment control methods and techniques.
  • Must be able to read and interpret building plans and specifications.
  • Must have computer knowledge with experience in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Must have a safe work record with good ethics and dependable attendance record.
  • Must have and maintain a verifiable Indiana Driver’s License, a demonstrated safe driving record, and must remain insurable through the Town’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to lift 50-75 pounds with the use of Personal Safety Equipment.
Applicants should apply using the following link:


Address: 17437 Carey Road #265, Westfield, IN  46074

Phone: (317) 824-0940


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