Building Inspector Job at City of Sandpoint, ID, Sandpoint, ID

  • City of Sandpoint, ID
  • Sandpoint, ID

Job Description

Salary: $28.21 - $38.97 Hourly

Location : City of Sandpoint, ID

Job Type: Full Time Temporary

Job Number: 00303

Division: Community Planning and Development

Service Group: Planning & Building

Opening Date: 05/30/2024



The Building Inspector provides skilled building and fire code inspections, technical plan review services, and annual fire/life safety inspections for new and existing structures. Conducts on-site inspections to verify compliance with approved plans, specifications, adopted codes, and other regulations. Exercises technical judgment and discretion based on extensive knowledge of the various ordinances and regulations related to building and fire code enforcement.


This list is ILLUSTRATIVE only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by the incumbent of this class. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Performs technical review of building and construction plans and performs on-site building inspections for compliance with approved plans, City and other applicable codes and regulations.
  • Inspects buildings at various stages of construction from the start of foundations to final approval;
  • Coordinates and verifies final approval of all other trade and life safety provisions prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy;
  • Serves as a resource to contractors, public, design professionals and others on matters relating to life, safety, and code requirements and construction techniques and practices;
  • Serves as primary point of contact in the field to facilitate, conduct and manage project scope from permit to final approval;
  • Supports applicants and staff in all phases of building permit submittal and processing, from initial application to permit issuance.
  • Documents and maintains files of inspections, violations and corrections, including engineering, special and/or third party inspection reports;
  • Maintains familiarity with currently adopted building codes, City ordinances, and other relevant regulations;
  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;
  • Responds to management's, supervisor's, co-workers' and citizens' questions and comments in a courteous, thorough and timely manner;
  • Performs time management and scheduling functions, meets deadlines;
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of all matters;
  • Assists other department and City employees as needed or requested;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures, and safety practices.


  • Read and thoroughly understand the applicable construction codes and seek compliance in a positive, helpful manner with contractors, developers, homeowners and others;
  • Maintain composure and exercise sound judgment in adverse conditions;
  • Work independently with limited oversight from supervisor;
  • Interpret and effectively explain residential and commercial building code requirements, relevant standards and problems with architectural and structural plans to other city staff, owners, contractors, building tenants and designers;
  • Use good judgment in problem solving and decision-making;
  • Communicate technical facts in an understandable manner and present recommendations in a clear, concise, logical manner;
  • Display an attitude of cooperation working with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations;
  • Assist the public in a professional and courteous manner in stressful and emotional situations;
  • Proficiently operate computers, software programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or similar office software to create documents and other materials, maintain information, and generate reports;
  • Follow verbal and written instructions;
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times;
  • Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
  • Demonstrate integrity and ingenuity in the performance of assigned tasks and solving problems;
  • Perform all duties in accordance with City policies and procedures with regard for personal safety and that of other employees and the public.


Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent; and
  • Three years of related building industry or building inspection experience; or
  • Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • ICC Fire Inspector I Certification*
  • ICC Building Inspector or Building Plans Examiner Certification*
  • ICC Mechanical Inspector or Mechanical Plans Examiner Certification*

*Must obtain at least one current certification from the list above within six (6) months of hire and be able to obtain the other two within two (2) years of hire.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.

This is a non-benefited temporary or seasonal position, or it is a limited part-time position that does not include City of Sandpoint benefits, such as health insurance, sick leave, vacation leave, etc.


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Hourly pay, Full time, Temporary work, Part time, For contractors, Seasonal work,

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