Building Inspector I Job at City of Racine, WI, Racine, WI

  • City of Racine, WI
  • Racine, WI

Job Description

Salary: $27.89 - $35.84 Hourly

Location : Racine, WI

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 202400074

Department: City Development

Division: Building

Opening Date: 06/03/2024

Closing Date: 7/15/2024 11:59 PM Central

Job Description


Within the Department of City Development, under the supervision of the Chief Building Inspector, performs plan examinations, inspections, and code enforcement on all residential structures in securing compliance with city building, zoning, and related codes.

Essential Duties

  • Performs residential inspections and notify owners of violations of the City Building and Zoning Ordinances and securing compliance with these ordinances.
  • Examines plans and specifications for primarily residential building construction and alterations. Determines whether such plans satisfy the provisions of the building code; approves or denies applications for building permits. Issues appropriate construction permits.
  • Inspects primarily residential construction of considerable variety, embracing all sizes and types of projects at various stages of progress as to excavations, footings, foundations, walls, roofs and oversees complete construction up to and including issuance of Final Certificate of Inspection.
  • Enforces the Racine Zoning Ordinance and makes investigations and decisions regarding zoning complaints.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports.
  • Maintains a consistent and reliable attendance record.

  • Assists the Chief Building Inspector in his/her duties and performs related work as assigned.
  • Performs related work as assigned by Chief Building Inspector.



  • A high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the materials, methods and techniques used in building construction.
  • Must possess at least three (3) years of relevant construction trade experience. Relevant experience could include carpentry, masonry, HVAC, electrical, plumbing.
  • Knowledge of ordinances, laws and regulations relative to building construction and maintenance.

  • Ability to recognize faulty construction or hazardous conditions created by deterioration.
  • Ability to read and interpret building construction plans and specifications and to recognize deviations from such plans in the construction process.
  • Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license and have reliable transportation.
  • Ability to enforce regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally, and in writing.
  • Knowledge and ability to efficiently work with computers and Microsoft software.
  • Must possess State of Wisconsin Certification for Uniform Dwelling Code Construction Inspector and Uniform Dwelling Code HVAC Inspector at time of hire.


Supplemental Information


Standing, walking, sitting, reaching, crouching, stopping, climbing, balancing, feeling, talking, hearing, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, handling, grasping, fingering: filing, writing, etc.


  • Air-conditioned office environment.
  • Possible exposure to inclement weather while performing inspections.


  • Copy machine, computer terminal and keyboard, telephone, miscellaneous office equipment, and motor vehicle.
This job description is intended to identify essential duties and also illustrates other types of duties that may be assigned. It should not be interpreted as describing all of the duties that will be required of an employee or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments that an individual is required to perform. In addition to the responsibilities and duties listed, it is expected that employees maintain a consistent and reliable attendance record. Job descriptions are subject to revision at any time at the discretion of the Utility or City of Racine.

The City of Racine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

All full-time, non-union employees are offered a robust benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision benefits, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, life insurance, a student loan repayment program, short-term disability insurance and paid leave benefits. Employees of the City of Racine may also qualify for Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) through the Federal Government.

For a more detailed overview of our benefits package,


What is your highest level of education?
  • High School
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate (PHD)
  • Other


How many years experience do you possess in conducting inspections for a municipality?
  • Less than one
  • One to two years
  • Three or more years
  • None of the above


How many years of experience in maintaining official correspondence, materials and records as it relates to inspection reports?
  • Less than one year
  • One to two years
  • Three to four years
  • Five or more years
  • None of the above


Have you previously performed residential inspections on residential buildings and issued orders of deficiencies?
  • Yes
  • No


Number of years of experience reading and interpreting building construction plans and specifications?
  • Less than one year
  • 2-3 years
  • 3-4 years
  • 5 or more years


Do you currently possess knowledge of Wisconsin ordinances, laws and regulations relative to building construction and maintenance?
  • Yes
  • No


Do possess State of Wisconsin Certification for Uniform Dwelling Code Construction Inspector and Uniform Dwelling Code HVAC Inspector?
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Full time, Temporary work,

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