Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0002
Post Date 2/6/2019
Title Building Inspector
City Mountain Village
State CO


Primary duties involve building inspections on various occupancy groups to ensure compliance with currently adopted codes in both Mountain Village and Telluride. The candidate must possess the ability to positively interact with other staff members, the general public, contractors, designers and other clientele. The ability to quickly find code compliant solutions for customers where corrections are necessary is needed.  A working knowledge of currently used products and their applicability is helpful.  The candidate will provide plan reviews for compliance as needed. The successful applicant provides technical assistance and general information with regard to building permit process to the general public, contractors and design professionals. Reviews new materials and methods used in building construction. Occasionally investigate violations and complaints that come in. May issue stop work orders for non-compliance


  • Inspects buildings and structures for compliance against Town-adopted building codes, including but not limited to the IBC, the IRC, the IMC, the NEC and the IPC. 
  • Prefer candidates who can also inspects new and existing wiring and electrical installations in buildings and structures such as office buildings, residents, retail buildings and schools to determine that installations conformance with approved plans and/or applicable electrical codes and ordinances.
  • Inspects plumbing installations and connections for compliance with municipal codes and established standards; inspects building projects for conformance to plumbing codes and standards.
  • Reviews inspection results with contractors, sub-contractors, homeowners, and/or other relevant parties.
  • Requires corrections to be made when deficiencies are discovered and assists builders and owners in determining how such corrections may be made to achieve code conformance; Identifies code deficiencies and details necessary corrections required.
  • Participates in administering and enforcing codes pertaining to the construction, use, and occupancy of public and private buildings and structures; advises contractors and others on various installations problems as they relate to the Construction Code; confers with contractors and property owners to explain codes, standards, inspection processes and regulations; provides advice concerning development, review and modification of plans and specifications to meet code requirements.
  • Schedules and conducts building inspections throughout the community.
  • Monitors projects for compliance with applicable adopted codes and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepares and maintains building inspection records and documentation.
  • Interprets, applies, and responds to code related inquiries; conducts building code research.
  • May participate in reviewing building plans for regulatory compliance.
  • Provides electrical/plumbing assistance with Town projects.
  • Reports all unsafe actions, conditions and injuries to supervisor immediately; completes required accident reports and First Report of Injury form; Wears the required personal protective equipment; wears seat belts when operating any town vehicle
  • Reinforces the town’s commitment to the environment by responsible use of electricity, natural gas, fuel, paper, water, and chemicals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or G.E.D, supplemented by vocational/technical training in building construction, electrical systems, plumbing systems AND minimum five years construction trade work, including experience working as crew leader; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Preference will be given to candidates who can provide plumbing and electric inspections.

Applicants will be required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their employment.


  • Valid Colorado State Driver’s License; A Driving record search will be conducted on all applicants prior to employment and will be subject observation throughout their employment.
  • ICC Building Inspection certification, or ability to obtain ICC Building Inspection certification within the first year of employment required;
  • Preference for candidates with ICC Certification as Electrical, Plumbing Inspector;
  • Preference for candidates with State of Colorado Journeyman Plumbing or Electrical License; Class A, B, or C Building Contractor license
  • Bi-lingual skills (English/Spanish) are desirable.


Knowledge of: Principles and practices of building inspection; building inspection procedures and documentation; current building codes, regulations, and standards; construction practices, methods, and materials; building plans and review processes; mathematical principles required to perform related technical calculations; the methods and practices involved in installing, repairing, and maintaining a variety of plumbing systems and equipment; uniform plumbing and mechanical codes and associated rules, regulations, and standards.

Preference to candidates with knowledge of materials and methods used in electrical wiring and equipment installations; fundamental principles of electricity; stages of construction when possible violations and defects may most easily be observed and corrected; and the National Electrical Code and associated rules, regulations, ordinances, and standards;

Skill in: Experience as a Contractor, inspector, job foreman or project manager

  • Excellent customer service with the focus on the client.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment
  • Knowledge of accepted industry standard installations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bi-lingual English, Spanish skills
  • Accurate record-keeping a must

Environmental Factors: Work is performed primarily in the field while conducting building inspections and involves exposure to extreme weather conditions, hazardous materials, and general construction hazards.

Physical Factors: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to maneuver around construction sites, work in confined spaces and low light conditions, climb stairs, walls, and ladders, and lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds.

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