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Performs building inspections on new and existing structures to ensure compliance with all applicable codes, ordinances, and relevant laws. Review plans and specifications submitted for building permits for compliance to applicable codes, ordinances, and relevant laws.  May perform storm-water inspections as needed.


Inspects industrial, commercial, residential, and detached buildings during all phases of construction and/or remodeling to ensure compliance with State adopted International Codes and local ordinances.

Provides technical support and guidance to contractors, architects, engineers and homeowners to answer questions and provide information about the application, inspection and correction process.

Attends pre-construction meetings, on-site progress meetings, project acceptance meeting to communicate requirements with developers and contractors through all phases of work.

 Inspects existing buildings for change of use or occupancy to ensure compliance with the adopted State Codes and local ordinances.

Documents inspection results to verify inspection progress and completion. Maintains records of inspections and inspection results and keeps a daily work record, using standard inspection forms and/or computer.

 Prepares, issues, and tracks necessary violation orders and notices needed to ensure compliance with adopted State Codes and local ordinances.

 Performs on-site drainage, erosion, grading, and sediment control inspections on common residential or commercial land development projects, capital improvement projects and other related construction activities in accordance with Salt Lake County MS4 Permit requirements.

Conducts construction site inspections for compliance with Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) provisions; creates and maintains reports and records of inspections.

Performs business license inspections including interpretations of existing non-complying conditions and situations; makes decisions as to required actions and corrections and issues notices on violations.

Inspects buildings on a complaint basis or after fires or natural disasters to determine if a dangerous condition exists; Works with owner to correct code deficiency, ensures that all requests for inspections regarding complaints are appropriately completed and followed through.

Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information, Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.


  • Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

Three (3) years of experience reading and interpreting blueprints and / or an equivalent combination of related education and experience. ICC Combination Residential Certification, ICC Combination Commercial Building Certification and State of Utah Combination Inspector license required at time of hiring. A valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah shall be required to operate a vehicle; or any combination of education, experience, and training which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Knowledge of the building permit and plan processing procedures. Knowledge of construction terminology, Skill in customer/client relationships, Skill in conducting residential and commercial plan reviews. Skill in organizing and presenting information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications, such as spreadsheets, database programs, project management software and office automation.  Gain working knowledge of Policies and Procedures.

 Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels. Ability to work under pressure with interruptions and challenging deadlines, Ability to review plans, comprehend, and apply technical information.  Work with minimal supervision; maintain complete and accurate records and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for Sr. Building Inspector: Knowledge of the state building, fire, life and safety codes, and the principles and interpretation of the ICC Residential Code, ICC Building Code, lCC Existing Building Code. ICC Energy Code, ICC Plumbing, ICC Mechanical, National Electrical Code and Wildland- Urban Interface Code.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Intermittent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior.  Required to feel attributes of objects, sit for long periods of time, talk, hear, grasp, push, stand, walk, drive, reach with hands/arms, stoop, kneel, and use repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement.  Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs. Specific vision abilities include:   clarity of vision at 20 feet or more and 20 inches or less; three-dimensional vision or the ability to judge distance and space relationships; ability to identify and distinguish colors, adjust the eye to bring an object into focus and to see up and down or to the right or left while fixed on a point