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Building Inspector


Department(s): Community Development & Housing Department

Location: Pittsburg, KS

The City of Pittsburg is accepting applications for a full time Building Inspector with the Housing and Community Development Department. This position inspects new and existing structures, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing installations to insure compliance with local and state building codes and zoning ordinances, safety laws and regulations, and construction plans and specifications. The Inspector is also responsible for enforcement of dilapidated housing codes, health regulations and other City codes. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


• Thorough knowledge of national, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations regarding
construction, alteration, and repair of buildings and structures, materials, workmanship, and equipment.
• Thorough knowledge of building system installations and construction, materials, equipment and
• Ability to:
o Read and interpret blueprints, plans, drawings, specifications, and diagrams and determine
conformance with established standards.
o Read, understand, explain, and apply regulations.
o Make technical inspections and render valid decisions.
o Enforce regulations tactfully, firmly, and impartially.
o Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, agencies, and the
o Make arithmetic and statistical computations with speed and accuracy.
o Use appropriate computer software in analysis, calculations, and record keeping.
o Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
o Testify effectively in court and before related boards.
o Research data and originate legal documents and other instruments of law.
o Prepare clear and concise records, reports, correspondence, and other documentation.
o Complete forms legibly and accurately.



  •  High School Diploma or equivalent.  
  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in building design technology or two years vocational or technical school course work in construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC with two years of related work experience. 
  •  Preferred electrical background. 
  •  ICC B1 Certification must be obtained within one year from date of hire, if not certified upon hire.
  •  Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the minimum level of qualifications stated above.

The City of Pittsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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