City of Eagan

Building Inspector Job at City of Eagan in Eagan, MN


Building Inspector
Job Location(s):
Eagan, MN
Start Date:
Special Notes/Instructions:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, March 24th @ 11:59pm (CST). TO APPLY: Apply online at
Employment Term:
Employment Type:
Full Time
Hours per Week:
Starting Salary Range:
$34.491 - $43.693 per hour
Salary/Benefit Notes:
Full-time, regular position; benefit eligible
Required Education:
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience:
3 to 20+ years
Required Security Clearance:
Related Categories:
Construction/Building Trades, Skilled Trades - General, Government - Local/Federal

Position Description

Building Inspector
Community Development
Full-time, Regular, Non-Exempt
Pay: $34.491 - $43.693 per hour, DOQ
The City of Eagan is hiring a Building Inspector!
This position provides a wide variety of plan review and inspection services to ensure that all building and related codes, policies, and ordinances are effectively and equitably enforced and administered.
  • Reviews proposed plans for residential/commercial/industrial structures to ensure that they meet building, fire, plumbing, mechanical, accessibility and energy codes, as well as requirements established by the City and other agencies 
  • Provides written report of findings to management, applicant, design professional, and/or contractor
  • Reviews permit applications and construction documents to ensure accurate reflection of work projected
  • Coordinates the approval of applications, fees, and the issuance of permits with division office support personnel
  • Maintains daily inspection log and related records in an up-to-date and orderly fashion to expedite division record keeping procedures
  • Provides information and advice to the public, architects, designers, and developers regarding the interpretation of building codes to clarify requirements for construction design, materials, and practices
  • Ensures that all applicable conditions and requirements of approval have been satisfied prior to issuance of permits and that adequate records are maintained
  • Conducts inspections on all permitted construction work involving building, mechanical, accessibility, energy, plumbing and fire protection systems to assure work is performed consistent with applicable codes and ordinances
  • Conducts research for special studies as assigned relating to various functions and responsibilities of the division and develops timely and complete reports and recommendations
  • Investigates complaints filed with the City and takes appropriate action to secure correction of problem
  • Responds in a prompt, positive and courteous manner over the phone and in person to inquiries from architects and designers, developers, contractors, homeowners and others regarding building and system codes, related ordinances, policies and procedures
  • Conducts preconstruction meetings with residential, commercial, and industrial contractors to present and explain permit and inspection requirements and procedures
  • Informs supervisor and field inspectors of public inquires and requests for information or inspections that relate to their areas of accountability
  • Meets with architects, engineers, consultants, and developers to clarify code requirements for construction design, materials, and practices
  • Remains knowledgeable of current codes, ordinances, policies and procedures providing accurate framework for completion of job responsibilities
  • Keeps abreast of new materials, equipment, and practices, as well as new or changing codes to ensure a thorough understanding of the building industry and the effective and fair administration of codes
  • Informs supervisor promptly of matters that are important to the City’s interest or the public health, safety, and welfare
  • Reports to staff, information gathered at seminars and training
  • Performs building inspections at construction sites to verify compliance between plans and actual construction
  • Prepares code compliance, census reports, and other reports as assigned
  • Prepares and conducts education programs to contractors and homeowners on code requirements
  • Develops and coordinates public service announcements with City Communications Coordinator
  • Advises other City departments of building and mechanical operational concerns with City buildings
  • Attends Commission and City Council meetings as requested
  • Performs other duties as apparent or assigned
  • 3 years of experience in commercial/industrial/residential construction
  • Valid driver's license
  • Working knowledge of the State of Minnesota Building Code
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with the general public, contractors, architects, and other employees
  • Capable of safely performing physical actions necessary to conduct inspections at, above, or below ground level of construction sites
  • One year of municipal building inspections experience
  • One year of plan review experience
  • Familiarity with municipal ordinances and enforcement procedures
  • 4 or 5 year apprenticeship program -OR- 2 year vocational degree in a construction field
  • ICBO/ICC certification as building inspector, combination inspector, or plan reviewer
  • Journeyman or Master Plumbing license
  • State Certification as a building official or equivalent
  • Drive City vehicle to construction sites year-round in various weather conditions, including heat, rain, snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures.
  • Physically able to walk over uneven terrain (including snow and ice covered)
  • Perform inspections at construction sites in any weather conditions
  • Performs construction inspections at, above, or below ground levels in buildings under construction
  • Lift and manipulate sets of building plans up to 40 pounds
  • The Municipal Center hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 
  • Protective Inspections has extended business hours of 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Position may require weekend or other evening work on occasion

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