Building Inspector I

August 31, 2023
Olathe, KS
Job Type


Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Hiring Range: $20.63 - $25.79

The City of Olathe is seeking someone with specialized training in building trades or code enforcement to join the Building Codes Division as a Building Inspector. This position performs technical building and life safety inspections of residential, commercial and industrial construction projects to verify compliance with adopted codes, standards and municipal ordinances.

What we offer:

  • Career Progression
  • 8 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Health (including telehealth options)
    • As part of the City's preventative health program, employees covered by the City's health plan can earn an $300 discount off the cost of employee insurance premiums and earn rewards for participating in annual health screenings. Learn more about preventative health on the LiveWell page .
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Retirement (Kansas Public Retirement System, Kansas Police & Fireman's Retirement System, and Deferred compensation 457 retirement plans)
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Educational Reimbursement (up to $2,500 per year for tuition and books)
  • Access to an onsite clinic operated by Marathon Health that provices care for both physical and mental wellbeing needs for eligible employees free of charge.

For more details, review the full job details and requirements below.

  • I nspects industrial, commercial and residential buildings during various stages of construction to ensure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Inspect plumbing, electrical, mechanical and structural installations and a large variety of other complex and routine building system elements; provide detailed list of deficiencies and ensure correction of deficiencies at subsequent inspections.
  • Examine plans and specifications for construction projects as required to perform inspections.
  • Receive and respond to questions and concerns from the public, contractors and businesses both in the field and within the office.
  • Relays technical information and direction to owners, applicants, contractors and staff in a manner understandable to each by being able to tailor communication to the audience.
  • Must be able to analyze information, develop logical conclusions and make recommendations within the framework of established policies and procedures.
  • Implements enforcement actions to correct violations under the direction of the Building Official.
  • Respond to complaints and inquiries in a professional manner.
  • Maintain acceptable project documentation and filing practices.
  • Utilizes computer and iPad based permitting and mobile inspection applications.
  • Coordinate with other departments on issuance of certificates of occupancy.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Experience and Education Guidelines: Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Experience: One- three years of responsible building construction, inspection, engineering or architecture preferred.

Education : High school diploma or GED supplemented education with specialized training in building trades, code enforcement or a related field is preferred.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid driver's license with a good driving record is required.

Supervised by : Building Inspector Supervisor.

Supervises: No direct Reports.

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