Building Inspector – Investigations

US Government, Department of Planning and Development


Base Hiring Salary Ranges:  
Building Inspector I: $42,210 – $48,542
Building Inspector II: $49,921 – $57,410
Building Inspector III: $54,288 – $62,432

Job Description
The Building Inspector I, II, and III positions are responsible for the inspection of residential and commercial construction sites for compliance with structural, mechanical (heating, ventilation, air conditioning), electrical, plumbing, and erosion control code and ordinance requirements, and applicable approved plans.

Essential Duties

  • Conducting field inspections of residential and commercial buildings and structures
  • Preparing reports, forms, citations, and other code compliance information, and documenting in the department databases
  • Responding to inquiries and concerns received from contractors, homeowners, and other customers pertinent to building construction and erosion control code compliance and corrective actions
  • Assisting lower level personnel with the interpretation of applicable codes, ordinances, and laws, and the inspection of construction sites  (BUILDING INSPECTOR III ONLY)
  • Performing other duties that support the objectives of the Inspections Section

Effective 4/11/2023, this position is eligible for the Employee Referral Program.
 
Minimum Qualifications

Building Inspector I – Grade B22(2)

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D, AND
  • Two (2) years of related construction or trades experience;
  • Valid Driver’s License from the state of residency;
  • NPDES Level 1B Erosion Control Inspector certification must be obtained within six (6) months of employment;
  • Must successfully obtain one (1) ICC or BOAG inspector certification according to the area of assignment within one (1) year of employment.

Building Inspector II – Grade B24(2)

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D, AND
  • Three (3) years of related construction or trades experience to include one (1) year of code enforcement/inspection experience;
  • Valid Driver’s License from the state of residency;
  • NPDES Level 1B Erosion Control Inspector certification must be obtained within six (6) months of employment;
  • Must have one (1) ICC or BOAG inspector certification according to the area of assignment.

Building Inspector III – Grade B25(2)

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D, AND
  • Five (5) years of related construction or trades experience to include three (3) years of code enforcement/inspection experience;
  • Valid Driver’s License from the state of residency;
  • NPDES Level 1B Erosion Control Inspector certification must be obtained within six (6) months of employment;
  • Must have one (1) ICC or BOAG Certification according to area of assignment;
  • Must have the ICC Residential Combination Inspector certification or equivalent BOAG Inspector Certification or possess a State of Georgia contractor license and successfully obtain an ICC Residential Combination Inspector certification or equivalent within two (2) years of employment;
  • Must have the ICC Commercial Building Inspector or equivalent BOAG Inspector certification or possess a State of Georgia contractor license and successfully obtain one (1) ICC or equivalent BOAG certification according to area of assignment within one (1) year of employment.

Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to competently perform the essential duties of the position.


For information related to position-specific essential duties, knowledge and skills, and physical requirements, please see below for the following:

Note: The class specifications listed on this website are not the official class specifications for Gwinnett County and are subject to change.

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