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Employer: City of McPherson
Division: Building Inspection
Job Title: Building Inspector
Salary: $20.21 Hourly

Job Description:


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City Building Inspector

City of McPherson                                                                                                           Public Works

POSITION SUMMARY                                                                                                                                 

Under the supervision of the Planning and Zoning Administrator, the City Building Inspector is a non- exempt position under FLSA.  This position is responsible for enforcing city codes by inspecting building structures, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems of construction projects.  This position should possess excellent communication, organizational, analytical and public relation skills.


  • Construction enforcement through the use of building codes, plumbing codes, electrical codes, and gas piping codes for new and old buildings;
  • Issues building permits for new construction, remodel, and repair;
  • Performs plan reviews to determine compliance details prior to inspection;
  • Performs field inspections of in-progress construction to ascertain compliance with building codes;
  • Researches and makes recommendations to the City Commission on needed code updates and changes;
  • Issues Moving of Structures permits;
  • Issues Demolition of Structures permits;
  • Enforces Minimum Housing codes;
  • Issues Radio and Television Antenna permits;
  • Responsible for structural building condemnations;
  • Coordinates with other city departments to enforce all other construction related permitting;
  • Monitors and addresses unpermitted building activities;
  • Issues certificates and licenses for construction tradesmen;
  • Responsible for building and accessibility code requirements;
  • Follows department policies and procedures;
  • Follows safety procedures and practices.


  • Responsible for monthly building reports for the City and Planning Commissions;
  • Responsible for sponsoring contractors for Block and Associates testing;
  • Serves as City and Planning Commission Building Trades Information Assistant;
  • Attends Building Codes Educational Seminars;
  • Responsible for holding Contractor Appeals Board meetings;
  • Performs sidewalk inspections;
  • Performs erosion control inspections;
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary.





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FLSA:                 NON-EXEMPT


ADA:                    APPLICABLE


FMLA:                        ELIGIBLE


KPERS:                     ELIGIBLE



























Experience: Minimum of three years of similar or related experience is required.  Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within one year of employment.

Education:  A technical degree or college degree in Architecture or a related field is preferred. This employee must possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License (KDL) and have and maintain a good driving record. Must be able to obtain a Building Inspection Certificate within one year of employment.

Technical Skills: A thorough knowledge of building inspections, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems, federal and state building regulations and codes, and a working knowledge of mathematics and computers are required.  This employee must be able to operate computers, department vehicles, electrical testing equipment, and other department equipment.  The ability to interpret building codes and regulations, to prepare reports, to understand and anticipate problems, and to understand written instructions, reports, proposals, specifications, blueprints, and code books is required.  This employee should possess excellent public relation, organization, oral and written communication skills.

Problem Solving: Independent problem solving is involved in this position.  This employee encounters problems with interpretation and explanation of building codes, enforcement of code requirements to contractors, and code violations.

Decision Making: Independent decision-making is involved in this position.  This employee makes decisions about inspecting property, resolving complaints and code violations, and performing daily duties in the safest and most efficient manner.

Supervision:  This employee works with occasional supervision from the Planning and Zoning Administrator.  This employee exercises occasional supervision over part-time/seasonal subordinate personnel. 

Financial Accountability: This employee is responsible for city resources and equipment. 

Personal Relations:  Daily contact with the general public, co-workers, supervisory personnel, and frequent contact with the organization’s governing body is expected.

Working Conditions: Some adverse working conditions exist within this position.  Exposure to work in confined spaces, excessive noise, heavy machinery, heights, and adverse weather is expected while making property and construction inspections.  This employee is exposed to unsanitary conditions, plumbing drains and waste, sewers, showers, laundry rooms, and potentially infectious materials.

Physical Requirements: Some manual labor including lifting and carrying heavy objects, climbing ladders, bending, crawling, and the ability to operate department equipment is required frequently in this position.


Vacancy Number: Mcp 17-05

Open Date: 9/11/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: