Construction Inspector

City of Duluth

  • Construction
  • Housing, Building & Maintenance
  • Construction
  • Masonry
  • Carpentry
  • Licensed Skilled Trades
  • Other, Licensed|Skilled Trade
  • Project Manager
  • Other
  • Urban & City Planning
  • Laborer | Technician
  • Manager|Supervisor
  • Craftsman

Conduct inspections, review permits, and provide technical assistance for commercial, industrial, and residential construction and building projects.

 * Essential job functions.
+ Job requirements necessary on the first day of employment.

1. Inspect building construction, installation, alteration, and repair in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings and facilities for compliance with building codes and ordinances governing construction work.
* A. Inspect building footings and foundations for proper size, placement, and construction, and review the placement of structures for compliance with codes, ordinances, and zoning and planning requirements.
* B. Inspect the quality of materials for wood framing, lathing, plastering, tiling, masonry, and other construction work.
* C. Review diagrams, prepared plans, and specifications to ensure that they meet established codes, ordinances, and zoning requirements.
* D. Conduct maintenance inspections of existing industrial, commercial, and residential establishments or structures.
* E. Determine conformance problems, issue notices regarding correction of defective work, advise on methods of correction, and perform re-inspection.
* F. Issue citations or orders to stop work that is in violation of the proper codes.
* G. Ensure that all work is performed in a safe manner using approved methods.
* H. Approve certification of final inspection when required.
* I. Consult with Building Official and State Building Codes and Standards Division when necessary.
* J. Operate City vehicle to, from, and around inspection sites.

2. Do related work as required.
* A. Maintain computerized records of inspections made and actions taken.
* B. Write and prepare forms and reports as required.
* C. Review permit applications and estimate building costs for accurate fee estimates.
* D. Attend training sessions and review technical and professional literature to upgrade knowledge necessary for effective job performance and to keep abreast of new developments and requirements.
* E. Serve as a technical expert, conduct presentations, and provide information to other City divisions, contractors, engineers, architects and the public regarding codes, ordinances, and proper methods governing construction work.
* F. Attend and participate in division meetings, and serve as a member of the Building Inspection team on related projects.
* G. Perform inspections, review permits, and provide technical assistance in other
construction areas as needed.
* H. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Education & Experience Requirements
Successful completion of a certified apprentice program in Carpentry or Masonry plus three (3) years of experience as a journey carpenter or mason. This experience must include three (3) years in residential construction and three (3) years in commercial construction; or equivalent training and experience.

License Requirement
+  Possession of a valid Minnesota driver's license or privilege by the date of appointment and thereafter.

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