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Village of Maywood, Building Inspector

Position Title: Building Inspector FLSA:




Building and Code Reports to: Building and Code Director
Original Date:   Revised Date:


 March 8, 2022
Job Code:   Grade:





Position Purpose:       This position will inspect new construction, additions and alternations of residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use building and structures; to ensure compliance with applicable building codes and permits and to perform various related technical duties.

Essential Functions (list in order of importance including measures)


  • Perform on-site inspections of residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use buildings and structures during various stages of construction; ensure compliance with applicable codes; perform follow-up inspections as necessary.


  • May conduct preliminary examination of plans and specifications for new construction, additions and

alterations to residential, commercial and industrial buildings to determine compliance with the provisions of the building codes.


  • Perform inspections for business license applications to ensure compliance with applicable codes.


  • Inspect existing buildings for change of use, occupancy, or compliance with applicable codes and



  • Inspect foundation, concrete, steel, masonry, wood construction, framing, plastering, plumbing, Gas,

Energy, heating and electrical installations and a large variety of other complex and routine building   system elements.


  • Respond to alleged violations; interview complainant and witnesses; document activities; issue letters or notices to comply on violations; maintain records of history of facts for possible legal actions.


  • Assist the appropriate Village offices with hearings to resolve code enforcement problems; prepare case reports for court or administrative proceedings; testify in court and at administrative proceedings as necessary.


  • Confer with architects, contractors, builders and the general public in the field and office; explain and

interpret requirements and restrictions.


  • Maintain files and reports electronically, in detail regarding inspection(s) and plan check activities and findings.



Marginal Functions (list in order of importance)


  • Performs both essential and marginal job functions in a safe manner as identified by the Village of Maywood and the respective department while adhering to the village’s confidentiality norms and standards. Actively and consistently demonstrates the core values of the Village of Maywood in all interactions with others.


  • Assumes responsibility for knowing and maintaining established Village and departmental objectives, policies/procedures including general sanitation, safety, environmental and infection control standards.


  • Participates in performance activities including problem identification, data collection, solution selection, implementation and evaluation. Also assists in the care and maintenance of departmental equipment and supplies as appropriate.


  • Participates in staff meetings and other inservices, meetings or committees as required.


General Job Requirements

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within twelve months (12) of hire, appropriate, valid International Code
  • Council certifications as an ICC (B1) residential Building Inspector, ICC (E1) Residential Electrical

Inspector, ICC(M1) Residential Mechanical Inspector,

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within twenty-four (24) months of hire, appropriate, valid International

Code Council certifications ICC(M2) Commercial Mechanical Inspector and as a ICC(B2) Commercial

Building Inspector.

  • An ICC Master Code Professional is preferred.
  • Possession and maintenance of appropriate certifications is a condition of employment and required for

continued employment beyond the twelve-month period from the date of hire. AND, Possession of a

valid driver’s license.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies in performance of the essential functions of this position. 

  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully and maintains confidentiality.
  • Interpersonal skills—the individual establishes relationships quickly with all levels of employees within the organization, is able to maintain confidentiality, and remains open to others’ ideas and ways of doing things.
  • Communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; able to produce written documents and communications that provide clear expression of ideas or goals; is able to actively listen to gain an understanding of a situation and respond accordingly.
  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
  • Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality; ability to edit work for spelling and grammar and presents numerical data effectively.
  • Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.


Reporting Relationship:


Machines, tools, equipment and work aids required: General office equipment


Please contact Linda Gant at to apply.


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