Building Inspector G

Columbus Consolidated Government
Full Time $42,723 Per year GA 420 E 10th St, Columbus, GA 31901, United States


Major Duties and Responsibilities

This position performs inspections of new construction and remodeled buildings to ensure compliance with building codes.

  • Inspects job sites for compliance with safety regulations, zoning requirements, and soil conditions; reviews the site after completion for damage and improvements with right-of-way.
  • Performs inspections of new construction, remodels, and repairs to ensure compliance with building codes.
  • Performs final inspections upon completion of projects to ensure all ordinances are followed, including soil erosion ordinances.
  • Inputs data into computer to update and maintain current records of inspections; prepares reports as required.
  • Performs miscellaneous inspections for compliance with various codes and zoning regulations such as swimming pools, aluminum framed enclosures, tents, fire damage repair, and fences.
  • Answers inquiries from the public regarding construction compliance; meets with the public concerning problems and reports results to Building Official.
  • Investigates complaints or reports of unsafe buildings or construction conditions and of unauthorized construction.
  • Informs developers and engineers of deviations or errors; advises corrective actions.
  • Reviews site plans for conformity with local and state codes.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws applicable to building codes.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of building and construction site inspections.
  • Knowledge of building construction methods, materials, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the city and other local areas.
  • Skill in conducting building and code enforcement inspections.
  • Skill in problem solving and decision making.
  • Skill in operating standard office equipment.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the occupational field, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Possession of or ability to readily obtain International Code Council (ICC) certifications of Residential Building Inspector within two years and Commercial Building Inspector within three years. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Physical Requirements

The work is performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and mu Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
  • Crawling – moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.
  • Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
  • Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Standing – for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word.
  • Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

The work is typically performed in an office, construction site, or other field environment. Travel may be required from job site to job site. May be exposed to noise, dust, and electrical energy.