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Building and Code Enforcement Careers

  • Consider a career keeping our citizens, and the structures and places they live and work, safe.

    Some of our positions

    • Permit technician I, II, III
    • Plans examiner I, II, III
    • Building inspector, trainee, I, II, III
    • Rental housing inspector or trainee
    • Code compliance inspector; trainee, inspector, senior inspector, manager

    Skills for the job

    • Desire to work in both an office environment and at construction sites, residential and commercial properties
    • Ability to read and interpret plans, blueprints, maps, engineering drawings and specifications
    • Math skills, the ability to do mathematical calculations
    • Desire to learn and apply the right codes and regulations – and explain them to the public
    • Ability to work with property owners, contractors and the public
    • Ability to respond to angry citizens, and use diplomacy with many types of people
    • Ability to research on a computer, enter data and write reports


    Options are available from the high school and GED-diploma level through college degrees, including an associate or bachelor's degree. On-the-job continuing education is encouraged to stay current in the field and receive certifications needed for higher-level positions.

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