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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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