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East Alabama Code Officials Association

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Next Meeting: 

February 14, 2019, 11:00 AM

Young House BBQ,88862 Hwy 9, Lineville, AL 36266


Job Opening

Building Inspector

This is a full-time exempt position.

The City of Boaz currently has an opening for the above position.

"The City of Boaz's policy is to consider employees for vacancies if those employees have the required qualifications. When applicable, job vacancies will be posted on the bulletin board at City Hall. If you wish to be considered for a posted vacancy, you must present to the Personnel Department a listing of your name, department, present job, special skills, and any supplemental training or special qualifications which make you eligible for the position.

Applicants will be considered based on the eligible employee's qualifications, including education, training, experience, job performance and years of continuous service.

Any interested person should contact the Personnel Department at Boaz City Hall, 1 12 N Broad Street, Boaz, Alabama or you may also apply online at under the Job Opportunities link. Posted until filled.

A Job Description is attached.



JOB TITLE: BUILDING INSPECTOR                                                                                        

CODE: 104


This position consists of highly responsible administrative and technical skills involved in coordinating and executing City building inspections including but not limited to ensuring compliance with commercial and residential building, housing, zoning, plumbing, electrical, altercation or repair, these responsibilities include compliance with regulations for structural safety, fire safety, zoning, plumbing, mechanical, and related requirements in the city and national code standards. Included responsibilities involve City zoning activities and the enforcement of zoning regulations, plan regulations, historic preservation ordinances, and flood damage prevention ordinances. Incumbent also has responsibility for enforcing ordinances concerning the enforcement of subdivision regulations. Work also involves duties including the issuance of permits and license. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Mayor; however, the employee is required to work with minimum supervision. This position is classified as EXEMPT.


 Conduct building inspections to include structural adequacy, mechanical operation of installed equipment, electrical installation and safety, and plumbing layout and fixtures.

              Determine zoning locations and appropriate setbacks.

 Accept and approve applications for permits; examines specifications, blueprints, and plans to ensure code compliance.

 Deal with public to answer questions regarding inspection procedures and applicable zoning ordinances. Answer questions concerning zoning requirements within stated zones.

              Prepare statements of zoning certification for area businesses.

              Maintain subdivision regulations and insure compliance of occupants.

              Inspect roads, drainage structures and utilities in subdivisions on a weekly basis.

              Gather information on annexations and prepare petitions for presentation to the Mayor and City Council.

 Assist other departments with technical advice when needed for construction; provide reports as needed to County, State, and federal agencies.

 Meet with the City Planning Commission and Board of Adjustments; maintain case files, agenda, and public notices; write and schedule publication of legal notices.

 Review site plans submitted and make recommendations; assist developers in solving problems of design; hold pre-construction conferences with developers, contractors, and utility companies.  Make on-site inspections for applicants seeking zoning changes, site design approval, proposed sites for subdivisions, complaints, code enforcement, and suspected violations of regulations/ordinances.

            Communicate with various State agencies to insure City compliance with existing regulations.

            Prepare, maintain, and update zoning regulations annually.

 Condemn buildings considered unsafe for human occupancy and notify property owners when houses must be demolished or repaired; explain the repairs that are required to bring houses up to standard.

 Maintain records of inspections, including code violations; appear and give testimony before the Board of Adjustments in cases of appeals to that agency.

              Works with state agencies to ensure compliance with ADEM requirements and prepares necessary reports for said agencies.

            Complete job performance appraisals on subordinate personnel.                Perform related work as assigned or required.


 Thorough knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes for building inspections, including all City, County, and State laws which apply as well as ability to read and interpret applicable code books for construction.

 Thorough knowledge of zoning ordinances and their application to specific subdivisions and business locations.

             Working knowledge of general municipal agency operations and organizations.

 Thorough knowledge of zoning ordinances and their application to specific subdivisions and business locations.

            Working knowledge of general correspondence preparation, spelling, and basic mathematics.

 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, departmental heads, employees, governmental agencies, officials with other municipalities, and the general public.


Be a graduate of an accredited high school or hold a certificate of high school equivalency (GED) with experience in construction at the foreman, supervisory, or contractor level. Hold or obtain certification of Building Official with ICC within (12) months of hire. Possess a valid Alabama driver's license and a driving record suitable for insurability. Willing to work non-standard hours and overtime as required. Willing to travel overnight to attend continuing education courses and workshops. Be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position. Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Business Administration with considerable general contracting experience preferred.


             Must pass required physical examination and standard drug screen after position is offered.

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