Housing Inspector

Posted on May 18, 2019 by City of Cleveland Heights

Cleveland, OH 44101
Construction & Architecture
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

JOB TITLE: Housing Inspector Full-time

DEPARTMENT: Housing Non-Exempt

SUMMARY: This is the first level of inspections work. Incumbents inspect, approve, or reject all phases of public and private construction and improvements to assure compliance with plans, standards, specifications, codes and regulations, permits, and any special requirements. Assignments involve inspection of new residential and commercial construction, alteration and repair work. Incumbents work independently in the field and are responsible for making decisions requiring technical discretion, sound judgment, and familiarity with the City's adopted building codes. Incumbents recommend issuance of correction notices or approvals as appropriate and compile reports, maintain logs, records, perform related activities, and provide direction to design professionals, contractors and property owners.


The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed.

  • Inspects residential and commercial buildings during various stages of construction, installation and remodeling; makes independent decisions regarding compliance with codes and ordinances of City, State, and Federal agencies
  • Inspects buildings undergoing change of use or occupancy, buildings being moved or demolished, and damaged or dilapidated buildings; makes independent decisions regarding compliance with the City's adopted building codes
  • Confers with architects, contractors, builders and the public to explain and interpret City building code requirements, restrictions, acceptable construction methods, and approved material installations
  • Analyzes plumbing installations for potential or actual cross connections of portable and non-portable water systems
  • Conducts manufactured home and design inspections
  • Inspects structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems and respective components
  • Checks plans at the job site for compliance with City codes and determines if construction complies with plans; makes notations and confers with the plans examiner regarding plan revisions and re-submissions
  • Prepares reports and maintains files of inspections and permits
  • Performs review of minor building and structural plans to insure compliance with building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing codes
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level




Knowledge of:

  • Applicable building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical codes and ordinances
  • Building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical materials and methods of construction
  • Construction terminology
  • Techniques used to inspect residential and commercial construction to ensure compliance with adopted codes and ordinances

Skill in:

  • Use of computers and related software applications

Ability to:

  • Detect discrepancies in plans, materials, construction methods and processes, and provide appropriate corrective actions
  • Provide superior customer service to both internal and external customers


High School Diploma or G.E.D., and additional technical training in construction and methods and standards, and four years experience in construction; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.


  • Must have at the time of hire and be able to maintain a valid Ohio driver's license.


The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. May require climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Incumbents may be exposed to hazardous conditions, open trenches and heights while performing inspections. Exposure to risks can be substantially controlled by safety precautions. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, fumes, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, extreme temperatures, electricity, chemicals, varying weather conditions, and intense noises.

.Please finish the entire online application process to be considered for this position*

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Reference: 708078553

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