Applying To: Building Inspector I

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  • Minimum: $36,478.00
  • Maximum: $60,866.00

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position inspect residential construction and remodeling to ensure compliance with building and zoning codes.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Building Inspector I

Minimum Qualifications

One year of recent full-time paid experience working in building inspection and code enforcement, fire safety and prevention, architectural design, or the skilled trades or construction fields where knowledge of building codes and compliance can be acquired.   OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Physical Requirements: Applicants must be able to: bend and stoop during the course of performing inspectional duties; climb stairs, ladders, and fire escapes; walk on scaffolding; inspect open multi-story buildings; access trap doors and/or access panels to make inspections; spend approximately 50% of the working day on their feet making inspections; lift a weight of 40 pounds.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing application and  be able to present license at the time of the Written Test.  Please note type of  license, number, class, and license expiration date on the Employment Application.  Applicants who do not possess a Missouri driver's license will be required to present a "Driving Record Check" from their State's Department of Motor Vehicles.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Six semester hours in Building Inspection and Code Enforcement, Construction Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, or a closely related program; or one or more certifications awarded from the International Code Council.

Documentation of academic credentials or certifications must be submitted at the time of the Written Test.

When completing the application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your experience, training and education relating to this position.  Your experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your Experience and Training evaluation.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.  Applicants must provide explanation for all changes in employment and any gaps in their employment history on the application. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

MEDICAL:  A "Drug Screen" will be administrated as part of the medical examination.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Written Test.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

Last Date For Filing Application Is August 30, 2019

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 30%
  • Written Exam: 70%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 2947
June 06, 2019
Reopened 08/08/19
3851-36T (No Wav)

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