Applying To: Building Inspector I

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Department: Building Commissioner


  • Minimum: $38,714.00
  • Maximum: $64,584.00

Position Specifications

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 upon request. Please note type of license, number, class, and license expiration date on the Employment Application. 

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 upon request.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment 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. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

MEDICAL:  Candidates will be required to pass an oral swab "Drug Screen" 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 their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request.  The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points.  City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points.  

Some positions may require candidates to pass a “Character Investigation” prior to appointment.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  

Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3442

December 09, 2021

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

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