Job Vacancy Building Inspector – Development Services City of Savannah

Job title: Building Inspector – Development Services

Company: City of Savannah

Job description: Purpose

This position inspects new construction and renovations to existing buildings, such as single family houses, apartments and commercial buildings, to ensure compliance with applicable laws and safety codes.

Essential Job Functions

  • Conducts structural building inspections of commercial and residential buildings; reviews plans and specifications, materials, layouts, and equipment.
  • Performs inspections of construction projects for compliance with occupational safety and health requirements.
  • Informs, explains, and interprets code requirements for project superintendents, contractors, architects, engineers, homeowners and the public.
  • Provides uniform conformance to building codes, standards, and regulations; investigates and responds to complaints regarding illegal construction, safety, or hazardous conditions.
  • Investigates unpermitted construction.
  • Testifies in court and before City Boards and Commissions, as required.
  • Issues stop work orders, correction notices or citations as required when construction does not meet technical or municipal codes, zoning ordinances, or approved plans.
  • Maintains database, records, and files; researches prior inspections; attends training sessions and meetings; maintains certifications.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or GED equivalent and two (2) years of experience in building construction, construction technology, engineering, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


  • Certified Residential Building Inspector or obtain within twelve (12) months of employment
  • Certified Commercial Building Inspector or obtain within twelve (12) months of employment.
  • Valid driver’s license

Additional Requirements

Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post offer/pre-employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and licenses required prior to employment.

Additional Information

Knowledge of building codes.

Knowledge of the methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in construction.

Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.

Knowledge of computers and other modern office equipment.

Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.

Skill in public and interpersonal relations.

Skill in oral and written communication.


Overview of Benefits

Paid Holiday

Paid Vacation

Paid Sick Leave

Defined Benefit Retirement Pension Plan

Protective Services Retirement Plan (select positions)

Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan

Retirement Seminars

PPO Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts

Wellness Programs

Health & Wellness Incentives

Long Term Disability

Excellence and Service Recognition

Employee Development and In-Service Training

Educational Assistance Program

Uniform Allowance (select positions)

Employee Assistance Program

Discounts and Memberships

Employee Relations

Direct Deposit

Credit Union

Pretax Parking Deductions

Employer Assisted Home Purchase Program

Domestic Partnership Benefits


PPO Medical Plus Plan

PPO Medical Basic Plan

Dental Plus Plan

Dental Basic Plan

Vision Service Plan

Life Insurance

Basic Life and ADD

Supplemental Life Employee

Supplemental Life Spouse

Supplemental Life Child

Benefits costs are paid by the City of Savannah, by the employee or shared by both the City and the employee.

Expected salary: $23.27 per hour

Location: Savannah, GA

Job date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:17:47 GMT

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