Job Vacancy Building Inspector II (SR-19) County of Maui

Job title: Building Inspector II (SR-19)

Company: County of Maui

Job description: Description

Inspects the construction, alteration, or maintenance of building and structures for compliance with the provisions of the Building and Housing Codes and other pertinent codes and ordinances, and for adherence to approved plans and specifications; and performs other related duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This series is distinguished from other inspectional series in that the Building Inspector independently inspects the construction, alteration or maintenance of a wide variety of buildings and structures for compliance with provisions of the Building and Housing Codes.

Grade Level Standards:

Grade II: This level is distinguished by the performance of inspectional and enforcement activities relative to all types of buildings and structures, including multi-storied buildings, for compliance with provisions of the Building and Housing Codes and other pertinent codes and ordinances.

Examples of Duties

The following are examples of duties and are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in this class. The omissions of specific duties statements does not preclude management from assigning such duties if such duties are a logical assignment for the position.

  • Inspects buildings and similar structures to see that construction, alteration or maintenance work being done comply with the provisions of the building and housing codes and ordinances.
  • Checks to see that buildings and structures are being constructed in a safe manner and in accordance with approved plans and specifications.
  • Checks the quality of materials and the methods of construction for all wood framing, concrete work, steel erection, lathing, plastering, tile work, masonry, and similar construction work.
  • Makes inspections of existing buildings to determine hazardous conditions, structural failures or need for maintenance or repair.
  • Looks for construction projects or alterations being performed without building permits.
  • Inspects and investigates complaints; issues stop-work orders when necessary.
  • Gathers evidence, facts and witnesses for legal proceedings and assists in the prosecution of violators of building codes and ordinances.
  • Handles appeals arising from any contested notice of violation issued.
  • May check and approve plans and specifications as directed.
  • Prepares written and computer reports.
  • Keeps written and computer records of completed inspections.
  • May inspect minor electrical and plumbing work during the absence of respective inspectors.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Training and Experience: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school and for:

Grade II: Four (4) years of responsible supervisory experience in all types of building construction (concrete, steel and wood) including responsibility for the inspection and supervision of workmanship and material, or two (2) years of building inspection work.

License Requirement: Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license (Type 3).

Knowledge of: the Maui County Building and Housing Codes, and other pertinent codes and ordinances; standard practices, methods, processes, materials and tools used in building construction including standard formulae of structural stability and safety; the accepted safety standards; the legal procedures involved in enforcing building, housing, and zoning codes and ordinances.

Ability to: apply proper building inspection methods; read and interpret plans, specifications, blueprints, building, housing, and zoning codes and ordinances and apply them to specific cases; enforce rules and ordinances with good judgment, firmness and impartiality; detect poor workmanship, inferior materials, and hazards of fire and defects; deal tactfully with building contractors, workers, and the general public; prepare reports of inspections and investigations; input and retrieve data from a computerized system, operate office machines and equipment; file records accurately.

Health and Physical Condition:

Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties.

Physical Effort Grouping: Light

The County of Maui offers a generous benefit package, including the following:


Eligible employees earn up to 21 days of vacation per year, with a maximum year-to-year carry over of 90 days. Eligibility to accrue vacation begins with the first work day.

Sick Leave

Eligible employees accumulate up to 21 days of sick leave per year. Eligibility to accrue sick leave begins with the first work day, and there is no limitation on the amount of sick leave that may be accumulated.

Retirement Plan

Eligible employees are required to join the State of Hawaii Employees Retirement System. This is a defined-benefit retirement plan. For additional information, please visit the ERS website at

Health Benefit Plans

The County of Maui offers the following health benefit plans for eligible employees:

  • Medical Plan (HMO or PPO)
  • Vision Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Prescription Drug Plan

These benefits are administered by the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund, and contributions are payroll deducted.

Group Life Insurance

Group life insurance is provided at no cost to eligible employees.


The County observes 13 holidays per year (14 in an election year).

Deferred Compensation Plan

Eligible employees may participate in the Island Savings Plan (a deferred compensation plan as provided under Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code.) This is a supplemental retirement savings plan that allows for the investment of tax-deferred contributions into a variety of investment options.

Flex Spending Plan

Eligible employees can also participate in the County’s Flexible Spending plan, a way to set aside a portion of pay, before taxes, to pay for qualifying dependent care or medical expenses.

Employee Assistance Program

The County also offers a voluntary assistance program which provides its employees and their family members with free professional and confidential assistance in overcoming personal and work related problems.


The County provides its employees with a variety of up-to-date training opportunities (i.e., computer application, professional seminars, heavy equipment operation, administrative & clerical skills, personal safety, etc.) to help them increase their knowledge, gain new skills, and to be more satisfied and effective in their jobs.

Leave Sharing

The County’s leave sharing program allows employees to donate accumulated vacation leave credits to a qualified fellow employee who has a serious personal illness or injury.

Note: Specific benefits and their associated premiums are subject to collective bargaining, and are subject to change. Benefits may vary for temporary, hourly, and half-time employees.

Expected salary: $4168 per month

Location: Maui, HI

Job date: Sun, 03 Jul 2022 06:23:36 GMT

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