The City of Bethlehem, PA is accepting applications for the position of Building/Housing Inspector.

Department:              Community & Economic Development/Code Enforcement
Type of Position:       Full-Time
Salary/Pay Rate:       $55,135 – $77,202 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply:    December 4, 2020

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Considerable responsible experience in building construction and inspection work, and completion of a standard high school course; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Current certification through the state of Pennsylvania in building for residential and commercial, energy residential and commercial, and accessibility inspections and plan examining is required.

REQUIREMENTS:  Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 

NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED:  This position is responsible for ensuring plans, specifications, and buildings in the process of construction meet all requirements of relevant codes, standards, specifications and ordinances; inspecting dwelling units to secure compliance with minimum housing standards; reviewing new or difficult construction issues with the Chief Building Inspector; exercising technical judgment and discretion based on familiarity with the various construction ordinances and regulations for which he/she is responsible for enforcing.  This position reports to the Chief Building Inspector.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:  Inspects buildings and structures to enforce conformance to building, safety and zoning codes, plans, specifications and standards; issues notice for corrections; interprets code requirements and recommends compliance procedures to contractors, builders and owners; maintains inspection records; issues certificate of use and occupancy for new construction and additions; reviews building plans to ensure compliance with regulations and issues building permits; informs owner of the inspection findings and conditions which must be corrected; investigates complaints received from public; issues citations and appears in court for hearings.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Thorough knowledge of the building trade and applicable codes and standards including municipal building and zoning ordinances; ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, and blueprints; excellent communication and customer service skills.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to or City of Bethlehem, Human Resources, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.