The City of Altoona is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Zoning Officer/Building Inspector as part of the City’s Codes and Inspections Department. This position is responsible for the administrative and field work inspection of residential building construction and repair work conducted in the City; as well as enforcing zoning regulations contained in the City of Altoona Code of Ordinances in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. Individuals will also review building permit applications, investigate and review zoning complaints, examine buildings during the course of construction, alteration and repair in order to determine conformity with the Uniform Construction Code (UCC), and provide support to the Zoning Hearing Board.

Interested candidates must possess considerable skill in reading, understanding, and interpreting construction plans, blueprints, site plans, maps and specifications. Ideal candidates must have the ability to work independently; effectively communicate, interpret and enforce statutes, ordinances and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially; and establish positive working relationships with supervisors, peers, public officials, contractors, and the general public.

A High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of two (2) years of related work experience, and a valid driver’s license are required. Certification as a Residential Building Inspector (PA L&I #10) is preferred, and/or required within six (6) months of hire.

The City of Altoona offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance; paid time off; and retirement options.

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references to The City of Altoona is an Equal Opportunity Employer