Building Inspector

City of Beaverton

January 12, 2022

Beaverton, OR


Job Type


The City of Beaverton Building Division is seeking a qualified Building Inspector. In this role, the Building Inspector will inspect all levels of residential, commercial, and industrial installations for compliance with all building, fire, mechanical, manufactured dwelling standards and code requirements. The incumbent will review materials, construction, designs, plans and specifications and communicate code requirements to the public. This is a non-exempt, SEIU-classified position. This position requires direct face-to-face support. There is one vacancy. Open Until Filled Applications will continually be reviewed as they are received. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by end of day January 31, 2022 for best consideration. This posting may close without notice.

Please note: Experience and skills will be reviewed via the main application submission only. Resumes or cover letters are not accepted in place of completed application forms.


  • Inspect new and existing residential, multi-family, commercial, and industrial buildings for compliance with State of Oregon Building, Manufactured Dwelling, Fire and Mechanical Codes and related standards.
  • Review plans, specifications, materials of construction, system installations, building design and construction techniques.
  • Communicate effectively with the public.
  • Write inspection reports.
  • Keep accurate inspection records.
  • Enter inspection reports into computer system and file inspection records and plans.
  • Track inspections, temporary certificates of occupancy, stop work orders and expired permits.
  • Calculate permit fees and explain fees to the public as required.
  • May Conduct plan review of multi-family residential, commercial, and industrial buildings for compliance with building, mechanical, and fire codes, standards, and ordinances as directed.
  • Check for compliance with Oregon Building, Mechanical, and Fire Codes.
  • Calculate permit fees and explain fees to permit applicants.
  • Enter permit information into computer system.
  • Consult with and advise contractors, builders and the public regarding building and mechanical rules and regulations.
  • Communicate code requirements as necessary.
  • Participate in section operational processes including procedure development and implementation.
  • Ability to travel to inspection sites with a city vehicle to perform inspections.
  • Assist in creating a positive and supportive work environment with a culture of teamwork and communication.
  • Actively promote an environment respectful of living and working in a multicultural society.
  • Create a workplace that promotes the organizational values of workplace diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Perform duties outlined in the Building Inspector classification and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in building inspection technology or related field, Three years' progressively responsible experience in building inspection, Or an equivalent combination of education and work/life experience enabling the incumbent to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Ability to pass reference checks, degree verification, if applicable, certificate and license verification and satisfy the requirements of a background check.
  • Licensing and Special Requirements: License and certifications are required at time of hire unless other arrangements have been approved.
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to meet the city's driving standards.
  • State of Oregon A-level Building Inspector or ICC* Commercial Building Inspector certifications.
  • State of Oregon A-Level Mechanical Inspector or ICC* Mechanical Inspector certification.
  • State of Oregon Residential Inspector or ICC* Residential Building Inspector certification.
  • State of Oregon Inspector certification.
  • State of Oregon Post Earthquake Damage Inspector registration.

The City of Beaverton is committed to supporting a culture of accountability, equity and inclusion for all, especially marginalized groups. We pledge to continue the ongoing, difficult and essential work needed to address institutional racism and historical inequities in all forms. Beaverton is a diverse city, boasting a large population of qualified persons, including women, veterans, Black, Indigenous and people of color, persons with disabilities, generational groups, persons who speak many languages and are of diverse national origins. It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The city’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We therefore encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described. Candidates bilingual in English and one of the City of Beaverton’s priority languages (Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian, or Japanese) are encouraged to apply.


Wage Rate:
$32.47 - $43.50 per hour
*Starting wage will be determined depending on relevant work experience as outlined in the Equal Pay Act.
New hires who meet minimum requirements will start at step one. Higher steps within the posted salary range may be offered to those who have additional years of directly related experience to the position. In addition to competitive pay, the city offers a wide variety of benefits to regular employees which make up an exceptional total compensation package.

*Premium Pay may be offered, available up to 9%, for additional certifications possessed in addition to those required for this position.

Total Compensation Package and Benefits: The city pays the full retirement contribution to PERS including the employee portion; provides employees with an opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation retirement plan; makes available a public service loan forgiveness program and tuition reimbursement program; provides a no-cost Public Transportation Pass (TriMet) and offers excellent health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. Wellness programs and incentives, a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) VEBA with 3% employer contributions, excellent paid time off accrual, PTO cash out options, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and bilingual pay premiums (contingent on passing a proficiency test provided by the city) are additional benefits the city offers to all regular employees.

Additional information regarding employee-based benefits and options can be found on the city's Employee Benefits webpage.

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