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City of Brentwood


Planning and Development

Hiring Range: $46,837.74 to $49,690.16 (Depending on Qualifications)

Pay Grade: 13

This is a full-time, benefit-eligible position offering a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and employee health, dental, life, vision, disability, and retirement insurance programs.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties, responsibilities and expectations are not necessarily limited to the following, and are not enumerated in any particular order or priority. At any particular time the frequency or duration with which one or more of the following specific duties is performed may vary widely.

Conducts on-site inspections of new institutional, industrial, commercial and residential construction projects to verify compliance with building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, zoning, and engineering codes, as well as with city ordinances and property maintenance standards

Inspects existing properties for rental occupancies and new business licenses

Inspects existing structures for health and life safety minimum standards

Assists external and internal customers, city residents, architects, engineers and others in the interpretation and application of relevant codes and ordinances

Conducts field investigations; inspects properties for violations; contacts property owner to resolve violations; issues and posts warning notices; schedules and performs follow-up activities to gain compliance.

Receives and responds to citizen complaints and reports from other agencies and departments regarding alleged violations; interviews complainant and witnesses; conducts investigations and provides recommendations for resolutions.

Provides proactive code enforcement by patrolling assigned areas to identify and evaluate ordinance violations.

Performs related duties as assigned

May require attendance at Architectural Review Board meetings and municipal court

Complexity and Scope of Work

The work consists of varied inspection and code enforcement duties. Strict regulations and strict deadlines contribute to the complexity of the position.

The purpose of this position is to complete inspections to ensure compliance with relevant codes and ordinances. Success in this position contributes to the provision of a safe and healthy environment for the general public.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of relevant building, mechanical, plumbing, residential fuel gas, electric, and energy conservation codes

Knowledge of building construction practices and terminology

Knowledge of relevant zoning, nuisance abatement, property maintenance, building, and health and safety codes

Knowledge of municipal code enforcement principles and practices

Knowledge of computers and job related software program.

Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions

Skill in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports

Skill in oral and written communication

Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos

Ability to write complex, and technical correspondence

Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations to the general public and fellow employees

Must possess a pleasant personal demeanor and courtesy in receptionist duties

Minimum Requirements – Education, Certification, and Experience

Graduation from a general or technical high school

Considerable experience in construction or building inspection work

Preferred Qualifications – Education, Certification, and Experience

College level course work in building inspections

Associates degree or equivalent experience in the construction industry

ICC certified Residential Building Inspector

ICC Certified Commercial Building Inspector.

3-5 years’ experience in conducting building inspections and code enforcement


Complete a City of Brentwood employment application. The application is available online at Application materials must be received by Friday, September 8th, 2017 to receive priority consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

The City of Brentwood is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The City of Brentwood is a drug and alcohol free work place. A pre-employment drug screen and background check is required for all positions. Additional pre-employment testing may be required for certain positions.

It is the policy of the City of Brentwood not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, religion, sex or disability except where specific requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification.


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