Residential Building Inspector


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Citizens Square
200 E Berry St
Fort Wayne
Building Department
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Open until filled


This position is full-time, nonexempt, classified and covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; 37.5 hours/week; overtime as needed

Under the direction of the Senior Housing Inspector, the Residential Building Inspector performs inspections for new construction, remodels and renovations of residential buildings and ensures compliance with State building codes.


  • Performs field inspections of Residential Projects for compliance with building codes and design requirements, issuing notice of violation and/or corrective action if necessary.
  • Responsible for working with contractors, designers and owners regarding code requirements, including explanation, gaining cooperation and compliance for all corrections and violations.
  • Reviews routing requests and prepares reports of inspection findings, complaints and follow-up visits.
  • Receives, investigates and resolves special complaints/problems concerning residential buildings and structures.
  • Performs follow-up inspections of sites in violation of codes to determine if compliance has been met.
  • Responsible for interpreting, understanding and explaining all pertinent information concerning residential building and structure requirements including Local and State codes.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.



  • High School Diploma or GED and eight years of experience as a licensed contractor for residential construction work
  • Valid Driver’s License to perform field inspections utilizing a county vehicle
  • Valid Allen County Residential Contractor License
  • Valid Inspector Certification within one year of employment
  • Ability to understand and communicate building codes to contractors and owners
  • Basic computer and typing skills including the ability to use Microsoft Office and other job related software
  • Basic math and measuring skills using tape measures and levels
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and maps
  • Thorough knowledge of housing codes and related construction materials, practices and procedures


The Residential Building Inspector performs field inspections, exposed to various weather conditions and physical hazards normally associated with construction sites and other inspection areas. Frequent typing, attention to detail, monitoring equipment, detailed inspection, and transcription/proofreading are required.  The Residential Building Inspector must be able to do some lifting, reaching over head, and kneeling with frequent bending, climbing ladders, walking on uneven surfaces and will have exposure to noise and dangerous equipment.