Commercial 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 - 4:30 pm; 37.5 hours/week; overtime as required

Under the direction of the Senior Commercial Inspector, the Commercial Building Inspector performs inspections for new construction, remodels and renovations of commercial buildings and ensures compliance with state building codes for commercial signs.


  • Performs field Inspections of Commercial 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 commercial 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 commercial building and structure requirements including local and state codes.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.



  • High School Diploma or GED with eight years of experience working with commercial construction, roofing, siding, drywall, commercial concrete, or similar experience
  • Valid Allen County Contractors License or equivalent from another jurisdiction as an contractor
  • Valid Driver’s license to perform field inspections
  • Valid Inspector Certification within one year of employment
  • Must have work experience as a general contractor
  • Ability to understand and communicate building codes to contractors and owners including working knowledge of electrical, plumbing, heating, and non-sanitary codes applicable to the structural and safety aspects of commercial building.
  • Basic computer and typing skills
  • Basic math and measuring skills using tape measures and levels
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and maps


The Commercial Building Inspector performs field inspections and is exposed to various weather conditions and physical hazards normally associated with construction sites and other inspection areas.  The Commercial 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.