City of Ann Arbor
  • Building
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 25.81
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Nature of Work: Performs inspections of residential and commercial improvements, repairs and construction, construction sites and rental housing for determining compliance with requirements of the applicable codes, ordinances, standards and regulations Duties Performs under general supervision of the Inspection Supervisor and may be responsible for the following duties: Essential Duties Performs inspections of new and existing building structures, electrical systems, plumbing and mechanical systems during the course of construction, alteration and repair; inspects all existing rental properties and congregate residential facilities for compliance with the City's housing code and associated ordinances and standards; inspects outdoor advertising; performs soil erosion and sedimentation control inspections; conducts code enforcement within technical discipline(s); prepares documentation and manages data related to inspection and enforcement activities; coordinates and conducts investigations of complaints and enforcement of ordinances; interprets and explains City codes and regulations.


Related Work: Examines plans and specifications to determine compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, standards and regulations; coordinates complex enforcement and compliance activities; represents the City before various Boards of Appeal; provides leadership to the inspection team; provides technical demonstration of work and performs other duties as assigned.



Required qualifications: (position requirements at entry and as determined by the job progression)

Training and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Four (4) years documented construction experience

Licensing Requirements: Act 54 registration (within 6 months) or

  • AACE or ICC Housing certification (within 6 months) & 4 years of documented construction experience
  • Valid Michigan Driver's License


If offered a position you must pass the following pre-employment screenings in order to be hired

  • Drug Test
  • Background Check
  • Physical
  • Pertinent federal, state, county and city laws, codes, ordinances, standards and regulations related to commercial and residential construction
  • Review and compliance procedures
  • Complaint investigation and appeals and associated legal procedures
  • Construction practices, techniques, plans and specifications
  • Construction code and housing ordinances applicable to residential and commercial construction and associated rules, regulations and standards
  • Pertinent federal, state, county and city laws, codes, ordinances, standards and regulations related to soil erosion and sedimentation control
  • Materials and methods used in structural, plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems for residential and commercial construction
  • Housing code requirements and other property maintenance codes and standards
  • Principles and practices of property maintenance, including care, repair, restoration and replacement of various building systems
  • Principles and practices of team facilitation, coaching and employee development, performance management and communication and customer relations
  • Computers and software applications used in business settings

Skills and Ability to: (position requirements at entry and as determined by the job progression)

  • Understand and interpret codes, construction plans, specifications and related terminology
  • Review construction plans and specify requirements for compliance with applicable codes and standards
  • Objectively interpret and consistently apply code requirements and related standards in accordance with City policies
  • Summarize data and information and produce required reports according to a specified standard
  • Coordinate tasks for Development Services work as assigned by the supervisor
  • Provide effective technical demonstration of work and guidance to the work of other team members at the direction of the supervisor
  • Effectively communicate team needs and the status of work being performed to the supervisor
  • Maintain non-partisan and respectful working relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Listen to understand the intended meaning of the message
  • Maintain effective, non-partisan working relationships with fellow employees and the public in the normal course of business, including difficult circumstances
  • Communicate concisely and accurately, both orally and in writing
  • Use computers and related software applications


Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. The physical ability to climb/balance: climb stairs, ladders, inclines, uneven surfaces where balance is required; stoop, bend, kneel and crouch; stand and walk for extensive periods of time; reach, push, pull, lift, grasp, finger, feel, hear, see, talk and perform repetitive motions. The ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. The ability to safely maneuver in and around construction sites. The ability to traverse on rough, uneven terrain, as well as wet and slippery surfaces to access work areas. Work requires the ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time. The work may occasionally require the ability to move and lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds such as files, supplies, mail and equipment.


Equipment: Personal Computer, specified documentation and tracking system, cell phones and field communication equipment, testing instruments, measurement devices used in the course of inspections, field technology for inspection documentation, appropriate personal protective equipment and motor vehicle.


EEO: We are proud of our diverse workforce and our commitment to equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived age, arrest record, color, disability, educational association, familial status,family responsibilities, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, HIV status, marital status, national origin,political beliefs, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran status, victim of domestic violence or stalking,or weight in any aspect of our hiring or employment process. The City of Ann Arbor has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which assesses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality in more than 500 cities across the nation.



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