Chief Building Inspector

Open until Filled.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am until 5:00pm

Under limited supervision, performs supervisory and technical work in the enforcement of state and local building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and mobile home inspection codes and ordinances for new construction, remodeling of existing structures, and mobile homes. Work involves supervising technical personnel, delegating daily assignments, and advising and instructing them in the performance of their duties. Work also involves inspecting a variety of electrical installations for quality of workmanship, materials and safety precautions; interpreting, applying and enforcing rules and regulations relating to the construction of new buildings, repair of existing buildings, and plumbing and mechanical installation in new and existing buildings. Employee is responsible for enforcing the fire code, inspecting buildings and facilities for electrical and fire hazards, and reviewing plans and specifications for new construction. Employee is also responsible for checking plans and specifications for proposed installation to ensure the codes and ordinances have been followed, but must exercise independent judgment in applying these standards to a variety of work situations. Other essential job functions as required. Reports to the Planning Director.


Graduation from high school supplemented by special training in building inspection, and 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in residential and/or commercial electrical building, mechanical or plumbing construction work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Possession of a Limited or Standard Level III certification by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board in each of the following:  electrical, building (includes energy insulation), mechanical or plumbing inspections. Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license.