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Building Inspector

City of Johns Creek

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Join the City of Johns Creek and make a difference in our community as a Building Inspector!

As a Building Inspector, you will play a vital role in ensuring our residents' and businesses' safety and well-being by inspecting commercial structures and residential, single-family detached structures for compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.


Community Impact: This challenging and rewarding position offers the opportunity to use your skills and expertise to impact the community.

Competitive Pay: We offer competitive wages of $31.85 to $36.27/hr. This is a non-exempt position. We offer excellent healthcare options and fantastic retirement benefits, including 12% of your base pay to 401a, $1 for $1 up to 5% match in the 457(b) retirement plans with financial adviser services available at no additional cost (this could be a total of 22%!).


You will conduct daily field inspections of residential, commercial, and public facility construction projects while interacting with the public and explaining technical information to technically and non-technically trained individuals.

You will verify field conditions for compliance with approved plans, specifications, engineered drawings, permit requirements, and plan approval conditions.

You will issue written correction comments with code references when inspections are failed or partially approved.

You will be investigating, evaluating, documenting/photographing, and posting stop work orders on properties that violate building codes and City Ordinances.

This position does require work in the field and in the office environment.


  • ICC Residential and Commercial Inspector certifications required or qualifications set forth in O.C.G.A Section 8-2-26.1 (a)(2) and 8-2-26 (g)(1)(B).
  • Extensive working knowledge of building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical codes
  • 5+ years of experience with the Interpretation of codes in the field providing code-compliant solutions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


ICC Inspector certifications in multiple trades or be willing to obtain certifications in 12 months.



The City of Johns Creek is a vibrant jewel nestled in the thriving northeast suburbs of Metro Atlanta. As the 9th largest city in Georgia, we take pride in our community of 85,000 residents and 250 dedicated employees who contribute to its growth and well-being. Established in December of 2006, Johns Creek has emerged as a beacon of safety in Georgia, consistently earning high marks on's rankings. We are committed to upholding this reputation as we move forward. Johns Creek was ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States in 2023 by and the #1 place to raise a family in Georgia by Our vision extends beyond being safe; we aim to be pioneers in health, wellness, and innovation, continually drawing residents and businesses from all corners to call Johns Creek their home.

If you're a highly motivated and experienced professional who is passionate about public safety, we encourage you to apply today!

Join us and make Johns Creek a safer place for everyone!


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The City of Johns Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, or any other class or status protected by law.

IMPORTANT: By submitting your resume online, you hereby authorize the City of Johns Creek to contact, obtain, and verify the accuracy of the information contained in this application from all previous employers, references, and educational institutions. You also hereby release from liability the City of Johns Creek and its representatives for seeking, gathering, and using such information to make employment decisions and all other persons or organizations for providing such information. You understand that any misrepresentation or material omission made by you on this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application or immediate termination of employment if you are employed, whenever it may be discovered.

Please note that interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information via this online portal. No unsolicited letters, emails, telephone calls, or in-person submissions will be considered in fairness to other potential candidates for this position.



The City of Johns Creek is a drug free workplace and all positions are subject to the candidate successfully passing a background screening.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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