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Building Inspector Sr. (City of Richmond Hill)

Richmond Hill

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Senior Building Inspector

City of Richmond Hill

40 Richard Davis Drive

Richmond Hill, GA  31324


Hiring Range: $23.59 to $28.06 per hour (based on qualifications and experience)

Posted October 12, 2022- Until Filled



This position is responsible for participating in the department’s building inspection, permitting, and development review functions.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • IRC and IBC Certified Combination Inspector.
  • IRC and IBC Plan Reviewer Certification
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).
  • GSWCC red card
  • Minimum of 8 years construction experience (building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, superintendent, project manager, inspections, or experience that seems fit by the Building Official).


  • Reviews residential and commercial plans for permitting; ensures compliance with codes and zoning requirements; verifies proper contractor and subcontractor licensing; verifies flood zone requirements.
  • Performs residential and commercial building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing inspections.
  • Reviews permits and plans for other construction projects, including but not limited to: fence permits, change of occupancy/exiting building permits, pool permits, irrigation permits, electrical upgrade permits, mechanical change out permits, addition permits, and accessory building permits; conducts related inspections.
  • Assists the public with code and zoning related questions.
  • Reviews building permit applications for completeness and compliance with requirements.
  • Participates in flood management and review of floor elevation certificates for completion and compliance.
  • Assists in the design and update of all building inspection forms, permits, standards, etc.
  • Works with the Fire Chief, or his designated representative, on project review and building compliance issues related to fire codes.
  • Works with contractors, developers, and engineers to solve problems that arise in the field during construction.
  • Uses GIS technology to assist property owners, city departments, surveyors and mortgage companies.
  • Faxes reports and power releases.
  • Assists with record keeping of permitting, inspections, and development review functions of the department.
  • Participates in the issuance of permits by taking payments, completing paperwork, and explaining the inspection process.
  • Responds to citizen complaints and concerns.
  • Attends pre-construction meetings.
  • Maintains applicable certifications.
  • Figures permit, tap and connection fees.
  • Organizes and maintains files on active and completed projects.
  • Receives, organizes, and assigns daily inspection requests. Delegates code enforcement complaint response.
  • Attends safety meetings.
  • Conducts Infrastructure and Erosion Control inspections
  • Performs related duties.


  • Knowledge of building construction principles.
  • Knowledge of water system, sewer system and road construction principles.
  • Knowledge of erosion control rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of building codes.
  • Knowledge of city ordinances.
  • Knowledge of zoning laws and regulations.
  • Skill in the review of construction drawings and plans.
  • Skill in the inspection of construction projects.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Skill in the use of GIS technology.
  • Skill in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.


The Chief Building Official, and/or Assistant Director of Planning and Zoning, assigns work in terms of general instructions and spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include city ordinances, building codes, erosion control laws and regulations, state and federal environmental regulations, Corps of Engineers standards, and Federal Emergency Management Agency guidelines. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.


  • The work consists of related building inspection and code enforcement duties. Strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to participate in the city’s building inspection operations. Success in this position ensures compliances with all relevant laws, regulations, codes and ordinances.


  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, builders, developers, engineers, architects, elected and appointed officials, real estate agents, insurance agents, property owners, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters.


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping.  The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
  • The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.



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