Codes Compliance Inspector I
The City of Roanoke is seeking two Codes Compliance Inspectors to work in the Department of Planning, Building, and Development. The ideal candidate inspects existing structures for compliance with minimum building maintenance standards. Enforces the City’s rental Certificate of Compliance program, the City zoning code, the inoperable vehicle ordinance, the weed and trash ordinance and other City codes. Receives, evaluates and investigates complaints relating to the above codes and canvasses for code violations, issuing orders and/or citations as needed. Tracks cases on computer database to assure timely compliance. Summonses non-compliant violators and testifies in court. Provides information at neighborhood meetings and works with other City departments and public service agencies.
Requires High School diploma or general education degree (GED) plus three to five years related experience or training in building construction or appraisal of residential and complex commercial/industrial properties; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid appropriate driver’s permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please review the Driver Qualification Policy for additional information. Must obtain Virginia Certification as a Building Maintenance Inspector issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development within 12 months of employment.
A qualifying applicant shall have at least 3 years of experience and general knowledge in at least one of the following areas: building construction, building, fire or housing inspections, plumbing, electrical or mechanical trades, fire protection, elevators or property maintenance work. Any combination of education and experience which would confer equivalent knowledge and ability shall be deemed to satisfy this requirement.
Examples of Duties
Inspects for building maintenance of existing structures and for the City’s Rental Certificate of Compliance Program. Enforces compliance with zoning code, inoperable motor vehicle, weed and trash and graffiti ordinances and other codes enforced by the division