Salt Lake City


    Requisition ID
    Minimum Salary
    USD $24.91/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $33.98/Hr.
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    This job will be posted until filled and may close any at time. 

    First review of applicants will be November 15, 2018.



    Under the general guidance of the Housing/Zoning Administrator, serves as the staff’s technical resource for housing and zoning inspections. Inspects new or existing residential structures for compliance with one or more of the City's building, housing or zoning codes. Duties include approving completed work, obtaining code compliance for violations, writing reports and advising property owners on code requirements.


    Employees work independently in the field and are responsible for decisions requiring a high level of problem solving and expert level knowledge of applicable building, housing and zoning codes. The Senior Housing and Zoning Inspector will serve as the supervisor and is responsible for the training and coordination of all work performed by Housing/Zoning Enforcement Officers in the absence of the Program Administrator.


    • Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of Housing/Zoning Enforcement Officers in the absence of the Housing/Zoning Administrator. Consults with and gives technical assistance to officers on complex problems. Provides one-on-one and group training or ensures instruction is provided to team members on recent code developments or other technological updates.
    • Investigates and performs the review on complaint inspections or more difficult problem inspections of new or existing residential structures to assure compliance with all applicable codes: building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, zoning, site development and flood plan regulations. Accurately records the results of all inspections.
    • Mediates disputes between property owners, neighbors, renters and Housing/Zoning Officers. Reviews materials, negotiates ticketing, timeframes, and monetary penalties. 
    • Prepares comprehensive work descriptions that outline deficiencies to be used as written evidence, in cases where legal action is taken. Appears before the Administrative Hearing Officer as the City’s representative for zoning violations. May appear in small claims court, or third district court to testify regarding enforcement cases.
    • Investigates complaints, determines the appropriate time frame and develops stipulation agreements with the property owner to remedy deficiencies. Monitors stipulation agreements for compliance and may add a time extension if needed.  If work is not progressing in a timely manner, may initiate civil zoning penalties.
    • Meets with various community groups and community action teams to solve existing zoning or housing problems. Develops programs to improve the overall quality of the neighborhoods, districts and communities.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


    • Completion of high school or equivalent and six (6) years of building construction or housing and zoning compliance experience, three years of which must have been supervising housing and zoning and/or construction work and a professional team of inspectors or construction workers. Post-high-school education in a construction related field (construction management, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, etc.) may be substituted for 4 years of the experiential requirement, however candidates must possess the minimum three years supervision of housing and zoning and/or construction staff.
    • Ability to coach and counsel a staff of technical experts in areas critical to their success and the success of the organization.
    • Possession of two current ICC (International Code Council) certifications or another nationally recognized building code certification program, in building inspection and one other related discipline.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with business owners or their staffs, citizens and community groups of various social and economic backgrounds. Ability to negotiate understanding and compliance with various codes, and at times, under stressful circumstances.
    • Maintain License from the State of Utah in at least two separate categories as either a Building Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector or Combination Inspector.
    • Must possess adequate physical mobility to climb stairs and ladders and negotiate construction site terrain.
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.


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