Development Inspector

Development Inspector

Community Development
Posted 1 week ago

DEPARTMENT: Community Development, Building Division

DATE POSTED: May 8, 2019

SALARY: $41,426 – $66,282

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled       

MUST MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENT:  This position requires a High School diploma or equivalent; and three (3) years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have GSWCC Certification Level I-B Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector; and must have attended OSHA’S Trench, Excavation, Complexity Training Course; and Confined Space Competence Training Course.

NATURE OF WORK: This is a technical position responsible for conducting infrastructure construction for private development projects to ensure that construction methods and materials meet governmental regulations and standards. Related duties include assisting in resolving citizen’s complaints regarding development activity. Other engineering support duties may be performed as assigned.

SOME OF THE ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES INCLUDE: Established construction inspection schedules for residential and commercial development projects.  Inspects clearing, grading, sub-grade and base work; pipe laying; asphalt or concrete paving; curb and gutter work; and sediment control procedures on development projects.  Conducts development inspections throughout the City to ensure compliance with City codes, ordinances, and regulations as well as state and national regulations.  Contacts developers, contractors, and property owners to schedule inspections of property; issues inspection tickets upon completion of inspections; notes code violations and recommendations to correct violations; notifies property owners of results of inspection and explains necessary corrective requirements; and conducts re-inspections to ensure corrective action has been taken.  Enforces state, federal and local requirements to ensure proper installation of erosion control measures.  Prepares and maintains accurate reports and records regarding inspection activities including a daily log of completed inspections and violations discovered.  Confers with fire departments, engineers, designers, architects, developers, contractors, builders, and the general public on code enforcement issues; researches, interprets, and explains codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations.  Monitors compliance of development projects to the City’s development policies and subdivision regulations.  Conducts roll tests to inspect strength and compaction of paved roads.  Requests and reviews results of core tests for paving depth inspections.  Makes on-site decisions to stop construction activity if errors or deviations are made from City development policies or approved engineering plans.  Issues fees as appropriate and/or “Stop Work-Orders” to builders on job sites where continued failures to comply with regulations occur.  Assists the building official in the review of site development plans and the explanation of ordinances and codes.  Conducts on-site review of citizen complaints regarding water drainage and sediment erosion problems and recommends resolution or problems.  Coordinates with Code Enforcement Officers or with the Building Inspectors in regards to misdemeanor citations for grading, sediment control or construction violations.  Enforcement of the City Tree Ordinance.  Enforcement of Federal, State and County Soil Erosion Control Laws.  Operates City vehicle in the performance of duties and/or training programs.  Responds to complaints by telephone or in person.  Assists customers with questions and/or problems.  Performs other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is light work and requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.  Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, manual dexterity, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.  The work is performed primarily outdoors conducting inspections under a variety of extreme weather conditions and with exposure to safety hazards such as: falling objects, heavy equipment, power tools, heights/roofs, unfinished framing, natural gas, exposed electrical wiring, chemicals, carcinogens, blood-borne pathogens, ditches, traffic, confined spaces, and restricted building access sites.

 SELECTION PROCEDURE:  Selection will be made from a register of eligible applicants that may be established by education, work experience, polygraph, personal interview, credit check, criminal history, driving history, (copy of drivers’ license may be required), drug screen, and/or physical examination.

TO APPLY:  Applications must be submitted to City of Fayetteville, 240 South Glynn Street, Fayetteville, GA 30214 or emailed to  For a more detailed Job Description, contact Human Resources at 770-719-4183.

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The City of Fayetteville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with disability Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.