Livingston County
  • 05-Oct-2021 to 18-Oct-2021 (EST)
  • Building Inspection
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • $28.2656/ hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefit Package Available- Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, EAP, Pension, 457, Wellness & Telemedicine

About Us:

The Livingston County Building Department (LCBD) is one of the largest jurisdictions in the State and encompasses an area of approximately 550 square miles, including 15 Townships, 3 Villages and 2 Cities and the Hamlet of Hell. This is your chance to be the Inspector from Hell that everyone talks about!

LC has been one of the fastest growing and most dynamic communities in the State for more than 20 years, boasting high-end home communities, farms communities, city living, commercial and industry. The LCBD currently serves a population of over 180,000 residents with an average density of more than 320 people per square mile. The County values diversity, equity and inclusion as a foundation for innovation and welcomes candidates who represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

The work environment is geared towards customer and employee satisfaction and is fast paced.

The Building Department has been voted one of the top departments to work in based on employee surveys.

  • Our equipment is well maintained and top of the line.
  • All training and continuing education expenses are paid for by the department.

About the Position:

Under the supervision of the Lead Plan Reviewer, or other supervisory personnel as assigned, is responsible for the review of new and existing residential structures for compliance with the building code requirements. Some field inspections may be required as well. This position is 90% in-house residential plan review.

Pay Rate Information:

The Inspector/Plan Reviewer position is a full-time, non-union position and starting pay is $28.2656/hr. This position is eligible for step pay increases within our Non-Union Grade 9 Wage Scale. Top end of the current wage scale for this position is $36.7453/hr.


  • Hybrid pension plan which includes a Defined Benefit & 401a with an employer match
  • Comprehensive Medical, Pharmacy, Dental & Vision
  • Optional HSA with an employer match
  • Optional Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Short-term & Long-term disability & Basic Life & AD&D insurance
  • Health & Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid vacation, sick days & 13 Holidays. Unused vacation and sick time rolls over
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Up to $500 annual Wellness reimbursement* & $100 incentive for completing your annual physical & Health Assessment
  • Voluntary benefits such as Pet Insurance, Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital & Whole Life policies
  • Employee assistance program

*Pro-rated based on DOH

Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties, which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

Requirements include the following:

  1. Conducts inspections of building sites to ensure compliance with local and state building codes.
  2. Inspects materials and construction to ensure compliance with approved plans and specifications.
  3. Seeks compliance where standards are not met, advises corrections, issues violation notices as needed, and performs re-inspections to determine actions taken to bring the structure into compliance with standards.
  4. Gives approval of on-site conditions for temporary and permanent certificates of occupancy.
  5. Responds to inquiries from property owners, contractors, other governmental entities, architects, developers, business owners, and the general public regarding code interpretation, clarification of department policies and procedures, violation complaints, and general information.
  6. Provides information and advice regarding building code requirements and construction procedures and offers assistance in making applications for permits.
  7. Reviews records of permits issued and denied inspection requirements needed, complaints and their investigation, and prepares reports and correspondence.
  8. Seeks voluntary compliance where standards are not met, advises for corrections, issues violation notices when necessary, and performs re-inspections to determine actions taken to bring the structure into compliance with standards.
  9. Gives approval of on-site conditions for temporary and permanent certificates of occupancy.
  10. Reviews plans, specifications, and blueprints of residential building projects for compliance with codes and ordinances. Approves permit applications for construction or remodeling when requirements are met.
  11. Keeps abreast of legislative and regulatory developments and current issues through continued education and professional growth. Attends conferences, workshops, and seminars as appropriate.
  12. Performs other duties as directed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Requirements include the following:

  • High school diploma or GED supplemented by vocational training in construction management and five years of progressively more responsible experience in performing building inspections.
  • Two years of Livingston County inspector/plan review experience.
  • The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
  • State of Michigan Building Inspector and Plan Reviewer certifications.
  • Michigan Vehicle Operator's License.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of building inspections and building construction.
  • Considerable knowledge of performing building inspections, applicable building codes, general plan review for residential and/or light commercial structures, reading blue prints and architectural plans, maintaining detailed and accurate records, and applying applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Skill in assembling and analyzing data and preparing accurate reports.
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials, and the public.
  • Ability to assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including Microsoft Suite applications and specialized building department software.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb stairs, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to communicate by telephone, read regular and small print, use limited mobility in an office setting, and view and prepare documents and reports. The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, and crawl as necessary to observe building components. The employee must lift or push/pull objects of up to 40 lbs. without assistance. Accommodation will be made, as needed, for employees required to lift or move objects that exceed this weight.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works both indoors and outdoors and regularly travels between work sites using a motor vehicle. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to loud.

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