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City of Reno, NV Building Inspector II in Reno, Nevada

Building Inspector II


Class Title

Building Inspector II

Class Code



$55,754.50 - $78,502.81 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


Under general supervision, inspects and enforces applicable building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating and refrigeration codes for light commercial and residential buildings; ensures the safety of buildings and structures by controlling the design, construction, alteration and quality of materials used; performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.


This is the second level class within the Building/Combination Inspector series. Employees within this class perform a range of duties under general supervision as assigned. This class is distinguished from the Building Inspector I in that the incumbents are expected to have two years of responsible building inspection, compliance, construction or enforcement experience. Incumbents perform light commercial and residential building inspection functions.

Essential Functions


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Inspect and enforce applicable building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, codes for light commercial and residential buildings; prepare written reports, issue correction notices and stop work orders; and, testify in court regarding violations.

Conduct on-site inspections of existing residential and light commercial buildings, buildings under repair and new construction; determine if construction methods and materials are being used in compliance with established ordinances, codes and approved plans.

Advise contractors and citizens on residential building codes and ordinances and work proactively to avoid code related issues; advise customers on codes and detail items that must be corrected before approval.

Confer with the general public, contractors, engineers and architects in the performance of inspection light commercial and residential projects.

Assist in resolving disputes between property owners and the City; provide interpretations and applications of building codes, local ordinances, and state statutes.

Conduct assessments of light commercial and residential buildings after various events, including floods and earthquakes, to determine structural stability and general safety conditions of buildings; determine if buildings can be re-occupied.

Investigate complaints and conduct inspections of existing buildings to determine if hazardous or illegal conditions exist; document building code violations; recommend modifications to rectify violations and/or meet requirements to conform with applicable standards.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; keep current with new trends and innovations in the field of building inspection and code compliance.

Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.

Establish priorities and prepare daily work schedule to effectively coincide with construction requirements and not impede schedule cost.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required and other duties which may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Principles of structural design and engineering mathematics.

Operations, services and activities of a building inspection program.

Principles and techniques of building inspection work and the permitting process.

Methods, materials and techniques involved in building construction, repair and alteration.

Residential and light commercial building construction, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems and related equipment, components, materials, instruments, and systems including their design, installation, testing, uses, repair or maintenance.

Accepted safety standards and methods of building construction for light commercial and residential buildings.

Modern and complex principles and practices of code interpretation and enforcement.

Principles and procedures of light commercial and residential building inspection record keeping, notices, correspondence and reporting.

Techniques for dealing with the public in stressful situations.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Safe driving principles and practices.

Ability to:

Perform a variety of light commercial and residential building inspection functions.

Interpret all building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical, codes and ordinances.

Read and interpret applicable building plans, specifications and building codes for compliance with adopted City codes and ordinances.

Determine if construction conforms to City code requirements.

Apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials, and detect deviations from plans, regulations and standard construction practices.

Enforce necessary regulations with firmness and tact.

Resolve complaints regarding light commercial and residential inspection procedures and outcomes in an efficient, customer service oriented and timely manner.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials, and detect deviations from plans, regulations and standard construction practices.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Equivalent to the graduation of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in the building trades and/or code enforcement.


Two years of responsible building inspection, compliance, construction or enforcement experience.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of all of the following International Code Council (ICC) Residential Certifications:

Residential Building Inspector

Residential Plumbing Inspector

Residential Mechanical Inspector

Residential Electrical Inspector

and at least one of the following ICC Commercial Certifications:

Commercial Building Inspector

Commercial Plumbing Inspector

Commercial Mechanical Inspector

Commercial Electrical Inspector.

Candidate must have the ability to obtain the remaining certifications within the first two years of employment.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a field setting with travel from site to site and exposure to an outdoor field environment and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to potentially hostile individuals and environments, noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, and gases; work at heights or in confined spaces; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting and in a field environment; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; walk on uneven terrain, loose soil, and sloped surfaces; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations; to operate equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements


Local 39 Non-Supervisory

Last update: 08/2019

JD 11/2018


No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employee. City pays a substantial amount towards dependent coverage.

City paid long term disability insurance and life insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available.

Vacation leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Credit Union available.


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