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Job Details

Position Title:Building Inspector
Division:Inspectional Services
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:617-796-1260
Position Description:

Responsible for assisting in the enforcement of various State and local government building, zoning, occupancy, safety, fire, maintenance codes, municipal ordinances and other regulations regarding public safety, health and welfare; for conducting assigned building and facility site inspections for conformance to and violations of accepted regulations. 

Essential Elements
  • Conducts assigned structural, mechanical and other building and facility inspections for conformance to established regulations, ordinances and codes. Ensures zoning, housing codes, private, commercial, industrial property maintenance, occupancy and appearance codes are adhered to. Makes periodic field site inspections at assigned commercial and industrial locations; new home construction or existing building alterations. 

  • Assists in constructionalteration plan reviews and examinations; permit application reviews; field examinations and inspections for conformance to accepted plans. Interprets and enforces codes, statutes and ordinances. Notes variances and violations and follow up accordingly. 

  • May evaluate soils, materials and other tests. 

  • Assists in informing the public and contractors on code, permit and licensing requirements and compliance and in issuing approved permits; certificates of use and occupancy, inspections. 

  • Respond to inquiries from engineers, architects, contractors, the public and staff; and to, follows up and documents received complaints and violations of regulations. 

  • Attends and participates in staff, department or other meetings, hearings. Serve son assigned committees, task forces, commissions. 

  • Maintains required contacts to keep abreast of developments within field or areas of interest; liaison with community and other groups. 

  • Follows and adheres to department, City or other government rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Position Qualifications:

Associates or equivalent from two-year college and one to three years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of advanced mathematics, complicated drawings, specifications, charts, tables, precision measuring instruments, personal computers and computer software.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


$65,383.24 annually

Interested Individuals please submit a cover letter, application form and resume to

The City of Newton is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Status:Full Time, Salary
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