City of New Albany
  • 12-Nov-2022 to 12-Dec-2022 (EST)
  • Building Commisions
  • New Albany, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Under the general supervision of the Mayor, this position performs a variety of activities in the daily operation of an engineering/building department. Activities include, inspection of commercial and residential buildings for compliance with State and Local Code. Also performs administrative tasks and support activities necessary to interact with customers throughout the building process.

"*" denotes an essential function of the job

A. *Conduct field inspections of construction activity for multiple building types to determine compliance with appropriate codes, ordinances and regulations.
B. *Inspect previously occupied and existing residential and commercial structures for change of use, occupancy, or compliance with applicable codes and ordinances
C. *Monitor active construction sites for posting of requisite permits and properly enforce non- compliance.
D. *Perform follow-up inspections to verify compliance with violations and take appropriate enforcement action to ensure compliance.
E. *Actively work with contractors to discuss and/or alleviate code violations
F. *Meet with architects, contractors, builders and the general public; explain and interpret requirements and restrictions of adopted codes and ordinances.
G. *Provide code and regulation information when requested by the general public, permit applicants, agencies or other departments.
H. *Investigate complaints and issue appropriate violations and/or stop work orders as necessary.
I. *Keep abreast of changes in building codes and regulations and construction techniques. Attend classes for the purposes of attaining various building certifications.
J. *Receives initial contact with customer representing the City in a positive manner. Forwards calls and takes messages, enter data into computer or paper log sheets.
K. *Explain the application process to builders and/or homeowners for residential and commercial building permits. Other permits may include but is not limited to accessory building, foundation, remodeling, demolition, etc.
L. *Inform the applicant of the fees and procedures involved to obtain a specific permit.
M. *Receive, process and thoroughly review the application and plans to ensure the submittals are complete with project information, signature and required plans.
N. *Reject incomplete applications and plans. Note to applicant the information to complete the process.
O. *Calculate and indicate the required fees on the application.
P. *Using a computerized system, enter various data regarding applications, approvals, inspections and violations etc.
Q. *Maintain files of Building Permits, Elevation Certificates, Certificates of Occupancy, addresses (upon assignment), Final plats, project plans, maps, etc.
R. *Forwards appropriate plans, applications, etc. to other City departments as needed.
S. *Record inspection requests. Schedule inspection requests to meet the policies and procedures of the building department.
T. Other duties as assigned by the Mayor.

A. Demonstrate informative and professional assistance when working with vendors, co-workers, and the public.
B. Ability to address and resolve contentious issues in a professional manner.
C. Ability to understand and interpret Indiana Building Code, Town Code, and other ordinances.
D. Act independently and originate new procedures and new approaches to problems.
E. Ability to work with the general public and to remain professional at all time and ensure excellent customer service is provided at all times.
F. Ability to handle calls while maintaining proper phone etiquette and a high level of professionalism at all times.
G. Willingness to take on additional tasks as assigned.
H. Display excellent verbal and written communication skills.
I. Maintain initiative to preserve the flow of work.
J. Work under stress and with commitment to deadlines.
K. Sustain interpersonal relationships which encourage openness, candor and trust, both internally and with the general public.
L. Complete projects and/or reports in accurate and timely manner
M. Maintain City information in a confidential manner.


A. Ability to work as a team member.
B. Display professional appearance, warm demeanor and positive attitude.
C. Be a motivated self-starter.
D. Work independently and to be accurate, efficient and organized.
E. Manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
F. Work under pressure with time constraints in a changing environment.
G. Stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl occasionally.
H. Work may require some reaching over head, kneeling, climbing ladders, and frequent bending and walking on uneven surfaces
I. Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds occasionally.
J. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Works both in the office and in the field where frequent exposure to various weather conditions and physical hazards associated with construction sites and other inspection areas are to be expected.


A. Minimum of high school diploma required; some college preferred.
B. ICC Certification, preferred (must be obtained within one year of hire).
C. Ability to get all state and local licenses required within one year of hire.
D. Demonstrated experience or knowledge of construction, land development, and property maintenance
E. Knowledge of applicable State and Local Codes.
F. Valid driver's license.
G. Ability to read and intemperate construction plans and documents.


A. Computer and peripherals.
B. Various measuring devices.

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