• Construction and Building Inspectors
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Construction and building inspectors make sure that construction meets local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.

    What do they typically do

    • Review plans to make sure they meet building codes, local ordinances, and zoning regulations
    • Approve building plans that are satisfactory
    • Monitor construction sites periodically to ensure overall compliance
    • Use survey instruments, metering devices, and test equipment to perform inspections
    • Inspect plumbing, electrical, and other systems to make sure that they meet code
    • Verify alignment, level, and elevation of structures to ensure building compliance
    • Issue violation notices and stop-work orders until building is compliant
    • Keep daily logs, including photographs taken during inspection

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    Job Growth +1.2%
    Job Opening 598

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