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Building Inspector - DOPL

Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/02
Posting End Date: 2024/08/04
Category: Building & Safety
Sub Category: Safety
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 24.27
Maximum Salary: 25.79
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Building Inspector

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

This Building Inspector position is a great opportunity for a professional who's looking to provide consumer protection and public safety for all Idahoans. 

This position will service Southwest Idaho, including the Boise area. The anticipated work schedule is 40 hours per week, with some occasional overtime required.


We have the one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 


  • Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start. 
  • 11 paid holidays per year 
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance - employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.00/month for dental 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • Basic life insurance for employee and family 
  • Wellness programs 
  • Ongoing training opportunities 
  • An opportunity for student loan forgiveness
  • And more!

Example of Duties:

  • Interpret building diagrams, plans, and specifications.
  • Performing construction inspections on-site and in prefabricated structures factories, to determine compliance with applicable codes, regulations, and laws.
  • Performing Industrial Safety inspections in schools and state buildings
  • Providing technical advice and assistance in best practices and corrective actions; implementation of safety codes, regulations, and laws
  • Conducting on-site inspections, investigating complaints, and seeking compliance with regulations and safety standards
  • Assembling and preparing background information and documentation regarding noncompliance activities, code violations, safety reviews, and licensure discrepancies
  • Providing technical expertise to building officials, building representatives, contractors, and stakeholders
  • Assisting management and legal staff in addressing violations and possibly testifying in court or in administrative hearings.

Physical Activities of this Position

  • Walking throughout the day; Driving a state vehicle throughout the day 
  • Crawling in and out of confined spaces, including attics and crawl spaces 
  • Climbing series of stairs in multi-story buildings 
  • Climbing ladders up to 14 feet high
  • Moving building material weighing up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience analyzing data for the purposes of making recommendations; operating a personal computer; analyzing data and preparing written reports. 
  • Valid driver's license. 

Minimum Qualification Specialties:


  • Interpreting building diagrams, plans, and specifications
  • Performing construction inspections to determine compliance with the construction codes adopted by the State of Idaho.
  • Interpreting building diagrams, plans, and specifications, including, but not limited to: structural, architectural (accessibility, not ADA), mechanical, plumbing, electrical and energy plans and specifications.
  • Inspecting facilities for compliance with one or more of the following codes (with amendments) or standards: International Building Code, International Existing Building Code, International Residential Code, International Energy Code, or the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Safety Standards.
  • Recognizing unsafe facilities and formulating corrective actions.

Preferred Qualifications
Construction Experience:

  • Knowledge of Building construction terminology and processes
  • Knowledge of HUD Manufactured Home or IRC/IBC prefabricated structures factory construction and processes
  • Knowledge of Industrial Safety inspections
  • Experience performing construction plan review, project management or experience with designing building plans. 

Building Certifications:
Although not required at the time of hire to qualify for this position, having any of these certifications in accordance with Idaho Code 39-4108 may improve your standing as an applicant:

  • ICC (international code council) 
  • Certification as a Residential Building Inspector
  • Certification as a Commercial Building Inspector
  • Certification as a Building Plans Examiner (Not applicable to within 6 months of hire)

State inspectors, including state safety advisors, shall hold a valid certification as a building inspector issued by the International Code Council (ICC), except that a building inspector with a valid ICC residential building inspector certification may only inspect structures regulated by the International Residential Code (IRC). An inspector may be hired without a valid ICC residential building inspector certification but must obtain such certification within a period of up to six (6) months after hire and must be under the supervision of an ICC-certified building inspector or building plans examiner until such certification is obtained.

Additional Certifications:
Although not required at time of hire to qualify for this position, having any of these certifications may improve your standing as an applicant:

  • ICC (International Code Council)
  • Accessibility Certification
  • Energy Certification
  • Existing Building Code Certification

Acknowledgement: Idaho Code prohibits Inspectors with the Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses from being engaged directly or indirectly, or financially interested, in any business, trade, practice, or work, or the sale of supplies related to the trade in which the Inspector is assigned.

Supplemental Information

This position is open until filled. The hiring managers are continuously considering applications for this position. This job announcement will close if the position is filled.

The Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses provides consumer protection and public safety through its regulation of more than 204,000 licensees within 48 Boards and Commissions for the great State of Idaho.

To learn more about the Agency, please visit our website at:


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

    Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.