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Division of Building Safety

1090 E. Watertower St. Suite 150
Meridian, ID


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Building Inspector

Building Safety Inspector/Advisor

Division of Building Safety

Open for Recruitment: October 30, 2017 - November 27, 2017
Announcement # 08521096260
Salary Range: $21.00 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Meridian

The Idaho Division of Building Safety is looking for a Building Inspector to conduct commercial and residential building inspections in the Meridian, Idaho area.

This is a full-time position with full state benefits. The anticipated work schedule is 40 hours per week, with some occasional overtime required.

In accordance with Idaho Code Section 39-4108, Building Inspectors must be certified as both a commercial and residential Building Inspector through the International Code Council (ICC).

If you have previously applied for this position and wish to be considered for the current opening you will need to re-apply under this announcement. Previous applications will not be used. 


  • Conducting inspections or reviews of activities, including determining compliance with applicable codes, regulations, and laws;
  • Representing the Division of Building Safety as the local Building Official with members of the public, including interactions with local city officials;
  • Providing technical advice and assistance in best practices and corrective actions;
  • Overseeing 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 the public;
  • Assisting management and legal staff in addressing violations and possibly testifying in court or in administrative hearings.


  • 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 multistory buildings;
  • Climbing ladders up to 14 feet high;
  • Moving building material weighing up to 50 pounds.


  • Certification as both a Commercial and Residential Building Inspector through the International Code Council (ICC);
  • Experience performing construction inspections to determine compliance with current construction codes;
  • Experience interpreting building diagrams, plans, and specifications;
  • Experience analyzing data and operating a personal computer to generate written reports;
  • Possession of a valid driver's license.


State law requires that anyone applying for a classified state job take an examination to determine their qualifications for the position they are applying for. It is also used to rank applicants by their level of qualification.

The examination for this position is a checklist of your training and experience. You will receive a score based on your responses, all of which must be supported by the resume or detailed work history you must include with your exam. You must receive a minimum rating of 70 to pass this examination.

To preview the minimum qualifications for this position, click on the Preview Exam button below. (You will not be able to apply from this screen. Please follow the directions under "To Apply" below).


Click on any Apply Online button (located on the left side of this screen) and follow the instructions provided to complete the application information and examination for this position.

When completing your online application information, please select:

  • Division of Building Safety under "Agencies";
  • Full-Time Employment under "Job Type/Shift";
  • Meridian under "Cities".

Temporary appointments may also be made from this announcement, and after serving at least one thousand forty (1,040) hours of continuous service may be hired as an entrance probationary employee without further examination for the same classification and location as announced.


Applicants for this position may be required to undergo a background check before a final job offer is made. This background check may include any of the following:

  • Verification of professional trade certifications;
  • Criminal history background check;
  • Verification of a valid driver's license;
  • Previous employment background check.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Idaho Division of Building Safety!


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.