Building Inspector


Development Services


Under the general supervision of the Development Services Director, performs a variety of routine and complex technical work to ensure that the International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Existing Building Code and other related codes and standards are met.  Reviews building plans and specifications and inspects buildings and structures in all stages of construction, alteration and repair.  Enforces codes and ordinances regulating zoning, land use, signs and property maintenance.

Essential Functions of the Job

  • Reviews construction plans checking for compliance with applicable building-related codes, issues building permits after code compliance has been determined.
  • Performs on-site inspections of construction including inspection of footings, foundations, framing, mechanical systems, completed buildings and land use developments; enters results and time of inspections into computer tracking system.
  • Investigates complaints and violations of building related codes, zoning codes, property maintenance codes; issues notices and orders; assists with prosecution of violations as necessary.
  • Researches problems and complaints regarding buildings, building construction and code compliance.  Responds to complex and sensitive building issues.
  • Resolves complex and sensitive customer service issues, either personally, by telephone or in writing.  Maintains records and documents customer service issues and resolutions.
  • Interacts with the public and explains technical information to both technically and non-technically trained individuals.


Any combination of  a Bachelor’s degree with at least 35 semester hours in the physical sciences, civil or architectural engineering, construction management or building technology. Training, education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school plus four years experience in general construction experience or related field.

Special Requirements

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Must obtain one or more ICC Building Inspector certifications within six months of employment.
  • Must obtain NPDES Storm water training – CSI for construction & development and municipal personnel within six months of employment.

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40 hours per week
Typical schedule is Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.  Evening and weekend hours may be included due to special events.




Interested individuals may apply online (link available at top of this page).

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1228 N Denver Ave
Hastings, NE 68901

Deadline to apply: Open until filled. 

EOE/M/F/D/Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace/E-verify Participant
This position is subject to veteran's preference per Neb. statute 48-225 thru 48-227.