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Building Inspector/Zoning Manager

The Engineer's Office is looking to fill the role of Building Inspector/Zoning Manager in the Planning and Zoning Office


Under the general direction of the Zoning Administrator to provide direct support for the administration, implementation, inspection, and enforcement of Wapello County, State, and Federal Codes, Rules, and Regulations.

Conduct field inspections and office work in securing compliance with the following items: Construction Codes; Zoning Regulations; On-Site Waste Water Treatment and Disposal Systems; Public Health Nuisances. In addition, will oversee the Floodplain Management Ordinance; Telecommunication Towers; 911 Addressing Code; Private water Well Construction; Requirement for Properly Plugging Abandoned Wells; Private well Sampling, Rehabilitations, and Closure Grants To Counties; Non-Public Water Supply Wells.

Work is performed independently and decisions of the employee are final, subject to appeal. The Building Inspector will handle complaints, settle disputes, resolve grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiate with others regarding codes within the county. The Building Inspector will maintain a high attention to detail and dependability pertaining to Code Enforcement.

Shall have or be able to obtain the following:

  1. Valid Iowa Driver's License upon the date of hire.

Become certified and maintain these minimum certifications by the International Code Council:

  1. International Residential Code, within 12 months of hire.
  2. International Property Maintenance Code, within 15 months of hire.
  3. International Plumbing Code, within 24 months of hire.
  4. International Mechanical Code, within 24 months of hire.

Become familiar with and qualified to inspect onsite wastewater treatment and disposal

  1. Basics of Onsite 101, within 12 months of hire.
  2. Chapter 69 – Back to Basics, within 12 months of hire.
  3. Installation O&M – troubleshooting, within 12 months of hire.




Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Flexibility to work more hours occasionally is required

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