Join our building inspector team! The Town of Brookline is
seeking a full-time Local Building Inspector to enforce and
interpret all provisions of the Massachusetts State Building Code
and other applicable codes relating to building construction and
design, as well as zoning enforcement.
Starting salary $40.23 per hour plus generous leave time, health
and dental insurance benefits, 12 paid holidays, 2 weeks vacation
to start, up to 7 personal days, 15 paid sick days, pension system
and excellent working conditions. Please Apply with Resume and
Cover Letter. Applications accepted until June 8, 2021.
Local Building Inspector Job Description
Inspection work in connection with the enforcement and
interpretation of the Massachusetts Building Code and other
applicable codes relating to building construction and design, as
well as zoning enforcement; other related work, as required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations
of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific
statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the
work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the
Enforce the State Building Code, Architectural Access Codes, and
the Town Zoning Bylaw.
Inspect new and existing buildings and ensure compliance with
various construction codes and the zoning bylaw; approve, review
and verify information on permit applications; analyze permits for
compliance with zoning codes; process applications; enter
information into the computer; oversee the issuance of certificates
of occupancy and contractor licenses and registration.
Establish inspection schedules and priorities; respond to
inquiries and complaints from property owners, tenants,
contractors, architects and others regarding code and bylaw
interpretation, clarification of department policies and
procedures, violations, complaints and general information.
Review building plans and blueprints prior to approval of
issuance of building permits; ensure that approved products,
materials and techniques are used during construction.
Identify code and bylaw violations, such as sign violations,
illegal construction and permit violations; issue notices of
violation of building code and zoning bylaws; make court
appearances, when necessary.
Perform similar or related work as required, or as situation
Works under the general direction of the Building Commissioner,
and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the
Massachusetts General Laws and local bylaws; reviews all unusual
problems or situations with the Commissioner prior to taking any
Administrative work is performed in office conditions;
inspection work is conducted in the field with exposure to loud
noise and hazardous conditions associated with construction sites
requiring the use of basic safety equipment. The employee operates
standard office equipment, hand tools (level, tape measure and
siting equipment) and an automobile. The employee has contact with
other departments, such as Planning, Public Works, Health, Fire,
Police, Town Clerk, and Town Counsel, and contractors, developers,
and the general public. Errors could result in personal injury,
injury to others, financial loss, or delay or loss of service.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
High school diploma; additional technical training; five years
of experience in the supervision of building construction and
zoning enforcement; or an equivalent combination of education and
- Massachusetts Certification as a Local Building Inspector
- Valid Massachusetts Drivers License, Class D
Knowledge, Ability and Skill
Thorough knowledge of the Massachusetts Building Code and other
applicable state statutes, rules and regulations, and field
inspection practices, zoning, the materials and methods of building
construction and equipment, accepted requirements for building
construction, fire prevention, light, ventilation and safe
Ability to enforce codes and regulations fairly and impartially,
read and interpret plans and specifications, interact effectively
with the general public, construction personnel, technical
personnel, and state and local officials, communicate effectively
orally and in writing, maintain complete and accurate inspection
records, and stay informed of code changes.
Communication and public relations skills.
Minimal physical effort is required when performing office work;
moderate physical effort is demanded when making inspections. While
conducting field inspections, the employee is required to stand,
walk, use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, climb
ladders and scaffolding, reach with hands and arms, kneel, crouch
or crawl and enter crawl spaces. Agility is required to access all
areas of construction sites. Vision requirements include the
ability to read routine and technical documents, use a computer,
and operate a motor vehicle.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement
between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the
employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job