Job: Building Inspector Trainee

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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

This is a Trainee position is for our Building Inspector Career Field. 
Trainee Position is required to obtain one certification within first 6 months of hire.
Trainee may receive $250 Bonus if Certification is obtained within first 3 months of hire.
Starting Pay is $26.00/Hr


Hiring Bonus: 
$500 on hire and $500 after successfully 
completing a 6 month probationary period
City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
Why Work for Aurora?
  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

Department Information
The City of Aurora Building Division is a division of Public Works. The Building Division has three primary areas. The Permit Center Building Plans Review and Building Inspections. Our Staff is dedicated to providing our customers with exceptional project services in the areas of building plan review, permits and inspections. Our goal is to ensure safe buildings and properties for our citizens through a collaborative working relationship with our construction partners.

Eligible Certification:
  • ICC Commercial Building Inspector
  • Colorado Journeyman or Master Electrician's License 
  • ICC Commercial Mechanical Inspector
  • ICC Commercial & Residential Plumbing Inspector 
  • State of Colorado Licensed Plumber
  • Colorado State Fire Suppression Certification
  • ICC Fire Code I&II 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop knowledge and application of construction materials, building codes and procedures
  • Proper usage and terminology related to technical phases of residential and commercial building construction. 
  • Learn how to successfully examine and process construction documents and apply the building codes
  • Departmental policies and procedures
  • Utilize independent discretion to provide over the phone and in-person interactions with the public for technical code interpretation inquiries and assistance.
  • Obtain (1) of the following Certification within 6 month of probationary period

Minimum Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least 3 years progressively responsible work experience in construction.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge:   Knowledge of design, construction, and function in the construction industry.
Abilities:  Ability to contribute to a pleasant positive work environment with a positive attitude: show initiative willingness to support and carry out directives; learn, memorize, recall and apply new information ability and willingness to adapt to new and/or unique situations; ability to handle objectionable contacts with tact and diplomacy ability to retain emotional control, honesty and productivity while under pressure from customers, shortage of time, personal problems and requirements of supervisors or coworkers. 

Skills:  Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Possess a Colorado driver's License, with a good driving history.  

Working Conditions

Physical Demands:

  • Moderate physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds;  regular walking and standing
  • Full range of body movements including pushing, pulling, climbing and crawling; hand/foot/eye coordination
  • Operating a  motor vehicle
  • Frequent verbal  communication with employees, contractors, and citizens; vision to read plans, specifications, and other information.
Work Environment:
  • Work in and outdoors in all weather conditions;
  • Walks over all types of terrain and navigates construction sites with some exposure to dust, noise, and construction hazards.
Equipment Used:
  • Operates a motor vehicle
  • Utilizes personal computer, software, and mobile technology to process work
  • Uses equipment and tools appropriate to the function of this job.  

For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.




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