Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Salary to be commensurate with experience.
The hiring range for this position is $56,538.00 - $69,210.00 Annually 
The salary range for this position is $56,538.00 - $81,883.00 Annually 

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:  Integrity, Respect, 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 workspaces

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.

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice. 


  • Performs building inspections to ensure compliance with City code
  • Records results of inspections
  • Performs related public contact requirements verbally, in writing, by a computer, or over the telephone
  • Provide options to pass inspections; schedules and coordinates routes and re-inspection
  • Attends meetings and confers with the public
  • Investigate complaints and variance issues
  • Maintains complex filing systems
  • Performs additional duties as assigned


An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

  • High School Diploma
  • At least 2 years progressively responsible work experience in a certified area of inspection work and associated trade
Licenses and Certifications Required:  
  • Colorado Driver’s License with good driving record
  • Level I: Minimum of (1) of the following certifications listed below
  1. Colorado Journeyman or Master Electrician's License; 
  2. ICC Commercial Building Inspector; 
  3. ICC Commercial Mechanical Inspector
  4. ICC Commercial & Residential Plumbing Inspector
  5. State of Colorado Licensed Plumber
  6. Colorado State Fire Suppression Certification
  7. ICC Fire Code I&II and ability to obtain Colorado state certification

The ability to obtain additional certifications is required in order to successfully maintain employment as a Building Inspector for the Public Works department. This series of jobs (Building Inspector I - Senior Building Inspector) is designed to automatically step the employee once the additional certifications have been awarded to the employee, as well as successful completion of all performance evaluations.

The timeframe to obtain the certifications is as follow:
  • Building Inspector I:
  1. If you are hired already possessing one (1) certification, you have 12 months to obtain two certifications to successfully step to the Senior level.  
Knowledge of:
  • Knowledge of design, construction, and function of plumbing, electrical, mechanical, structural, equipment and systems, and life safety
  • Municipal building codes and enforcement
  • Skill in providing technical advice in a specialized construction trade area
  • Communicate verbally and in writing with building contractors, landowners, developers, and the general public regarding building inspections
 Abilities to:  
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Handle stressful situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Independently read and interpret construction documents, and maps in relation to the tasks of the job


Essential Personnel: 

  • When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.
Physical Demands:
  • Light physical work requiring the ability to lift 20 pounds
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, walking, and standing
  • Frequent hand/eye coordination to operate office equipment and computer
  • Clear vision to read and interpret reports, documents, and other written materials
  • Frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens

Work Environment:
  • Works primarily in a clean, comfortable environment

Equipment Used:
  • Uses standard office equipment including a personal computer, calculator, architectural and engineering scales, copy/fax machines, multi-line telephones, and code books
  • Operates a motor vehicle
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and attach 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.

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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