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Commercial Building Inspector

Commercial Building Inspector

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IBTS is currently accepting applications for Commercial Building/Combination Inspectors. IBTS has an immediate need for experienced inspectors to work on multi-year construction projects in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, including a project to expand the Washington DC metrorail system into Northern Virginia. The Building Inspector will be expected to conduct commercial inspections of complex buildings, including metro train stations and transportation systems associated with the system.



  • Performs field inspection of structures during various stages of construction to ascertain compliance with approved plans, specifications, product manufacturers’ instructions and applicable construction codes.
  • Communicates with property owners, contractors, and others in the process of field inspection to schedule inspections, explain requirements, ensure compliance with plans and codes, and perform final sign-off approval.
  • Provides information to the public regarding codes relating to construction; assists architects, engineers, contractors and property owners in interpreting and meeting code requirements.
  • Prepares and maintains forms, records, and reports relative to inspection activities.
  • May check plans of simple construction projects for compliance with applicable codes.
  • May perform other related duties as required.


  • Five (5) years of journeyman-level experience in the construction or building trades.
  • High School diploma or its equivalent.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of building and related codes to inspect and report on compliance of complex construction projects.
  • ICC certification as a Commercial Inspector in at least three of the following disciplines: Accessibility, Building, Electrical, Energy Conservation, Fire, Mechanical, Plumbing; equivalent state certifications, licenses, and/or experience will be considered.
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.


This is a full time employee position with benefits. Anticipated salary range $75,000 - $85,000, subject to experience and qualifications.


Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS, where we appreciate and are committed to our employees. We offer outstanding benefits, growth opportunities and work hard to maintain a culture that values our employees. 


The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that was established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work. At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.


IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, with additional offices in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, DC.


We are committed to building a community of experts with diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives who are passionate about our mission. IBTS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. S3 Residence, disability, and veterans encouraged to apply.


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