Institute for Building Technology and Safety

  • Field Code Inspector

    Posted Date 11 months ago(9/5/2018 1:41 PM)
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    Disaster Recovery
  • Responsibilities


    This position is part of a Disaster Recovery team.   We are not first responders, but when natural disasters strike (e.g.., hurricanes, earthquakes, flood waters, tornados, fires, etc.) our team travels to the disaster area as part of the recovery process to help restore the communities. Our primary focus is working with homeowners in the restoration of their houses and property.

    This position will begin as an “on-call/as-needed” basis, with strong probability of converting to a regular, full-time position with full employee benefits which include (but are not limited to) medical, prescription, dental, vision, FSA, 401k with employer matching, paid holidays, and paid leave.

    We are looking for individuals who are willing, able, and readily available to be a part of this team, who can report for work and travel on short notice to disaster sites and remain engaged in the recovery efforts for varying periods of time. Longer assignments will include rotations for travel back and forth between their home and the disaster sites.

    Position Summary:

    The purpose of Code Inspector is to ensure compliance with building codes for residential properties. Other duties may include maintaining records, researching methods and codes, interacting with contractors, providing departmental support and interfacing with City/County employees and citizens.



    • Inspect, buildings, wiring, plumbing, electrical circuits, sewers, heating systems, or foundations during and after construction for structural quality, general safety, or conformance to specifications and codes.
    • Interacts with contractors by explaining code requirements and corrections, coordinating actions with other employees and departments, verifying City policies and procedures.
    • Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods and practices involved in building construction, to include structural, plumbing, mechanical, fire and electrical.
    • Researches methods and codes by studying manufacturers' literature, examining tests from code underwriters and laboratory testing agencies and reviewing plan documents and City codes for changes.
    • Write, maintain, and describe daily logs and supplement inspection records with test data and photographs.
    • Confer with contractors or owners to explain regulations or recommend remedial actions.
    • Measure dimensions of materials to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as rulers, calipers, gauges, or micrometers.
    • Read blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures.
    • Record inspection as required for the specific inspection.
    • Recommend necessary corrective actions, based on inspection results.
    • Perform other duties, responsibilities and activities directed by IBTS senior management as assigned at any time with or without notice.


    • Requires Associate degree or 2 years of experience in the construction industry with high school diploma or its equivalent. Bachelor's degree in Engineering or any related field preferred
    • ICC Combination certification in Residential Inspections or Combination certification in Commercial Inspections preferred
    • Advanced proficiency in utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Requires a valid driver's license and be lawfully permitted to operate motor vehicles without any limitations or restrictions
    • Must have experience in Building and Construction industry, including and not limited to materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, exterior landings, steps, or other structures related to property.
    • Must have experience and ability to read and interpret plans, diagrams, specifications and related forms of architectural design, and to recognize deviations from such plans in the construction process.
    • Must have the ability to speak, read, and write the English language with proficiency.


    • Demonstrated experience in appropriate utilization of local codes and ordinances.
    • Experience in Inspecting completed work to ensure proper installation.
    • Review systems to ensure proper operation and compliance with National Electric Code and building codes.
    • Inspect plumbing systems or fixtures.
    • Evaluate construction projects to determine compliance with external standards, regulations, and technical specifications.
    • Read scopes of work or other instructions to determine work specifications or materials requirements.
    • Evaluate quality of materials or products used at the jobsite.
    • Communicate effectively to IBTS staff, contractor's, and homeowners.
    • Provide customer service to, contractors and homeowners.
    • Foster positive attitude towards IBTS staff, contractors and homeowners.
    • Maintain daily logs and records of inspections performed and the ability to issue findings both verbally and written to IBTS staff, contractors, and supervisors as needed.
    • Ability to detect, locate, and document all defective installations, quantity discrepancies, poor quality workmanship, and any deficiencies or discrepancies that may be observed.
    • Work autonomously; deliver the required findings accurately in a timely manner.
    • Use critical thinking and problem solving when inspecting properties.



    IBTS covers travel expenses, i.e., travel, per diem (food and lodging). Where reimbursements are provided, they will be provided directly to the individual and in a timely fashion.

    Company Overview

    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 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. This opportunity is open to Section S3 Residents.


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