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Local Building Inspector

Job Summary
Under the general supervision of the Building Commissioner, performs a variety of routine and complex technical work related to building inspection to ensure compliance with building related laws, codes, ordinances and regulations for the safety of the public.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Performs inspections of buildings and reviews construction plans to ensure compliance with Massachusetts Building Codes. Schedules inspections on a daily basis and maintains records of work completed. Uses electronic permitting  software as required.  Issues building permits upon review of application and other submission documents.  Responds to complaints regarding code compliance. Investigates complaints and resolves or refers to appropriate person. Responds to emergencies when requested concerning buildings and construction. Works to resolve building and construction related problems discovered through inspection and conducts research as necessary to determine solutions. Works with other City departments, i.e. Fire, Police, Engineering, Board of Health, Public Works, Public Facilities, and other State and Federal Agencies. Responds to questions from the public, other departments, and other agencies regarding building codes and City projects. Interprets codes and provides information as needed. Issues code interpretations. 
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment and exposures described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee works both in inside and outside weather conditions. The employee may work in high precarious places and be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The employee may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop or kneel, crouch or crawl. The position involves physical demands such as exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally.

Pay Rate



Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in building construction, or have completed a four year undergraduate education from an accredited college or university in a field related to building construction; or any combination of training and experience so as to demonstrate possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work. Successful candidate must possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license, and a Construction Supervisor’s License. Must be, or be qualified to be, certified as a Local Building Inspector or Building Commissioner/Inspector of Buildings by the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) in accordance with regulations of said Board. Extensive knowledge of building construction principles, procedures, materials, and equipment required.

Additional Information

Position will remain open until filled. Selected candidate will need to submit to a Criminal Offenders Records Information report (CORI) background check and pre-employment drug screening. The City of Malden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Information

To Apply
Interested candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources, City of Malden at


110 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148


35 hours per week