Chief Building Inspector

Recruitment #23-1093-001


Directly supervises, implements and plans the inspectional strategies and day-to-day functions of the Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and Structural inspectors. Enforces federal, state and local building codes and ordinances regulating construction and alterations for buildings of all types of occupancies. Assists the inspectors in preparing legal orders and charges in municipal court against code violators, which requires knowledge of building, fire and housing codes and City of Dayton policies. Maintains accurate inspection records; and designs and manages cross training programs for staff. The incumbent convenes, consults and provides technical assistance to architects, contractors, engineers and citizens before and after permits are issued. Mediates difficult decisions and/or disagreements between owners, contractors and inspectors while maintaining goodwill with the public. During emergencies and critical situations, performs after-hour inspections to ensure public safety. Makes technical decisions while in the field performing inspections and conducting investigations.

Minimum Qualifications


Associate’s degree 


High School Diploma and 2 years of college 


5 years of experience as a state certified full-time non-residential building official, master plans examiner, non-residential building inspector, non-residential mechanical inspector, non-residential electrical inspector, or non-residential plumbing inspector. Must have 3 years of supervisory experience. 


5 years of experience in structural carpentry, masonry, steel erection, or concrete construction work that was subject to inspection under a model building code or a code adopted for non-residential buildings or structures within the scope of groups regulated by the rules of the Ohio Board of Code as a skilled tradesman, a supervisor, or a construction contractor. 1 year of education may substitute for 1 year of hands-on experience. Must have 3 years of supervisory experience.

License Requirements

Must have a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment. 


Special Requirements

Must meet the qualifications to obtain an Ohio Building Official certification within one year of appointment (Certified Professional Engineer or Architect with 5 years of experience OR have 10 years of construction, design, and inspection of buildings regulated by the OBC).

Candidates that hold an Ohio Building Official, Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Mechanical Inspector or Plumbing Inspector Certification at time of appointment are preferred.


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Background Check

A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position.

Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer