State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $42,294.00-$67,106.00 Yearly






A Building Construction Inspector Manager is the supervisory level of work, at the expert level of proficiency, in the management of a building construction program in the Community Development Administration (CDA) of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).  The work of this classification involves supervisory and highly skilled technical work in the engineering field at the sub-professional level.  Employees in this classification interpret construction requirements through analysis of plans and specifications, and observe construction methods and procedures to determine conformance with established practices and procedures.  Employees in this classification supervise lower-level field inspectors, engineers and other technical personnel in the inspection of construction and survey projects of major scope and complexity primarily involving buildings.   

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a higher level administrator or a professional engineer through conferences and a review of reports.  Employees in the classification are expected to carry out difficult assignments in an independent manner, referring only very unusual or controversial matters to the supervisor.               

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of a class specification.               

The Building Construction Inspector Manager is differentiated from the Building Construction Inspector III in that the Building Construction Inspector Manager has supervisory responsibility for Building Construction Inspectors while the Building Construction Inspector III assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Building Construction Inspectors.


Supervises the Construction Inspection conference that reports to management;

Inspects major construction projects of the Community Development Administration for compliance with plans and specifications;

Trains and instructs subordinates in the techniques of making field inspections;

Supervises the Plan Review Conferences and makes design and specification recommendations;

Interprets specifications and approves minor changes that become necessary due to normal construction progress;

Prepares and submits regular progress reports and costs estimates to keep the higher level administrator or professional engineer informed;

Monitors construction management system for Federal Labor Regulations compliance, Labor standards investigations, and payment and performance bonds on all projects;

Prepares and monitors the inspection scheduling for the inspection staff;

Provides latent defect inspections for all previously build projects;

Compares contractor’s payment requests with progress reports;

Enforces State, Federal and local laws and regulations concerning construction procedures, safety practices and working conditions;

Conducts site inspections of existing facilities and prepares evaluation reports on existing conditions;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of mathematics, including trigonometry and its application to engineering and construction computations such as computing area and volume;

Knowledge of structural, electrical and mechanical systems; and or Federal Labor Relations compliance requirements;

Knowledge as an expert of architectural and civil engineering practices applied in the construction of buildings;

Knowledge of State building codes, or building materials;

Knowledge of payment and performance bonding;

Ability to interpret difficult construction plans, blueprints, maps and specifications;

Ability to make difficult engineering drawings and tracings;

Ability to plan and schedule the work of subordinate field personnel;

Ability to assume inspectional responsibility;

Ability to enforce compliance with plans and specifications;

Ability to prepare engineering reports;

Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with contractors, construction workers and co-workers;

Ability to manage time effectively;

Ability to express ideas;   

Ability to provide effective reporting techniques to management;

Ability to provide latent defect inspections on previously build projects; 

Ability to chair Plan Review Conferences.          


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Five years of building construction experience, four years of which must have been at the level of supervisor or building codes inspector on building construction projects.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a non-commissioned officer in Civil Engineer Corps classifications or Technical Engineer or Civil Engineering specialty codes in the Engineering field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland. 


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.  

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the    designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Revised

November 17, 2017

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000542; EST: ; REV: 11/17/2017;

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