Recruitment #2109-4887-001


The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


The Building Construction Inspection Supervisor provides strategic oversight of inspection functions, including those related to building construction, boilers, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), mechanical refrigeration, anhydrous ammonia and hazardous chemical and liquid storage tanks, within the City of Milwaukee.

Essential Functions

Strategy & Planning

  • Coordinate and supervise construction, boiler, HVAC, and hazardous inspection services.
  • Establish guidelines and standard operating procedures for construction issues.
  • Maintain partnerships with City departments, state and federal agencies and community organizations.


  • Work in and promote a team environment; motivate employees to continuously improve their technical and customer services skills.  Coach and counsel employees.
  • Perform inspector evaluations and periodic performance reviews.
  • Evaluate and adjust inspector and district workload. 
  • Review permits, records and other documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with the Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS’s) policies.        

 Customer Service and Compliance

  • Provide in-person and telephone assistance to customers.        
  • Provide code interpretation for internal and external customers.         
  • Represent the DNS at governmental forums, community meetings, the Standards and Appeals Commission and Municipal Court.
  • Perform field inspections and review plans to verify quality of work and troubleshoot technically complex building code and construction inspections.

 We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.  

Conditions of Employment

Individuals who complete an application for general City employment on or after September 1, 2021 and are subsequently appointed to a position must provide proof of being vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) or have an approved religious or medical accommodation within ten business days of their employment start date.

The Building Construction Inspector Supervisor must be willing and able to do the following:

  • Follow a uniform dress code prescribed by the department.
  • Perform inspection services requiring moderate physical exertion, including stooping and bending, walking distances, climbing ladders and stairs, exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally.
  • Work outdoors in variable weather and environmental conditions as well as tolerate noise and exposure to airborne contaminants. 

Minimum Requirements

 1. Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, architecture, construction management or a closely related field.

 2. Three years of experience as a project manager, engineer or architect involved in the inspection, design or construction or plan review of buildings.

 Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

  3. The following certifications are required at time of appointment and throughout employment:

a. State of Wisconsin Commercial Building Inspector Certification.  

b. State of Wisconsin Uniform Code Dwelling Construction Inspector Certification.  

c. State of Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Inspector Certification.  

 4. Valid driver’s license and availability of a properly registered and insured personal automobile for use on the job, at time of appointment and throughout        employment (car allowance provided).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Copies of eligibility documentation (such as certifications, licenses, courses taken, college transcripts, and so forth) are required and must be received by the application period closing date. Documents may be attached to your online application or sent via email to with “Building Construction Inspection Supervisor” in the subject line. Applications without documentation attached will be considered incomplete and may be rejected. Unofficial copies are acceptable; however, documents must be legible and include the institution’s name, your name, any degrees completed (if applicable), and completion dates.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of the State of Wisconsin Commercial Building Code, International Fire Code and Uniform Dwelling Code.
  • Ability to learn and interpret the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances.      
  • Knowledge of construction technology.         
  • Knowledge of real estate law.         
  • Knowledge of the Department of Natural Resources conservation practices and standards.         
  • Knowledge of zoning administration and code enforcement.         
  • Ability to inspect residential and commercial properties for compliance with the adopted codes and referenced standards.       
  • Ability to review construction plans for compliance with the adopted codes and referenced standards.        
  • Ability to use computer programs such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook.
  • Ability to read and interpret work-related documents such as building and zoning codes.      
  • Ability to develop presentations using MS PowerPoint.

Communication and Interpersonal

  • Oral communication skills to effectively communicate with diverse individuals regarding inquiries about projects.
  • Written communication skills to develop professional reports, presentations, emails and letters.         
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively work with diverse individuals inside and outside the organization.         
  • Commitment to customer services.       
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with coworkers and residents whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships with the public, elected officials, other city departments and co-workers.       


  • Time management skills to accomplish work and meet deadlines.        
  • Organizational skills to plan and coordinate work.        
  • Project management skills to execute the design or construction of residential and commercial buildings.
  • Ability to train team members.       
  • Ability to manage, coach and mentor others.        
  • Openness and willingness to bring change to the organization as needed.

Current Salary

The current salary range (PR 1GX) is $66,435-$93,010 annually, and the current resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $68,428-$95,800. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon qualifications and is subject to approval.

The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations and the Department of Neighborhood Services reserve the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after November 30, 2021. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • Applications can be accessed by visiting
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


 The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.