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City of Southport Employment Opportunity:
Building Inspector

Position: Building Inspector

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The City of Southport is seeking a Building Inspector to join its Development Services Department.

This position will be responsible for reviewing plans, issuing permits, site inspections on new and existing construction, and working with contractors, engineers, and architects in code interpretation and compliance while enforcing compliance of the NC Building Codes and local city Codes and Ordinances.

Tact, courtesy, and firmness must be exercised in dealing with contractors and the public. Work requires strong knowledge of building trades and construction practices, state certifications, and strong public contact, conflict resolution and administrative skills.

Work subjects the employees to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions; extremes in temperature; hazard associated with construction work; and may require one to work in close quarters, crawl spaces, and similar enclosed spaces.

Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated based on periodic conferences, review of inspection reports, enforcement activities, and through public reactions.

Building Inspection Level I certificates are required in all trades, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Level II or III certificates are preferred. Must have the ability to obtain higher level certificates in all trades within an agreed upon time frame.

Must possess a valid NC driver’s license. Position will remain open until filled. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications.

The successful applicant must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background investigation.

The full job description may be viewed here.

Applications are found online at A completed City application, resume, and cover letter are required to be considered for this position.

Application packets can be submitted by email to [email protected] or mailed to City of Southport, Attn: HR Dept., 1029 N. Howe St, Southport, NC 28461.