Building Inspections Technician I

Eden Prairie, MN
Oct 09, 2019
Nov 08, 2019
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time
Building Inspections Technician I Position Profile

Status: Full-time regular position, non-exempt

Benefits: Qualifies for full-time benefits date of hire

Salary: Starts at $23.90 - $27.25 per hour (Depending on qualifications)

Location: City Center

Hours: Standard business hours (8am-4:30pm), varies based on business need

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Building Inspections Manager

Building Inspections Division

The Building Inspection Division ensures buildings are constructed safely and comply with the State of Minnesota and local building and fire codes. The Division reviews plans, conducts on-site inspections, issues permits, approves occupancy and inspects fire disaster scenes.

Position Responsibilities

The Building Inspections Technician supports the Building Inspections Division in their building, heating, plumbing and other inspections on a wide range of construction projects for new and existing structures within the City, to ensure that work is done in accordance with the applicable state and city codes and regulations. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:

  1. Supports the Building Inspections Division, as the first point of contact, by answering and responding to customer inquiries, in-person and over the phone, in a fast paced and high volume work environment.
  2. Analyzes general customer questions from residents, builders, and internal departments; coordinates an appropriate resolution by relaying appropriate information, connecting them to a specialist within the Building Inspections Division and/or redirecting to another area as appropriate.
  3. Coordinates the permit and inspection process by issuing permits, balancing daily receipts, scheduling inspections and conducting necessary follow-up; completes in-takes, reviews, and permit follow-ups; addresses issues appropriately.
  4. Handles administrative tasks and support Division projects by formatting reports, tracking data, organizing and maintaining department records, and coordinating inspections.

While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.

City of Eden Prairie Values

We are a service organization. We take pride in what we do. We cultivate a supportive, encouraging and productive culture with a strong customer focus. We promote wellness and plan work/life balance into our goals. We value differences and foster inclusion. We achieve success by exhibiting our core values: collaboration, innovation, integrity, performance and relationships.

Position Requirements

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) required. Associates degree or two-year technical degree in a related field preferred.

Work Experience: Minimum of three years of administrative office experience required (experience must be within the last five years); one to two years’ experience in Building Inspections preferred.

Technical Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher) required; Advanced skills in Excel and Publisher preferred; Experience with Permits & Inspections Management System (PIMS) software preferred.

Physical Requirements: Physical effort is light for the majority of work with lifting or carrying limited to 25 pounds intermittently. High volume fast paced working environment where approximately 50% of the time there is pressure associated with the job brought about from simultaneously meeting multiple diverse customers' needs both on the phone and at the counter.

Working Conditions: Most work is performed in a normal office environment. Work is fast paced with frequent interruptions.

Position Specific Expectations

Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.

Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.

Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.

Organization: Ability to coordinate several activities, responsibilities, and tasks simultaneously in a polite and professional manner; prioritizes what needs to get done; keeps things neat and orderly; utilizes tools for efficiency; factors several considerations when planning; establishes methods to ensure routine tasks are completed.

Composure: Exhibits self-confidence and asserts self appropriately to advocate a point of view; is cool under pressure; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; maintains balance even when unexpected circumstances arise; able to identify and manage crisis situations; faces adversity head on; energized by tough challenges.

City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process

The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for this position:

  • Professional Reference Checks
  • Criminal History Check
  • Education and work history verification All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City’s evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.

All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City’s evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.

City of Eden Prairie Application Timeline

To apply, please go to and click on the employment tab on the top of the page.

Position Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Application Deadline: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 8:00am

Review Applications: Monday, October 21, 2019

First Round Interviews: Friday, October 25, 2019

Final Round Interviews: Wednesday, October 30 or Thursday, October 31, 2019

Potential Start Date: Mid-November

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