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Have an Associates Degree in Building Inspection Technology, Construction Engineering, Architecture, or Civil Engineering and looking for new position? Want to work for one of the most influential organizations in our county? Please apply if this position makes your heart skip a beat. Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate.

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Under basic supervision, performs detailed plan reviews for proposed residential and commercial buildings for the Planning and Building Services Department; reviews building plans before permit issuance, and verifies plans are in compliance with all building codes, state laws, County policies, and regulations; investigates reported building code violations.


Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required.  The job description is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manages building permit project review, reviews building plans and specifications; checks calculations of construction plans to verify compliance with building codes; reviews and approves permit applications and technical documents; completes forms necessary for the issuance of permits and scheduling of required inspections; re-reviews building plans as needed to verify that identified deficiencies have been corrected prior to final approval.
  • Takes building permit applications from pre-application conference to final action; assures projects recommended for approval comply with all State regulations, adopted building codes, and other policies of the County.
  • Provides building and energy code technical advice to architects, engineers, and contractors. Ensures plans comply with the Teton County Energy Mitigation Plan and the associated fees are collected.
  • Prepares, updates, and maintains records of plans, plan reviews, inspections, building permits, reports, in the plan review tracking system.
  • Provides customer service functions and information on technical requirements of the building codes.
  • Identifies technical building code issues and suggests solutions.
  • Assists in evaluating submitted alternate building code requests and modifications.
  • Assists in researching and commenting on building safety interpretations and policies related to residential and commercial construction. 
  • Works with Building Inspection staff and contractors to resolve code issues; reviews plan changes and modifications for projects under construction; performs site visits as necessary to resolve issues and verify construction compliance.
  • Coordinates plan review and approvals with other County departments; meets with applicants in preliminary meetings.
  • May conduct inspections of residential and commercial buildings being constructed, repaired, and remodeled to determine compliance with building safety standards, state statutes, county and regional ordinances, and other applicable agency codes, and enforces building code requirements.
  • As assigned, may assume duties of Building Official in his/her absence.
  • Supports the relationship between the Teton County staff and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and County staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
Position Requirements


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma; AND five years’ of experience in building inspection, building code enforcement, or plan review programs; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Associates Degree in Building Inspection Technology, Construction Engineering, Architecture, or Civil Engineering preferred.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must possess a valid Wyoming/Idaho license and maintain an acceptable driving record; if not a Wyoming resident, it is expected that you hold a current Driver's License from another state and will obtain a Wyoming Driver's license within a reasonable amount of time (no more than 90 days).
  • International Code Council (ICC) Plans Examiner certification is required within six months of hire. Additional certifications for Residential and Commercial Plumbing, Mechanical and Energy codes shall be completed at a rate of one per year starting upon acquiring the first needed certification. Depending on the needs of the County, incumbent may be required to obtain additional technical certifications.

Required Knowledge of:

  • County policies and procedures, and state and federal laws and regulations governing building and safety codes.
  • Principles and practices of the construction industry and building trades.
  • Methods, procedures, and techniques for evaluating technical compliance.
  • Methods and techniques of inspecting a variety of plans, buildings, and technical documents.
  • Principles and practices of building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing inspections.
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions in construction areas.
  • Records management and customer service principles, protocols, and standards.
  • Standard and specialized computer software applications.

Required Skills in:

  • Interpreting and applying building and safety standards, state and Federal regulations, department standards, and County policies and procedures.
  • Reading and interpreting building plans and technical specifications, and checking details, estimates, plans, and specifications of projects.
  • Providing advice and consultation on standard construction methods and requirements.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
  • Responding to public inquiries and providing information on departmental services, programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Providing effective customer service, resolving conflicts, and dealing tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment, with occasional trips to building sites.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Hiring Range $32.75 - $34.41 PH  
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