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Building/Fire Official

Midway City is currently recruiting for a full time Building/Fire Official with duties including but not limited to commercial and residential inspections and plan review.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school plus two (2) years of management in a building department environment, four (4) years of experience in the inspection or construction trade and a minimum of two (2) years of experience as an inspector for a governmental agency, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Specialized training in commercial, residential or industrial building methods and practices provided through technical college, professional workshops or university studies. Experience in the construction industry at the journeyman level can be traded year for year with education and training.

Considerable latitude is granted for the exercise of discretion, independent judgment and initiative with respect to matters of significance. Supervision is exercised over building inspectors and administrative staff. The principal duties of the position are performed in a general office environment with some field inspections required.


The primary functions of an employee in this position are to oversee and administer the daily operations of the department, including planning, organizing, directing, prioritizing, resolving differences and/or complaints, determining permit fees, preparing complete and accurate reports, assigning and monitoring work flow, establishing department policies and practices, and assuring proper training for all department staff.

Performs a variety of full performance, para-professional and technical duties as needed to assure compliance with, state and/or federal building, electrical, plumbing, fire and mechanical codes and city ordinances. Performs plan reviews and inspections on residential, commercial and industrial buildings for conformance with the International Codes.

Example of Duties

  • Works with the public in person and on the phone to answer code questions and assist in resolving problems;
  • Reads and interprets adopted codes, technical manuals, drawings, instructions, and specifications as related to construction projects;
  • Schedules department training to assure everyone keeps up with the requirements of certification and licensure.
  • Reviews or assigns to be reviewed all plans and submittals of permit applications within the city;
  • Inspects all construction work for which a building permit is required, including new buildings, additions to, and alterations of existing buildings for compliance with the currently adopted editions of the Code; to assure construction procedures are in accordance with approved plans;
  • Clearly notifies contractor of code violations with electronic compliance reports at the time of inspection;
  • Checks that all required special inspections are performed and reviewed for completeness. Reviews testing data and reports for conformance to specifications;
  • Works with computer tables and other electronic devices to schedule inspections and updates computer with results of inspections performed;

Working Conditions

  • Frequently required to sit, stand, climb, and talk or hear in loud environments and in office;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus;
  • Considerable exposure to stress because of human behavior, frequent deadlines, and the general demands of the position;
  • Travel to various site locations and possible exposure to jobsite hazards;
  • Inspect construction sites outdoors in all types of weather.

Special Requirements

  • Must possess a valid Utah Driver License with good driving record;
  • Must be an I.C.C. Certified Commercial Combination Inspector; or alternatively may be an I.C.C. certified Residential Combination Inspector and become certified as a Commercial Inspector within two years of initial employment, with an emphasis of the first certification being fire;
  • As a minimum, must hold a license with the State of Utah as a Limited Building Inspector.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only tasks to be performed by the employee occupying this position. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor. It is the policy of Midway City to provide and promote quail opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, or disability. All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a chemical screen for the purpose of detecting the presence of alcohol and/or controlled substances in the body.


$25.88 - $36.12 per hour DOQ


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