Inspector Trainee

City of North Las Vegas - North Las Vegas, NV 89030+2 locations

Job details Salary $25.94 - $42.90 an hour Full Job Description

The Role:
We are looking for a Inspector Trainee to inspect building construction and renovation in progress and upon completion to verify continuous compliance with approved plans, specifications and applicable codes and ordinances. Trained to perform inspections, investigate and analyze problems and recommend solutions for more complex systems and construction.

Inspector (Trainee): This is the entry level class within the Inspector series. Employees within this class are preparing for entry into the Inspector Combination level classification and receive continuous instruction or assistance while being trained in Inspection procedures, office practices and policies.

Entry level Inspectors shall have a minimum of one of the four certifications that are required for the Combination Inspector Certification. Employees in this class must obtain certification as a Combination Inspector within eleven (11) months of hire to pass probation. Upon successful completion of probation employee will be promoted to Inspector Combination Inspector. Failure to meet the certification requirement within eleven (11) months of hire will result in non-confirmation of employment.

About North Las Vegas:
Established in 1946, the City of North Las Vegas is the third largest city in Nevada and is one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Serving a community of roughly 260,000 people (and growing!), North Las Vegas is comprised of a diverse group of residents, businesses and employees dedicated to positively influencing the community and making an impact!
The North Las Vegas team is a caring and fun group of individuals who take a vested interest in each other’s success. We lift one another up and challenge each other to rise to the occasion each and every day. We do whatever it takes to ensure that vital resources and services that our residents and businesses depend on, are provided in an efficient and effective manner. Community, accountability and teamwork is everything to us and at the heart of all that we do. We are proud of our accomplishments and work diligently to strategically align operations with the City’s.

Benefits and Perks:
(Many of our positions offer the following)
  • 4-day, 36-hour workweek, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (May vary by position specific needs).
  • 100% employer-paid Medical, Dental and Vision insurance plan option, with affordable low cost alternative plans available.
  • 13 paid holidays off annually.
  • 3 weeks of annual leave accrued each year (up to applicable maximums).
  • 3 weeks of sick leave accrued each year (up to applicable maximums).
  • Employer-paid participation in the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada (PERS).
  • Employer-paid Term Life and AD&D insurance for employees, plus dependent life insurance.
  • Deferred compensation 457(b) Plan, which is a government deferred compensation plan similar to a 401(k) plan. It offers both pre-tax and after-tax savings and investment options.
  • Annual merit increase program based on performance evaluations and/or contractual wage increases.
  • Complimentary access to our fully equipped fitness center at City Hall.

Key Focus of the Role: (Training will include, but may not be limited to, the following)

Performs field inspections on construction projects to ensure that on-going construction is in compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations.

Reviews residential buildings plans and specifications for new construction and major renovation work to ensure adherence with applicable construction codes, ordinances and regulations.

Inspects existing buildings and premises for change of use, occupancy or compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.

Confers with architects, contractors, builders, tenants and property owners in the field and office to explain and interpret requirements and restrictions; and to discuss/resolve noted construction deficiencies.

Investigates complaints and may issue notices of violation to contractors with detailed instructions for correction.

May be required to prepare affidavits of complaint.

Prepares and maintains detailed reports of inspection results.

Performs other duties as required.

When performing building inspections:

Inspects foundation, concrete, steel, masonry, wood construction, framing, plastering and a large variety of other complex and routine building system elements.

Inspects footings and grout for block walls and retaining walls.

Inspects fire damaged property for safety.

Inspects mobile home set-up for code compliance.

Inspects buildings as assigned for code compliance with all phases of construction, building, electrical and plumbing/mechanical.

Enforces planning and zoning regulations.

Inspects single family dwellings in all phases of work for compliance with adopted codes for building, electrical and plumbing/mechanical.

When performing electrical inspections:

Inspects electrical installations for residential housing.

Inspects sign foundations and electrical wiring.

Inspects swimming pools and spas for steel, plumbing, gas and electrical installations.

Inspects fire damaged buildings for electrical safety.

Conducts and witnesses smoke detector tests.

When performing plumbing/mechanical inspections:

Conducts hydrostatic tests on water systems.

Performs plumbing/mechanical inspections on one- and two-family homes.

Inspects ground plumbing for sizing and proper slope.

Inspects on-site sewer lines and manholes.
Inspects plumbing fixtures for proper sizing and radius fittings and to verify that approved materials were used.

Inspects air conditioning and heating installations for code compliance.

Light truck or other motor vehicle Tape Measure
Camera Computer
Various tools and testing instruments

Qualifications and Attributes:
Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Two years of journey level experience within building construction trades.

Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of a minimum of one of the four certifications (Building, Mechanical, Plumbing or Electrical) of the International Code Council (ICC) as a Commercial Inspector or the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) Commercial Inspector certifications at time of application.

Employees in this class must obtain certification as a Commercial Combination Inspector within eleven (11) months of hire to pass probation. Upon successful completion of probation employee will be promoted to Inspector Combination Inspector. Failure to meet the certification requirement within one year will result in non-confirmation of employment.

Must possess a valid state driver's license and maintain satisfactory motor vehicle record and ability to obtain appropriate Nevada state driver's license.


Building related codes and ordinances enforced by the city, including the building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes and zoning codes.

Principles and techniques of building inspection and plans examining work.

Principles of structural design and engineering mathematics.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations. Major types of building construction materials and methods.

Accepted safety standards and methods of building construction for residential buildings.


Inspecting construction and detecting code violations.

Operation of a motor vehicle.

Physical and Mental Abilities:

Prepare financial statements, reports and analyses.

Examine and verify a wide variety of financial documents and reports.

Understand and use automated financial management systems.

Assist with the preparation and monitoring of a comprehensive and complex budget.

Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to work in a typical office environment, use standard office equipment, read printed material and a computer terminal/screen, and communicate in person and over the telephone and is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, climb or balance, talk and hear, and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Working Conditions:
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions, bodily injury, risk of electrical shock, toxic or caustic chemicals, working in high precarious places, and fumes or airborne particles.

Working conditions are typically noisy.

Regular and timely attendance is required.

Candidates for this position are subject to a pre-employment screening. Pre-employment screening includes but is not limited to: Local and State Criminal History Check; Federal Criminal History Check via submission of fingerprints, and a drug screen.

Selection Process:
Oral Interview: 100%
Passing score is 70%

Additional Information
  • People Group: Teamster Non Supervisor
  • Grade: TNE-18
  • Minimum Salary: 25.94
  • Maximum Salary: 42.9
  • Pay Basis: HOURLY
Attention - In the recruitment process, legitimate companies never withdraw fees from candidates. If there are companies that attract interview fees, tests, ticket reservations, etc. it is better to avoid it because there are indications of fraud. If you see something suspicious please contact us: [email protected]