Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer

Oklahoma, Sand Springs
Neighborhood Services
Neighborhood Services
Depends on Experience 
Full Time with Benefits
Monday Through Friday, Occasional Callout

JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, reviews residential plan submittals, inspect new and existing buildings and structures to enforce compliance with adopted building and trade codes, approved specifications and standards, City ordinances and zoning codes. Performs enforcement duties related to unlicensed or unpermitted contractors. Assists with the Code Enforcement related to public nuisance issues.


  • Conduct on-site inspections during various phases of building construction and enforce compliance with all adopted building and trade codes, City ordinances and zoning codes.
  • Notify responsible persons of violations of specific codes, ordinances or regulations.
  • Initiate enforcement actions against persons failing to comply.
  • Assist public with permit applications, as well as provide general information on building and trade codes, and related City ordinances.
  • Process inspection reports and building and other permits.
  • Write letters and memos; enter and transmit information and data electronically.
  • Review plans, drawings and specifications required to issue sign, building, and demolition permits, and certificates of occupancy.
  • Helps with Code Enforcement of properties by leaving door hangers on affected properties
  • Receive or initiate cases involving violations of the public nuisance, zoning, health and safety, and other codes and ordinances of the City of Sand Springs. Inspect as necessary affected properties for resolution of violations using civil or criminal processes
  • Assist other employees with general departmental functions.
  • Crosstrain and assist with Construction Inspections as needed


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • 1 year prior experience in a related field
  • Valid Oklahoma Class “D” Driver License
  • Basic understanding of permitting process, building and trade codes, and city ordinances
  • Required to obtain and possess the Following State of Oklahoma Building Inspector Licenses within the time provided:
    • Within eighteen months of hire must be licensed unlimited in a minimum of two trades
    • Within three years of hire, all licenses must be obtained

(Licenses Required)

* Additional compensation upon acquisition of necessary licenses *

  • Residential/Commercial Building  
  • Residential/Commercial Plumbing
  • Residential/Commercial  Mechanical
  • Residential/Commercial Electrical
  • Code enforcement certification through the Oklahoma code Enforcement Association or the ability to obtain within two years of hire



  • Knowledge of relevant city, state, and federal laws, regulations, and policies
  • Knowledge of building, life safety, fire, commercial, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and residential codes
  • Knowledge of stormwater and erosion control ordinances
  • Skill in the use of computers and various software programs
  • Skill in the completion of building and site inspections
  • Skill in the completion of building plan reviews
  • Skill in oral and written communication


  • The Building Official assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


  • Guidelines include federal, state, and local laws; city ordinances and codes; residential and commercial building codes; zoning codes; subdivision codes; fire codes; life safety codes; and city stormwater regulations. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


  • The work consists of varied inspection duties.  The large work load contributes to the complexity of the position


  • The purpose of this position is to participate in building inspections.  Successful performance results in the enforcement of building codes, specifications, and requirements.


  • Contacts are typically with engineers, architects, contractors, land owners, and members of the general public.



  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, and to negotiate or settle matters


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color.


  • The work is typically performed in an office or outdoors.  The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, and cold or inclement weather.


  • None