November 8, 2023
Inspector – Remote
Inspector – Remote
$64,860.00 – $77,832.00 Annually
Denver Metro, CO
Department of Local Affairs
Division of Housing
11/6/2023 11:59 PM Mountain
Determined by Position
Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
Primary Physical Work Address
1313 Sherman St. Denver, CO 80203. This position does not have an assigned office; vehicle serves as the work location.
This posting is only open to residents of the State of Colorado at the time of submitting your application.
This posting may fill other similar positions in the same class including some permanent regular and term-limited positions.
About the Colorado Department of Local Affairs
The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) serves as the primary interface between the State and local communities. The Department provides financial support to local communities and professional and technical services (including training and technical assistance) to community leaders in the areas of governance, housing, and property tax administration. While all state governments provide such services through various Departmental structures, Colorado’s approach is unique in that these local community services are gathered into one Department of “Local Affairs,” which has a central focus on strengthening Colorado communities and enhancing livability.
The Department of Local Affairs is responsible for strengthening Colorado’s local communities through accessible, affordable, and secure housing; implementing property tax law; capacity building, strategic training, research, technical assistance, and funding to localities.
Our mission is to help strengthen Colorado’s communities
Why work for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs?
The work we do matters greatly. It matters to us and it matters to the citizens of the great state of Colorado. We love our community and are passionate about supporting our community. We value the diversity (https://youtu.be/eAPo-IRsOZU) t hat Colorado offers. If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference in communities across the State, consider joining the dedicated people of the Department of Local Affairs.
In addition, we offer a great location and great benefits, which include:
Medical and dental plans (https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/benefits)
Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement plans including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan (https://www.copera.org/sites/default/files/documents/5-112a.pdf) plus pre-tax and ROTH 401K, and 457 plans (https://www.copera.org/members/peraplus-401k457)
Employee wellness programs
Paid life insurance
Short and long-term disability coverage
11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
RTD EcoPass to all eligible State Employees
Flexible work schedule options and remote-work options
Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information go to https://dhr.colorado.gov/dhr-resources/student-loan-forgiveness-programs (https://dhr.colorado.gov/dhr-resources/student-loan-forgiveness-programs%20)
Variety of Free discounts on services and products available through the State of Colorado’s Work-Life Employment Discount Program.
Description of Job
Protect Colorado citizens by regulating diverse and unique aspects of the state’s residential and nonresidential construction industry in partnership with local governments, the federal government, other state agencies, and the private sector. Specifically, this work unit regulates the:
Construction of factory-built structures (built offsite with electrical, gas, or plumbing components) in Colorado (both residential and nonresidential), including those shipped into the state for use;
Sales (sellers, dealers, retailers) of manufactured homes (pre-1976 mobile homes, HUD homes, modular homes) and tiny homes in Colorado through advertising or sales activities, including those with a retail location outside of Colorado;
Installation of manufactured homes (pre-1976 mobile homes, HUD homes, modular homes), multifamily structures and tiny homes in Colorado, which means the placement of a manufactured home and tiny homes on a permanent or temporary foundation system, and includes supporting, blocking, leveling, securing and anchoring of the home and connecting multiple or expandable sections of the home; and
Construction of all site built hotels, motels, and multi-family structures in any local jurisdiction that does not have a building department.
Foundation inspections for manufactured homes and tiny homes in jurisdictions where no building department exists.
This work unit registers/certifies manufacturers, sellers, installers, and independent installation inspectors. Design/construction plans must be reviewed and approved by this work unit, and inspections conducted and passed before a built structure may be certified. This work unit also inspects and certifies the installation of manufactured homes before occupancy. A homeowner may submit concerns regarding the construction, sale, or installation of his/her manufactured home to this work unit for investigation through its dispute resolution process.
This position exists to inspect factory-built units in production facilities and sales lots throughout Colorado. Inspections are used to verify that the quality control program the facility has in place is adequate to ensure that units produced will meet all applicable codes and standards (International Code Council Residential and Commercial Building Codes, National Electric Code, U. S. Housing and Urban Development Manufactured Housing Construction Standard, etc.) and are in compliance with approved plans and quality control manual. This position will also inspect manufactured home installations throughout Colorado to ensure compliance with the manufacturer’s written installation instructions or applicable alternate standard. These inspections are conducted prior to certification or as an audit of certified units and installations or in response to consumer complaints to protect Colorado consumers and ensure that manufactured units were built to all applicable codes and standards and manufactured homes are installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or applicable alternate standard.
Specific duties include but are not limited to:
Factory-built Structure Inspections
Evaluate manufacturer’s in-plant Quality Control Systems, finished product, and capability to meet codes and standards as well as rules and regulations through code compliance inspection (IRC, IBC, IPC, IMC, IFGC, IECC, NEC, or HUD, etc.) and certification procedures that will assure Colorado citizens a safe and durable product. Analysis by the inspector as to the manufacturer’s ability to produce conforming products is expected.
Review manufacturer’s past records for major deviations, consumer complaints, test records and material approval, and/or listings for determination of any patterns in regards to quality issues. Witness testing procedures by manufacturer to verify compliance with applicable codes (I-Codes, NEC, or HUD, etc.). Check completed units with applicable test equipment to verify code compliance.
Evaluate inspection data against code requirements for code compliance. Write report on items not in conformance with Colorado code and what portion of the Quality Control system process function has not functioned properly. This position, based on findings from inspection and Quality Control reviews, takes appropriate action that may include required re-inspections and/or the Red Tagging of unit(s).
This includes on-site inspection of factory-built structures in addition to factory inspections.
Manufactured Housing, Tiny Home, and Multi-Family Installation Inspections
Evaluate manufactured home tiny home, and multi-family installations to verify compliance with manufacturer’s instructions and/or applicable codes and standards. Document findings in an Inspection Report and distribute to appropriate parties. This position may post an appropriate non-conformance notice (Red Tag) as applicable and forward deviation information to the Program Manager for installer performance assessment.
Technical Assistance and Consumer Complaint Resolution
Maintain a Colorado State license as a master or journeyman electrician or an International Code Council certification as an Electrical Inspector (Commercial) in order to assist with inspections of non-routine electrical installations and provide feedback to ensure safety. Provides technical expertise verbally and/or in writing, including through presentations to manufacturers/builders, department staff, local authorities, and consumers on code requirements, quality control methods, differences between codes, types of units, requirements for each (i.e. Manufactured Housing Standard, International Codes, etc.), and compliance with these requirements. This includes consultation with outside professionals, including engineers, to discuss and resolve identified plan corrections directly related to improperly submitted engineering calculations.
Reviews construction plans for building code compliance, including but not limited to residential, commercial, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical.
This position serves as the manager/supervisor for 3 positions including 3 Building Codes and Standards Inspectors. This position is directly responsible for the work product of these individuals and for all areas of program operations including:
Developing and setting methods, priorities, objectives and assignments to meet program goals.
Developing and monitoring work plans.
Coaching staff and delegating assignments.
Hiring employees, approving leave, managing performance and conducting performance reviews, resolving conflicts among staff, identifying training needs, issuing performance improvement plans and corrective actions when appropriate, making compensation recommendations, and resolving informal grievances
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Education and Experience:
Must possess one of the following current, valid certifications or licensure:
International Code Council (ICC) Plans Examiner Certifications (Residential – R3) or Building – B3)
International Code Council (ICC) Building Inspector Certification (Residential – B1, or Commercial – B2)
Master Plumber license
A copy of your certification must be submitted with your application materials in order to be considered.
Five years of experience in conducting plan reviews or building inspections .
Additional education from an accredited institution of higher education in the fields of Construction Management, Structural Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field as determined by the department will substitute on a year-for-year basis; however, this additional education will not substitute for the ICC Certifications/ licensure or one year of experience conducting plan reviews or inspections.
You must demonstrate this experience on your application to be considered for employment.
The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications:
State of Colorado experience conducting Building or Manufactured Housing inspections and/or plan reviews,
Experience conducting field inspections.
Additional ICC or HUD certifications in any of the areas listed in the job description,
Additional ICC plan review or building inspector certifications,
Prior experience providing technical assistance or code interpretation to companies or individuals,
Prior public sector experience conducting on-site inspections and plan reviews for structures and manufactured homes,
Ability to travel independently.
Required Skills and Abilities
Successful candidates must possess the following skill and abilities:
Excellent problem-solving skills,
Ability to work across teams,
Strong attention to detail,
Strong organizational skills,
Effective verbal and written communication skills,
Ability to identify a problem and present solutions,
Ability to work independently,
Strong interpersonal skills,
Proficiency with MS Office suite, Google Suite, and other database applications.
Conditions of Employment:
You MUST be a Colorado resident to apply for this position.
Successful passing of a criminal background check is required.
Travel – Extensive in-State travel required
You must possess and maintain a current and valid ICC Building Inspector certification throughout the course of employment in this position.
Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement will result in your application being rejected .
Applicants may submit a resume, cover letter/letter of interest detailing how their experience and background address the stated minimum and preferred qualifications/competencies of the job and attach to the online application. Applications left blank or marked “See Resume” will not be accepted.
The application may include the following documents:
A cover letter (attach to your online application).
A resume (attach to your online application).
Note: Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions, and reinstatements) if applying are required to participate in the comparative analysis process.
Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis for this position will include a skill assessment. Depending on the number of qualified applicants, the next step will include an online skill assessment.
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
DOLA is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Joel Ferguson, DOLA ADA Coordinator at [email protected] ([email protected]) .
All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via email. Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked often as time sensitive correspondence such as exam information or notification will take place via email. Please set up your e-mail to accept messages from “state.co.us” and “[email protected]” addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.
As of July 1, 2023, all DOLA new hires, including transfers of current state employees and reinstatements of former state employees, will be placed on the biweekly pay schedule. This means you will be paid every other Friday for a total of 26 pay periods over the course of a year. Biweekly pay is also lag pay, meaning you will be paid two weeks after the end of each pay period. Please click here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_ywHxnnEN-wkGf3B1uS1W0y_4D5tu0lu/view) for more information about the move to biweekly payroll.
An applicant who has been removed from an employment list or removed from consideration during the selection process may request a review by the State Personnel Director.
As an applicant directly affected by the results of the selection or comparative analysis process, you may file a written appeal with the State Personnel Director.
Review of the completed, signed and submitted appeal will be timely on the basis of written material submitted by you, using the official appeal form signed by you or your representative. This form must be completed and delivered to the State Personnel Board by email at [email protected] within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgment of the Department’s action.
For further information on the Board Rules, you can refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov/board-rules .
For questions related to this job posting, please reach out to Joel Ferguson at [email protected]