Building Inspector

Salary: $66,300 - $91,700
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted March 14, 2023
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The Building Inspector is responsible for the overall enforcement of construction permitting, inspection, and compliance with the applicable International Codes and Town ordinances relating to building construction and maintenance as adopted by the Town of Avon.




  1. Knowledge of techniques and materials of the construction trade, and of the stages in construction where and when possible, defects in building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical installations may be easily observed and corrected
  2. Walks to and around construction sites and within buildings under construction, remodeling, or demolition.
  3. This position requires climbing stairs, ladders and scaffolding, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, twisting, and lifting up to 50 pounds
  4. Ability to read, interpret, and clearly explain such codes to non-technical personnel
  5. Ability to read, understand, and interpret technical written material, plans, diagrams, blueprints, and specifications
  6. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with construction trades, other staff, and the public
  7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superior, peers, contractors, and the public
  8. Ability to effectively use personal computers for writing correspondence including memos, letters, and email; tracking, accessing, and maintaining construction and permitting data
  9. Ability to detect hazards and violations and recommend corrective actions
  10. Position requires possession of a Colorado C Driver’s License

Town of Avon Benefit Guide

Benefits for full-time employees include:

  • Retirement match of 11%
  • Life insurance
  • Avon Recreation Center passes for you and your dependents
  • Family health, vison and dental insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays
  • Spanish proficiency pay incentive


This position requires 2-3 years of experience in the construction industry, and the ability to obtain Residential and Commercial Plumbing and Commercial Building certifications by International Code Council (ICC) within 1 year. The Community Development Department will prioritize applicants with existing any existing certifications, including journeyman electrical and/or any ICC certifications.


Hiring Pay Range without ICC Certifications: $60,500 – $77,000 annually. Hiring Pay Range with ICC Certifications: $74,600 – $89,000 annually

Job Benefits

  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Pet Friendly
  • Retirement

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