Combination Inspector

Linn County

HOURLY WAGE: New Hire: $25.52  ·  90 days: $26.42  ·  1 year: $27.54  ·  2 years: $28.65  ·  3 years: $30.80

Under the general supervision of the Building Division Manager, the Combination Inspector inspects buildings, electrical components, mechanical systems, and plumbing to determine compliance with County building codes. Work is performed under general supervision. The Combination Inspector must work independently and use their own judgment for both routine and complex functions in accordance with established procedures, policies and guidelines.


  • The Combination Inspector helps align departmental products with strategic and customer outcomes by working closely with customers of departmental products to identify desired and undesired outcomes; helps identify departmental desired and undesired outcomes; and assists in developing and assessing objective metrics, or performance indicators, to measure success toward meeting outcomes.
  • The Combination Inspector helps revise products to achieve desired outcomes and avoid undesired outcomes; helps develop products and product acquisition processes that satisfy customer expectations and department requirements.
  • Knows the County’s Customer-Centered Culture principles, the County’s Mission, Strategic Plan and Core Values and demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction for all customers on a regular basis.
  • Inspects existing buildings or new construction to assure conformity with the required standards of the County.
  • Checks plans and workmanship to assure compliance with regulations.
  • Recommends methods for improvement.
  • Inspects old and dangerous structures which may be subject to condemnation.
  • Advises permit applicants on construction methods and code requirements.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
  • Knows the products they personally produce and the customers of each product. Listens to the “Voice of the Customer” and closes gaps between customer expectations and experience whenever possible.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s degree in a related field preferred.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a related field required with experience in the construction trades or inspection areas.
  • Working knowledge of all areas of inspection including building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing, with expertise in one or more of the four areas.
  • Working knowledge of the County codes and regulations and related laws and ordinances.
  • Ability to make decisions requiring the use of technical judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications and blueprints of ordinary complexity quickly and accurately.
  • May be hired as a trainee with no certification.
  • Must achieve certification with the International Code Council in residential electrical within one (1) year of hire date.
  • Valid State of Iowa Driver’s License required. Must pass a County physical examination which includes a drug test after offer of employment. Regular work attendance required.

SHIFT: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday


  • New Hire: $25.52
  • 90 days: $26.42
  • 1 year: $27.54
  • 2 years: $28.65
  • 3 years: $30.80

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COVID-19 Precautions

New hire orientation is conducted using social distancing measures and face masks. Temperatures are taken at the beginning of each day for all personnel; this includes new hires. A face mask will be provided to new hires who do not have their own. Face masks will be worn in a manner that covers both the nose and mouth.

Application Instructions:

DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Job ID: 71447

Posted 12 days ago

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