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16 Jun 2022


Town of Cary – Posted by Town of Cary Cary, North Carolina, United States

Job Description


SALARY: $24.44 – $41.76 Hourly
$50,835.20 – $86,860.80 Annually

OPENING DATE: 06/16/22
CLOSING DATE: 07/05/22 11:59 PM


Imagine joining a team of individuals who care deeply about one another, their successes, smart failures, and providing exceptional services to the community! Think of assets you would bring to such a team and how you could assist those around you to be their best while also fulfilling your personal and professional needs. If you can imagine yourself in an active role supporting the culture and overall goals of our OneCary team, this may be the place for you!

Serving a progressive community of over 170,000 people we are constantly re-imagining and challenging the standard of how local government operates, at the Town of Cary. We are seeking a passionate, committed, and skilled Code Enforcement Official (Building) to join our OneCary team and work together to build community and change lives through exceptional service.

The ideal candidate will embody excellence and be able to effectively perform difficult technical work of conducting code enforcement inspections, principally in new residential and commercial construction inspections, ensuring compliance with state building codes and related regulations.

Work includes considerable public contact in dealing with contractors, architects, homeowners, the general public, and other Town Staff, and is performed under the regular supervision of a Chief Code Enforcement Official.

The Town of Cary offers an excellent salary and benefits package that includes Career Ladder opportunities for advancement. If you are committed to excellence and providing high quality service and desire growth opportunities and a great place to work, this may be the opportunity for you!

Anticipated Annual Salary Hiring Range: $50,835.20-$82,000.00 depending on qualifications.


  • Drives to construction sites and inspects residential buildings in all trades at various stages of construction to ensure conformity with approved plans and compliance with state building codes and related regulations;
  • Performs Live Remote inspections within the guidelines approved by NC DOI and Town of Cary management;
  • Identifies conditions requiring correction or additional inspections; notifies appropriate individuals; issues warnings and stop work orders if necessary;
  • Reviews alternate methods and materials not specifically prescribed by codes; determines if such alternate is equivalent of that prescribed by the code; approves or disapproves such use; Documents and maintains records regarding inspections; enters inspections information on computer system;
  • Testifies in court on code violation cases;
  • May assist in other inspection areas as needed when applicable;
  • Performs other job-related tasks as required.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of all types of building construction materials and methods and of stages of construction when possible violations and defects may be most easily observed and corrected;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of state building and related codes and regulations;
  • Ability to detect poor workmanship, inferior materials, and hazards of fire and collapse;
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, and blueprints of some complexity quickly and accurately and to compare them with construction in process;
  • Ability to adopt and maintain accurate records;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with building owners, contractors, and the public while using firmness and tact in enforcing building ordinances and codes;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Employees must be able to walk, climb, crawl, talk, see and hear. Work includes the ability to communicate with the public and the physical ability to conduct inspections while construction is in progress.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a community college with an associates degree in building construction or a closely related field and a minimum of five years’ experience in related building construction or inspection work. This position requires a higher degree of commercial building inspection experience.

Preference will be given to candidates holding a minimum of standard level 2 certificate in the Building Trade (with the expectation to obtain a Building Level 3 certificate within the timeline outlined by DOI) . Additional certifications in Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical disciplines are also encouraged but not a requirement at this time. However there will be an expectation for obtaining additional certifications in the future. Candidates with experience working for a municipality as a Building Inspector, and who hold additional professional licenses are preferred.


Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal history check, motor vehicle records check, education verification and credit history review) and satisfactory reference checks prior to employment.

Requires a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

How to Apply

Applicants, please click on the below link to apply for this position. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL (BUILDING II or III) . This job posting will close on 7/05/2022 at 11:59pm (EST)

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 9 days.

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