Building Inspector - Development Services Division

Department: Planning/Development Services
Location: Topeka, KS

The Building Inspector works to secure compliance with municipal ordinances and regulations governing the building code with emphases on the One & Two Family Dwelling Code.  New and difficult situations may be referred to a superior but the employee will usually work independently in the field after a short training period.  Work is performed under direct supervision.  This position is normally supervised by the Field Services Manager.  Position hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Minimum qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3 years of building construction experience or
  • 3 years of college work in architecture, engineering or construction science or
  • A combination of the above.
  • Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license and must have and maintain a City insurable driving record. 
  • Building Inspector I must obtain building inspector certification within 18 months of hire date.

$19.19 per hour.

Click here for Building Inspector I position description.


The City of Topeka offers a comprehensive benefits package, including

  • Health/Dental Insurance
  • Kansas Public Employee Retirement System which totals over 315,000 active, inactive and retired members and manages approximately $20 billion in assets for KPERS members' benefits.
  • Generous paid vacation leave and separate paid sick leave, two additional paid personal leave days each year and the ability to earn up to 3 additional paid days off for perfect work attendance.

and more.......

  • Paid Life/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • (457) Deferred Comp Savings Plan
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Free Onsite Health & Wellness Clinic
  • Free in-house Wellness Center, a full service fitness facility
  • Free Parking
  • Employee Assistance Program


The City of Topeka is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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