BOROUGH OF BRENTWOOD   Pittsburgh, PA   Full-time     Other
Posted on February 28, 2023
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Brentwood Borough is seeking a knowledgeable, adaptive, and community-oriented individual to serve as its Building Inspector. The selected individual will review construction plans to ensure compliance with the Uniform Construction Code & the accessibility considerations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the employee will conduct field inspections to verify that work outputs similarly adhere to these regulations. Other primary duties include the completion of occupancy inspections to review potential health and safety hazards at properties that are transferring ownership and the performance of inspections to confirm the habitability of rental units. The employee will additionally provide technical assistance related to International Property Maintenance Code enforcement, Zoning Code enforcement, and the review of land development applications. Candidates should be versed in standards related to critical building components which include foundations, framing, roofing, electrical systems, and mechanical systems. Prospective employees should additionally be able to read and critically interpret blueprints, site plans, and other construction drawings.


At the time of application, Department of Labor & Industry certification as a Residential Building Inspector is required. Candidates must also hold a valid driver’s license and possess a high school diploma. Applicants must meet one of the following minimum standards:

  • At least one year of prior service performing commercial, industrial, or public/governmental inspections for applicable construction and safety code compliance while employed with a municipality, third party inspection agency, engineering firm, or similar entity; or

  • At least two years of employment in the construction industry, during which such time the individual performed a skilled trade such as electrical, carpentry, or plumbing; or

  • An equivalent combination of the above referenced training and experience.


If not earned prior to the time of hire, the employee will be required to obtain the following certifications within two years: Residential Electrical Inspector, Residential Mechanical Inspector, Residential Energy Inspector, Accessibility Examiner/Inspector, Commercial Building Inspector, and Commercial Building Plans Examiner.


The selected candidate will report to the Assistant Borough Manager. This position is part-time and will consist of 25 hours of work per week. Exact schedule to be determined at the time of hire but will take place during the normal municipal hours of operation, which are weekdays from 8AM to 4:30PM. Based upon staffing needs, this position may be expanded to a full-time role at a future date.


The estimated salary range is $26.00 to $38.00 per hour. Compensation will be commensurate to training and experience. The number of certifications earned prior to the time of hire will be the most critical factor in determining salary. Position comes with excellent benefits. Part-time employees are eligible to receive paid time off on a prorated basis.


Interested individuals must electronically complete an employment application, which can be obtained via the municipal website of A completed application, résumé, salary requirements, and evidence of Department of Labor & Industry certification must be returned to Finance/HR Director Susan Toth via email at No inquires will be accepted via phone. The deadline to apply is April 28, 2023 at 3PM.