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Development Services Inspector III - Rental Housing at City of Ann Arbor

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Job Description:

Development Services Inspector III

Opportunity is the word for this position. Working for the City of Ann Arbor in the Development Services Inspector - Housing position is part of our progression process which gives you opportunities to grow in pay as you grow in your job knowledge. The benefits offered to city employees are some of the best for municipalities in Michigan. We invite you to apply for this great opportunity!

The Rental Housing Inspector position is represented by the AFSCME union and includes: Level III, IV, and V.

  • Entry level starting pay at Step I is $28.58/hour or $59,446.40 annually per the negotiated current AFSCME Union Contract. Over the span of your career with the City of Ann Arbor, employees in this position will have the potential to make up to $37.70/hour or $78,416.00 annually  per the negotiated current Union contract.

  • The city has a progression process that allows an employee to promote to higher job duty levels and higher pay after the union 6-month probation, by demonstrating additional technical competencies, knowledge and skills for each level during your career with the City while learning at your own pace.

  • In addition to increasing your hourly pay  through the progression process,  you will receive an annual Increase in pay as negotiated by the AFSCME Union Contract.

Please reference the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement located at: 

Benefits offered with this opportunity: AFSCME Benefit Summary


Duties are performed under the direct supervision of the Code Compliance Official.

Essential Duties

• Performs inspections of existing building structures with consideration of, electrical systems, plumbing and mechanical systems.

• Works independently with limited supervision.

• Inspects all existing rental properties and congregate residential facilities for compliance with the City’s housing code and associated ordinances and standards.

• Conducts code enforcement within technical discipline(s).

• Prepares documentation and manages data related to inspection and enforcement activities.

• Coordinates and conducts investigations of complaints and enforcement of ordinances.

• Interprets and explains City codes and regulations.

Related Work

• Examines plans and specifications to determine compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, standards and regulations; coordinates complex enforcement and compliance activities.

• May assist management and may provide recommendations for the City’s Housing Board of Appeals.

• Completes administrative tasks and coordinates schedules with administrative assistants.

• Provides input and interaction with the inspection team.

• Provides technical demonstration of work and performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry)

• Pertinent federal, state, county and city laws, codes, ordinances, standards and regulations related to commercial and residential construction

• Review and compliance procedures

• Complaint investigation and appeals and associated legal procedures

• Construction practices, techniques, plans and specifications

• Construction code and housing ordinances applicable to residential and commercial construction and associated rules, regulations and standards

• Pertinent federal, state, county and city laws, codes, ordinances, standards and regulations related to zoning, flood plains, and historical district requirements

• Materials and methods used in structural, plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems for residential and commercial construction

• Principles and practices of property maintenance code, including care, repair, restoration and replacement of various building systems

• Principles and practices of team facilitation, coaching and employee development, performance management and communication and customer relations

• Computers and software applications used in business settings

Skills and Ability to: (position requirements at entry)

• Understand, review and objectively interpret applicable codes, construction plans, specifications and related terminology

• Consistently apply code requirements and related standards in accordance with City policies

• Effectively deescalate difficult interactions with customers and apply high standards of customer service

• Summarize data and information and produce required reports according to a specified standard

• Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills

• Coordinate tasks for Development Services work as assigned by the supervisor

• Ability to complete administrative tasks and coordinate with Administrative Assistants

• Provide effective technical demonstration of work and guidance to the work of other team members at the direction of the supervisor

• Effectively communicate team needs and the status of work being performed to the supervisor using concise and accurate information, both orally and in writing

• Maintain non-partisan and respectful working relationships with diverse groups and with fellow employees both internal and external

• Listen to understand the intended meaning of the message

• Effective use of computers and related software applications

*If hired, candidate is required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no later than their start date or have a City of Ann Arbor approved medical / religious exemption.


City issued electronic devices, specified documentation and tracking system, cell phones and field communication equipment, testing instruments, measurement devices used in the course of inspections, field technology for inspection documentation, appropriate personal protective equipment and motor vehicle.

Education, Training and Experience (position requirements at entry)


• High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

• Four (4) years documented construction experience or two (2) years performance of code inspections experience

• Must complete CEU’s for maintenance of Licenses and Certifications


• Two (2) years property maintenance code experience

• Act 407 (formerly Act 54) registration or (within 30 days of hire, must make application for ACT 407 registration to the State of Michigan)

• Specific requirements for each discipline must be met. Requirements can be found at: Department=Licensing%20and%20Regulatory%20Affairs&Bureau=Bureau%20of%20Construction%20Codes

Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry)

• AACE or ICC Housing certification (within 6 months) & 4 years of documented construction experience

• Valid Driver’s License

Physical Requirements

The physical ability to climb/balance: climb stairs, ladders, inclines, uneven surfaces where balance is required; drive, stoop, bend, kneel and crouch; stand and walk for extensive periods of time; reach, push, pull, lift, grasp, feel, hear, see, talk and perform repetitive motions.

The ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

The ability to safely maneuver in and around construction sites. The ability to traverse on rough, uneven terrain, as well as wet and slippery surfaces to access work areas. Work requires the ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time. The work may occasionally require the ability to move and lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds such as files, supplies, mail and equipment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that may be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

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