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Building Inspector Aid (SR-14)

City and County of Honolulu

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
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Salary: $2,855/month

Position Information:

Assists higher level inspectors in inspecting the construction, alteration or maintenance of buildings and structures of limited size and scope for compliance with the provisions of building and zoning codes and ordinances and adherence to approved plans and specifications by inspecting phases of projects; and performs other related duties as required.

Current Vacancies:
Work duties may include the following special work requirements: Climb ladders, scaffoldings, and temporary stairs, work at excessive heights, crawl under structures and may at time carry heavy loads; walks through timber-shoring, steel jacks, formed columns and wall sections that support the tremendous weight of poured reinforced concrete; inspects buildings that have been structurally damaged by fire, deterioration, dilapidation, abandonment, inadequate maintenance, disaster damage, or obsolescence.  The current position also require the use of a personal vehicle and valid no-fault automobile insurance coverage as a condition of employment (mileage will be reimbursed).

There is one vacancy with the Department of Planning and Permitting, Building Division.  This list may be used to fill future vacancies in this and/or other departments.


Additional Job Information:

***Subject to funding availability***

1) Only ONLINE applications submitted at will be accepted.   

2) Paper applications will NOT be accepted.


At time of application, you must be a citizen, national or permanent resident alien of the United States or a non-citizen eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment.


Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Equivalent to graduation from high school. Responsible work experience which demonstrated the ability to perform the essential functions of the job may be substituted for education.

TWO (2) years of experience in inspecting or supervising building construction, preparing and/or reading and applying building plans and specifications, or interpreting and/or applying the Building Code and related ordinances.

Substitution: An Associate degree in architectural or engineering drafting OR a Bachelor's degree in Architecture or Engineering from an accredited college or university will substitute for the required experience. 

Verification Requirement: You must submit evidence of your education within 7 days of filing your application in order to be given credit for the substitution. A reproduced copy of your diploma and/or official transcript which shows the embossed seal and the specific degree conferred must be submitted in order to be given credit. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted. Copies will not be returned. Mail or drop off: Department of Human Resources, 650 South King Street, 10th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Valid Hawaii State driver's license (Type 3), prior to appointment.



An Equal Opportunity Employer

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