City of Binghamton, New York

Code Inspector

December 4, 2018 - 3:02pm -- jlallen
Date Posted: 
Building Inspection & Code Enforcement
$29,661.00 TO $33,973.00 PER YEAR
Last Date To File: 
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: 

This is an entry level position that performs technical, compliance inspections on structures and properties, with emphasis on property maintenance and as required to achieve compliance with the New York State Code and related municipal codes. The work is performed under the general supervision of the supervisor of Building Construction who reviews inspection reports and the recommendations for correcting violations. Does related work as required. New York Department of State Code Enforcement certification required within one year of employment. 

Minimum Qualifications: 


  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in: engineering, construction technology, architecture, urban planning, human services, public administration, economic development, social science or related field ; or
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college or university with an Associate Degree in any field as listed in (a) and two years of military and/or work experience in any area listed in (a) or in building trades and construction, property maintenance, environmental testing; or
  3. Graduation from high school or possession of high school equivalency diploma with a total of 4 years of military and/or work experience in a field listed in (a) or (b).

*Military duty is defined as the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and the National Guard when in service for the United States. Proof of an honorable discharge (DD-214) must be provided before the candidate’s name can be certified for appointment

Typical Work Activities: 

Performs investigations and inspections to ascertain compliance with New York State Code and related municipal codes; Addresses complaints and permitting issues involving fire safety; installation and operation of heating, plumbing and electrical systems; unsafe or hazardous walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, roofs, chimneys, yards, porches, structural foundations, and sidewalks; Writes detailed and accurate inspection reports on findings of violations to City codes and issues certificates of compliance where corrective measures were taken on reported violations; Issues appearance tickets and testifies at legal hearings involving code violations.


Good knowledge of the provisions of New York State Code change to and related municipal codes; working knowledge of life safety, fire safety, and building construction systems and methodologies; working knowledge in the principles and practices of inspecting properties; ability to prepare precise and accurate reports on code violations which will be used in legal proceedings against violators; tact and courtesy; initiative and resourcefulness; keen observations; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.