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Building Inspector

East Ridge

The city of East Ridge is currently seeking applications for a Residential Building Inspector.

Qualified applicants should be able to perform all activities related to ensuring compliance with residential building standards including plan review, inspections, and enforcement of city of East Ridge codes and ordinances. This person ensures conformance with zoning and land use requirements, property maintenance of both commercial and residential, maintains appropriate records and files; and prepares reports.  This person answers inquiries from the public regarding construction and land use and meets with property owners.  Additionally, they inspect existing dwellings for compliance with building codes and ordinances. And lastly, appear and testify at legal proceedings as needed to enforce condemnation and demolition ordinances.


  • Must be available to work 40 hours per week
  • Must be at least 18 Years of age.
  • Must be able to regularly stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, twist, and crawl.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, and/or pull objects and materials up to 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and scaffolding to heights of 30 feet; to climb onto, walk on, and get off of roof structures; to get in and out of tight spaces within approved safety limitations.
  • Possess a Valid Driver’s License
  • Earned a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have the proven ability to read plans and perform plan reviews.
  • Must possess certifications for Residential Building Inspector, plumbing inspector, mechanical inspector, and property maintenance and housing inspector or the ability to obtain within 12 months of employment as required by the Tennessee State Fire Marshals Office.
  • 3 years full-time construction work with responsibilities as foreman, inspector, superintendent, or related background; or a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

The city of East Ridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer and TN Drug-Free Workplace.

Applications may be submitted electronically or mailed to City Hall to Michelle Sinigaglio, Human Resources Director via Email:

City of East Ridge

ATTN: Human Resources

1517 Tombras Avenue

East Ridge, TN 37412

Position open until filled.