Job Opening Announcement


Date: September 20, 2022
Due Date: October 21, 2022
Salary: $4,809 – $6,056 per mo. DOQ or $5,259 – $6,556 per mo. DOQ Respectively

Job Announcement

The City of Coos Bay is soliciting applications for the position of full-time Code Inspector I or II.  To apply for the position, interested parties should submit a city application, resume, and letter of interest to the City Manager’s Office or by email to   City applications are available from the City Manager’s Office, City Hall, 500 Central Avenue, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420, by telephone 541-269-8912, by email request to or listed under Government, Job Openings on the City’s website

The City may consider filling the position at the Code Inspector I level (salary range $4,809 - $5,996) depending upon qualifications of applicants. 

First review of completed applications is October 21, 2022 (open until filled).  Please include a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted.  All notifications regarding your status in the selection process will be made via electronic mail.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The City of Coos Bay is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, handicap or any other non-merit factor.  If reasonable accommodation is required to complete the application process, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 541-269-8912 during the hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Reviews plans for and conducts inspections of residential and commercial structures for conformance to the local ordinances, Uniform Fire Code, Uniform Specialty Codes and other regulations.  Meets with building contractors and the general public to discuss code compliance.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the Public Works and Community Development Director; otherwise, works under the general supervision of the Fire Marshal/Building Code Administrator who assigns projects and reviews work for compliance with standards. Works independently within the framework of established methods and work schedule.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervision is not a normal responsibility of an employee in the class. May assist in training other employees.

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK: An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties. However, these examples do not include all the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.

  1. Reviews plans and specifications for conditions hazardous to life or property in building design or use, and completes reports detailing required corrections.
  2. Reviews plans and specifications for building design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location, and maintenance. Completes reports detailing required corrections.
  3. Reviews plans for hazards of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices.
  4. Conducts periodic and final inspections of all permit-controlled sites for code compliance. Shows final approval on permit.
  5. Inspects individual residential buildings at the request of the occupant. Follows-up on conditions noted to make sure corrections are made.
  6. Makes inspection, upon request, of commercial and residential buildings for structural safety. Follows-up on conditions noted to make sure corrections are made.
  7. Investigates complaints and official reports of hazardous conditions or code violations. Follows-up on conditions noted to make sure corrections are made.
  8. Completes inspection forms, maintains a daily log of activities, and prepares correspondence and notices of correction.
  9. Confers with contractors, design professionals, and the general public on regulations and acceptable alternatives to insure code compliance.
  10. Works closely with other inspectors, planners, code enforcement officer, and other city personnel.
  11. Performs related work as required.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of state and municipal code or regulations relating to fire and life safety in building materials, methods, and various stages of construction: mechanical and gas equipment; flammable and combustible liquids; and fire alarm and protection systems.  Ability to read and interpret the State Code and pertinent city ordinances and regulations. Ability to read and interpret a variety of plans, designs, and specifications in rough or finished form, and apply accurate standards and criteria established in appropriate codes and ordinances. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.  Ability to work and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with the public, other agencies, and other employees.  Ability to supervise the work of subordinate personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  An employee in this position must have the ability to read and interpret complex regulations; have the ability to multi-task, complete work in a timely and accurate manner; have the ability to work independently; and must have excellent communication skills.  Must have the physical strength, agility and stamina sufficient to perform the work of this position.  Must be able to develop and maintain positive cooperative team-oriented relationships with co-workers, supervisors, managers, and others you come in contact with.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:  Minimum qualifications include graduation from high school or possession of the equivalent GED certificate.  Minimum of two (2) years’ experience or combination of education and experience that demonstrates provision of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIRED SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of or the ability to secure a valid Oregon's driver's license, and State certifications required in the assigned areas of inspection and plan review to include: Oregon Inspector Certification. A Level Structural, A level Mechanical, A level Plan Review, A level Fire and Life Safety, Manufactured Home Installation Inspector, one- and two-family dwelling certifications from the following fields: structural, mechanical, and plans examiner.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Personal computer, including word processing and permitting software; motor vehicle; 10-key calculator; portable radio; phone; ladder or scaffolding; tape measure copier.  Use permit tracking systems.  Use computer hardware, printers, and computer programs to conduct inspections, complete plan reviews, communicate and present information, track progress, schedule projects, and perform the essential functions of the position.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments and construction sites. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office, and moderate to loud in the field.


Employees work in a strong team-oriented environment and receive a generous employee benefit package which includes eleven paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long term disability, medical, dental and vision insurance, and retirement through the Public Employees Retirement System. The City pays 90% of the medical and dental insurance premium for the employee and thier family.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:  Information about the City of Coos Bay and the Bay Area is available at [url=][/url].

Hiring Process

SELECTION GUIDELINES: The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

HIRING PROCESS:  Applicants must complete and submit the required city application packet. First review of complete applications October 21, 2022 as specified in this job announcement.  All applicants will be notified of the final status of their application. 

Application Acceptance Period: ...............................September 20th – Open until filled

First Review of Applications: ....................................October 21st  

First Interviews with Selected Candidates: ..............October 31st – November 4th

Earliest Offer of Employment: ..................................November 8th

Projected Start Date: ................................................December 1, 2022