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The City of Springville, Alabama is accepting applications to fill the position of Building Inspector


Position Title: Building Inspector

Summary of job responsibilities
Work involves inspecting buildings during new construction, renovation, and prior to condemnation enforcing the Standard Building Code and all laws and ordinances pertaining to construction and demolition; serving as zoning/subdivision administrator and business license inspector.  Work is performed in a variety of buildings and structures and is reviewed for accuracy and completeness through reports an occasional field audits.


Job duties
Reviews approved plans for errors and omissions; inspects framing or appropriate grade materials, fire walls, and ventilation; ensures electrical, plumbing, and gas inspections are completed; makes intermediate inspections as are necessary while work is progressing. Makes final inspections to assure safety, health, and handicapped requirements are met and buildings are ready for occupancy; consults with architects, engineers and plans examiners on code requirements and interpretations; inspects substandard and/or dangerous buildings for possible condemnation and demolition; serves condemnation notices and answers related complaints; issues correction notices and stop work orders to code violators; brings violators to court and aids in their prosecution; attends meetings, keeps records, prepares and reviews reports.


Supplies information and recommendations to the public of proper procedures to achieve compliance with zoning laws and subdivision regulations; communicates with various parties with reference to zoning and subdivision regulations. Conducts on-site inspections of businesses where business licenses have been issued where a conflict may exist between zoning and use. Investigates zoning complaints and gathers information regarding violations of the Weed and Litter Ordinance. Makes on-site inspections to properties where violations have been reported; talks with violators and complainants to explain zoning regulations and discuss remedies and alternatives to encourage compliance with the regulations. Attends zoning meetings and monitors compliance with approved zoning actions. Supplies information and recommendations as required on various zoning enforcement problems. Studies aerial photos, maps, and related property records for rezoning cases, zoning adjustment cases and where construction has begun without building permits; surveys a geographical area for compliance with zoning/subdivision regulations and weed and litter ordinance. Prepares and maintains necessary records and reports; gathers evidence and performs other case work regarding zoning violations which are in litigation, such as preparation of files, communications, inspections, and correspondence; testifies in court as to evidence gathered. Participates in field inspections to gather information pertaining to applications for zoning/subdivision regulation changes or adjustment.  Acts as support staff to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Zoning Adjustment.

Performs other related duties as required.


Supervisory authority


Special working conditions
Work exposes the employee to dangers of moving heavy equipment, extreme weather conditions, and high noise levels.  Work requires frequent operation of a motor vehicle, walking, crawling, and climbing.



Knowledge of building, construction methods, practices and materials. Knowledge of building inspection practices and procedures. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to read and understand plans and specifications. Ability to maintain records and prepare necessary reports.

Knowledge of municipal zoning regulations, subdivision regulations, weed and litter ordinances, and enforcement. Knowledge of principles of land use and zoning. Knowledge of city geography. Ability to understand an apply ordinances and regulations in dealing with the public on matters of zoning. Ability to read maps and legal descriptions.


Minimum qualifications
High school graduate (or GED) and five years of experience in  building construction; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the above listed knowledge, skills, and abilities. Valid driver’s license. Must possess or be able to obtain within one year all required certifications.


Applications can be obtained online by clicking here or can be picked up at Springville City Hall located at 150 Walker Drive, Springville, AL 35146.

Completed applications are to be returned to:
City of Springville

City Clerk
P.O. Box 919
Springville, AL 35146

Applications will be accepted until 4:00pm Friday, September 2, 2016 or until position is filled.

The City of Springville, Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Employer





Full-Time Paramedic /Firefighter

The City of Springville, Alabama is now accepting applications to fill one vacant Full-Time Paramedic /Firefighter position.

To combat, extinguish and to do work in the prevention of fires; to respond to a variety of emergency calls to protect life and property; to participate in station equipment and apparatus maintenance; to drive apparatus when specifically assigned; and to do related work as required.

All personnel are required to be of at least (21) twenty one years of age, have a high school graduation certificate or equivalent, currently possess a Firefighter I certification from the Alabama Fire College or have successfully completed the Candidate Physical Ability Test within the previous 90 days. In addition, all personnel are required to have a valid State of Alabama Drivers License. Preference will be given to those candidates who have completed the requirements below, and are familiar with this department’s procedures, apparatus and community. Applicants must possess the following qualifications to be considered:

  • Valid State of Alabama Drivers License
  • Firefighter I /II Certification or have successfully completed the CPAT within past 90 days.
  • EMT-Paramedic preferred, or currently enrolled in final semester of paramedic training program.
  • Must be able to work a rotating swing shift.

Responds to fire and emergency alarms with a company, lays and connects hose, hose nozzles and directs fog and water streams; raises and climbs ladders; uses chemical lines and extinguishers; removes persons from danger and administer aid to injured persons; performs general work in the upkeep of fire station buildings and grounds, and fire apparatus, auxiliary equipment and tools; performs fire prevention inspection duties as part of a company, making business, industrial and home inspections; responds to calls and performs rescue and first-aid work in non-fire emergencies where necessary to save life, prevent harm or preserve property; participates in a continuing program of training and instruction or an individual study of technical material and attendance at a minimum of twenty (20) hours scheduled drills and classes per month; when specifically assigned and upon demonstration of competence, drives and maintains a variety of fire apparatus, assumes responsibility for the mechanical soundness of the equipment. Perform public service duties, attend public and private functions as the Department deems necessary, advance personal and professional education, take pride in self and in the uniform worn and maintain a high moral professional standard.

Applications can be obtained online by clicking here or can be picked up at Springville City Hall located at 150 Walker Drive, Springville, AL 35146.

Completed applications are to be returned to:
Springville Fire & Rescue
Attention Chief Richard Harvey
P.O. Box 919
Springville, AL 35146

Applications will be accepted until 4:00pm Friday, March 17th, 2017 or until position is filled.

The City of Springville, Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Employer