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Employment Opportunities

As of October 6, 2015:

The Nelson County Board of Supervisors is seeking interested and qualified applicants for the following positions:

* Position: Assistant Building Code Official OR Building Inspector
Department:  Building Inspections
Starting Salary Range:
       $36,514 – $45,601 (Assistant Building Code Official)
       $33,153 – $41,403 (Building Inspector)
Closing: Open until filled by qualified candidate

Nelson County, VA is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Building Code Official OR Building Inspector.  Only one candidate will be selected and placed into the position  for which he/she is most qualified.

Building Inspector responsibilities include conducting and documenting site inspections of commercial and residential structures in accordance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), International Building Code (IBC), and Virginia Amusement Device Regulations (VADR).  Inspector will also be required to administer and enforce the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations. Inspector will issue corrective orders as required.

Assistant Building Code Official responsibilities include review and approval of permit applications and submitted plans in accordance with USBC, assisting the Building Official with administrative duties, as well as Building Inspector responsibilities as noted above.

Successful candidate must have a high school education or equivalent with at least 5 years of experience in construction or a construction related trade.  Active Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) certification as a Combination Residential Inspector or Combination Commercial Inspector is required.  Both certifications are preferred.   Certification as a Virginia DHCD Amusement Device Inspector and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) certification as an Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector is desirable and must be obtained within one year of employment. Virginia Department of Professional Occupation Regulation (DPOR) certification in at least one trade is desirable with Master Electrician certification preferred.  The ability to communicate tactfully and effectively with the public, both verbally and in written form is essential.  Basic computer skills are also necessary.  Candidate must have a valid unrestricted Virginia driver’s license. Additionally, the Assistant Code Building Official must have DHCD certification as Residential Plans Examiner/Commercial Plans Examiner or International Code Council (ICC) trade specific plan review certification.  Building Inspector $33,153-$41,403.  Assistant Building Code Official $36,514-$45,601.  Salary dependent on qualifications, excellent benefit package offered. Position will remain open until filled.

Interested persons may apply at the Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 336, 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, VA  22949, (434)263-7137.  Applications and benefit information is available online at http://www.nelsoncounty-va.gov/departments/human-resources/documents-forms/


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. (Not all prohibited bases to all programs).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:

USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Office of the Assistance Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, S. W., Stop 9410
Washington, DC 20250-9410
Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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Contact Information

Contact Us

Physical Address
84 Courthouse Square
Lovingston, VA 22949
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 336
Lovingston, VA 22949
Debbie McCann - Director
Sara Turner - Finance Technician (Payroll & Human Resources)
Grace Mawyer - Finance Technician (Accts. Payable & Public Services)
fax: 434-263-7134