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Building Inspector – Edgerton, Kansas

The Position

The City of Edgerton has contracted with Johnson County Kansas to conduct its commercial and industrial building inspection program since 2009. The residential building inspection program has been managed by a member of Public Works. This position will be Edgerton’s first dedicated building inspector on staff. The Building Inspector will report directly to the Director of Community Development.

The Building Inspector will be responsible for developing a comprehensive building inspection program, including identifying and making recommendations regarding enhancements to department procedures, codes, and guidelines, and the development of a review process.  Based on anticipated construction, the Building Inspector will continue to use Johnson County for support in inspection and plan review. The inspector will have final staff code interpretative authority on building regulation and will work closely in conjunction with the Johnson County Fire District #1 for final interpretations of fire prevention safety regulations.

Other responsibilities are to:

  • Review and analyze plans and specifications.
  • Conduct inspections and witness various tests throughout the construction process in order to ensure compliance with adopted codes.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the City’s Land Disturbance Regulations.
  • Keep abreast of changes to the building codes, new products, and code enforcement techniques.
  • Answer questions from the public, contractors, City staff, and elected officials regarding building codes.
  • Represent the City on various boards and organizations on the local, regional, and state levels.
  • Make public presentations as needed to the City Council, staff, citizen groups, students, and others.


Requirements for the position are a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in architecture, engineering, construction management, business administration, public administration, or related field and five to ten years of progressively responsible experience as a building inspector or building official. Any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered. Preferred qualifications include certification as a Building Official or Master Code Official through a recognized Model Building Code Organization (International Codes Council) or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment and experience as a supervisor.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for Edgerton’s Building Inspector will have significant experience, with substantial emphasis on commercial and industrial inspections. He/she will be a self-starter and be confident in his/her ability to fully develop the City’s building inspection process and protocols. The candidate will be able to manage multiple tasks at any given time, including plan review, field inspections, on-the-spot decisions in the field, and administration of the function. The ideal candidate will be comfortable administering and conducting a wide range of inspections, from routine to complex. He/she will be approachable and an excellent communicator, helping owners to understand requirements to obtain permits and how to comply with those requirements. The ideal candidate will work in partnership with City staff, residents, developers, and other jurisdictions, administering a program that works to enhance the community’s character and quality of life.

The Community

Edgerton, Kansas is a community of 1,700 located 30 miles southwest of Kansas City in Johnson County, Kansas.  A historic railroad community, it was incorporated in 1883 and named for a chief railroad engineer. The Oregon and Santa Fe Trails parted just a few miles east of town, and the Santa Fe Railroad brought to life an area that was originally bounty lands for soldiers who fought in the Indian Wars and the War of 1812.

Today, the residents of Edgerton enjoy a small-town, rural setting in one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. It is accessible from Highway 56 to the north and Interstate 35 to the south. It’s a nearly full-service community, complete with wastewater and water distribution and contracted trash service. The City has charming older neighborhoods as well as some of the newest housing in Johnson County.

The average age in Edgerton is 34 and the average household income of $60,787, making it younger and more affluent than the Kansas City area metropolitan average.

Gardner Edgerton Unified School District 231 serves Edgerton. The district has six elementary schools (K-4), two middle schools (5-8) and one high school (9-12). In 2009, all district schools attained the State Standard of Excellence in Reading and Math. Six schools have attained the Governor’s Achievement Award, ranking them among the top 5% of schools in the state of Kansas.

Edgerton residents enjoy a host of activities, including Frontier Days, which began as a Boy Scout fundraiser in 1971 and has grown to an annual celebration, and a July 3 Independence Day celebration, complete with a community picnic and fireworks. It is just a short drive away from Kansas City area amenities like Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead, the Country Club Plaza, the Kansas Speedway, historic 18th and Vine jazz district, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and much more.

The community is home to Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC), a 1,500-acre inland port capable of handling 17 million square feet (SF) of buildings, nearly three million of which will be direct rail-served. The BNSF Intermodal Facility will provide businesses with a direct connection to the global supply chain via the BNSF’s transcontinental railroad that begins in Long Beach, California and terminates in Chicago, Illinois. The facility will provide multi-modal transportation for many goods being imported from China and the Pacific Rim. The facility will offer companies the ability to quickly and efficiently ship goods by rail and truck to their final destinations.


The salary range for the Building Inspector is $52,404 to $68,364 DOQ/DOE and is supplemented by an outstanding benefits package.

How to Apply

This position has been filled and is no longer available.

Thank you for your interest.

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Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group. Apply online by at and include cover letter, resume with salary history, and 3-5 professional references.


Questions should be directed to Patty Gentrup at 816-217-9397. For more information about the City of Edgerton, visit the website at

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