Building Inspector - Town of Gorham

The Town of Gorham is a thriving community and one of the fastest growing towns in Maine with a population of approximately 18,000.  With a flourishing urban village, steady industrial and commercial expansion, plentiful recreation opportunities, a college campus, and Greater Portland METRO public transit service, the Town of Gorham is a vibrant place to live, work, and do business.

The Town of Gorham is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time (37.5 hour) position of Building Inspector. This responsible technical position inspects residential and commercial construction and administers State and local codes.  Performs construction plan review and inspects construction work following established procedures to ensure conformance with State and local building and land use codes, including septic systems, plumbing, and electrical connections.  Maintains records, assists customers, and resolves complaints in the absence of the Code Enforcement Officers.  Works closely with the Town Planner, Fire Department personnel, and other staff to coordinate the Town’s development activities.  The Building Inspector reports to the Director of Community Development. Work is performed independently with general guidance from the Code Enforcement Officers and in collaboration with other Community Development Department staff.  A complete job description is available on the Town of Gorham website at

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  High School diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree in Construction Technology, Building Trades, or related field preferred. A minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in applicable building construction trades, including plumbing and electrical, preferred, with the ability to obtain State of Maine Building Inspector Certification and State of Maine Licensed Plumbing Inspector (LPI) Certification within 12 months of employment (employer-paid). Any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:  The Town of Gorham offers a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, and paid time off to eligible employees. The Town currently pays 90% of the premium cost for all health insurance coverage levels and provides a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) to help cover the cost of out-of-pocket medical expenses, such as deductible and coinsurance. Individuals covered by an alternative health plan are eligible for an annual medical buyout in lieu of coverage (currently $2,153 - $4,830 based on coverage eligibility). In addition to a choice between two excellent health insurance plans and paid vacation, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays per year, employees have access to dental, vision, medical and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts, life insurance, short-term disability, IRAs, tuition reimbursement, and more. Hourly pay range for the Building Inspector (Grade 5) begins at $26.80 per hour; however, actual wage will depend on experience, qualifications, and budget availability.

HOW TO APPLY:  Qualified candidates may apply online via the “Employment Opportunities” page of the Town of Gorham website. Please be sure to additionally attach a Cover Letter and Resume to your submission.*

*Applicants without access to a computer, tablet, or smart phone may pick up an Application for Employment in person at the Town Manager’s Office during normal business hours.

Please email or call 207-222-1650 if you need assistance or have any questions about the application process.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and position will remain open until filled.


~The Town of Gorham is an Equal Opportunity Employer~


Posted: June 24, 2022

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