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🔗Landmark & Zoning City Inspector III

  • Full Time
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Community Planning & Development
  • Salary ($): Hourly
  • Hourly Salary ($): $26.50 - $29.50/hour
  • Job Qualifications:

    Our ideal candidate will have some or all of the following skills and experience:

    • Previous government and/or commercial development related inspection experience
    • Experience with historic preservation or Landmark Inspections
    • Problem solver that can envision various outcomes and plan accordingly to mitigate risky outcomes
    • Knowledge of the Denver Zoning Code and Landmark design guidelines
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
    • Experience with customer de-escalation and conflict management
    • Ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing
    • Excellent time/work management skills
    • Strong attention to detail and highly organized
    • Kindness, compassion, respect and a high regard for people

    We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

    • Education:  Graduate from high school or possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.
    • Experience:   Three (3) years’ experience performing inspections to ensure compliance with standards and ordinances at the intermediate level.
    • Equivalency:  Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
    • License/Certification:  This job requires driving. Requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.

    To be considered for this position,  you must attach the following to your application (upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter (HIGHLY preferred, but not required)
  • How to Apply:

    Please apply at the link provided below.

    Email Courtney Hanchey at with any questions

  • Job benefits:
  • Contact Name: Courtney Hanchey
  • Application URL:

Website City and County of Denver

Application process: Please apply as soon as possible as this posting may close without notice

At Community Planning and Development, we envision, enable and ensure a better Denver. Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring that all buildings are safe. Community Planning and Development plays a role in growing our world-class city, while keeping its beloved features intact. From the skyscrapers of the Central Business District; to the walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods of Central Park; to the charming Victorian effects of the Baker neighborhood, the staff at Community Planning and Development works to make Denver a great place to live, work and play. The department’s three primary functions are planning, permitting and inspections.  Learn more about how we’re “BUILDING COMMUNITY” at and
The City and County of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is recruiting for a full-time City Inspector III with a Landmark/Historic Preservation focus in our Zoning/Neighborhood Inspection Services (Z/NIS) workgroup within the Development Services Division. Inspectors with the Z/NIS workgroup help retain the community’s appeal and protect the quality of life within Denver neighborhoods by seeking maximum compliance to Denver code requirements concerning external property maintenance and land use. Inspectors in Z/NIS with a Landmark Preservation focus work closely with property owners, architects, and contractors, and the city’s Landmark Preservation team, to ensure that Landmark and Zoning requirements are met.

The City Inspector III with a Landmark Preservation focus will review Landmark and Zoning compliance for all properties located within historic districts and individual sites designated by Denver Landmark Preservation. This person performs complex inspection work to ensure compliance with city standards and ordinances and enforces compliance by monitoring and re-inspecting work or violations to ensure compliance with standards and ordinances specific to Landmark Preservation, Zoning, property maintenance, housing, and business operations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Investigates and works to resolve complaints regarding work on Landmark properties, and ensures compliance with requirements of historic preservation, zoning, health, housing, solid waste, public right-of-way (streets, curbs, gutters, and alleyways), vacant and derelict buildings, and other issues.
  • Coordinates inspections with other city departments/agencies when interdepartmental violations are found.
  • Presents information and makes recommendations to assist property owners, architects, and contractors regarding code violations, and compliance issues. May order repair or replacement of sub-standard work, and develop conformance plans to gain compliance with city standards and ordinances. Issues citations stop work orders, or summons, as required.
  • Interprets, adapts, and applies appropriate written guidelines, precedents, and standardized work practices to a variety of problematic situations related to Landmark requirements and zoning ordinances.
  • Assesses and evaluates approved construction and improvement plans for conformance with city standards and guidelines. Determines the proper course of action to ensure compliance for projects.
  • Researches standards and ordinances, writes reports, and maintains records and documents for historical accounts associated with tracking permits, projects, legal actions, and compliance issues.
  • Completes final Landmark and Zoning approval on Certificates of Occupancy once work is completed within city standards, Landmark requirements, and zoning ordinances.
  • Posts and removes demolition, Certificate of Demolition Eligibility, and historic designation notifications at properties citywide at the request of Landmark Preservation staff.
  • On occasion, may need to attend Landmark Preservation Commission or Lower Downtown Design Review Commission meetings. Must attend weekly Landmark Preservation staff meeting.

The City Inspector III will be required to represent the city as a subject matter expert by presenting testimony and historical facts in legal matters, hearings, and court sessions regarding violations of Landmark Preservation requirements or the Denver Zoning Code.

Work schedule is Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (some weekend or alternative work hours may be required). A city vehicle is provided while on duty.

If you have any questions prior to applying, please reach out to Courtney Hanchey at

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