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The City of Indianola is currently welcoming applications for the position of Building and Zoning Official.

The City of Indianola (pop. 14,278) is a growing community with a historic downtown, located approximately 15 minutes south of Des Moines.  It is a safe community with Midwestern values, friendly people and excellent schools.  Indianola, which is home to Simpson College, the world-renowned Des Moines Metro Opera and the National Balloon Museum and U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame, is known for its excellent access to outdoor activities, a nice trail system, five major parks and two golf courses.  The community welcomes thousands of visitors annually who come to Indianola to enjoy major events such as the National Balloon Classic, Bike Night, the Warren County Fair and other events. 

This position is responsible for a number of tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Ensures the enforcement of Federal, State and local ordinances and codes related to commercial and residential construction, zoning administration and fire protection through building inspection, permit issuance, plan check and related code enforcement activities.
  • Resolves difficult and complex building and code compliance problems, meeting with developers, contractors, architects, engineers and home owners as necessary.
  • Conducts and provides coordination of the building inspection process and code enforcement process.

For a full job description, please visit the City’s website a t

The successful candidate will have:

  • A high school diploma or GED. 
  • Three (3) years experience in building construction including electrical, mechanical and plumbing work or any combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Certification by a recognized organization (I.C.B.O or I.C.C desired) as a building plans examiner, inspector and building official for a variety of municipal plumbing, mechanical, electrical, zoning and building codes, or the ability to obtain certifications within eighteen (18) months of employment.

The salary range for this position is $26.72/hour - $34.410/hour.  The City offers an excellent benefits package.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer drug screening and background check.  Position is open until filled.

To apply, submit a resume and application to Human Resources at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A copy of the application and job description can be found on the right under "Attached Files."

The City of Indianola is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

You can download the Membership Application using the link at the bottom of this page. When you send in the completed application, you can include payment by check.

NOTE: If you prefer to fill in the application and pay online, please click HERE.

The different categories of IABO membership are explained as follows (You can download this document using the link at the bottom of this page. ):

Annual Dues 2018
Class A: Building Officials or Appointed Designee are the primary active members for a city, county, or state building department that has adopted a building code.
Class B: Additional Building Department Personnel are those other than the Building Official or Appointed Designee who are employed by a government jurisdiction that enforces building codes.
Associate Members are those representatives from industry and other persons interested in or allied with building construction.
Retired Members are those from any classification that have retired from active service but wish to maintain their association with IABO.
Honorary Members are those who have been nominated and elected to this class of membership by the IABO membership.


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