Employment Opportunities




The City of Ely, Iowa, is accepting applications for a full-time Building Official Administrator/Inspector position.  Duties include but are not limited to:   inspection of residential and commercial property, issue building permits, ensure code enforcement, recommend and implement property regulations, and assist City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Board of Adjustment with property issues.

The applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent, an associate degree or higher beyond high school in a related field or equivalent experience; speak, read, and write fluent English; have a valid Iowa Driver’s License; and must be or be able to become a building inspector certified in areas as required by Iowa Code, within one year of hire.

This is a full-time position for 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, with some evening hours required to attend meetings as needed.  Compensation/Salary will be based on education and experience.

Applications and job description are available at the city clerk’s office at 1570 Rowley Street, Ely, Iowa from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. To download an application, click here.

To view the job description, click here.

You may call 319-848-4103 or email: cityadmin@elyiowa.com with questions or to request the documents.


Cover letter, Resume, and Completed applications must be received at the city clerk’s office by 5:00 PM on 03/23/2018.


The City of Ely is an equal Opportunity Employer.