Construction Codes OfficialApproved Code
Mechanicsburg, PA

Company Description

Established in 2007, Approved Code Services, Inc., has been a recognized and trusted Pennsylvania state-certified third-party agency, dedicated to helping the public understand, navigate and properly apply the building codes in South-Central Pennsylvania. 

We are a leader in the region, serving over 30 municipalities, for inspection, plan review, and code consulting services, as well as “municipal backup” services to assist municipalities with heavy workloads. Our goal is to “make the codes work for you” assisting municipalities, builders, design professionals and homeowners in building safe and comfortable structures. 

As a successful and growing company, we provide many opportunities for career growth and professional development for our employees.Our work environment is collaborative and team-oriented and we offer competitive compensation, a strong benefits package, and bonuses. Our codes officials enjoy variety in the role with the opportunity to divide time between reviewing plans in the office and being on site at various construction jobs in the field. 

Job Description

We are seeking Construction Codes Officials to assist municipalities, builders and architects in South Central Pennsylvania in understanding, navigating and applying the building codes and inspections process, enabling them to build safe, sturdy buildings while streamlining compliance and approval.  

While we are generally seeking experienced/fully certified codes officials, if you have trades and construction experience with a strong interest in becoming a certified codes official, we welcome you to apply as well.


  • Review plans and specifications for PA-UCC compliance
  • Conduct PA-UCC required inspections at various commercial and residential properties
  • Provide technical information to owners and contractors and assist with compliance to ICC and the PA-UCC.
  • Maintain records and logs of work performed and actions taken
  • Respond to emails and answer and return phone calls promptly
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, municipality officials, contractors, owners and the general public
  • Maintain current PA-UCC certification
  • Prepare for additional ICC certification exams as needed and as directed
  • Perform other duties as assigned 


Qualifications can vary from entry level to experienced and fully certified but below is a list of some of the key qualifications.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required and college degree preferred
  • 3+ years experience working in building codes or related is preferred
  • Experience in construction trades  
  • Be willing and capable of maintaining the minimum continuing education requirements for at least six (6) ICC commercial code certifications is required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and Outlook is required
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently with minimal supervision, ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills 
  • Strong problem solving abilities and able to digest and carry out complex verbal/written instructions
  • Strong work ethic with high personal standards for quality of work
  • Team player with a positive attitude who is considerate and able to work well with others including colleagues, municipality officials, contractors, owners and the general public
  • Highly organized and strong time management skills and with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Enjoy studying and utilizing technical information
  • Must be able to pass drug test
  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license with clean driving record and reliable transportation
  • Must possess the physical condition necessary to carry out the duties of the position 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed both inside and outside the normal office setting. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Please do not call the office or send hard copy resumes. We carefully consider every application, but we can only accept applications made through this site.