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Manufactured Housing Inspector II

  • Manufactured Housing Inspector II
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  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$36,360.00 – $57,792.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,515.00 – $2,408.00
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This is mid-level technical work inspecting the fabrication and installation of manufactured housing units within an assigned region of the state for the Missouri Public Service Commission.


Job Duties

Conducts standard and complex inspections of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certified manufactured homes and International Residential certified modular units; ensures proper construction, safety, and/or installation; identifies defects, damages, and manufacturer/dealer alterations.

Conducts site inspections prior to and following home installations; tests soil density to ensure site is acceptable for home placement; reports site inspection deficiencies to the installer, dealer, and /or manufacturer.

Provides training to entry-level inspectors in their inspection duties; serves as lead inspector for complex assignments requiring specific expertise; assists inspectors in other regions of the state with complex or sensitive investigations or complaints.

Inspects retail dealer premises for compliance with HUD codes and regulations; ensures compliance with state licensing requirements; verifies validity of operating certificates; reviews records of sales, inventory, performance logs, and ledgers.

Inspects manufacturers’ facilities as a member of HUD joint inspection teams for in-plant activities and production line manufacturing processes; assists with manufacturer plant audits to determine compliance with federal and state regulations.

Investigates consumer complaints of alleged violations of building and safety codes for manufactured housing units; evaluates non-compliance issues and determines severity of violations; investigates conflicts between dealers, installers, and consumers.

Interviews complainants and collects written statements, physical, and documentary evidence to be used in legal actions; participates in mediation of consumer complaints under authority of the State Attorney General's Office.

Prepares reports for pre-hearings, hearings, and/or arbitration cases; testifies for commission hearings or in a court of law when subpoenaed.

Provides assistance and training on building code compliance to local officials; provides consultation to installers on code requirements prior to installation.

Prepares and submits activity, inspection, and investigation reports as assigned.

Maintains specialized technical equipment and state vehicle.

Plans and schedules work activities to achieve established program goals.

Exercises independence and initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities within established guidelines; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following requirements will determine merit system eligibility, experience and education ratings, and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers. When practical and possible, the Division of Personnel will accept substitution of experience and education on a year-for-year basis.)

One or more years of experience as a Manufactured Housing Inspector I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


An Associate degree, or 60 or more earned credit hours from an accredited college, university, or trade school with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Construction or Building Science, Construction Technology or Management, Manufacturing Technology or Management, Industrial Technology or Management, Construction or Civil Engineering, Building Inspection and Code Enforcement, or a closely related field; and,

Two or more years of experience in fabricating, installing, and/or servicing manufactured housing units.

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)


Certification as a Building Inspector and in one of the following categories: Electrical Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Residential Combination Inspector, Commercial Combination Inspector, or Combination Plans Examiner by the International Code Council (ICC); and,

Two or more years of experience fabricating, installing, and/or servicing manufactured housing units.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of state and federal manufactured housing statutes and regulations.

Intermediate knowledge of federal manufactured home construction, safety, and installation standards, procedures, enforcement regulations, and international residential and building codes (IRC and IBC).

Intermediate knowledge of current developments and trends in the manufactured housing industry.

Intermediate knowledge of the principles, practices, and codes of manufacturing, safety inspection, and installation of manufactured housing units.

Intermediate knowledge of general building construction and inspections.

Introductory knowledge of investigative techniques and procedures.

Ability to conduct federal audits in other states for HUD.

Ability to comprehend, explain, and enforce manufactured housing statutes, regulations, and codes.

Ability to use a variety of technical equipment for conducting physical inspections.

Ability to operate computers and use various software packages.

Ability to provide guidance and assistance to other staff.

Ability to communicate effectively, and to prepare complete and concise reports.

Ability to travel extensively in the performance of assigned duties.

Ability to adapt to and work in adverse environments.

Ability to independently establish and complete daily work schedules.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, manufactured housing industry representatives, manufacturers, retail dealers, installers, state and federal officials, consumers, and the general public.

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