Lincoln County is accepting applications for its new building inspector’s position, a job that was funded by commissioners in August after at least two years of discussions.

“This position performs intermediate technical work in the inspection of all phases of building and construction to ensure conformity to local, state and federal codes and regulations,” reads a notice published in The Times. “Work is performed under the general supervision of the planning director.”

A complete description of the position, qualifications, experience and pay scale are posted on the county’s website at lincolncountygov.com, at the county mayor’s office in the Lincoln County Courthouse and in the county’s Planning and Zoning office at 106 College Street West in Fayetteville.

Based on fees collected annually over the last five years, the annual cost of a county inspector will be less than what the county sends to the state, which currently provides local inspection services. In addition, officials have contended that a higher level in inspections will be ensured with the move.

The first year’s cost would amount to $91,518, including $32,200 in one-time start-up expense. Recurring expenses would amount to approximately $60,000 per year, according to projections. That includes an annual salary of $43,000.