Under general supervision, inspects building construction, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical installations; performs plan check, inspection, and testing of new and existing commercial, industrial, and residential structures in all phases of construction, alteration, and repair, to ensure compliance with provisions of current local, state, and federal building and housing codes.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Three years of experience as a journey-level, lead person, or superintendent in building construction work; or two years of building inspection experience for a public agency. Minimum qualifications may be met via an equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions. Experience, education, and training must provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: Current codes, laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations pertaining to building construction; standard practices, current methods, and materials used in building construction; principles and techniques of inspection work; current office software applications, such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel; and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Skill in: The integration, application, and utilization of current technology, including but not limited to, permitting and inspections software; field hardware, such as hand-held computer devices; communications software and devices; the use and application of geographic information systems that integrate, store, edit, analyze, share, and display geographic information, such as GIS; and the utilization of current office software applications, such as but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Ability to: Read and interpret construction blueprints, plans, and specifications; understand and make building construction computations; perform effective inspections; recognize construction practices which do not conform to code standards, acceptable practices, and/or proposed plans; organize and present thoughts and ideas tactfully, courteously, and effectively in written and oral form; keep required records in an organized manner; remain calm when interacting with irate members of the public; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with developers, architects, contractors, engineers, owners, other employees, and the general public in a culturally diverse community.
Possession and retention of a valid California Class “C” Driver’s License is a condition of continued employment in this classification.
International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Residential Combination Inspector or Commercial Combination Inspector is required prior to completion of the probationary work test period and is a condition of continued employment in this job classification.
Must be willing and able to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed.
Additional ICC certification in any inspection discipline is highly desirable.
Certification as a Certified Accessibility Specialist (CASp) is highly desirable.
This is a non-supervisory position.
Environmental Conditions: Work is generally performed in standard office and construction settings. Regular travel to different sites is required. Work on various types of surfaces, including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Work involves extensive public contact. Incumbents are exposed to electrical hazards, excessive heat and cold, fumes/smoke, smells/scents, noisy conditions, toxic agents, dirt, dust, wind/pollen, and variable weather conditions.
Physical Conditions: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in office and construction settings; work around mechanical hazards, running machinery, and heavy equipment; operate vehicles; climb stairs and ladders; work in confined spaces; work at heights over 10 feet; occasionally kneel, jump, crawl, and lie down; frequently reach, bend, stoop, squat, and sit; continuously twist, stand, walk, and climb; operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination, including the use of a computer keyboard and/or hand tools; utilize smell, sight, hearing, speaking, reading, writing, and math ability to exchange information; and lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds.
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