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BUILDING INSPECTOR I/II/III
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The Calaveras County Building Department is seeking a Building Inspector I/II/III to join their team. Apply Now! Position is open until filled.
Job Number:
1168
Job Category:
Building
Job Type:
Full-Time
Department:
Building
Published:
07/05/2018
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FINAL FILING DATE

Apply Now! Position is open until filled. 

Recruitment Closed



COMPENSATION-BENEFITS-STATUS

Salary:  I $20.56 - $24.99 /hr.

              II $23.04 - $28.02 /hr.

              III $25.00 - $30.39 /hr.

Range: 7310 / 7435 / 7505

Job Type:  Full Time

Job Status:  Permanent

Unit:  SEIU

FLAS:  Non-Exempt

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Calaveras County Building Department is seeking a Building Inspector I/II/III to join their team.

 

BUILDING INSPECTOR I DEFINITION AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

Under close supervision, assists with simple building inspections and the enforcement of building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical codes and laws; and to do related work as required.  The Building Inspector I class is the entry level trainee position. The incumbent in this class works under close supervision learning to perform less complex building inspection tasks and code requirements.

 

BUILDING INSPECTOR II DEFINITION AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

Under supervision, to inspect buildings and structures at various stages of construction, to inspect building alterations and repair, to enforce building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical codes and applicable laws; to do related work as required.  The Building Inspector II class is the journey level class in the series. Incumbents in this class work under general supervision and are assigned more complex duties, as skills and knowledge are acquired.

 

BUILDING INSPECTOR III DEFINITION AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

Under general supervision; to inspect buildings and structures, including complex apartments, commercial and industrial projects, at various stages of construction, alteration and repair; to enforce building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical housing codes and laws; to do related work as required. The Building Inspector III class is the technical, advanced journey level class in the series. The incumbent in this class works under general supervision and performs a variety of inspections including complex projects. The position will often assume a lead worker role but is not considered mid-management.



EXAMPLE OF DUTIES

BUILDING INSPECTOR I

  • Provides basic information to the general public, building owners, contractors and other persons regarding building regulation matters, requirements and policies.
  • Keeps departmental records, per policy.
  • Learns basic office skills relating to Departmental functions.
  • Performs simple field inspection under close supervision, relates code requirements to structural designs.
  • Does related work as required.

BUILDING INSPECTOR II

  •  Performs technical field inspections/field work; makes inspections of projects or facilities in connection with the enforcement of building laws and other related laws and regulations.
  • Inspects building construction, electrical, plumbing and mechanical work to ensure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Conducts final inspections of completed work giving approval to acceptable structures, inspects fire damaged and dilapidated buildings, provides information to the general public, building owners, contractors and other persons concerned about building regulation matters.
  • Makes responsible decisions on technical matters.
  • Keeps records.
  • Performs related work as required.

 

BUILDING INSPECTOR III

  • Performs very technical field inspection work of projects and facilities in connection with the enforcement of building laws and other related laws and regulations, including electrical, plumbing and mechanical work on complex and major projects to ensure code, ordinance and regulation compliance.
  • Provide instructions and advice in unique or complicated situations.
  • Conducts final inspections of completed work while working closely with other various County, State and Federal agencies.
  • Inspect fire damaged and dilapidated buildings.
  • Provide information to general public, building owners, contractors and other persons on building regulation matters.
  • Makes responsible decisions on technical matters.
  • Keeps records.
  • Writes reports.
  • Do minor plan checking of garages.
  • Decks. etc., when required.
  • Perform related work as required.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • BUILDING INSPECTOR I: Types of building materials and variations in their quality; modem methods of building construction and proper use of building materials.
  • BUILDING INSPECTOR II & III: Building tools and materials, accepted safety standards and methods of building construction; building and related codes, ordinances and safety orders enforceable by the County, Specifically Uniform Building Codes, zoning ordinances and State and County Health and Safety Codes.

 

Skill and Ability to:

  • BUILDING INSPECTOR I: Make arithmetical computations rapidly and accurately; maintain accurate records and prepare comprehensive reports; establish and maintain cooperative working relations with building contractors and the general public; apply knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials and detect deviations from plans, regulations and standard construction practices; learn to read and interpret building plans, specifications and building codes; advise on standard construction methods and requirements.
  • BUILDING INSPECTOR II: Apply knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials and detect deviations from plans, regulations and standard construction practices; learn to read and interpret building plans, specifications and building codes; advise on standard construction methods and requirements; make arithmetical computations rapidly and accurately; maintain accurate records and prepare reports; establish and maintain cooperative working relations with builders, contractors and the general public; apply technical knowledge of building trade work; read and interpret building plans, specifications and building codes.
  • BUILDING INSPECTOR III: Apply knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials and detect deviations from plans, regulations and standard construction practices of normal and the more complex projects; read and interpret building plans, specifications and codes; advise on standard and complex construction methods and requirements; make arithmetical computations rapidly and accurately; maintain accurate records and prepare comprehensive reports; establish and maintain cooperative working relations with builders, contractors and general public; perform minor plan checking and ability to approve minor plan deviations; coordinate work with other code related agencies.
     

Education, Training and Experience:

  • BUILDING INSPECTOR I: Equivalent to graduation from high school and one year of increasingly responsible experience in construction work or the building trades. Completion of an approved Building Inspector training course may be substituted for the required experience.
  • BUILDING INSPECTOR II: Equivalent to graduation from high school; and two years of experience performing the duties equivalent to those of a Building Inspector I; Possession of a valid California General Contractor’s License or the equivalent with at least two years of building trade experience.  Completion of an approved Building Inspection training course may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.
  • BUILDING INSPECTOR III: Equivalent to graduation from high school; and three years of experience performing the duties equivalent to those of a Building Inspector II; and possession of a valid ICBO certification as a Building Inspector or a Combination Dwelling Inspector. Completion of an approved Building Inspection training course may be substituted for up to 1 year of the required experience.
     

Special Requirements:

BUILDING INSPECTOR II: Incumbents in this classification will be required to obtain a valid ICBO certification as a combination inspector or an equivalent certification from a recognized State, National or International Association in the trade, within two years of appointment to the county service.

 

FOR ALL LEVELS - Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:

  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license.



SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

N/A



APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

Interested individuals must submit the following:

  • Calaveras County application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process.  Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process.  Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.



SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION(S)

N/A



NOTES

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Mobility to transverse uneven terrain, periodically standing, stooping, bending, climbing and kneeling to perform site inspections; vision to read handwritten and printed material and a computer screen; color vision to inspect electrical wiring; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone; smell to detect gas or sewage leaks; touch to determine hot or cold water fixtures; manual dexterity to operate calculators, cameras, computers, grasp tools, and inspect electrical devices; ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 30 pounds such as tools, files, books or boxes of paper for distances up to 100 feet.   Will be exposed to various weather conditions.

 

Other Requirements:

This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent.  Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.








Human Resources Division

891 Mountain Ranch Road, Building C, San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone (209) 754-6303 ~ Fax (209) 754-6333 ~ hr@co.calaveras.ca.us

COUNTY APPLICATION

Calaveras County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming), national origin, age (40 and above), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation ( heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, gender identity, gender expression, transgender), medical conditions (cancer and genetic information including family medical history), disability (medical, mental or physical, including HIV or AIDS), request or denial of family medical care leave and pregnancy leave, AB60 driver's license or military or veteran status.

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