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Building Inspector II
City of Petaluma, Northern Bay Area


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(707) 778-4534
Close Date: Mar 30, 2017
Salary: $35.60 - $43.26 Hourly

Building Services Division

Salary Range
$74,048 - $89,981/annually

Applications will only be accepted online at

Please note: Employee is required to make a contribution to CalPERS retirement on a pre-tax basis. Currently depending on prior or current membership in CalPERS that contribution can range from 9.25% to 10% and may change in the future depending upon CalPERS and contract negotiations.  The City does not participate in Social Security.

FILING DEADLINE:  Thursday, March 30, 2017

Perform technical construction and other inspection work. Interpret and enforce structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and related codes and regulations. Regulate new residential and commercial building construction, including remodeling, and repair work; assist in the review of building plans and specifications.

For the complete copy of the job description go to

Inspect construction projects at various stages of completion for compliance with all pertinent state laws, local codes, regulations, and ordinances. Check grading at construction sites for compliance with regulations.

Interact with architects, engineers, developers, general contractors, and property owners on matters pertaining to codes and regulations.

Review building plans prior to plan checking and plan check building permit application drawings as required. 

Advise property owners and contractors on matters relevant to construction and repair methods and materials.

Issue building permits; answer questions regarding building regulations at the public counter, via e-mail, and on the telephone; produce clear and precise correction notices pursuant to job-site field inspections.

Prepare detailed reports on building conditions and violations; issue citations as required.

Maintain and review current inspection files; check for permits and noncompliance for all alterations, major repairs, and additions to buildings.

Investigate and resolve complaints and problems, review plans for construction, make final inspections to clear permits. Receive and investigate violations of the building codes and complaints on health and safety hazards.

Input data into the Departments computer system for the tracking of permit issuance and progress.

Enforce the maintenance of safety, fire, and panic regulations; coordinate with fire prevention personnel to enforce the maintenance of life safety regulations; assist in the preparation of cases for legal action.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
Principles and methods used in building construction, including plumbing/electrical/mechanical systems structural components including foundations and building envelope, CalGreen requirements, and others.

Building inspection practices and methods, including techniques for dealing with the public in stressful situations.

Standard office and record keeping practices.

Minor specialized test equipment.

Specific codes and laws regulating plumbing, electrical, mechanical, or building components as specified within the California Building, Residential, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, Energy and CalGreen codes. 

Appropriate safety and fire prevention methods in construction.

Education and Experience
Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:

Equivalent to graduation from high school. 

Two or more years of experience performing journey level work in the building trades, with at least one year of experience performing duties comparable to a Building Inspector.

Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license.

Building Inspector certification from the International Code Council (ICC) or comparable state, national, or international association, as required by state law (Health & Safety Code section 18949.28. (a)). Additional certifications in Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical or Combination inspection are highly desirable.

To be considered for this position, you are required to complete an application and supplemental questionnaire online at  All required application materials must be received by the final filing date. 

PLEASE NOTE: CalOpps permits only one attachment to your application.  If you have more than one item (i.e. résumé, certificates, licenses, transcripts, etc.), please scan all items into one .pdf file and attach that file to your application.

All completed application documents will be reviewed. An application submitted without complete information will not be considered. A screening committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant who has met the minimum requirements for the position. The highest-ranking applicants will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the process, and the decision of the screening committee is final.  Applicants will be notified within 10 business days after the filing deadline as to the status of his/her application.

Questions about the application submittal process and selection process can be directed to Ruth Dunn, Human Resources Specialist at [email protected].

Hiring Requirements
Candidates being considered for selection are subject to an interview, background investigation, State of California Department of Justice fingerprint search of records, and pre-employment medical examination, which includes a drug screening. All statements made on application materials must be correct and will be subject to investigation and verification.

Special Accommodations
If you need special accommodation for any stage of the examination process, please visit the City’s website at and complete the Special Testing Accommodation Request Form. You may also contact Human Resources at: [email protected]

Employee Benefits
Information on benefits plans is on the City of Petaluma’s Human Resources website. Refer to the Memorandum of Understanding for Unit 3, located at

Note:  This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The City of Petaluma is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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