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Fremont is a well-managed and innovative city, and has recently generated national attention by placing in Money Magazine’s top 50 “Best Places to Live 2016” in the country, and ranking 4th on the “Most Family Friendly” list of California cities by Estately. Located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Fremont prides itself on innovation, green technology, a low crime rate, great schools, a low unemployment rate, quality parks and nearby open space, and an incredibly diverse population of over 231,664 residents. As a full service city, Fremont employs over 915 regular employees and has an annual operating budget of approximately $190 million.
Fremont is an employer that values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, collaboration, mutual respect, and diversity. Employees find their work challenging, yet rewarding, and most importantly, enjoy the chance to make a difference through public service.
The Community Development Department provides community planning, engineering, code enforcement, and building permit and inspection services. Using the City's General Plan and zoning and subdivision ordinances, the Department acts as the steward of the community by assisting the public through mandated development project reviews, the subdivision of land, and related public improvement plans.
To safeguard life, health, property, and the public welfare, the Department is also responsible for ensuring that buildings and public improvements are designed and constructed according to established standards and governing regulations. The City's capital assets - such as streets, parks, and public buildings - are designed and constructed under the Department's auspices.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY LIKE FOR THE BUILDING INSPECTOR SPECIALIST?
- Perform inspections, plan check, and related duties in the specialized field of electrical building inspections.
- Investigate unlisted equipment and suspect substandard installations to determine product equivalency.
- Resolve disputes over interpretation and application of building codes.
- Review building plans to determine compliance to specialized systems and methods and schedules of inspection.
- Meet with City officials, business representatives and the general public to discuss specialized facets of inspection, including procedures and problems.
- Represent the City at meetings and conferences.
- Review and approve building permits.
- Train staff in assigned building inspection specialty.
- Perform combination building inspection duties.
- Prepare correspondence and reports.
- Maintain building inspection records.
- Utilize computer for tracking projects, writing, and generating reports.