Building Inspector I
SALARY: $4311.84 to $6067.18 monthly (26 pay periods annually)
FINAL FILING DATE: We are accepting applications until 5 pm, December 7, 2018
IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.
The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the regular and Regular-time position of Building Inspector I in the Development Services Department. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8 –5 pm; a flex schedule may be available.
The City of Roseville promotes a no smoking atmosphere.
To perform a wide variety of light commercial and residential building inspection duties at various stages of construction, alteration and repair for compliance with California building code, plumbing code, electrical code, and local ordinances; provide technical assistance to other inspection staff; and to provide information and assistance to the public.
This is the entry-level class in the Building Inspector series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience and work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. The Building Inspector I class is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the II level. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives immediate supervision from the Building Inspection Supervisor and may receive technical and functional supervision from the Senior Building Inspector.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Enforce building related codes, including adopted California Building Code, California Mechanical Code, California Plumbing Code, California Electric Code, California Residential Code, California Green Building Code, California Energy Code, and local ordinances.
- Read and interpret construction plans and documents; perform on-site inspections at various stages of construction and remodeling to ensure compliance with applicable codes; research issues for code compliance; issue correction notices and citations.
- Perform on-site inspections of footings and foundations, framing electrical installations, plumbing and mechanical systems; inspect general framing and structure of building ensuring that sheathing and shear are properly secured, framing materials are of correct size and material and that the wall, roof, and floor systems match the plans and specs for design and layout.
- Inspect foundation prior to placement of concrete, checking size and placement of steel for reinforcement.
- Inspect plumbing for size, locations, and installation of all piping within the building and servicing the building; inspect mechanical systems for equipment, including location, duct sizing, emergency shutoffs, smoke and fire damper installations and locations.
- Inspect electrical systems for proper wire sizing, installation, and location, with the proper ratings of servicing equipment and fixtures.
- Inspect swimming pools and spas for steel placement prior to gunite, electrical, plumbing, and gas lines associated with pool or spa, inspect deck thickness and installation of all equipment.
- Investigate complaints regarding building related issues; assist residents with compliance issues.
- Maintain records of building and inspection activity and complete related reports daily.
- Assist in researching code questions, construction techniques and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings.
- Respond to complex and sensitive building issues; follow up on daily inspections with contractors, architects, engineers and building owners either personally, by telephone, or in writing.
- Interact with the public to verify and enforce safe building practices.
- Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public, using principles of good customer service.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Accepted safety standards and methods of building construction for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings.
- Building related codes and ordinances enforceable by the City, including the adopted California Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Residential, Energy, Green Building and Mechanical Codes; research methods and sources of information related to building code enforcement.
- Learn to apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials.
- On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspect of the job; analyze technical plans and reports; prepare inspection reports; know and understand, interpret, and explain department and program policies, procedures, rules, codes, laws, and operations procedures; observe, analyze, evaluate, and solve building inspection problems/issues, taking appropriate course of action; remember various building inspection rules and codes.
- On a continuous basis, sit at a desk or stand at a counter for long periods of time; twist to reach equipment or materials surrounding desk; stand, walk, balance, stoop, kneel, climb, crawl, and bend while performing field inspection duties; talk, push, pull or perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 50 pounds or less.
- Learn to read and interpret complex building plans, specifications and building codes; detect deviations from plans, regulations, and standard construction practices; research code issues; enforce building codes and construction standards
- Learn to provide technical assistance and make arithmetical computations rapidly and accurately.
- Learn to enforce necessary regulations with firmness and tact.
- Learn to determine whether construction systems conform to requirements.
- Learn to apply rules, codes and policies regarding zoning, environmental matters, and other regulations to field situations.
- Understand and follow safety regulations.
- Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
- Work independently in the absence of supervision.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience and Training
- Three years of journey level building construction experience.
- Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade, GED, or higher level degree supplemented by college level coursework or certification in Building Inspection Technology, California Electrical Code (C.E.C.), California Building Code (C.B.C.), California Mechanical Code (C.M.C.),California Plumbing Code (C.P.C) or California Residential Code (C.R.C).
License or Certificate
- Possession of a valid California driver’s license by date of appointment.
- Possession of International Code Council (I.C.C.) certification as a building inspector within two years of date of appointment.
- Your responses to questions 2-3, the applicant’s education, training and experience, will be scored using a pre-determined formula. Your responses to these questions must be consistent with your employment application information. This experience must also be described in the “Work Experience" section of this application. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire that are inconsistent from your “Work Experience” section in the application will not be scored. I understand and agree with the above instructions.
- Was any of the work experience listed on your application an unpaid internship, or volunteer work? If so, please list below which ones.
- How many years of full time experience do you have performing journey level building construction duties?
Less than 3 years
- How many years of full time experience do you have performing building inspection duties of light commercial and residential buildings?
-Less than 2 years
- Please provide a detailed list of your certifications by International Code Council (I.C.C.) and International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (I.A.P.M.O.) as well as any California Specific Certifications you may hold. Please list the certification, year obtained and expiration date.
- Please indicate your completed college level coursework in the following fields. Check all that apply. - Building Inspection Technology - California Electrical Code (C.E.C) - California Building Code (C.B.C) - California Mechanical Code (C.M.C) - California Plumbing Code (C.P.C) - California Residential Code (C.R.C)
- Please detail your experience inspecting Residential Single Family and Multi-Family projects for compliance with the minimum code requirements of the California Code of Regulations.
- Please detail your experience inspecting commercial projects for compliance with the minimum code requirements of the California Code of Regulations.
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will have their application scored in a Formula Rate Examination. The applicant’s experience and education will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the Employment List. Supplemental questions will be utilized by the department hiring authority to make interview and selection determinations. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.
THE CITY OF ROSEVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 5 WORKING DAYS BEFORE A SCHEDULED INTERVIEW/EXAMINATION PROCESS. MEDICAL DISABILITY VERIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ACCOMMODATION.