$8,131.07 - $9,870.34 Monthly
5/6/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
The City of Livermore is accepting applications for the position of Building Inspector III. For additional information, please refer to the job announcement.
Under general supervision, performs complex and detailed inspection of structures for conformance to codes, ordinances, approved plans, calculations, and specifications; performs plan review of construction drawings and specification for compliance with codes, ordinances, energy, and disabled access requirements; conducts investigations of suspected violations of the Municipal and Building codes; and performs other duties as assigned.
This is the advanced journey level classification in the building inspector series. Incumbents at this level are expected to perform the full range of duties and assignments with minimal supervision. The Building Inspector III is expected to perform the entire range of combination inspections (building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical) of a variety of residences, commercial and industrial buildings. The Building Inspector III is distinguished from the Building Inspector II by the knowledge of complex code enforcement investigation and substandard housing abatement and the former is expected to perform comprehensive plan review, provide technical assistance to the permit center staff, and to work in the permit center, as needed. The Building Inspector III is distinguished from the Senior Building Inspector in that the latter is responsible for supervision and coordination of the Building Inspection Section.
General supervision is provided by the Senior Building Inspector.
May provide direction to building inspectors and other technical and/or clerical staff including temporary employees.
Examples of Important and Essential Functions
Field Inspection Functions
Performs complex building, fire, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, energy and accessibility inspections of all structures during construction to ensure conformance to City/State codes, ordinances, approved plans, calculations, and specifications, using appropriate safety precautions; checks setbacks and conformance to zoning regulations; checks signs and fences; investigates complaints; interprets codes, reports violations and hazardous conditions and orders corrections; issues citations for violations of the code; testifies in legal proceedings; notifies builders of required changes and makes re-inspections; performs fire prevention inspections and investigations of new and existing structures; may distribute daily inspection requests; and advises and provides technical information to the public, builders, engineers, and contractors regarding construction practices and principles.
Reviews plans and specifications for the purpose of conducting building inspection work; prepares records, reports and correspondence including temporary occupancy file, occupancy requests, and suspense files which includes stop work orders, complaints, referrals, and investigations; utilizes personal computers to perform data entry functions; and may be assigned to assist in the Permit Center, as needed.
Job Related and Essential Qualifications
Demonstrated Knowledge of:
Accepted construction methods and practices; construction materials and usage; local and state building, fire, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, energy, accessibility and housing codes and laws; proper inspection procedures and techniques; safety procedures and practices; and personal computer usage and applications.
Demonstrated Skills to:
Read and interpret blueprints, building plans, and specifications and make detailed combination field inspections using appropriate safety practices; interpret applicable codes with accuracy; prepare clear and concise letters, technical reports, and issues correction notices or citations for violations of code; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; work effectively with the public using tact and good judgement under sometimes tense and emotionally charged situations; perform basic mathematical calculations; operate personal computers for data entry functions; and exemplify an enthusiastic, resourceful, and effective service attitude with those contacted in the course of work.
Acquire a thorough knowledge of all applicable codes, ordinances, regulations and the overall Building Division operations; evaluate situations, identify problems and arrive at logical decisions; work with minimal direction; take the initiative to keep important work progressing to completion within prescribed time limits; relate effectively with co-workers; and establish and maintain effective, tactful and courteous relations with the general public, homeowners, contractors and City staff.
Experience, Education and Training Guidelines
Any combination of experience, education and training that would provide the best qualified candidates. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:
Experience: Two years of experience working for a public agency as a building inspector equivalent to the City of Livermore’s Building Inspector II classification which included combination building inspection work industrial/commercial/residential projects.
Education: Equivalent to the graduation from high school. An Associate’s degree in construction inspection, building inspection, or a related field is desirable.
Training: Any recent training such as academic courses and certification programs which are relevant to this job classification.
Certificate: Possession and maintenance of the Combination Inspection Certificate issued by the International Code Council (ICC) is required. Requires the possession and maintenance of either an Associate Degree in construction or building inspection or certification by the ICC as a Plans Examiner. Requires the possession and maintenance of either a P.C. 832 certification issued by Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) or certification as a Code Enforcement Officer issued by the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACE) within the probationary period.
License: Possession of a valid California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record as determined by the City.
Other Requirements: Willingness and ability to work scheduled and emergency overtime, as needed; work outdoors in all weather conditions; and travel and attend classes, seminars, and workshops during work and non-work hours.
Special Requirements: Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to drive a vehicle; read blueprints, specifications, fine print, and computer monitors; identify varying mechanical noises; converse on the telephone and in person over the noise of heavy equipment; use calculators and personal computers; move quickly about buildings under construction and crawl into attics and under houses; climb high scaffolding, ladders of up to 50 feet high, and up to five flights of stairs a day; climb high banks of uneven terrain; strength to safely lift and carry a 10 pound ladder up and down stairs; and safely lift and/or maneuver a box of plans or office supplies and equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.
The City of Livermore is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.
Agency City of Livermore
Address 1052 S. Livermore AvenueLivermore, California, 94550
Provide basic plan check review, permit issuance and related duties; provide information to the public; perform related work such as assistance with plans/permit applications, computation of fees, routing plans; issue permits and perform a variety of clerical and technical tasks in support of assigned duties.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from the Building Official. Exercises no direct supervision over staff
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Provide information regarding Building, Fire, Planning and Public Works, permit requirements, code compliance and related processes to developers, contractors, property owners and the public. Provide aid to the public counter or over the telephone.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Education and Experience
Any combination of education/training and experience that will provide the ability to perform the work as stated above. A typical way to obtain the required skills and knowledge is:
Three (3) years of clerical experience including public contact and at least one year working in a building department.
High school diploma or equivalent
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Requires frequent use of personal computer, including word processing, database and spreadsheet programs, telephone, copy and fax machines, and all tools and equipment necessary to successfully perform the essential and important duties of the position.
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 5 pounds.
Employees work in an office environment or in any building or structure within the service area. Work may be performed outdoors with exposure to inclement weather, exposure to noise, dust, grease fumes, gases and potentially hazardous chemicals. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.