Building Inspector I/II

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Jul 29, 2019
Full Time Building and Safety Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $3,801.20 - $5,102.93 Monthly

Job Description

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conducts field inspections of residential, commercial, or industrial structures being constructed, altered, or repaired.
  • Interprets applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations to Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Homeowners.
  • Reviews building plans for new and remodel residential and light commercial/industrial projects for compliance with governing codes, regulations and Local Building Ordinances.
  • Checks the quality of materials and methods of construction for electrical, plumbing, mechanical, framework, concrete, and masonry work, lathing, plastering, tile work, and roofing for compliance with codes.
  • Inspects completed work, giving approval to acceptable structures and installations.
  • Writes correction notices on plans and construction violations and works with Owner's Agents to follow up on corrections.
  • Investigates violations of building laws and enforces State and County Building Standards Codes and County Ordinances.
  • Inspects existing buildings, commercial structures and mobile home installations to determine health or safety hazards, structural failures, or the need for maintenance and repair.
  • Gives advice to contractors and individuals on construction procedures and practices.
  • May determine plan checking, permit and other fees and valuation on plans submitted and verify correct construction valuation at job site and/or determine if construction exceeds scope of work.
  • May inspect construction and repair of County buildings and structures.


Minimum Qualifications:
BUILDING INSPECTOR I

Experience:
Three (3) years of skilled level experience in one of the building trades or in the performance of a wide variety of building trades work done in conformance with standard building, electrical, or plumbing codes, preferably including or supplemented by two (2) years of general contracting experience. (Completion of 60 semester college units which has included courses in engineering, architecture, construction technology, or building inspection may substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience.)

Education:
Equivalent to graduation from high school.

License:
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

Certification:
Incumbents in the classification must obtain a certification as a Building Inspector (administered by International Code Council (ICC) or other recognized state, national or international association acceptable to the jurisdiction) within the probationary period or be dismissed from County service.

Desirable:
Certification as an Electrical Inspector, or Mechanical Inspector, or Plumbing Inspector.

BUILDING INSPECTOR II

Experience:
At least one (1) year of experience equivalent to a Building Inspector I in Merced County and four (4) years of skilled level experience in one of the building trades or in the performance of a wide variety of building trades work done in conformance with standard building, electrical, or plumbing codes, preferably including or supplemented by two (2) years of general contracting experience. (Completion of 60 semester college units which has included courses in engineering, architecture, construction technology, or building inspection may substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience.)

Education:
Equivalent to graduation from high school.

License:
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

Certification:
Building Inspector and one of the following required: Electrical Inspector, or Mechanical Inspector, or Plumbing Inspector (administered by any recognized state, national or international association acceptable to the jurisdiction.)

Special Note:
Combination Inspector Certification or equivalent certification administered by any recognized state, national or international association acceptable to the jurisdiction is desirable.

Desirable:
  • Plans Examiner Certification is desirable.


Closing Date/Time: Continuous