Electrical Inspector (OPEN CONTINUOUS)

  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Aug 26, 2019
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $38.35 - $44.35 Hourly

Job Description

The Position

This recruitment will remain open for six (6) months.
  • The first review period is now closed.
  • The second review periodwill consist of all applications receivedfrom Tuesday, October 8,2019 until Monday, November 18, 2019.
  • If you are notified that you have been placed on the eligible list,you do NOT need to reapply and you will remain on the eligible list.
Bring your talent and expertise to the City of Portland!Variety is the spice of life! Are you seeking to work on a variety of different, interesting smaller and larger projects, including leading-edge building designs? Do you find value in career opportunities that provide work-life balance? As an employer of choice, the City of Portland understands what draws people from other regions to join the "City That Works"!

Portland's metropolitan population is over two million, yet we maintain strong local neighborhoods and a close connection to nature. One of the few cities nationally that has parks designed forinclusivity, and streets designed for alternative methods of transportation - walking, cycling, and mass transit. With easy access to mountains and beaches, as well as cultural diversity - festivals, food, brews - Portland has a unique footprint. And nationally Portland consistently ranks high as a 'livable' city.

The City of Portland is actively recruiting for Electrical Inspectors to create a list of eligible candidates. The Electrical Inspectors with the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) enhance the safety and livability of structures by performing field inspections of residential, multifamily residential construction, industrial, and commercial projects for compliance with applicable electrical codes and regulations.Electrical Inspectorswork tomeet the Bureau's expectations of providing excellent customer service in an equitable manner to meet the needs of the City of Portland's community. This position requires knowledge of the relevant codes and regulations, and the ability to use significant discretion and judgment when applying them. Electrical Inspectors work on a team that shares information, trains together, and works together.

About Our Job
The duties for this position include:
  • Performing residential, multi-family,commercial, andindustrial electrical inspections, writing inspection reports, maintaining detailed and accurate records, and related duties.
  • Interpreting information from plans and explaining codes and policy to customers who have varying levels of electrical code knowledge.
  • Performing record and permit searches using a variety of technologies and ensuring accuracy of fees.
  • Maintaining the Bureau's customer service standards by working closely with customers to help them understand how codes and other regulations apply to their projects, and problem-solving in a positive and professional manner.
  • Providing assistance in an equitable manner to diverse customers.

The Bureau employs Electrical Inspectors in both the Residential and Commercial Inspection Sections. The current vacancy is in the Residential Inspections Section; however, this recruitment may be used to fill future needs for the Bureau. Fluency in a second language is desired, but not required.

Please note : This classification is represented by the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU). To view this labor agreement, please go tohttps://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840and click on the appropriate link.

Join us for anOptional Information Sessionto learn more about this position and the qualifications (see below for details).

Our Equity Commitment:
The Bureau of Development Services is committed to eliminating racism and all discriminatory practices in our services and in our workplace because we understand the positive value of equitable systems.

Equity:Conditions that allow everyone to flourish so that race, gender, ability and/or other held identities do not determine access or outcomes.

To learn more at The Bureau of Development Services equity commitment - please review our equity commitment:https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/670171

To Qualify

Ideal Candidate Profile
A competitive candidate for the position of Electrical Inspector will possess the qualifications/ competencies identified in the Position Description above and the knowledge, skills and abilities in this Ideal Candidate Profile. Please be sure to provide sufficient information in your responses to the supplemental questions and your resumeto display to our subject matter experts the extent of your qualifications.

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
  1. Knowledge and experience in applying provisions of the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code and related amendments in Commercial, Industrial and/or Multi-Family Residential projects.
  2. Knowledge of and experience in the practices and materials used in electrical installations, and in evaluating electrical construction methods and materials.
  3. Ability to write detailed reports and use various technologies.
  4. Knowledge and skill in interpreting and explaining technical electrical information and electrical code requirements.
  5. Knowledge and skill in reading and interpreting electrical blueprints and calculations.

Applicants must also possess:
  • An Oregon A-Level Electrical Inspector Certification
  • An Oregon Inspector Certification
  • A valid state driver's license and anacceptable driving record
For information about the Oregon Inspector Certification process,you may contact the State of Oregon's Building Codes Division at (503) 373-1268, or view their web site at:http://licenseinfo.oregon.gov/?fuseaction=license_icon&link_item_id=14832.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to the supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested . Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.Additional evaluation may be required prior to the establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection/.Recruitment Timeline:
Posting: 8/26/19 through 2/24/20
Applications Reviewed: 10/8/19, 11/19/19, 12/31/19, 2/25/20
Eligible List: 10/14/19, 11/25/19, 1/6/20 and 3/3/20
(within one week of the application review dates)
Selection Phase Begins: within two to four weeks of eligible list establishment
Job Offer: within two weeks of interview dates

Timeline subject to change without prior notification

Applicants must submit a professionalrésuméonline and answer all required supplemental questions, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section ofthis announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

  • Yourrésuméand answers to thesupplemental question will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your answers to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Yourrésuméshould support the details described in the answers to the supplemental questions.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your answers to the supplemental questions any transferable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

Do not attach materials not requested.

Additional Information

Applicant Instruction s

Application Deadline:All completed applications for this position must be submitted online,no later than11:59 pm on the closing/application review date listed on this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Candidate Notifications:If you are notified that you have been placed on the eligible list,you do NOT need to reapply and will remain on the list.The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) may fill future vacancies from this recruitment.Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.
Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.
ADA Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

ShelondaSimpson, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-3555


To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer Optional Information Sessions that will provide you with details about this position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job, but attending will help you with the application process. You are welcome to join us for thisoptional session:
Thursday,August 29, 2019
5:30-6:30 PM
Bureau of Development Services/Jacobs Center (formerlyCH2MCenter)
2020 SW 4th Ave, Portland 97201,Lincoln Conference Room

Friday, September 27, 2019
12:00 - 1:0 PM
Bureau of Development Services/Jacobs Center (formerlyCH2MCenter)
2020 SW 4th Ave, Portland 97201,Lincoln Conference Room

For instructions on how to participate remotely, please contact Sara Floresat(503) 823-3519 orSara.Flores@Portlandoregon.govnolater than 2:00 pm (PST) two business days prior to theinformational session date.

The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) promotes safety, livability, and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.
Check out the BDS Career Opportunities webpage for valuable resources to assist you during the application process and interviewing stages of the recruitment and hiring process.
Why Join The City of Portland
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer inALLpeople and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer acomprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families.If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.
The City of Portland also participates inthe Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here .

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Closing Date/Time: 2/24/2020 11:59 PM Pacific