• 501 Poli Street, Ventura, California
  • Nov 01, 2020
Full Time Building and Safety Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $58,614.40 - $78,312.00 Annually USD

Job Description


The City of Ventura is hiring! We have immediate vacancies in a key position within the organization. Come join our team as we align our workforce to better serve our community together - they're counting on us.

We are accepting applications for the position of Building Inspector/Senior Building Inspector. There are currently two vacancies that the City is looking to fill immediately. Positions are flexibly staffed and may be filled at either level depending on qualifications as stated in the job descriptions.

The Building Inspector is responsible for inspecting routine and complex structures, including repairs, alterations and building systems at various stages of construction for compliance with the building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical codes and California State energy and accessibility laws. The Building Inspector also is responsible for investigating existing buildings for compliance with housing code and general land use standards. The position also reads and interprets building plans and specifications and on occasion, will accepts applications and processes plans at the public counter, as necessary.

The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of commercial and residential building construction, including structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, energy systems, green building, and accessibility. They should possess skill in communicating to clients all corrections in a respectful and effective manner.The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and coaching skills in code related subject matter and a thorough understanding of the construction process in the interpretation of codes and field conditions. Candidates possessing journeyman level experience in plumbing, mechanical, or electrical systems are highly desirable.


Building Inspector - is the entry-level class in the building inspection series. Incumbents perform the more routine inspection work, under close supervision. Typically, incumbents have demonstrated general competency and knowledge in the building construction trades and have some inspection experience.

Senior Building Inspector - is the journey-level class in the building inspection series. Positions are normally filled by advancement from Building Inspector, or when filled from the outside, require prior building inspection experience. Appointment requires that the employee perform substantially the full range of duties for the class and meet the class qualification standards. A Senior Inspector works under general supervision and is expected to perform the entire range of field inspection work requiring a complete knowledge of building inspection principles and practices. Work is distinguished from Building Inspector by the greater complexity of the assignments received and greater independence with which an incumbent is expected to operate. Assignments may require indirect supervision of Building Inspectors.


The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary and other benefits! Refer to the benefits tab on the job posting for more information.

This recruitment is open until filled. The first review of application is scheduled for Friday, October 9, 2020.

To be considered for this career opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire. For initial consideration, please submit your application and supplemental questionnaire by the first review date. Please note, the recruitment may close without notice at any time after the first review date.

For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, refer to the job descriptions located on the City's Career Page at or by selecting here Building Inspector / Senior Building Inspector .

If you have questions about the recruitment process please contact Human Resources at .

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to completion of high school and three years of experience in the building construction or inspection fields, providing knowledge of carpentry, electrical installations, plumbing, and other related building trades are required.

In addition, Senior Building Inspector requires 18 months of experience equivalent to that of a Building Inspector with the City of Ventura, or three years of journey-level building inspection experience.

License: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required.

  • Building Inspector: must obtain a Building Inspector Certificate, from the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) or International Code Council (ICC), within one year of appointment.
  • Senior Building Inspector: must possess a Building Inspector Certificate at time of appointment AND obtain a Combination Residential Inspector Certificate, or separate building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical certificates, from the ICBO or ICC, within one year of appointment.

Selection Process

Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method to submit your application is online at . If you are unable to submit an online application, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours or emailing Paper applications and answers to the supplemental questionnaire can be Faxed to (805) 648-4467 or mailed to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93001. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents via mail.

It is important that your City job application show all the relevant education, training, and experience you possess. Resumes, CVs and cover letters may be attached to your application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application or supplemental questionnaire. Submitting an incomplete application or supplemental questionnaire, may disqualify you from further consideration in the recruitment process.

Application Filing Deadline :

This recruitment is open until filled. Applications and supplemental questions will be accepted on a continuous basis. The first review of applications will take place on Friday, October 9, 2020. For initial consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply before this date. Please note, the recruitment may close without notice at any time after the first review date.

Department Selection Interview :

A select number of candidates will be invited to a panel interview process that will be scheduled once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received for this position. Selected candidates will be notified of specifics at any time after the first review date. Please note, given the current COVID-19 situation, initial panel interviews may be conducted via video teleconference. Selected applicants will be notified of specifics at the appropriate time.

The department selection interviews will be scheduled promptly after the panel interview process is completed.

The Eligibility List established for this classification may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail:

Diversity and Inclusion

The City of Ventura values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the City derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in public service, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they're counting on us.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team!

Job Address

501 Poli Street, Ventura, California United States View Map