Building Inspector lll

  • City of LIvermore
  • Livermore, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Building and Safety Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $8,131.07 - $9,870.34 Monthly USD

Job Description

Description

The City of Livermore is accepting applications for the position of Building Inspector III. For additional information, please refer to the job announcement .

DEFINITION

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.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

General supervision is provided by the Senior Building Inspector.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

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.

Administrative Functions
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.

Ability to:

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.

Additional Information
The City of Livermore is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

CITY OF LIVERMORE
BENEFITS SUMMARY
Association of Livermore Employees


Please click here for a copy of the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Association of Livermore Employees. The information contained here is a summary of benefits. For a more detailed summary of benefits for all employee groups, click here . Any errors or omissions do not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. Updated 5/2022

MOUTERM
10/01/2021 - 09/30/2025

SCHEDULED INCREASES
10/11/2021 2.0% + $725.40/year
10/10/2022 3.5% + $754.56/year
10/09/2023 2.5% + $777.36/year
10/07/2024 2.0% + $796.80/year

CAFETERIA PLAN (MEDICAL, DENTAL & VISION)
$1,950/month towards medical, dental, and vision; unused balance paid in cash to employee.

BASIC LIFE INSURANCE& ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT INSURANCE (AD & D)
FT - $60,000 EE coverage or PT - $30,000 EE coverage, ER paid
$1,000 dependent coverage, ER paid

EE option to purchase $25,000 additional life insurance& supplemental life to $500,000 (not to exceed 5x annual earnings).

LONG TERM DISABILITY (LTD)
ER paid
60% of base monthly earnings to $5,000/month max. (180 day waiting period)

PERS
New City of Livermore EEs are enrolled in the 2% at 60 formula or 2% at 62 formula, depending on eligibility, as per AB 340.

Classic PERS Misc Member - 2% at 60
  • Member Rate = 7% EE paid
  • Employer Rate = 38.31% ER paid
  • 36 consecutive months Final Comp
  • Sick Leave Credit
  • 4th Level 59 Survivor Ben.
  • Military Service Credit

New PERS Misc Member - 2% at 62
  • Member Rate = 6.25% EE paid
  • Employer Rate = 38.31% ER paid
  • 36 consecutive months Final Comp
  • Sick Leave Credit
  • 4th Level 59 Survivor Ben.
  • Military Service Credit


MEDICARE (Hired after 3/31/86)
EE paid 1.45%
ER paid 1.45%

RETIREMENT HEALTH SAVINGS (RHS)
ER contribution of 4% of base pay into RHS account.

VACATION ACCRUAL

Years of Service Total Accrual Per Year 1 80.6 hrs 2-5 120.12 hrs 6-10 135.98 hrs 11-15 160.94 hrs 16-19 180.18 hrs 20+ 192.4 hrs

Prorated for part-time EE.
Maximum accrual: 340 hours

HOLIDAYS & HOLIDAY-IN-LIEU PAY
Holidays: 12 observed holidays or in lieu day off or if work 2.5 times pay.
Holiday-In-Lieu Pay: EE's assigned receive 7.5% of base salary, paid per pay period

SICK LEAVE ACCRUAL
96.2 hours/year
Pro-rated for part-time EE

SICK LEAVE USAGE:
  • FAMILY SICK LEAVE : For immediate Family Illness- ½ Annual Sick Leave Accrual.
  • PARENTAL LEAVE : For non-birthing parentwho becomes a parent due to adoption, foster care placement, or birth of a child- 48 hours
  • BEREAVEMENT/ FUNERAL LEAVE (non-immediate family) : 3 regularly scheduled workdays of sick leavecanbe used foraunt or uncle.

FUNERAL LEAVE
3 regularly scheduled workdays max for immediate family.

PERSONAL LEAVE
Full-Time: 16 hours per year
Pro-rated for part-time EE.

PREGNANCY LEAVE & FMLA/CFRA
EE may use accrued leaves in compliance with City Rules & Regs
Benefit provided as per regulations: Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, and California Pregnancy Disability Act

DEFERRED COMPENSATION 457(b)
ER contributes $75 per pay period, with required matching of $75 by EE

2022 Maximum :
Normal = $20,500
Age 50+ = $6,500
Catchup Limits = $41,000
Voluntary EE Participation

SECTION 125 PLAN
No ER contribution
2022 Maximum
Dependent Care*: Up to $5,000/year -- *See IRS Pub #503
Unreimbursed Medical: Up to $2,850/year
  • Pre-tax Health Care Premiums
  • FSA's for Dependent Care
  • Unreimbursed Medical Expenses
  • Other options offered by plan administrator

UNIFORM ALLOWANCE
$850 per year/ paid in equal amounts per pay period
For Public Safety Dispatchers, Senior Public Safety Dispatchers, Supervising Public Safety Dispatchers, Police Clerks, Senior Police Clerk, Supervising Police Clerk, Animal Control Officers, Police Identification Technician, Supervising Property and Evidence Specialist, Property and Evidence Specialist, Community Service Specialists, Crime Analysts, and Crime Prevention Specialist.

SAFETY SHOE ALLOWANCE
Paid annually in July: $200/year for Meter Readers, and employees in Engineering Technician, Neighborhood Preservation Officer, and Building Inspector series who perform field work, and Public Works employees that are required to wear safety shoes or boots.

PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES
Reimbursement of up to $150/year for purchase of safety prescription glasses for EEs working in locations where there is a risk of eye injuries.

SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL
EEs regularly assigned to city facilities operating 24/7 - $2.50/hour for all hours worked when assigned to a shift requiring EE work at least 4 hours between 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 a.m.

EQUIPMENT OPERATION
Public Works EEs: $12.00/day for EE who operates Class A vehicle, min of 50%+ operation/day.

STANDBY PAY
2 hours straight-time for standby on regularly scheduled work day
3 hours straight-time for standby on regularly scheduled days off and fixed City holidays

CALL BACK PAY
3 hours min @ OT rate for FLSA nonexempt. First 3 hours can't be taken as comp time but paid to EE.

WORK IN A HIGHER CLASS
If work min of 3 consecutive workdays, paid @ 5% differential or the minimum of the salary range of the higher classification.

COURT PAY/COURT CANCELLATION PAY
If in connection with EE's usual official duties, 3 hrs min @ OT, or 4 hrs min @ OT for those required to appear on normal day off or on graveyard shift.

SUPPORT SERVICES TRAINING OFFICER PAY
$90/pay period for full pay period while assigned.

BILINGUAL PAY
$60/pay period for both written & conversational. Must be certified by Department Head and approved by Admin Services Director, and used on the job.

$35/pay period for conversation level as certified by Department Head and approved by Admin Services Director.

TELEPHONE PAY
20 minutes and for each minute exceeding 20 minutes at OT rate.

CELL PHONE ALLOWANCE
Standard = $40/month (if authorized)
See Administrative Regulation 36 for details.

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS' LICENSE PAY
$35/pay period with valid CA Commercial Driver's License and valid DOT medical card.

OT COMP & COMP TIME OFF
OT for > 40 hrs/week or > 8 hrs/day in a reg scheduled day or hrs in excess of those normally scheduled & worked/day @ 1 ½ x reg. pay or Comp Time in lieu of OT for FLSA nonexempt. Accrued Comp Time in excess of 100 hours must be paid out.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
75% reimbursement fortuition & books
For undergraduate studies, $4,000 FY max; $16,000 lifetime max
For graduate studies, $5,000 FY max; $10,000 lifetime max

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
100% reimbursement for required licenses and certifications

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Three (3) sessions per incident per family member. Unlimited telephonic consultations.

FLSA WORK PERIOD
168 hour pay period beginning Monday at 12:01 a.m., ending 7 days later on Sunday at 12:00 midnight. If an EE is not on this work week schedule, something must be in writing documenting EE's work week.

For WR Operator series : 168 hour period beginning Sunday at 12:00 midnight,
ending 7 days later on Saturday at 11:59 p.m.

PAY PERIODS
26 pay periods per year

Benefits listed are for regular full-time employees. Benefits are prorated for 30-hour and 20-hour employees.

ER = Employer
EE = Employee
FT = Full-Time
PT = Part-Time

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Livermore, California United States View Map