To receive first consideration in the screening process for this position: Submit a 1) Completed City Application, 2) Current Resume 3) Attached InspectorCertification and 4) Supplemental Questions by 4:00 p.m., February 15, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The Senior Inspector is a supervisory classification responsible for performing the more complex building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspections and supervising and coordinating the work of less experienced inspectors and support staff. Depending on the area of expertise, each Senior Inspector may be assigned to one or more of the following Programs or specialties: Building, Electrical, Permit Center, and Plumbing & Mechanical. An incumbent in this classification is expected to perform as an expert and exercises considerable independent judgment in the performance of duties. This classification is distinguished from the Inspection Manager in that the latter is a management classification responsible for planning, directing, coordinating field inspections and technology projects of the Building Inspection Division in the Planning and Inspection Department. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Candidates must attain a passing score on the examination to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to appointment.
Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed.• Supervises, schedules, prioritizes, and coordinates the work of inspectors and support staff; provides assistance to subordinates• Performs the most complex inspections to ensure compliance with relevant laws, codes, and ordinances• Reviews plans for construction, alterations, replacements, or repair of buildings to ensure compliance with applicable plans, specs, permits, codes and safety standards• Reviews and evaluates alternate materials and methods of construction applications and third party evaluations• Interprets applicable laws, codes, and ordinances; assists management with final interpretation of laws, codes, and ordinances; enforces corrections in accordance with legal provisions• Responds to questions and concerns from builders, property owners, coworkers, and the general public• Assists management with the planning and evaluation of the assigned program• Maintains records and correspondence pertaining to inspection work; prepares and writes technical reports• Supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned personnel• Participates in the process of hiring, promotion, discipline, grievance, and related actions• Performs other related duties, as assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEMinimum Qualifications• Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; and• Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in building inspection with a city and/or county agency
• Depending on position assignment, the required experience and certification may be required in a particular specialty such as building inspection, electrical inspection, or plumbing and mechanical inspection• Certified Access Specialist (CASp) certification is desirable• Minimum one (1) year of supervisory experience that includes supervising building inspectors
LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATESThe following are required at time of appointment and for the duration of employment:
• A valid California Class C driver's license• Certification as a Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, or Combination Inspector by the International Code Council (ICC) or International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), or equivalent
• Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check, which may include employment verification, a DMV record check, a criminal history check, and Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprinting. Any information obtained will be used to determine eligibility for employment in accordance with the law. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment, however, failure to disclose a conviction when required will result in disqualification from the recruitment process.• Required to file a Conflict of Interest statement upon assuming office, annually and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager's Directive 100• May be required to occasionally work evenings and weekends• Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job assignment PERMANENT CITY EMPLOYEES
Current permanent employee candidates who receive a passing score on the examination will have an additional five (5) points added to their final score.
Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. The City will not sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications, transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.• Perform arithmetic computations with accuracy• Walk or stand for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties• Identify color and materials normally used in construction
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and ordinances pertaining to building inspection• Proper inspection methods, procedures, and materials pertaining to building inspection• Principles and practices of safety pertaining to building inspection• Principles and practices of effective supervision• Personal computers and standard business software applications
Ability to: • Interpret and explain pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and ordinances pertaining to building inspection• Interpret, and explain blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications• Evaluate situations, identify problems, and exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines• Train, motivate, counsel, and evaluate subordinates• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with building contractors, construction workers, City employees, the general public, and others contacted in the course of work• Tactfully gain the cooperation and compliance of individuals and organizations• Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals• Prepare and maintain accurate and precise written documents such as technical reports, records, forms, and correspondence• Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
Membership in the Peninsula Chapter provides an opportunity to keep up to date on the activities of the ICC and code adoption status. Plus it also serves as a forum to discuss code changes, interpretations, and updates.
John LaTorra, Treasurer Peninsula Chapter ICC237 Beresford Ave. Redwood City, CA 94061 [email protected]